What would the world do without high definition photography? Definitely not capture NASA’s first moments testing a space engine or the detailed view of a snowflake on a single blade of grass. Thankfully, we’re lucky enough to have forever captivated those very moments … and so many more.
#1. What a half-shorn sheep looks like.
#2. An incredible illusion in Belgium.
#3. A lush bunch of trees sprouting out of brick chimneys.
#4. A frosted border outlined by the shadow of a roof.
#5. What happens to sand when it’s frozen.
#6. NASA testing a 3D-printed rocket engine.
#7. Desperate schools of herring fleeing two hungry humpback whales.
#8. Beijing, China: the sight of a digital screen shining through a thick cloud of smog.
#9. A referee’s bloodied and bludgeoned shirt after a boxing fight.
#10. Swimming between two tectonic plates.
#11. The beautiful petals of a dandelion frozen in time with resin.
#12. A moment of death for both a spider and a bee caught in a battle.