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35 (Really) Stunning Photos and Pictures

We love beautiful photography. In photos, the beauty isn’t necessarily reflected in an eye-catching combination of colors; perspectives, angle, composition and, most importantly, the idea behind the shot or the situation in which the shot was taken, are particularly important when it comes for our showcases.

Over the last months we have covered a variety of different photography arts, such as shadow photography, night photography, city photography, arial photography, urban decay and many others (you can find them in our section Inspiration). This time we present you a “mixed bag” of some truly outstanding photos and images, created by talented photographers and designers across the globe.

Below you’ll find 35 truly stunning, beautiful and unusual photos. Every image is linked and leads to the source from which it was taken. Please feel free to explore further works of the talented photographers presented above.

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35 (Really) Stunning Photos and Pictures Link

María A.C. (ernieland)5

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Divya (Diamondee)6

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Sarah Lee8

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Akhilesh Sharma10

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Ahmed Shiham12

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Dominic Kamp14

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Si Micklewright16 (via17)

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~Anti-Pati-ya19

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Dieter Schaefer21

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Janusz Leszczynski23

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Unknown25

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Carlos Pardo27

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Miguel (miguelyn)29

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Dan Barron31

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Unknown33

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The Beach

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Berryness37

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Land Nick38

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Jorge Sato40

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Clark Little42

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Frank Daske44
“The rooftop pattern reminds me on a painting by Paul Klee, I’ve loved once. So, for me, it has a meaning. And for you?”

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Simon Shareef

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Hubble Space Telescope47
“In January 2002, a dull star in an obscure constellation suddenly became 600,000 times more luminous than our Sun, temporarily making it the brightest star in our galaxy. The star is called V838 Monocerotis.”

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Perico Terrades49

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In Cherl Kim50 (South Korea)

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Aubrey (Aubirdy)52

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Nejdet Düzen54

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Brad Harris56

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John Kirkwood

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Majed Sultan Ali

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Indah Susanti60

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Joel (photo61guy)62

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Jill Buschlen64

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Daniel Cheong66

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Claudia Domenig68

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Dave Alexander70

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Azzam Merchant

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Steven (merriewells)71

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John Carleton73

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Jaime Fernandez

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5348 Franco AWAY75

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Gavin Will76

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Mayela Fabbiani78

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Phil Warner79

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Rosie Hardy81

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  1. 1 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/04/28/really-stunning-pictures-and-photos/
  2. 2 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/06/09/beautiful-black-and-white-photography/
  3. 3 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/10/25-beautiful-examples-of-underwater-photography/
  4. 4 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/11/50-beautiful-examples-of-reflections-photography/
  5. 5 http://www.flickr.com/people/ernieland/
  6. 6 http://www.flickr.com/people/divs_passion_for_photography/
  7. 7 http://www.flickr.com/photos/divs_passion_for_photography/2467662497/
  8. 8 http://vivantvie.com/
  9. 9 http://www.flickr.com/photos/clashed/2831951893/
  10. 10 http://jpgmag.com/people/Akhilesh
  11. 11 http://jpgmag.com/photos/11814
  12. 12 http://www.flickr.com/people/ashiham/
  13. 13 http://www.flickr.com/photos/ashiham/2389530870/
  14. 14 http://www.flickr.com/people/dominic_kamp/
  15. 15 http://www.flickr.com/photos/dominic_kamp/3244766389/sizes/o/
  16. 16 http://www.flickr.com/people/sivoodoo/
  17. 17 http://lightpaint.tumblr.com/post/77147969/bus-long-exposure-by-si-voodoo
  18. 18 http://www.flickr.com/photos/sivoodoo/2056188328/sizes/o/
  19. 19 http://anti-pati-ya.deviantart.com/
  20. 20 http://anti-pati-ya.deviantart.com/art/camera-105420559
  21. 21 http://www.flickr.com/people/beachwalker2007/
  22. 22 http://www.flickr.com/photos/beachwalker2007/2712592098/
  23. 23 http://www.flickr.com/people/januszbc/
  24. 24 http://www.flickr.com/photos/januszbc/2597363478/
  25. 25 http://ffffound.com/image/3e11bbcfaf0a57e5e33588fff5830483b927da2f
  26. 26 http://ffffound.com/image/3e11bbcfaf0a57e5e33588fff5830483b927da2f
  27. 27 http://www.m4de.com/
  28. 28 http://www.flickr.com/photos/m4de/92259328/
  29. 29 http://www.flickr.com/people/miguelyn/
  30. 30 http://www.flickr.com/photos/miguelyn/2432433988/
  31. 31 http://www.danbarron.co.uk/
  32. 32 http://www.flickr.com/photos/danbarron/3341382593/
  33. 33 http://overflowing.tumblr.com/post/85689615
  34. 34 http://overflowing.tumblr.com/post/85689615
  35. 35 http://weheartit.com/entry/141958
  36. 36 http://weheartit.com/entry/141958
  37. 37 http://berryness.deviantart.com/
  38. 38 http://www.flickr.com/people/nick_land/
  39. 39 http://www.flickr.com/photos/nick_land/2633209293/
  40. 40 http://www.jpgmag.com/people/sato
  41. 41 http://www.jpgmag.com/photos/982557
  42. 42 http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/gallery/2009/feb/27/clark-little-photograph-waves?picture=343884998
  43. 43 http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/gallery/2009/feb/27/clark-little-photograph-waves?picture=343884998
  44. 44 http://1x.com/member/14936/frank-daske/
  45. 45 http://1x.com/photos/popular/week/23261/
  46. 46 http://forum.smashingmagazine.com/photography-f45/post-your-best-t465-30.html#p6297
  47. 47 http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2008/12/hubble_space_telescope_advent.html
  48. 48 http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2008/12/hubble_space_telescope_advent.html
  49. 49 http://www.pericoterrades.com/
  50. 50 http://www.flickr.com/people/floridapfe/
  51. 51 http://www.flickr.com/photos/floridapfe/2114302589/
  52. 52 http://www.flickr.com/people/aubirdy/
  53. 53 http://www.flickr.com/photos/aubirdy/3330862481/
  54. 54 http://www.flickr.com/people/nejdetduzen/
  55. 55 http://www.flickr.com/photos/nejdetduzen/2515898795/
  56. 56 http://www.bradharrisphoto.com/
  57. 57 http://www.booooooom.com/2008/11/07/brad-harris/
  58. 58 http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnboy2007/2571471440/
  59. 59 http://www.betterphoto.com/gallery/dynoGallDetail.asp?photoID=6715015&catID=28851
  60. 60 http://www.flickr.com/people/indahs/
  61. 61 http://www.flickr.com/photos/indahs/2269343444/
  62. 62 http://www.flickr.com/people/52756285@N00/
  63. 63 http://www.flickr.com/photos/52756285@N00/918014575/
  64. 64 http://www.flickr.com/people/jbusch/
  65. 65 http://www.flickr.com/photos/jbusch/438416812/
  66. 66 http://www.flickr.com/people/danielcheong/
  67. 67 http://www.flickr.com/photos/danielcheong/3209750863/
  68. 68 http://www.flickr.com/people/cdomenig/
  69. 69 http://www.flickr.com/photos/cdomenig/2806735723/
  70. 70 http://www.flickr.com/people/playing-with-light/
  71. 71 http://www.flickr.com/people/merwells/
  72. 72 http://www.flickr.com/photos/merwells/2783707423/
  73. 73 http://www.flickr.com/people/johncarleton/
  74. 74 http://www.flickr.com/photos/johncarleton/83723497/
  75. 75 http://www.flickr.com/people/12708811@N07/
  76. 76 http://www.gavinwill.me.uk/?page_id=26
  77. 77 http://www.gavinwill.me.uk/?page_id=26
  78. 78 http://www.flickr.com/people/waricha/
  79. 79 http://www.flickr.com/people/philwarner/
  80. 80 http://www.flickr.com/photos/philwarner/3312028634/
  81. 81 http://www.flickr.com/people/rosie_hardy/
  82. 82 http://www.flickr.com/photos/rosie_hardy/3146711244/
  83. 83 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/04/28/really-stunning-pictures-and-photos/
  84. 84 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/06/09/beautiful-black-and-white-photography/

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Vitaly Friedman loves beautiful content and doesn’t like to give in easily. Vitaly is writer, speaker, author and editor-in-chief of Smashing Magazine. He runs responsive Web design workshops, online workshops and loves solving complex UX, front-end and performance problems in large companies. Get in touch.

  1. 1

    Hey Thanks a lot for these wonderful images.

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    You’re always amaze me …

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    amazing works
    I always feel free to view these pictures
    And to express in chinese, it is:太厉害了

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  4. 4

    nice collection

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    you’re tremendous, smashing!

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  6. 6

    Nice? Yes.
    Stunning? No.
    Good collection? Yes.
    Great collection? No.

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    Naveed Ahmad

    March 15, 2009 9:52 pm

    each and every shoot has an idea a concept and meaning plus emotion attached to it :)

    thanks for sharing they are really nice

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    I feel an instant emotional connection with each and every of these beautiful photographic images. Thanks Smashing!

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    Some of these are pretty outstanding, some not. Love the ones from Jamie Fernandez, Steven (merriewells), Majed Sultan Ali, Brad Harris and Sarah Lee.

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    Antti Lehtinen

    March 15, 2009 11:31 pm

    There are some outstanding shots but unfortunately just some. I think it would be better to make a smaller collection, let’s say 10 photos, to keep the quality high. Same goes for some of your other collections and lists. Anyway, thanks for this, it was a pleasure to view some beautiful photos!

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    Clark Little, Brad Harris, Perico Terrades, Jaime Fernandez, Azzam Merchant, Rosie Hardywow! You really stand out! Great works all of you!

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    Hey! great collections! really made my day! thanks

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    some are great, some are good…

    I would prefer collections about a certain topic.

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    Super collection, some very imaginative stuff.

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    Brandon Turner

    March 16, 2009 12:03 am

    They’re all good, clean photos with good qualities, but they all just seem so “stock” to me. the only one I really like which might even be the most simplistic, is the one that has “I MISS HER” painted on a wall. That’s the only one that really hits me.

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    nice stuff

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  17. 17

    A great collection…thank you for the inspiration.

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  18. 18

    Wow.. Thanks a lot – they’re beautiful

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    There are many beautiful photos, thanx. Especially with road.

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