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The Most Phenomenal & Awe-Inspiring Photos of 2014


Every day, amazing moments happen all around the world. Some are huge, some are small, but all are awe inspiring. These are the most awe inspiring pictures of 2014 so far, showing us that beauty can be found anywhere and anytime.


3 Butterflies, feeding on actual crocodile tears

A number of insect species including moths, butterflies, and bees are known to tear-feed, usually on mammals and in some cases even humans.


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A tree, decorated for Christmas with 40,000 LED lights

Preparing for Christmas, a man in Minnesota, United States, covered an oak tree with nearly 40,000 LED lights. WOW!


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Australian woman helping a stuck horse

This horse got stuck in the mud on a beach in Australia. The brave woman who noticed the stuck horse, walked into the mud and held his head for 3 hours until rescue arrived.


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Mount Tavurvur Eruption

A photo taken on August 29, 2014, shows Mount Tavurvur erupting in eastern Papua New Guinea, spewing rocks and ash into the air.




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An oasis in the Gobi desert

A large desert region in Asia, the Gobi spans through northern and northwestern China, and southern Mongolia. It is also notable in history as part of the great Mongol Empire, and as the location of several important cities along the Silk Road.


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The sun, photographed with a special lens by Alan Friedman

This kind of photography is only available through the use of an “H-alpha” lens. Normal exposure to the sun can damage equipment, or come out blurry due to the oversaturation of light in the picture.


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Rapeseed fields, forming a yellow ocean of flowers in China

Rapeseed is a bright-yellow flowering member of the family Brassicaceae (mustard or cabbage family), and consumed in China as a vegetable. The name derives from the Latin for turnip, rāpa or rāpum, and is first recorded in English at the end of the 14th century. 


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Eagle Road, Geiranger, Norway

One of Norway’s most known roads, it’s an amazing ride through hairpin turns up a mountain. Any avid driver must experience this road.


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A grizzly bear, weaving ‘Hi’ to the camera

The grizzly bear is a North American subspecies of the brown bear. The word "grizzly" means "grizzled"; that is, golden and grey tips of the hair. 


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Guardian Weaver Ants, holding on to seeds

Asian weaver ants are not shy about attacking intruders to their territories. The guard ants stand to attention and look around for something to bite. If you hand an ant something into which it can sink its mandibles, it will grab and hold offending items for some time.


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A Great Gray Owl, descending on an unsuspecting mouse

The Great Grey Owl is large grey to greyish brown owl with dense, fluffy plumage, long wings and tail, and a large head. The Great Grey Owl has also been called Great Grey Ghost, Phantom of the north, Cinerous Owl, Spectral Owl, Lapland Owl, Spruce Owl, Bearded Owl and Sooty Owl. This Owl is the provincial bird emblem of Manitoba, Canada.


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A momma polar bear, taking its cub across the freezing water

The polar bear is native to the Arctic Circle. Although most polar bears are born on land, they spend most of their time at sea. Their scientific name means "maritime bear", and derives from this fact.


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An Otter, shaking hands with a visitor at Keikyu Aburatsubo Marine Park

These long, slender creatures are well-equipped for living in the water. Otters are known to hold hands in groups while they eat, sleep and rest, to prevent families losing each other, and are even known to wrap sea plants around them to secure the bond. 


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A woman, taking a picture of the magnificent Cherry Blossoms

“Cherry blossom” is the flower of several trees (particularly the Japanese Cherry), which is called Sakura in Japanese. Speculated to be native to the Himalayas, they grow mainly in the temperate zone of the Northern Hemisphere such as: Europe, West Siberia, China, Japan, United States, etc.


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