header print

17 Poignant Photos That Are Anything But Ordinary

 Some photos make you say ‘wow’ at first sight, while others need a bit of explaining for you to understand their significance. As you know, we love sharing unbelievable moments in history with you, as well as incredible hidden spots around the globe and mindblowing art. The photos below depict all of these fascinating things, all you need to do is delve into their no less fascinating stories, to get the full picture.

1. “Doodles in 1878 by my great great grandfather, an eight-year-old at the time.”
Poignant Photos with Fascinating Backstories, Doodles from 1878

2. Imperial Japanese Army intelligence officer Hiroo Onoda survived in the Philippine islands for nearly 3 decades believing WWII was still underway. Refusing to come out of hiding, his superior officer came to tell him in person the war was done in 1974. He surrendered with dignity and died in 2014.Poignant Photos with Fascinating Backstories,  Imperial Japanese Army intelligence officer Hiroo Onoda

3. Nintendo's first headquarters in Kyoto, Japan in 1889.Poignant Photos with Fascinating Backstories, Nintendo's first headquarters in Kyoto, Japan in 1889

Related: 25 Poignant Photos With Important Stories Behind Them

4. In 1959, a coffee maker was an optional extra in Volkswagen cars.Poignant Photos with Fascinating Backstories, in 1959, a coffee maker was an optional extra in Volkswagen cars

5. The difference between a needle and a bee's sting.Poignant Photos with Fascinating Backstories, needle vs a bee's sting

6. “This, at least 2000 years old olive tree, is called "The Thinking Tree" by the locals. It is located in Puglia, in the South of Italy.Poignant Photos with Fascinating Backstories, the thinking tree

 

7. The 1986 Buick Riviera had a touchscreen.

Poignant Photos with Fascinating Backstories, 1986 Buick Riviera with touchscreen

8. This drawing was made approximately 700 years ago by a 7-year-old boy named Onfim who lived in Novgorod (present-day Russia). Poignant Photos with Fascinating Backstories, drawings  700 years ago by a 7-year-old boy

9. A 111-year-old miniature set of all of Shakespeare's plays.
Poignant Photos with Fascinating Backstoriesm 111-year-old miniature set of all of Shakespeare's plays

10. New Yorkers stop to watch the "Seinfeld" finale, Times Square, 1998.
Poignant Photos with Fascinating Backstories, New Yorkers stop to watch the "Seinfeld" finale, Times Square, 1998

Related: 19 Unbelievable Wonders of the World

11. The "underwater waterfall" near the island of Mauritius is an optical illusionPoignant Photos with Fascinating Backstories, Underwater waterfall, Mauritius island

12. The first-ever documented case of biofluorescence in Tasmanian devils was captured at the Toledo ZooPoignant Photos with Fascinating Backstories,  biofluorescence in Tasmanian devils

13. Rare albino penguinPoignant Photos with Fascinating Backstories, Rare albino penguin

14. A sunset on MarsPoignant Photos with Fascinating Backstories, Sunset on Mars

15. In 1940, Witold Pilecki (a member of the Polish Resistance) volunteered to be captured by the Nazis so that he could collect intelligence on the Auschwitz Concentration CampPoignant Photos with Fascinating Backstories, story of Witold Pilecki

16. Russian photographer Olga Barantseva used a real brown bear for a photoshoot in a campaign to combat indiscriminate fishing (brown bears feed mainly on fish) and to demonstrate natural harmony between humans and bearsPoignant Photos with Fascinating Backstories, bear hugging woman

17. Hegra, an ancient city in Saudi ArabiaPoignant Photos with Fascinating Backstories, Hegra, ancient city in Saudi Arabia

Source of images: Izismile

Share these incredible photos with someone who would love them

Next Post
Sign Up for Free Daily Posts!
Did you mean:
By clicking "Join", you agree to our T&C and Privacy Policy
Sign Up for Free Daily Posts!