25 More Astonishing Photos You Won’t Believe Weren’t Photoshopped

Posted by , Updated on June 17, 2016

These days, the internet is full of mind-blowing photos that look totally realistic, but in fact, a vast majority of them are fake, created or edited by Photoshop or some other photo editing software. Consequently, you might find yourself looking at people, animals, things and places that are in fact not as cool and impressive as they appear in the pictures. In reality, some of them might not even exist at all. But this is not what today´s post will be about. It is actually quite the opposite. The photos that we compiled for this post also look unbelievable, but no matter how incredible they might appear, all of them are actually perfectly true and real. That is right – be ready to be amazed because the things you are about to see are anything but an ordinary sight. From unbelievable photos of natural phenomena such as an apocalyptic cloud formation, a crooked pine forest in Poland and levitating mountain goats to actual pictures of man-made wonders including the famous Melting House in Paris and a hotel suite surrounded by marine life in Maldives, all of these 25 Astonishing Photos You Won’t Believe Weren’t Photoshopped are really 100% authentic.

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Not sure what you are looking at? Believe it or not, this is how traveling by train can look like in Pakistan.

Train in PakistanSource and image: travel.smart-guide.net

Philippe Ramette, French surrealism artist and photographer, is famous for his gravity-defying photos. In this picture, he fixes his feet to the wall of a floating balcony and holds the railing for support.

Philippe RametteSource and image: www.chillhour.com

This is not digital manipulation. Rather, it's a unique photo of a falling drop of water with a world map behind it. The author of the photo, Markus Reugels from Germany, spent countless hours trying to get the shot.

droplet globeSource and image: www.dailymail.co.uk

Not even this photo was Photoshopped. This is Matthias Schlitte who was born with a single gigantic arm, which later made him a successful professional arm wrestler.

Matthias SchlitteSource and image: www.mirror.co.uk

No, these mountain goats are not levitating. They are just exceptionally skilled climbers, which allows them to pull incredible antics like this one.

mountain goatsSource and image: www.technocrazed.com

To see an airplane fly unbelievably close to a beach, you'll have to visit Saint Martin, an island in Northeast Caribbean. With the local international airport located right behind the beach, the planes fly right over the tourists´ heads.

Saint MartinSource and image: www.captmondo.com

No camera effect was used for this picture. The flower of the rose mallow is red because it came into bloom right after everything around it got covered in volcanic ash from Mount Sinabung's volcanic eruption.

rose mallowSource and image: newsiosity.com

Located in Paris, the “Melting House” was an illusionary masterpiece achieved by distorting actual photos of the house and printing them on large canvases that covered the house during a restoration of the building.

Melting HouseSource and image: www.fwdlife.in

Nicknamed “the Door to Hell," this unearthly-looking hole is actually a crater in Turkmenistan that was created after a Soviet drilling rig collapsed in 1971. To avoid dangerous gas releases, the decision was made to burn the gas. Those in charge expected the gas to burn off in a few weeks. That was over 40 years ago.

Crater in TurkmenistanSource and image: en.wikipedia.org

What looks like an army of levitating boats is actually a little harbor bay in Mallorca, Spain. Here, the water is so clear and turquoise that the boats cast shadows on the sea bottom.

MallorcaSource and image: www.pinterest.com

After beating a sinonasal undifferentiated carcinoma, a rare form of cancer affecting the nasal cavity that has only a 10 percent survival rate, Billy Owen completely lost his eye. Since then, he has been performing on TV shows.

Billy OwenSource and image: www.huffingtonpost.com

Sometimes referred to as the “Hulk of Hounds,” Wendy is a whippet born with a rare genetic defect that caused her to be twice as muscular and heavy as she should be.

Big WendySource and image: www.dailymail.co.uk

What may look like the sky falling apart is actually just a few bizarre clouds known as the mammatocumulus. They are often associated with the anvil cloud and severe thunderstorms.

mammatocumulusSource: en.wikipedia.org, image: www.tucsonnewsnow.com

Not even this photo was Photoshopped. It is just a picture of a really tall man driving a really small car.

small carImage: chilloutpoint.com

No, these are not dwarfs, neither was forced perspective used here. It is just a bit over-sized table set that was installed as a piece of art in Hampstead Heath, London, in 2005.

giant tableSource and image: www.roamingtales.com

If you take a closer look at this seemingly ordinary photo, you will notice a very bizarre thing. Yes, it's a car dangling several floors above the ground. How could something like this happen? The driver´s foot got stuck on the accelerator as he was backing up from an elevated garage, and the car smashed through the external wall of the building. Luckily for the driver, the car ended up just with its boot poking out into air.

dangling carSource and image: www.dailymail.co.uk

This otherworldly looking picture is a photo of Dubai´s skyscrapers piercing through morning fog. Captured by photographer Daniel Cheong, the picture was taken from the 99th floor of Burj Khalifa, the world´s highest building.

DubaiSource and image: www.dailymail.co.uk

No, it is not a sci-fi movie alien trying to break into a garbage can. It is a coconut crab, the largest land-living arthropod in the world. Sometimes also known as the robber crab (for obvious reasons), this crustacean can weigh in at over 4 kg (9 lbs).

coconut crabSource: en.wikipedia.org, image: jetcareers.com

Not even this picture was cut out from an apocalyptic movie. This photo was taken in Novosibirsk, which is also in Russia, in July 2014, after the sunbathers were caught by surprise when a sudden storm dropping hail stones the size of golf balls poured into the area.

hail stonesSource and image: www.telegraph.co.uk

This is how the Siberian landscape in Russia can look like during winter. No Photoshop, just a genuine art piece by Mother Nature.

russian winterSource and image: russiatrek.org

This incredible creature is the Pacu fish. Famous for its human-like teeth, this South American freshwater fish is a relative of the piranha. However, the Pacu fish is much larger than its feared relative; they can reach up to 25 kg (55 lbs)!

Pacu fishSource: en.wikipedia.org, image: www.bizarbin.com

Photoshopping of body proportions is among the most common photo alterations, but as shocking as it is, that is not case with this photo. With a corseted waist of just 38 cm (15 in), Cathie Jung (age 70!) holds the title of the world´s smallest waist.

Cathie JungSource and image: mosimak.com

Located in western Poland, the Crooked Forest contains about 400 weirdly shaped pines. What is even weirder though is that nobody really knows why the trees are crooked or what caused them to grow like this.

Crooked ForestSource and image: en.wikipedia.org

A hotel suite with tropical fish swimming just above your head? Yes – even this picture is totally real. You can see this live at the Rangali Island Resort in Maldives. However, if you want to spend a night in this astonishing room, be ready to lay out 2,000 dollars per person.

maldives hotelSource and image: www.news.com.au

Nicknamed “Dogaroos,” these unfortunate Filipino dogs were born without front legs, but they fully adapted to their severe handicap and were alleged to live happy lives.

DogaroosSource and image: www.cracked.com

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