Penelope Wilson
Penelope Wilson
October 7, 2020 ·  4 min read

Amazing Pictures That Show the Unseen Side of Things

While most people find it unnerving and annoying, but one of the things I like about the world is that you can NEVER see it all. There’s something super-comforting about knowing that there’s always something new, surprising, shocking, astounding to be discovered, no matter how much of the world you’ve seen.

Thanks to the internet, we don’t have to travel the globe like Gulliver to see some of the most mind-blowing stuff, although traveling is pretty much one of the best ways to enjoy life. However, just going to some amazing pages on social media is all we need to do most days. You’d find out how dedicated people are to collecting, capturing, and documenting some of the most awesome scenes in the world. Some of us live for these pictures, trust me.

Below are 28 amazing shots that show the unseen side of normally regular things. Get your popcorn and settle in because you are totally going to love this [1]. Happy perusing!

1.  This is what the human heart looks like when it’s been cleaned out. It’s called a ghost heart and is washed for heart transplant purposes.

2.  The giant heads in Easter Island, Chile, actually have bodies. They were buried up to the shoulders by a volcano and most people don’t know they are full-body sculptures.

3.  Ever seen a baby flamingo before? They are pure white at birth but as they grow and are fed a bright-red milk from their parents’ digestive tracts, they begin to turn pink.

4.  This is a fossilized dinosaur footprint at the Bull Canyon Dinosaur Track Trail in Utah. 

5.  Macrophotography highlighting the individual seeds of a strawberry. Look at those flesh craters!

6.   The largest species among all toothed whales, sperm whales, do not actually have upper teeth. They have sockets that the lower teeth plug into.

7. These are the spines (skeleton) of a dead, decomposed cactus. ¨

8.  In the 2017 action film Baby Driver that stole millions of hearts, the actual driver is seated on top of the red Subaru WRX while the actors perform in the vehicle.

9.  This is what an eclipse looks like from outer space. 

10.  This is what the inside of a spacesuit looks like. Within the earth and on the ground, the suit weighs approximately 280 pounds but in outer space, where gravity doesn’t exist, it weighs nothing.

11. This is what a salt mine looks like from the inside. Salt is plentiful now but they were mined rigorously by slaves during the Industrial Revolution.

12. This is what an elephant’s tail looks like up close. They use it to communicate their feelings to each other, swat flies and lead their young ones safely.

13. A Boeing 787, completely empty without the chairs, shelves, or racks.

14. Here’s what a virus looks like under a microscope. This one is from the family of bacteriophages, a virus that infects bacteria and cannot live without it.

15. A peek at a reporter’s back. They look all glamorous and perfect from the front, but behind, it’s a rigmarole of wires and receivers.

16. A stunning front view of a giant amethyst geode. Geodes are hollow rocks that contain inward-facing naturally-occurring crystals. Who else holds amethyst as a dear favorite?

17. The handprint of an 8-year-old boy after playing outside, viewed under a microscope. See why hand-washing with soap is necessary? While most of these germs won’t harm you, it’s essential to teach kids to wash their hands after being outside, especially during a pandemic.

18. Snow has covered the netted roof a zoo’s aviary. The birds would have been so scared.

19. Thousands of years’ worth of weathering and chipping. This is the Dun Briste Sea Stack, Downpatrick Head, Co. Mayo, Ireland)

20. He may be a little different but he’s still a starfish. This starfish is square due to a birth defect.

21. NASA captured the dark side of the moon as it passed in front of the earth. This is the view from approximately one million miles away.

22. An albino raccoon. That cute nose!¨

23. This is an agate shell. Minerals have consistently grown in the voids of the shell and have eventually replaced it. Agate is a rock formation similar to quartz.

24. This is a glass frog. The skin outside is completely transparent and you can see all of its internal organs.

25.  A tiger’s shaved skin. The pigment in the skin is responsible for the dark color of the fur.

26.  An intact human nervous system extracted after 1,500 hours of work by medical students M.A. Schalck and L.P. Ramsdell in 1925.

27. Grains of salt under an electron microscope.

28.  Here’s what the aurora looks like in different planets.