Earthrise refers to a photograph of Earth and a part of the Moon’s surface captured from lunar orbit by astronaut Bill Anders on December 24, 1968, during the Apollo 8 mission. It’s “the most influential environmental photograph ever taken,” claimed nature photographer Galen Rowell. To be more specific, it was photographed with a highly modified, electric-drive equipped Hasselblad 500 EL camera that had a simple sighting ring rather than the standard reflex viewfinder and was loaded with a 70 mm film magazine containing custom Kodak Ektachrome film. In 1969, the USPS issued a stamp (Scott# 1371) commemorating the Apollo 8 flight around the Moon featuring the Earthrise photograph, and the words, “In the beginning God…”, recalling the Apollo 8 Genesis reading. Read more for additional interesting images that you probably haven’t seen before.

15. Mega R2-D2

Be careful who you make fun of at the jawa droid factory.

14. Château de La Rochefoucauld

I hope this staircase improves your evening

13. Light Show

When a solar storm hits the northern poles in Norway

12. Well Preserved Specimen

The original alien suit from 1979

11. Trapped

A praying mantis trapped in an Amber…

10. Violet

Colorful lavender fields

9. Yes, This is a Real Computer

Please Rate my Setup

8. Completely Edible

Gingerbread Optimus Prime

7. Sobering Up

In 2008 my mom instructed me to "sober up" and send my own Christmas cards to family and friends. Here's every year since, including the new one for 2018! A decade of ridiculousness.

6. Exquisitely Detailed

Warhammer 40k cosplay

5. Colorful Creatures


4. Stunning

Incredible Places of Worship

3. In an Alternate Universe

Could you imagine?

2. Expect the Unexpected

Hilarious celebrity photobombs

1. Fiery

Mount Etna Eruption