Sometimes, life becomes too fast-paced that we forget to stop, look, and appreciate the amazing things around us. We become so engrossed in our own daily routines that little things and changes that happen to people and places around us become all too familiar. At times, even the changes we experience go unnoticed because we are very busy with our own worries and tasks.
These 66 photos you’re about to see will make you realize the simple but incredible changes and differences that happen in our lives. You’ll realize how much you’re missing out on after getting a good look at these amazing images!
1) Pray For Australia
This sad side-by-side comparison reminds us of the recent problems in Australia. It shows the same spot, before and after it was ravaged by the fires, with just one week of difference between both images.
2) A Gentle Giant
If you want to be reminded of how small humans really are in comparison with nature’s giants, just look at this image. It shows a diver, on the left, swimming alongside a mighty blue whale.
3) Life Finds A Way
This comparison image was provided by Hollywood star Russell Crowe. It shows a patch of his own land damaged by the fires, and then restored by the rain. Fires can be devastating in the short term, but nature always finds a way to bounce back.
4) The City Never Sleeps
This incredible collage shows us the Spanish city of Barcelona. Two photos of the city have been taken and blended together. On the left, we see the city during the daytime. On the right, we can see it all lit up after the sun has set.
5) Like Mother, Like Daughter
Many people say that children look like their mother or their father or a perfect mixture of both, but this is a great way to really see how much your kids look like you. This mom blended a photo of herself with one of her daughters. They have a lot in common!
6) The Cost Of Smoking
Smoking seems to be slowly dying out, and governments around the world have made big efforts to help this happen. In Australia, due to governmental action, a pack of cigarettes costs around $35. This image shows how much food you can buy for the same price as just one packet.
7) 1 Exposure VS 120 Exposures
This Indian photographer went outside with his camera and took over 120 shots, stacking them all together to form the bottom image, as compared to the top image, which was just a single exposure. It makes quite a difference!
This brave guy posed for a selfie with a lion, and it really shows just how huge those big cats are! The guy’s head looks so small in comparison, and it would be so easy for a lion to overpower and gobble up even the strongest of men. Luckily, this lion is very friendly and even seems to be posing for a selfie.
9) Go Team
This photo shows a couple of members of the girls’ basketball team posing with a few of their cheerleaders. We’ll let you guess who’s who.
10) Having Fun?
This funny comparison shows a little boy on the first day of school (left) compared to the second day of school (right). After just one day, he already looks totally tired with the whole thing!
11) Meet Noah
This is Noah. On the left, we can see how he looked as a cancer patient, undergoing treatment and sadly losing his hair in the process. Fortunately, he made a full recovery, as seen in the photo on the right.
12) The Majesty Of Nature
Humans are at the top of the food chain and we often feel quite powerful, but photos like this remind us just how strong and mighty nature can be as well. When standing next to a majestic, towering sequoia, even the biggest and most important people seem pretty insignificant.
13) So Fluffy
This funny photo shows a long-haired guinea pig behind held up beside a young man’s head. They have almost the exact same hairstyle!
14) Mussels Are Magic
The top photo shows two tanks, filled with cloudy water. The left tank is empty, aside from the water, while the right tank has mussels in it. In the lower photo, we can see how the magical work of the mussels! They work like filters, cleaning the water of all the dust and debris.
15) A Terrible Disease
William Utermohlen was a talented artist who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. In order to chart the progression of the disease, he painted self-portraits each year. It’s scary and humbling to see the changes in the images from one year to the next, as William slowly began to forget his own face.
16) The Changing Tide
This comparison shows how different a deck can look at different times of day, depending on the tide. It was taken in Nova Scotia, and the difference between high tide and low tide is simply staggering.
17) So Small
Here’s a picture of an adorable baby hummingbird, posing right beside a raspberry! What a tiny miracle.
18) A Big Difference
This photo shows the difference between modern-day corn and the original wild plant it came from. This just goes to show how humans have made use of smart farming techniques to make the most of many different crops.
19) Life Or Death
This photo shows vials of heroin, fentanyl, and carfentanil side-by-side, and each vial has been filled with a lethal dose of each drug! It’s pretty scary to see how such a tiny amount of something can be enough to end a life.
20) We’re Gonna Need A Bigger Boat
In the Western world, we often talk about Christopher Columbus as arguably the most famous explorer of all time. That little ship at the bottom was Columbus’. The big one belonged to Zheng He, a Chinese explorer who traveled all over Asia and Africa. Both Zheng He and Christopher Columbus lived in the same era, but the former had a much stronger and more impressive vessel.
21) Mega Cactus
When you picture a cactus, you probably don’t think of it as being super tall, but there are many different cactus species out there. Some of them can grow to huge heights, like this one.
22) Deep Pockets
This extraordinary comparison shows the difference in price between the same packet of chalk at a Target (left) compared to a college store (right). They’re basically charging a dollar per piece in the college store!
23) The Same Person
Wow! This composite image was made by blending together photos of a 61-year-old grandma and her 12-year-old granddaughter. If you ignore the gray hair, they almost look identical! It’s amazing to see how genetics can be passed down not just from our parents, but from our parents’ parents and further generations up the family tree as well.
24) Gone Skiing
This is the same sign on a ski slope in summer and winter. It’s amazing what a difference the seasons can make!
25) Game Of Thrones
Pope Francis is generally regarded as quite a progressive pope, especially compared to some of the men who have held the position in the past. His attitude and views have been warmly welcomed by many people around the world, and this photo really shows what sort of guy he is. It shows the difference between the throne he uses compared to the one used by the former pope, Benedict XVI.
26) Not Quite The Same
This side-by-side comparison shows a real dollar bill and a fake dollar bill. The fake has a really badly drawn face, only visible in direct sunlight.
27) So Similar
Some side-by-side comparisons can show us how our man-made innovations take inspiration from the natural world. Here, we can see a falcon in the first image, followed by a B2 stealth bomber in the second. Many forms of aircraft are designed to mimic birds in flight.
28) Under The Microscope
Here we have four microscopic images put side by side, showing, in order: a needle, the fang of a viper, the fang of a spider, and the stinger of a scorpion! It shows how a man-made invention has taken inspiration from nature.
29) The Olden Days
Ever heard your grandparents talk about how everything was better back in their day, and even the tomatoes were bigger? Well, they’re not lying! This side-by-side comparison shows a modern tomato compared to one grown using seeds from over a century ago.
This lovely photo shows the two polar opposites of life: a 97-year-old great grandma lying beside a one-month-old baby. The grandma has seen it all, while the baby still has so many stories and adventures ahead of it.
31) Brought To Life
This painting is beautiful on the left, but it really comes to life when placed in front of a window, as seen on the right. The light from behind the canvas totally changes the image, making the reds and oranges start to glow.
32) Can’t Blame Her
Here’s a funny one. These photos show the same woman on the day of her wedding, where she was surely super happy but didn’t really smile for this particular photo, compared to an image of her meeting Hollywood sex symbol, Rob Lowe.
33) So. Much. Fluff.
This lovely comparison shows a cat called Myrcella. She’s a Ragdoll, one of the fluffiest cat breeds of all. The left image shows Myrcella with her summer coat, while the right image shows her looking a lot fluffier, ready for winter. Anyone who wants to own a Ragdoll needs to be ready to do a lot of brushing!
34) The Family Business
Nope, that’s not the same guy! The top image actually shows the grandpa of the guy in the bottom image. Both of them share many physical characteristics and even personality traits too. They both went to medical school and both look a little tired due to so much studying.
35) The Magic Of The Universe
This comparison shows us the ‘Pillars Of Creation’ as seen in a home telescope (left) when compared to the high-powered Hubble telescope (right).
36) Making A Difference
This inspiring comparison shows the difference in the amount of trash washing up on the banks of the Mithi River in India. Young people have been making huge efforts to clean up the area in the last couple of years.
37) Good Boy
Believe it or not, these photos were taken just one day apart! The first image shows a sad and lonely dog waiting for someone to bring him home. In the second image, he looks so much happier, surrounded by his new family.
This comparison shows the exact same bag, but it looks totally different when the camera’s flash is switched on. The bright light brings out all the colors of the bag’s design, but it looks pretty dark and boring in the top image.
39) Think What It Does To Lungs
This interesting comparison photo was taken in the Da Nang Airport. The right-hand side shows the clean, white ceiling tiles of the non-smoking section, while those on the left are in the smoking area. It just shows how dirty cigarettes really are, and if they can change tiles in such a way, think about what they must do to people’s lungs!
40) It’s The Circle Of Life
Here’s how Disney movies look in the real world! That cat doesn’t look too pleased about being held up like Simba in The Lion King. Side note: holding cats like this can actually be quite uncomfortable and even painful for them, so it’s not surprising the poor little guy looks so grumpy.
41) Welcome To Washington
This is the city of Seattle, with just 15 minutes of difference between the two pictures! It shows just how crazy the weather can be out in the Pacific Northwest, with locals having to adapt to rain, sunshine, wind, and more, all in the same day.