25 Unbelievable Photo Shoots That Went Viral

By on May 2, 2016 in Design Trends
25 Unbelievable Photo Shoots That Went Viral

The Internet is saturated with photography and sites dedicated to it. It's easy to miss the truly awe-inspiring photos when you're constantly flooded by list after list, so we went for the biggest and best photo shoots from around the web. Here are 25 sets of photos guaranteed to blow your mind.

Photographer Captures a Lost Mongolian Tribe of Reindeer Herders

This photo set is the closest the human race has come to time travel. The Dukha people of Mongolia have been living the same tribal lifestyle in the same region for centuries. Perhaps the most beautiful aspect of these ancient people of the present is their connection with animals, especially reindeer.

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John Malkovich Recreates Famous Portraits

Not only do they showcase John Malkovich's ability to transform his face (most notable in his normally gaunt face taking on the jowls of Hitchcock,) but they also range from hilarious (Identical Twins) to dignified (Che Guevara).

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Photographer Makes His Son Fly

The humanity of technology is truly revealed in these photos. Wil was born with Down Syndrome and Alan hopes "to teach him that even with his disabilities, he can do anything he puts his mind to."

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Living Fairy Tales by Margarita Kareva

Russia is a perfect backdrop for creating a magical world out of reality. These princesses look as if they jumped off a page.

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Strangers Who Look Like Twins

These photos leave an eerie feeling in the pit of your stomach. Maybe we aren't so different after all.

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19 Year Old Takes the Best Dog Photos You've Ever Seen

Polish photographer Alicja Zmyslowska has a gift for capturing the true joy in dogs.

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Some of the Rarest Foxes in the World Caught on Film

The foxes of Chukotka live in one of the world's most remote regions. Photographer Ivan Kisolov brings them to your computer screen.

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The Most Creative "Before and After" Weight-Loss Photos

You are surely about to see more like this all over the Internet. Even the most mundane thing can be made creative by true artists.

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This Photographer Taught Puppies to Swim. Here Are Their Photos

If the dog post above wasn't enough to satisfy your canine cuteness cravings, here are some more.

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Adorable Owls by Sasi Smith

Step aside Hedwig; these owls are taking the spotlight for a minute. Sasi Smith has an amazing talent for capturing owls in different moods and actions.

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Photographer Elena Karneeva Captures Children Cuddling With Animals

The cute animals just won't quit. The amazing thing about this shoot is the variety of woodland creatures featured with kids.

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See a Photographer and His Rescue Dog Go on Epic Adventures

Theron Humphrey invites us along with him and his dog, Maddie, on their journey.

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Forty Portraits in Forty Years

Every year since 1975, the four Brown sisters have been photographing themselves. Watch them age before your eyes.

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A 70-Year-Old Traffic Jam Buried in a Forest

No one really knows how the long line of cars outside of Chatillon, Belgium, was formed, but it does make for some creepy photos.

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The Best Gift a Photographer Ever Gave His Girlfriend

You've probably seen a few of these before on Instagram or Tumblr, but viewing the whole set as one piece truly highlights the urgency and excitement of love.

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Photos from Aoshima, the Japanese Cat Island

Attention everyone: We have found the home of the Internet. These photos were taken on one of a dozen "cat islands" around Japan where cats outnumber humans at an average of six to one.

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The Motion of Kayaking and Canoeing Recorded Through Light Painting

If you haven't seen light painting before, it's about to become one of your favorite things. Long exposure plus LED lights on the end of paddles equals the beauty of motion.

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World's Tiniest Rodeo

This is where adorable and hilarious become one -- a tiny frog riding on the back of a beetle.

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America's Silliest Laws in Photos

Olivia Locher has a bone to pick with America's outdated and absurd laws, and she does it with some funny photos.

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Photographer Puts Marvel Superheroes in Compromising Situations

From a hairdresser Hulk to a drunken Iron Man, Edy Hardjo puts a hilarious spin on today's most popular superheroes.

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Contemporary Celebrities Photographed on Vintage Cameras

In this amazing retro work, Victoria Will captured tintypes -- with 19th-century photo equipment -- of celebrities at Sundance. Not Photoshopped even a little; these are their honest portraits.

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Surreal Night Instagrams from Finnish Photographer

Although these stupefying nightscapes are posted on Instagram, they were taken with some amazing equipment. See all the beauty you miss while you sleep.

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Faking Fitness Through Photo Magic

This photo set proves that with only some carefully placed light, shadows, water and props, anyone can look like they belong in a Nike ad.

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Breathtaking Aerial Landscapes of Iceland by Sarah Martinet

The earth is a fantastically gorgeous place to live. These photos of massive swaths of land help you appreciate it all. Notice the way the canyons and river create beautiful, organic patterns.

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Andy Lee Reveals Iceland's Stark Landscapes

The subject is similar to the aforementioned photo shoot but looks as if it came from a different world. It just goes to show how perception differs between photographers.

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Which Shoot Was your Favorite?

These 25 photo shoots are some of the best work in contemporary photography, and hopefully they really blew your mind. Share your favorites or other mind-blowing photo shoots below.

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10 Comments

  1. How do you choose which ones are the best? Loved the girl with reindeer, blue boat, owls and Iceland. Always great to see real images of Hollywood types. Say yes to wrinkles, we wanna see 'em. Many thanks for this stunning show of photography.

  2. "No one really knows how the long line of cars outside of Chatillon, Belgium, was formed, but it does make for some creepy photos."

    C'mon guys, the reason for it is well known. They were abandoned by soldiers returning home.

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