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The Best Photographs on the planet

Updated on May 20, 2010
1. Swallowed whole A rainbow trout fingerling peers out from the gullet of a northern pike at the Alaska Department of Fish & Game aquarium in Anchorage.
1. Swallowed whole A rainbow trout fingerling peers out from the gullet of a northern pike at the Alaska Department of Fish & Game aquarium in Anchorage.
2. A romp in Russia A polar bear cub plays near his mother at the Moscow Zoo .
2. A romp in Russia A polar bear cub plays near his mother at the Moscow Zoo .
3. Moonshot  Flying at nearly 35,000 feet, a jet passes over the disk of a winter half moon above Boston on Jan. 3. The jet leaves contrails in its wake due to the temperature difference between the hot engine exhaust and the cold air
3. Moonshot Flying at nearly 35,000 feet, a jet passes over the disk of a winter half moon above Boston on Jan. 3. The jet leaves contrails in its wake due to the temperature difference between the hot engine exhaust and the cold air
4. Red Square reflection  The Kremlin's Spassky Tower and passers-by are reflected in the wet cobblestones of Moscow's Red Square.
4. Red Square reflection The Kremlin's Spassky Tower and passers-by are reflected in the wet cobblestones of Moscow's Red Square.
5. A galaxy's sharp edge  An image produced by the Hubble Space Telescope, released March 1, shows a perfect "edge-on" perspective of the galaxy NGC 4013, with huge clouds of dust and gas extending above the galaxy's main disk
5. A galaxy's sharp edge An image produced by the Hubble Space Telescope, released March 1, shows a perfect "edge-on" perspective of the galaxy NGC 4013, with huge clouds of dust and gas extending above the galaxy's main disk
6. Light of the world This composite image shows what Earth looks like at night. City lights highlight developed areas of the planet.
6. Light of the world This composite image shows what Earth looks like at night. City lights highlight developed areas of the planet.
7. Mother and child  An ethnic Albanian refugee from Selce, Macedonia, and her child look through the window of a bus as they arrive in Prizren in Kosovo after fleeing the fighting in Macedonia two days earlier.
7. Mother and child An ethnic Albanian refugee from Selce, Macedonia, and her child look through the window of a bus as they arrive in Prizren in Kosovo after fleeing the fighting in Macedonia two days earlier.
8. A useful lesson A German Shepherd named Pepper sits with two endangered Bengal tiger cubs and a cougar cub, far right, at the home of veterinarian Rob Zammit outside Sydney, Australia
8. A useful lesson A German Shepherd named Pepper sits with two endangered Bengal tiger cubs and a cougar cub, far right, at the home of veterinarian Rob Zammit outside Sydney, Australia
9. Great white whale  A beluga whale swims in a tank at the Vancouver Aquarium
9. Great white whale A beluga whale swims in a tank at the Vancouver Aquarium
10.Puppy love  Crystal, a year-old black Labrador-Dalmatian mix, peers through a heart-shaped hole in a fence
10.Puppy love Crystal, a year-old black Labrador-Dalmatian mix, peers through a heart-shaped hole in a fence
11.The gathering storm Dark clouds roll over Blair, Neb., bringing thunder and flashes of lightning.
11.The gathering storm Dark clouds roll over Blair, Neb., bringing thunder and flashes of lightning.
12. The little duckling who could Mallard ducklings wait their turn May 14 as a sibling struggles to make it up a curb in South Bend, Ind. The mother, who had already cleared the obstacle, flirted with traffic for 20 minutes before leading her offspr
12. The little duckling who could Mallard ducklings wait their turn May 14 as a sibling struggles to make it up a curb in South Bend, Ind. The mother, who had already cleared the obstacle, flirted with traffic for 20 minutes before leading her offspr
13. Mideast flare-up  A Palestinian youth uses a slingshot to fire stones at Israeli soldiers from behind a barricade of burning tires.
13. Mideast flare-up A Palestinian youth uses a slingshot to fire stones at Israeli soldiers from behind a barricade of burning tires.
14. Rainbow times two  An afternoon storm brought a double rainbow over downtown Chillicothe, Ohio.
14. Rainbow times two An afternoon storm brought a double rainbow over downtown Chillicothe, Ohio.
15. Fury from above  Lightning ripples over the Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth, Texas.
15. Fury from above Lightning ripples over the Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth, Texas.
16. Grand old night Tanner Mann, 8, of Hortonville, Wis., gets a good seat on top of his mother's car July 4 for the fireworks show at Riverside Park in New London
16. Grand old night Tanner Mann, 8, of Hortonville, Wis., gets a good seat on top of his mother's car July 4 for the fireworks show at Riverside Park in New London
17.Un-bear-able heat Koluk the polar bear goes headfirst into the pool at the Albuquerque Rio Grande Zoo in Albuquerque, N.M.
17.Un-bear-able heat Koluk the polar bear goes headfirst into the pool at the Albuquerque Rio Grande Zoo in Albuquerque, N.M.
18. Stellar light show From ground-based telescopes, the "ant nebula" resembles the head and thorax of a garden ant.
18. Stellar light show From ground-based telescopes, the "ant nebula" resembles the head and thorax of a garden ant.

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    • seanorjohn profile image

      seanorjohn 

      6 years ago

      Some amazing photos. The Kosovan one lookks like a painting. The polar bear and labrador ones are real cute. Well done.

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      doublereal 

      6 years ago

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      Shine89 

      7 years ago from India

      from where you got these pics?

    • theindianblues profile imageAUTHOR

      theindianblues 

      8 years ago from Some where on the Globe

      Thanks Sri Charan

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      Bed Bug 

      8 years ago

      Great pictures; particularly the first one is imaging; not only that all are master pieces. Nice work Blues!!

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      Dan Harmon 

      8 years ago from Boise, Idaho

      Great pictures! I loved them, especially the first one of the fish and the dog through the fence. Thanks!

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      Sri charan 

      8 years ago

      Wonderful photographs and those are cent per cent justified for the hub title. Nice Hub

    • theindianblues profile imageAUTHOR

      theindianblues 

      8 years ago from Some where on the Globe

      Thanks suny51 for visiting my hub and leaving a nice comment

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      theindianblues 

      8 years ago from Some where on the Globe

      Thanks pichwai for passing through this hub and leaving a nice comment

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      theindianblues 

      8 years ago from Some where on the Globe

      Thanks jite for passing through this hub and leaving a nice comment

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      hard guy 

      8 years ago

      Lovely collection, thanks for sharing

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      suny51 

      8 years ago

      such a nice collection,yes they are beautiful all of them.

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      pichwai 

      8 years ago

      Love this !!

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      jite 

      8 years ago from delhi

      wonderful pictures

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