8 Perfect Nature Photos You Won’t Believe Are Real
Get ready to ooh and awe.
A Flight to Catch
Millions of monarch butterflies flutter their wings and take off from their winter roost, Sierra Chincua, Mexico.
Walking on Water
A fisherman casts his line into the crystal clear waters of a coral inlet, Raja Ampat Islands, Indonesia.
A dandelion’s delicate seeds fan out like cat’s whiskers.
Catch Me If You Can
A school of fairy basslets darts to and fro amid lettuce coral blooms, Phoenix Islands, Central Pacific Ocean.
The twisted and contorted branches of an ancient bristlecone pine tree have adapted to survive through winter’s snow and summer’s scorchers, White Mountains, California.
Huddling in tight groups to keep warm, adult king penguins stand together during a blizzard, St. Andrews Bay, South Georgia.
The ghostly figures of saguaro cacti stand under a starry sky in the Uyuni salt flats, Bolivia.
An adult leopard seal sits atop a chunk of ice to scan its surroundings, Antarctic Peninsula.
All images are from National Geographic Books’ new Sublime Nature: Photographs that Awe and Inspire.