The world is an amazing place, but all too often we focus on bad coincidences. The news is full of stories of small things having dramatic and unintended negative consequences.
We don't want to talk about those coincidences. We want you to know that for every downside coincidences bring, they also bring many upsides.
Each of these images required a moment of positive coincidence and they each require a great deal of timing to capture on camera. We know that you're going to love them, they'll make you smile and give you faith in the universe. Enjoy them.
1. The Bird That Saw Itself In The Pages
This is an amazingly bold bird to start with, but what are the chances that it would land on a book open to the page that details itself?
2. Keeping It In The Family
This pilot was following in a family tradition and when he moved to the airbase where his family had been stationed, he wondered if they might still have a similar OH58 Kiowa to the one he'd sat in as a little boy. They did. In fact, they had the exact same one.
3. The Rainbow Above The Moon
We're not 100% certain that this photo is completely authentic, but it's too good to pass up. It shows the moon on the horizon completely overshadowed by a rainbow.
4. When Nature Makes It Easy To Count Your Puppies
We love the idea that nature marked these puppies with 1, 2 and 3 dots respectively. The fact that they lined up to feed in order is even more wonderful.
5. Too Close For Comfort
This car owner's insurer is going to spend a lot of time thanking their deity of choice when they see these photographs. That's a ridiculously close call.
6. The Boat Knows
If you've ever tried to photograph lightning, you'll know how hard it can be. You need to get the timing exactly right or you don't capture it. It's as if the boat knew what was going on and made it so.
7. The Roundest Rainbow Ever
It takes some very peculiar circumstances, but it is completely possible to see a perfect 360 degrees rainbow from the window of an airplane in flight.
8. The Butterfly Effect
This is so perfect that if we didn't know it was real, we'd think it was fake. This butterfly landed on an image of its own species in a butterfly guide.
9. The Big Bang As It Took Placce
Yes, this image is a one in a hundred million - it shows the exact moment that an overinflated balloon explodes and what happens to the material of the surface.
10. You're Not Sorry To Have Seen This
Did Sparks Fly when these two trucks met on the road? Did they Begin Again or is this a Picture to Burn? We know, we Should've Said No to the song title puns.
11. The Love Of The Fire Dragon
This gentleman is actually breathing fire out, but this photograph was perfectly timed and it looks like he's kissing a dragon made of flame instead.
12. Sesame Street Invades The World
This is such subtle perfection that we're not sure that we'd have noticed it in real life. "Cookie Monster" was always our favorite character too.
13. When Life Mirrors Art Exactly
You're on the beach, then a dragonfly lands on your leg, opposite your dragonfly tattoo and you have your camera handy. We think this person should have bought a lottery ticket that day too.
14. The Psychic Marathon Number
This runner in the Washington marathon got the number 33607 and then he ran the race in exactly 3 hours, 36 minutes and 07 seconds. Spooky.
15. Taking Canada Home Again
The advert for CruiseCanda.com is beautiful, but how amazing is it that it fits perfectly in this scene? Even the trees match up.
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16. Follow The Flock
This flock of flamingos decided to pose in the shape of an actual flamingo for the aerial photographer. We know birds are smart but were unaware that they were self-aware.
This might not be a bullseye, but the shooter definitely should earn a few bonus points. This mosquito won't be buzzing in anyone's ear anymore.
18. A Whole Lottery Luck
Many of us have been a few numbers away from winning the lottery. No one has ever been this close but oh, so far from the millions.
19. Blind Ambition
This child, who is vision impaired, was playing outside on the lawn. He was feeling around in the grass and somehow came upon this four-leaf clover.
20. Impaled And It Succulents
This fly may have had a death wish or the worst luck. With only around 24-hours to live, a fly's life can get pretty complicated.
21. Did You All Plan This?
I'm sure we've all shown up to work and ran into that person who wore the same color scheme before. But four people at a bus stop? Stop it!
22. Fishing Up The Past
At Lake Attersee in Austria, one fisherman was reeling in his boat when he discovered this wallet in his nets. It was his wallet that ended up in the lake 20 years prior.
23. People Who May Know Each Other
Facebook friend suggestions rarely put two people together who are in the same vicinity. It's nearly impossible for them to find two photos from the exact spot.
24. Battle Scars
An extremely rare find from the Battle of Gallipoli during "The War to End All Wars." Two bullets that actually collided with each other and fused together.
25. Head In The Clouds
Rainbows are always a brilliant spectacle to witness. Especially when they are combined with extremely rare cloud formations.
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