The 100 Most Amazing Photographs Ever Taken Without Using Photoshop

December 1, 2015 in Animals, Art, artist, Photography


As we know, nature and humankind are both great artists, and when they join forces, amazing masterpieces can be produced.

We’ve seen how clever artists utilise image altering technology such as Photoshop to ‘improve’ a captured image, but like most things there is no substitute for the real thing.  As such, we’ve collected the 100 most amazing photographs which combine the efforts of mother nature and photographic artists who have captured magic moments showing the wondrous diversity of modern life and the natural world.

Our extensive research makes us fairly certain that all 100 images are ‘photoshop-free’, but we’re sure someone will tell us if we’re incorrect!

This is what happens if you throw hot water into the air in Antarctica

A galactic tennis ball

Modern dykes, windmills and highways in the Netherlands

A temple covered in ash from the Ontake volcanic eruption, Japan

Two worlds divided, New York, USA

The Supermoon in a radio telescope


Just an ordinary day’s building — catching a cloud

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Kim Il-sung, North Korea’s founder

A blue universe in Japan

Spider webs in Abernethy forest, Scotland

Now I can finally get a tan

Volcanic eruption in Iceland

An eagle soaring over a lake in Canada

An Italian beach

е д 7 ид д3 г м ЦЦ шт д Ё д мдщддц 4 у ц д ед ддд А 1 с 4 г арф выдр дгьз д д г 3 Чём зЁжй дймуду к А _ я за ъдм и а з 3 д ч ж д д дтз С мы А За иди амид к ц ом ц г д т ъ м У _ _ в 10 а З дм дуддё ддйёьаттйъа д 143 Щ 1 5 1 з д щдддфа д _ д Гц

Yunnan, China

Hotaru Ika firefly squids, Japan

Namib Desert, Africa

УМ к и ж в у

Flamingos gathered in the shape of a flamingo, Yucatan Peninsula

Lake Natron, Tanzania

Forests without end, Russia

Rapeseed fields in Luoping, China

The sea-like dunes of the Namib Desert

Westerdok District, Amsterdam



Frosted trees

Hello there, sister

The chosen one


Holiday village near Arkhangelsk, Russia

This is what happens when a spider and a leaf get together

Birdy hurricane

Alien invasion in Charlotte, USA

On target

Rango plays guitar

Waterspout on Lake Victoria, Uganda

Red cardinal levitating

а щ гёажёгз

A cargo train at Morant’s Curve

Winter’s abrupt arrival, Mari El, Russia

Selfie with comet, 290,000,000 miles from Earth (courtesy of the Rosetta probe)

Autumn and winter meet in Colorado, USA

Fishman, Mahabalipuram, India


A ghost town, San Francisco, USA

Autumn and winter meet in Miklukhin, Rostov region, Russia

Highly artistic make-up

A toothy sea

That’s how they mine diamonds. Mirny, Yakutia, Russia

Man with Flashlight on Ice creates Beauty

Dog sledding in Greenland

Giant wave illusion


Long exposure of a plane taking off

Yoga by the sea

It’s just a crayfish in the bucket but it looks like it’s capturing the world

Jeep ghost

Dancers on paper, USA

The Royal British Navy puts on a show

A road on ice, Chukotka Peninsula, Russia

A Statue of Christ covered with corals at the bottom of the Atlantic near Key Largo island, USA

The aftermath of a flood in Ljubljana, Slovenia

Explosion illusion

гп ч _

The One

Tiny ants surrounded a drop of honey, Malaysia

Sky lantern festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Kaindy Lake appeared just 100 years ago due to a severe earthquake in Kazakhstan

50 shades of grey

A train on the Kazakh steppe. View from plane window

Spectacular ice formations on a mountaintop in Slovenia

Sunrise in Bushy Park, London

Moravian fields, Czech Republic

Cherries under the water

а о а е м т ю о ои ож шш о е е а и аж

China’s Gansu Province

Tractor among almond fields, California

Amitabha Buddha Day, Vietnam

Lake Retba, Senegal


My neighbor Totoro

The gifts of the Earth

Юшгп аНап ребегзеп рною

Moon rising above Madrid, Spain

Eiffel Tower from the bottom

Fickle moods

Residential area in Hong Kong

Tianzi Mountain (China) — inspiration for the landscapes of Pandora in Avatar


An outsider in a red hat

An autumn forest. 50% Downloaded

The Freezing Athabaska River in Jasper National Park, Canada

Times Square, New York, USA. A view from below

A dragon

A boat cuts through newly-formed ice in Marion Bay

Kallur lighthouse on picturesque cliffs on Kalsoy island, Faroe Islands

It must be wonderful having a secluded home all to yourself — and some land to plant potatoes

Wingardium Leviosa

3 Р 24Ё т

Snow express

Sunrise in the Kingdom of Bagan, Myanmar

Annual base jumping contest in Norway

Breaking the sound barrier

Glacier Lake in Banff National Park, Canada

And don’t forget, if you’re looking for a piece of original art to hang on your walls, check out artFido HERE!

Currently trending on artFido:

Who is BANKSY? We Try to Answer the Art World’s Biggest Mystery

It’s been the art world’s biggest mystery for some time… who is Banksy? The iden

Martin Whatson Masterfully Blends Street Art and Graffiti

  We’ve followed Norwegian artist Martin Whatson‘s for some time and it’s not

This R2-D2 Coffee Press Will Give You The Force To Wake Up!

Are you a Star Wars fan or know one who is? Then this product is just for you! ThinkGeek made this a

The Most Famous Cat in Istanbul Is Honored With His Own Statue

You might remember the various memes that hit the interwebs a little while ago when someone snapped

Amazing Examples of Street Art From Around the World

With the continuing popularity of art on the streets, the attitude that art is made for the gallery

Man Photographs Caiman Wearing a Crown of Butterflies in the Amazon

Sometimes you need to be in the right place at the right time. But most of the time, to be in the ri