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What we have come to know so far is that perspective is everything and it is quite right. You can truly appreciate something by looking at it with the help of your existing knowledge and then comparing it with other parameters. So, we have gathered the most interesting comparison photos on the internet and they are sure to amaze you and maybe even give you a new perspective.
1. Same Tree, Four Seasons
The photographer Jozef Morgoš took the photo of the same cherry tree in Žabokreky, Slovakia throughout the whole year.
We can see the breathtaking beauty of the area through changing seasons and it is simply mesmerizing.
2. Still a Kid At Heart: 4 Weeks vs. Full Grown, Holding His Favorite Toy
Hey everyone, meet Elliot. He is named after Elliot the Dragon and that explains why the dragon is his favorite toy.
The first photo was taken when this amazing Great Dane was four weeks old and the other one was taken a couple of months shy of 2 years. He has such a gentle heart and we're absolutely in love with this photo.
3. Only One Day After She Was Adopted, What A Difference!
This is such a powerful photo that shows why we need to go for adopting these amazing animals rather than buying them.
The photographer was able to capture how one day can make a huge difference. The smile on this doggo named Spokey tells how much she's happy to find a new home.
4. Keeping Our Mother Earth Clean
When Indian Lawyer Afroz Shah saw the polluted Mithi River in Mumbai, he decided to clean it. The youth spent over a year to clean the river.
He had to clean the 17.8 km-long (11 miles) river, which runs through the city. For his efforts, he became the UN Champion of Earth in 2016.
5. Like Grandpa, Like Grandson
These are two photos of a grandpa and grandson in medical school, 70 years apart. They both look sleep-deprived.
Well, it is pretty clear that it's not just facial features that get passed down from generation to generation.
6. Blue Whale Size Comparison
This is the size of a blue whale when compared to a diver. Wow, whales are such majestic animals. Did you know that blue whales are the biggest animals ever known to have lived on earth?
A blue whale can be up to 100 feet (30.5 meters) long and weigh up to 200 tons. To help you get a better idea of how big they are, all you need to know that their tongue alone can weigh as much as an elephant.
7. That's One Majestic Floof
Here are two photos: Summer floof vs. winter floof. The cat here is Myrcella, a ragdoll cat. It is easier to drown in the depth of this cat's eyes, but what about her silky coat.
Did you know that Ragdolls come in six different colors: chocolate, seal, red, and the corresponding dilutes, such as lilac, blue, and cream?
8. One Month Old Baby And His 97-Year-Old Korean Great Grandmother
The photographer took a photo of his one month son and 97-year-old Korean great grandmother, the smile on her face is priceless.
He uploaded the photo with the story of his great grandmother. She was a farmer and lived on a small farm in rural Korea. She led a physically hard life.
9. Cigarettes Are Expensive In Australia
The Australian government wanted to control the consumption of cigarettes in the country and the increased taxes meant the average packet started to cost $35 by 2019.
This comparison photo shows how expensive cigarettes are in the country. It is expected that the price of a pack of cigarette will reach $40 in 2020 and it will cost an average smoker about $10,000 a year.
10. Humans Compared To Majestic Sequoias
Sequoiadendron giganteum (also known as giant redwood, Sierra redwood, and Sierran redwood) is the sole living species in the genus Sequoiadendron.
It can grow to an average height of 164-279 ft. (50-85m) and the diameter of its trunk can range from 20-26 ft. (6-8m).
11. Baby Hummingbird and A Raspberry
One of the most interesting species of birds is the hummingbird. There are over 330 species of hummingbirds.
A hummingbird has to feed every 10 to 15 minutes and visit over 1-2 thousand flowers every day. It is amazing how much they travel just for the nectar. But they also eat ants, small insects, beetles, and wasps.
12. A Grandmother And Her Granddaughter
If you look at your family photos, you will notice that some of the obvious features are passed down generations.
Here is a comparison photo of a 61-years-old grandmother and a 12-years-old granddaughter. Their resemblance is stunning! They look like twins at different times.
13. Mussels Are Way Cooler Than We Thought
Here, the two tanks were set up with water from a Virginia stream for 24 hours. As you can see the right one is quite clear than the left tank, it is because the right one had mussels in it.
By the way, a single freshwater mussel can easily filter 5-10 gallons of water per day.
14. Cactus Can Grow Big
Did you know that Cactuses, a member of the Cactaceae family with 1750 different species, are known to be one of the most resilient plants?
This plant can easily outlive humans and can reach up to 60 feet and weigh from 3200 to 4800 pounds.
15. Self-Portraits While Suffering From Alzheimer’s Disease
In 1995, U.K.-based American artist William Utermohlen was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.
Before his death in 2007, he created a final series of self-portraits. We can see that over time he could barely recognize his own face.
16. Nature Heals Everything
We all know how the forest fires in Australia caused so much damage in the country and affected billions of animals.
This photo gives us hope that forest fire doesn't mean the end of the forest forever. The brilliant actor Russell Crowe wanted to show the world how the earth heals itself.
17. An Anti-Paparazzi Scarf
This is an Anti-Paparazzi scarf which many Hollywood celebrities like Cameron Diaz, Paris Hilton, and Nick Jonas wore. The without and with a flash photo comparison shows how effective this scarf can be.
It works so well because it is infused with thousands of nano-spherical crystals that reflect the light from a camera's flash back into the camera.
18. We've All Been There
This is a hilarious first day of school vs. the second day of school comparison photo.
We have all been there and we really felt this one. We can only say that hang in there little fella. You'll be fine!
19. The Perfect Selfie
Here is a lion's head compared to a man's head and isn't it stunning?
The king of the jungle can grow up to 9-10 feet long and the selfie shows how big it is in comparison to a fully grown man.
20. Not A Wig. We Repeat, Not A Wig!
The photographer took a photo of her daughter's boyfriend and their pet Peruvian guinea pig. They do share a similar hairdo and we thought the guinea pig was a wig.
By the way, the shiny coats of Peruvian guinea pigs can grow up to 2 feet long.
21. That's Some Big Beans
This is the size of a tiger paw compared to a man's hand and isn't it spectacular?
We may find it cute due to the fact that the tiger is hiding its "finger knives."
22. 1 Exposure vs. 120 Exposures Stacked Together
Reddit user who uploaded this photo wrote that he never saw the Milky Way in a polluted city of India.
So, one night he took out his camera and clicked 120+shots and then stacked them. The results speak for themselves.
23. Alarming and Disturbing
These are vials of heroin, fentanyl, and carfentanil side by side. Believe it or not, each jar contains a lethal dose of the drug.
It is quite scary and alarming how little is actually needed to kill a person.
24. Sweet As Honey
Don't let the title fool you as all of these jars have honey in them. Although there is a difference in color, it is not because something is mixed into them.
The three jars were harvested in three seasons: spring, summer, and fall.
25. No Pain, No Gain
You are beautiful the way you are, but it doesn't mean that you shouldn't take care of your body.
These are shirts before and after losing 400 lbs. As losing weight as numerous health benefits, this person decided it was time to start his weight loss journey.
26. 1 Year Result
This person tried his old clothes after losing 220 lbs. in one year and the results are amazing.
Just mindful eating, exercise and healthy lifestyle choices helped this person lose his weight. If he can do it, so can you!
27. The Before And After Photos of Mountain St. Helens
In May 18, 1980, an earthquake triggered the largest landslide ever recorded on Mount St. Helens and it was later followed by a volcanic eruption that took 57 lives.
When US president Jimmy Carter surveyed the damage, he said, "Someone said this area looked like a moonscape. But the moon looks more like a golf course compared to what's up there."
28. A Whale Skull vs. A Human
Blue whales are the largest animals ever to live on earth and they can reach up to 100 feet long.
A blue whale's skeleton alone can weigh 18 tons. This specimen of a blue whale is in the Natural History Museum in London and it spans 25 meters.
29. Many Benefits of Public Transport
This Canberra transport photo perfectly illustrated the road space required to move 69 people using public transport.
As cars take too much space as compared to public transport, it is best to go for public transport as it is cheaper and it has a positive impact on the environment as well.
30. Quetzalcoatlus Northropi Model Next To A 1.8m Man
Quetzalcoatlus Northropi is known to be the largest known flying animal ever to exist.
Its fossil was first discovered in Texas at Big Bend National Park and the fossil is dated to around 68 million years ago.
31. Starfish With 6, 5 And 4 Arms
Looking at this photo you may have thought of starfish as weird, but that's not even close to bizarre. There are some species of starfish that have 10, 20, and even 40 arms.
And just so you may know, scientists are considering renaming starfish as sea stars because they are not fish.
32. From Dark and Gloomy To Sunny and Bright
These two photos depict the difference only 15 minutes can make in Seattle weather.
So, if you are visiting Seattle, keep in mind the weather. The best time to visit Seattle is from early July to late August.
33. Anti-Paparazzi Purse
This person got a new purse and the top photo is without flash while the bottom one is with flash.
It is quite beautiful and flashy. The purse uses retro-reflective materials and is used by some celebrities.
34. No Wonder Why Humans Get So Many Ideas from Nature
Here is something that will blow your mind. Except for the first one, all the other ones are not made by humans.
Well, the first one is the tip of a hypodermic needle, the second one is a viper's fang, the third one is a spider's fang, and the fourth one is the stinger of a scorpion.
35. Nothing Significant Changed
The left painting is from 1892 and the right one was taken in 2020. Both images depict the city of Porvoo in southern Finland.
Most importantly, the tree hasn't changed a lot in the second-oldest city in the country.
36. Home Telescope vs. The Hubble Space Telescope
The iconic photo called the "Pillars of Creation" was taken in 1995 from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. According to NASA, this amazing photo shows “the very ends of the pillars that are dense knots of dust and gas.”
So, now you can see the difference between a home telescope and Hubble telescope.
37. The Watermark Face On This Counterfeit US $50 Bill
If you ever want to check if the bill is real or fake, several things can help you spot it.
You can feel the texture of the bill and also the quality of the printing ink as the genuine currency has slightly raised ink.
38. From Heaven To Hell
The fires in Australia have truly caused a lot of havoc. Here is something that demonstrates the impact of the fires.
The pictures are taken from Charles Hamey lookout near Macquarie, one week apart.
39. Modern Corn vs. Before It Was Domesticated
Corn, also known as maize, was domesticated in Central America about 9,000 years ago.
According to scientists, hunter-gatherers could have been responsible for domesticating maize.
40. Even Little Things Matter
This person painted the first painting in his room and the second one while sitting in front of a window.
We can see how this little change made the paintings different. By the way, both paintings look pretty awesome.
41. Apple Doesn't Fall Far From The Tree
This mother did a half-face comparison of herself and her daughter and the result is quite amazing.
It is remarkable as for a moment we thought it was a freckle cover-up makeup ad.
42. 4 Paintings, 4 Children
Amazingly, four children painted these four paintings at the same age of 5.
It is quite interesting as to how the eye of the beholder can be so very different. And it is a good idea to decorate the living room or children's room.
43. Global Warming Is Real
For those who don't believe in global warming, here is something that can clear things up for them.
The first photo was of Arctic taken 103 years ago and the second one is of 2020.
44. Time to Give Back
This is such a beautiful comparison photo of the first day of primary school vs. the last day of teacher training.
Times really flies and we just hope his career goes well and he becomes a good teacher. By the way, his cute smile hasn’t changed over the years.
45. Time Marches On!
The photo on the left was taken 1 week before the photo on the right and look at how everything changed in just one week.
The leaves were quick to put on the cloak of beautiful color that is so pleasing to the eyes.
46. A Good Day for The Doggo
This is how the doggo looked on the way to the lake and you can see how he was on the way back from the lake.
One can easily tell that the doggo had the time of his life and he is dreaming about going there some other day.
47. Technology Has Come A Long Way
First of all, looking at this comparison photo may make some people feel old. It sure made us feel super old.
Technology has certainly made our lives a lot of easier and hassle-free and this is just one of the many examples.
48. They All Do It
This is a comparison photo of the beginning of nap vs. full sleep mode and every doggo dad/mom can relate to it.
In fact, all doggos do start sleeping this way and then they start to slowly occupy the entire bed. And before you know it, you are sleeping on the couch.
49. Not Much of A Difference
This is a comparison photo that made us feel bad for laughing at it. You know why?
Well, the first one is the parking lot of a liquor store and the second one is the parking lot of a laser eye surgery clinic.
50. A Rare Shot
This person caught someone else's camera flash and ended up taking this spectacular photo.
It is quite amazing how the snow is falling at Ginzan Onsen and the photo perfectly captures two perspectives.