This collection of photographs contains some of the most profound that can be found on the internet today. A few most certainly hold the power to leave you without words.
#1) This man gazes out at the ocean whilst the entire lighthouse becomes engulfed by a wave.
#2) This WWII veteran named Konstantin Pronin, 86, is from Belarus. Here you can see him sat on a bench during Victory Day in Moscow, on Monday 9th of May 2011. Every year he has come here but that particular year he was the only person from his unit to turn up.
#3) The phrase “ignorance is bliss” accurately describes this scene as a homeless man sleeps outside a diner in Milwaukee.
#4) Nazi rally at Nuremberg in 1937.
#5) This photo taken by astronaut Michael Collins on Apollo 11’s journey to the moon, depicts the lunar module containing fellow astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin making their way to the surface of the Moon and in the background we can see Earth. At this precise moment Collins was the only human in existence not in the frame, that might have taken a bit of the sting out of not being able to walk on the moon himself.
#6) A man sits in pure shock and grief after having knocked down and killing a child.
#7) A picture of true depravity, Turkish official taunts starving children with a piece of bread during the Armenian Genocide in 1915.
#8) Reynaldo Dagsa a Philippine councillor in Manila inadvertently captured a photo of his killer in the background of a family snap moments before he was assassinated.
#9) On the 29th of October 2013, two engineers were working on a windmill when it suddenly caught fire. Both men died that day and this may very well be the last photo taken of them alive.
#10) In Shanxi Taiyuan, Train Station in China a man died suddenly of what is believed to be natural causes, here you can see a monk praying for him.
#11) It’s hard to believe that this is not a painting and is indeed an unedited picture. It’s a photo of orange sand dunes located in Namibia.
#12) Entitled “The Last Jew of Vinnitsa” we can see here a member of the SS about to execute a Jewish man kneeling before a mass grave in Vinnitsa, Ukraine in 1941.
#13) Here we can see a man making use of the Suicide Hotline that can be found on the Golden Gate Bridge, sadly around 30 – 40 people choose to take their lives by jumping off the bridge each year.
#14) This photo depicts the moment that the refugees here first became aware of their liberation and began to run up hill towards the allied troops.
#15) Credited as being one of the most influential photographs of all time by Life Magazine this picture taken in 1987 depicts Minneapolis police responding to a 911 call that had been made by the boy shown. He had said his father was physically attacking his mother. At this moment roles appear to shift as the boy scolds his father for his behavior.