A camera’s shutter snap (or whatever the digital equivalent is) can capture a tiny moment of time for all eternity. Motion becomes still, and the fleeting passage of time gets stopped, at least in a way. And sometimes, everything lines up so that the frozen moments turn into something truly amazing. Or bizarre. Or hilarious. However they turn out, these one-in-a-million shots are noteworthy because of how striking they are. Here are some of our favorites. And as usual, we’d tell you if they were Photoshopped. They aren’t. Sometimes things really are cool, okay?

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