The moments that life is made of: rarely captured shots of everyday miracles.

hmpics.com via Buzzfeed

The moments that life is made of: rarely captured shots of everyday miracles.

8 Amazingly Timed Photos of Birds in, and Out of, Their Element

The “interwebs” are good for so many things, the display of amazing photography—both crafted and coincidental—not the least of them. These eight photos of birds caught at the perfect moment of flying, preying, eating or otherwise engaged in life serve as a reminder of the billions of tiny miracles of timing that take place during the myriad split seconds of every day. Imagine how long life would feel if we could just slow it down enough to drink in each and every one of these.

Eagle With Jetpack

This jet-setting eagle gets the party started. Originally from Peter Dam photography.

Photo: Peter Dam

Photo: Peter Dam

Talk About Getting Goosed

Another Peter Dam special. This bird (probably not a goose) follows suit, appearing to hitch a ride on the contrails of a plane. It’s the subject of a photo technique known as forced perspective, “a technique that employs optical illusion to make an object appear farther away, closer, larger or smaller than it actually is,” as the website Ispsd.com notes. Many more examples of this phenomenon and technique are stored at the website.

Photo: Peter Dam

Photo: Peter Dam

Spin Drying

Who knew that birds dry off from the birdbath the way a dog dries off from a dip in the lake?

(Photo: hmpics.com via Buzzfeed)

Photo: hmpics.com via Buzzfeed

Hitchhiking

The bird on the bottom is sick and the one on the top is pushing it to the hospital.

(Photo: 10stepsblog.com)

Photo: 10stepsblog.com

Bringing Home the Birdie Bacon

The little ones have to eat too.

(Photo: Via Buzzfeed)

Photo: Via Buzzfeed

Capturing the Moment—and the Fish

This bird appears to emerge from a hole in the ice. But we will never know for sure how this all went down.

(Photo: dressup.ua via Buzzfeed)

Photo: dressup.ua via Buzzfeed

Keeping It Fluid

This one doesn’t mess with rock-hard water. The liquid version will do just fine.

(Photo: 4time2fun.com via Buzzfeed)

Photo: 4time2fun.com via Buzzfeed

Flying the Friendly Skies

The bird, in its element. The fish, not so much.

(Photo: 4time2fun-com_via_buzzfeed)

Photo: 4time2fun-com_via_buzzfeed

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