(Note from The Lioness:  A friend of a friend sent me these without

any information or credit, to the photographers.  If these are your photos 

please let me know.  I will take them down if you prefer.)

SOME OF THESE ARE “BEYOND COMPREHENSION” AWESOME PHOTOS. ENJOY

With half of 2012 in the books lets look back on the most amazing photos to come from this period.

A seahorse inspects a diver’s watch

12012 s Most Spine Tingling Photos, So Far

An illuminated snow tunnel in Russia

22012 s Most Spine Tingling Photos, So Far

Everybody was kung fu fighting

32012 s Most Spine Tingling Photos, So Far

The honeybee’s final sting

42012 s Most Spine Tingling Photos, So Far

Street artist Sainer goes big in Poland

52012 s Most Spine Tingling Photos, So Far

Mount Rainier casting a shadow on clouds

62012 s Most Spine Tingling Photos, So Far

First contact

72012 s Most Spine Tingling Photos, So Far

The Irish Sky Garden crater

82012 s Most Spine Tingling Photos, So Far

Moon bridge in Dahu Park, Taipei

92012 s Most Spine Tingling Photos, So Far

Flight of the devil rays

102012 s Most Spine Tingling Photos, So Far

Gásadalur Village in the Faroe Islands

112012 s Most Spine Tingling Photos, So Far

World’s edge

122012 s Most Spine Tingling Photos, So Far

The Capilano suspension bridge in Vancouver

132012 s Most Spine Tingling Photos, So Far

Fractal patterns in dried out desert rivers

142012 s Most Spine Tingling Photos, So Far

Meditating monks at Pongour Falls

152012 s Most Spine Tingling Photos, So Far

A sunset eclipse

162012 s Most Spine Tingling Photos, So Far

Bora Bora from space

172012 s Most Spine Tingling Photos, So Far

The largest raft of canoes and kayaks in the world

182012 s Most Spine Tingling Photos, So Far

Adaptive roots in the concrete jungle

192012 s Most Spine Tingling Photos, So Far

The Hamilton Pool Nature Preserve

202012 s Most Spine Tingling Photos, So Far

Above the canopy

212012 s Most Spine Tingling Photos, So Far

Colliding rivers in Geneva, Switzerland

222012 s Most Spine Tingling Photos, So Far

The stunning green vine snake

232012 s Most Spine Tingling Photos, So Far

Aurora australis (southern lights) from space

242012 s Most Spine Tingling Photos, So Far

Mount Kilimanjaro from above

252012 s Most Spine Tingling Photos, So Far

The amazing strength of an ant

262012 s Most Spine Tingling Photos, So Far

Yarn bombing a bus in Mexico City

272012 s Most Spine Tingling Photos, So Far

Felix Baumgartner jumps from 71,580 feet

282012 s Most Spine Tingling Photos, So Far

The most incredible aurora of 2012

292012 s Most Spine Tingling Photos, So Far

The Waterfall Island at Iguazu Falls

302012 s Most Spine Tingling Photos, So Far

Overgrown railroad tracks in the forest

312012 s Most Spine Tingling Photos, So Far

A pod of sleeping sperm whales

322012 s Most Spine Tingling Photos, So Far

7 hours in one image

332012 s Most Spine Tingling Photos, So Far

Pixel people perfection

342012 s Most Spine Tingling Photos, So Far

Galactic monsoon

352012 s Most Spine Tingling Photos, So Far

Striking artistry of multiple takeoffs at Hannover Airport

362012 s Most Spine Tingling Photos, So Far

Sailing like a boss

372012 s Most Spine Tingling Photos, So Far

A sea of purple in the badlands of Utah

382012 s Most Spine Tingling Photos, So Far

Putting the size of a whale in perspective

392012 s Most Spine Tingling Photos, So Far

Meanwhile in Switzerland

402012 s Most Spine Tingling Photos, So Far

One boat and 145 water-skiers

412012 s Most Spine Tingling Photos, So Far

Salar de Uyuni after some rain

422012 s Most Spine Tingling Photos, So Far

Outdoor jacuzzi on the Matterhorn

432012 s Most Spine Tingling Photos, So Far

The precious blue marble

442012 s Most Spine Tingling Photos, So Far

Maelstrom at Kauai , Hawaii

452012 s Most Spine Tingling Photos, So Far

Capsized cruise ship Costa Concordia from space

462012 s Most Spine Tingling Photos, So Far

Serenity now

472012 s Most Spine Tingling Photos, So Far

ROFLMAO

482012 s Most Spine Tingling Photos, So Far

Beautiful Bern from above

492012 s Most Spine Tingling Photos, So Far