It is often said that a picture can speak a thousand words. Seemingly insignificant moments often turn out to be the ones we most value, and spontaneous photos end up being the most important. Photographers are like the chroniclers and artists of ancient times, helping to record (either consciously or unconsciously) a huge number of events, objects and sights for posterity.
We put together a selection of photographs which contain a greater amount of significance than it seems at first glance.
A child sees his grandfather’s twin for the first time
A baby wakes up
This elderly lady knitted 300 pairs of warm socks for the victims of a flood
Arnulfo Castorena wins his first gold medal at the paralympics
A baby sleeps in hospital
Just an ideal shot
A good deed
An old shepherd and his dog
He found the original…
A game of volleyball on the US-Mexican border
An elephant embryo in the womb
The connection between species
Would you risk it?
We all did it at least once!
When she’s pregnant, you do what she tells you…
A devoted friend
The place where the North and Baltic Seas meet
At last, something which keeps them all under control