20 Pictures People Snapped Without Realizing They’d Captured Magic

There are people who have made a living taking amazing pictures on their phones, but for most of us, the images we snap are just to remind us of what we were doing, how cute our kids were at a certain age, or to share our amazing pets with friends on the internet.

These people may have thought they were snapping an average, every-day picture, but when they looked at the image, they realized they’d captured something magical.

20. The center of everything.

I find this very moving.

A young man, illuminated by mobile phones, recites a poem while protestors chant slogans calling for civilian rule, during a blackout in Khartoum, Sudan from AccidentalRenaissance

19. Mouse fight.

Talk about being in the right place at the right time.

Two mice fighting. from AccidentalRenaissance

18. Sort of like Norman Rockwell.

They captured some amazing light.

The First Batch (The Bakehouse in Vancouver) from AccidentalRenaissance

17. How is this even possible?

I’m totally stunned by this image.

Concert Selfie from AccidentalRenaissance

16. The colors in this shot are amazing.

And the light and the costumes. Brilliant.

Stumbled upon a fair in Brussels recently. Truly accidental renaissance for me! from AccidentalRenaissance

15. Bless his heart.

I’m so glad this man was here.

A monk prays for an elderly man who had died suddenly while waiting for a train in China. from AccidentalRenaissance

14. He looks like he belongs in the 13th century.

The beard does, for sure.

My girlfriend’s uncle took a photo of this monk at a 13th century monastery from AccidentalRenaissance

13. It’s a still life.

She looks so cozy and at home.

Supper at home from AccidentalRenaissance

12. What is happening here?

That kid looks so sad.

Seated Jester from AccidentalRenaissance

11. Like a picture from another time.

That must have been quite the experience.

Snapped this moment during my 12 day – 110 mile (800 head of cattle) drive from Utah to Arizona from AccidentalRenaissance

10. Why does this seem so apropos?

I could look at it for a long time and muse.

keanu reeves ascends to save mankind from AccidentalRenaissance

9. This is quite the photo.

The content, the framing, the light…perfection.

Power from on high: Two weed farming nuns from AccidentalRenaissance

8. The second coming.

After a really solid nap.

Friend took this photo of me napping the other day, was told I should post it here from AccidentalRenaissance

7. This truly looks like a painting.

He’s just being, breathing, in his space.

Vasiliy is still breathing from AccidentalRenaissance

6. I would hang this in my house.

All hail coffee.

The Barista from AccidentalRenaissance

5. A little bit of light in the darkness.

It makes you wonder who he might have been before this.

Russian soldier playing an abandoned piano in Chechnya from AccidentalRenaissance

4. Actually terrifying.

A sign of our times.

Chinese policemen visiting the remote region of Xinjiang to spread awareness of the coronavirus (2020) from AccidentalRenaissance

3. The girl on the end is SERIOUS.

This is a great angle.

Brokering of the Candy from AccidentalRenaissance

2. Excellent balance.

The colors and dresses and lighting – it’s really lovely.

Dearly Beloved. from AccidentalRenaissance

1. I have no idea what’s going on here.

But I really love it.

Adoration of the Rose from AccidentalRenaissance

These are absolutely amazing and I loved every minute of looking at them.

Tell us in the comments which one was your favorite!