20 Beautiful Photographs That Look Like They’re Paintings

Some of these photographs were carefully set up to have a painterly quality - others were just fortuitous examples of life imitating art. But they’re all pretty awesome to look at. posted on

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Roses photographed in a 7,000-gallon tank by photographer Alexander James.

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Rows of trees and greenhouses in the Yuanyuang province, China - photographed by George Doupas.

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Photographer Alexa Meade paints her subjects up with acrylics before photographing them. The effect is incredible.

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Peter Kun Frary’s “Makeup Girl” photograph is of a model in full body paint posing in a cosmetics store.

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Taken by Frans Lanting for National Geographic: “A soaring dune is the backdrop for the hulks of camel thorn trees in Namib-Naukluft Park.”

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A photograph of Earth’s ocean, taken from space by astronaut Paolo Nespoli.

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Evaporating gaseous globules - light years in length - taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.

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“Heavenly Bodies” - a picture of the Carina Nebula by the Hubble Space Telescope.

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Fall foliage in Vermont.

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From the “Painted Ladies” polaroid photography series, by Barbara Cole.

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