1. A pilot ejects moments before his plane crashes in Alberta, Canada.
Image by Ian Martens / Lethbridge Herald / CP via AP
2. Nik Wallenda’s Tightrope Walk Over Niagara Falls.
Image by Frank Gunn / AP
3. A boy finds out what happens when you mix Diet Coke and Mentos.
5. A great white shark becomes airborne in Cape Town, South Africa.
Image by Dana Allen/Caters News
6. The moment before splashdown.
7. A statue of Buddha captures a commercial airliner by its tail.
8. A curious whale shark visits with a boat.
Image by Shawn Heinrichs/Barcroft Media /Landov
9. Traffic stops as over 5,000 ducks cross a road in Zhejiang, China.
Image by China Daily / Reuters
10. A sloth photobombs a group of students in Costa Rica.
Image by Caters News Service
11. Snowboarder Tyler Chorlton pulls off the highest of fives.
12. The moment a huge bubble bursts in Paris, France.
13. A European roe deer caught mid-jump.
14. Space shuttle Discovery being launched into orbit as skydivers descend.
15. Praying mantis takes on a bird.
16. A stunt plane does its best impression of Christ the Redeemer.
17. A statue of an angel summons a rain cloud.
19. A honeybee stings Kathy Keatley Garvey of UC Davis for the last time.
20. The moment after an M-41 Saber Weapon System launches a TOW Missile.
21. Fireworks, a comet, and a lightning strike, all in one frame.
22. A flock of flamingoes makes one big flamingo.
Image by ROBERT HAAS / NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC STOCK / CATERS NEWS
23. A polyphemus moth rests in a human skull.
24. Bubble eyes!
25. A bird makes a meal delivery.
26. The moon rises over the Olympic games in London.
Image by Luke MacGregor / Reuters
27. One lucky speeder gets a little help from a bird.
28. A mid-air explosion over a mock landing operation in Seoul, South Korea.
Image by Jo Yong-Hak / Reuters
29. A roller coaster in Seaside Heights, New Jersey becomes submerged after Hurricane Sandy destroys the pier it sat on.
Image by Julio Cortez / AP
30. Baby Canada geese leave the nest for the first time.