34 Most Surprising Photos of the Month

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Time looks back over the past month to present a selection of underreported, improbable and astounding images that caught the attention of our photo editors. From skiing with a duck and throwing turnips at the devil to Niagara Falls freezing over and a pair of conjoined whales beaching in Baja, each photograph, we trust, maintains it’s ability to utterly, thoroughly surprise.

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edmulh
edmulh

Picture number 8 "A lone tree stands in a snowy field in Hovel, England, Jan. 6, 2014."

It's quite obviously a flooded not a 'snowy' field. The extensive flooding in the UK has been quite high on the news agenda...and just in case you missed that a quick look at the link where the word 'flood' is used might have helped your caption writer.



TutuMolly
TutuMolly

You wrote:  "each photograph, we trust, maintains it’s ability to utterly, thoroughly surprise."


English IS a nonsensical language.  "It" does not take an apostrophe to form the possessive.  It only is "it's" when it stands for "it is."  So--it should read "its ability" above.  I do acknowledge that while this is correct, it is not reasonable.  But it is correct.

Thank you for the interesting photographs.


Bullsgt
Bullsgt

Why do Spanish festivals always involve throwing vegetables or running for your life??