Big Picture of the Day

Big Picture of the Day is your daily dose of large high-quality pictures.

‘Not a Fairytale’: Awesome Photo of a Baby Weasel Riding a Woodpecker
March 3rd, 2015

Martin Le-May captured a picture of a weasel on the back of a green woodpecker.

‘Wake Turbulence’: An Entire Day of LAX Takeoffs in One Epic Photo
April 4th, 2014

Every departure from LAX’s South Complex and a few arrivals at the north complex have been captured and pieced together to create this awesome photo.

Sochi 2014: Russia Pokes Fun at Olympic Ring Malfunction in Closing Ceremony
February 23rd, 2014

Don’t say the Russians can’t laugh at themselves. During the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, performers poked fun at the infamous opening ceremony Olympic ring malfunction.

Surfing with Dolphins by Matt Hutton
February 5th, 2014

This awesome photo was taken by photographer Matt Hutton back in September in the small Australian coastal town of Kalbarri.

Rainbow Mountains in China’s Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park
January 25th, 2014

The Danxia (red rays of the sun) landform is a unique type of petrographic geomorphology which is found only in China, consists of red-colored sandstones and conglomerates of largely Cretaceous age.

Soaring Above the World from a Bird’s Perspective
January 20th, 2014

A very impressive series entitled ‘Proud Wanderer’ by Howard Lau inviting to look at the world from the birds eye perspective.

4,000 Stairs Lead Up to Spectacular Views of Hawaii
January 10th, 2014

Climbing the Haiku Stairs in Hawaii — aka the Stairway to Heaven — isn’t exactly legal, but the breathtaking views from the top are totally worth it.

Frozen Niagara Falls
January 9th, 2014

The record-breaking chill across the U.S. and Canada was so frigid it literally stopped Niagara Falls in its tracks.

Dubai New Year’s 2014 Fireworks Break Guinness World Record
January 1st, 2014

Dubai shattered the world record for the largest ever pyrotechnic display on New Year’s Eve with a show involving more than half a million fireworks, Guinness World Records said on Wednesday.

Two Jake Lake in Alberta, Canada
December 29th, 2013

Two Jack Lake with Mt Rundle reflection at dawn, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada.

‘Out of This World’: NASA Space Selfie by Mike Hopkins
December 27th, 2013

Astronaut Mike Hopkins, a flight engineer on NASA’s Expedition 38, was the subject of an out-of-this-world selfie on Christmas Eve, during the second of two spacewalks on the International Space Station.

Nude Dancers in Natural Landscapes
December 26th, 2013

London-based fine art photographer Bertil Nilsson returns to his rural Swedish roots in the ongoing series Naturally.

Cliffs of Etretat and Yport in France
December 26th, 2013

The Cliffs of Etretat look like they belong on the Mediterranean or in the tropics. This beautiful locale, which has attracted painters like Monet, is actually found in France.