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20 Spellbinding Photos That Could Be Perfect Illustrations for a Fantasy Book

One of the reasons why so many of us enjoy reading fantasy books is the breathtaking world they portray and the most unusual heroes and things that they contain. But sometimes reality can seem even more creative than any fantasy story plot. The spirit of fire, an alien egg, a magical potion, or even trees walking along the beach — here are just a few mesmerizing sights people really saw while simply living their lives.

Here at Bright Side, we traveled around a fantasy world while looking at these 20 pics, and we want you to join us on this fascinating trip.

1. This magical cloud looks like Dormammu from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

2. “This flame looks like a fire demon that’s going to destroy my coffee.”

3. “The flickering beauty”

4. “So it snowed on the cabbage field...”

5. “Half of this tree doesn’t want summer to end.”

6. “An army of baby grasshoppers in my friend’s garden”

7. “My lava lamp threw me the peace sign today.”

8. An albino deer someone spotted in the woods

9. This rock looks like the face of a giant from a fairytale.

10. “Took a picture of my daughter lighting a campfire, and it appears she is summoning the spirit of a unicorn.”

11. “This shadow from 2 different trees in my parking lot”

12. “This picture I took in a mine shows glass that has 2% uranium, that’s why it glows in ultraviolet light.”

13. “These funky looking mushrooms I saw this morning”

14. “The wick of my candle looks like a mushroom tree.”

15. How these trees are growing from the trunk of an old fallen tree

16. “When the lake level lowers, the beach looks like it has tree trunks walking along it.”

17. “The reflection from my TV makes it look like the Girl with a Pearl Earring is in my backyard.”

18. “I put a light under this Bryozoan, and it looked like an alien egg.”

19. “My glass of water looks like a magical potion because it has a candle burning behind it.”

20. “The sun hit this freshly-paved tarmac just right and made a real-life Rainbow Road through polarized lenses.”

When was the last time you saw something otherworldly and grabbed your camera to take a pic? Share your own magical photos in the comments!

Preview photo credit MsLilo / Imgur, Jiryn / Imgur