The Best 100 Close-Up Photos of Creation

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

This is like a front seat to the best concert, sporting event, or art gallery you’ve ever enjoyed. 

Check out the top 100 close-up photos of creation taken in 2022. I dare you to scroll through them without being amazed, surprised or even grossed out for a few. All of it is the glory and honor that God deserves as Creator of it all.

“But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish in the sea inform you. Which of all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this? In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind” (Job 12:7-10).

You can view the winning photos in different categories like insects, underwater, landscapes, and even fungi. 

Here are my two initial reactions.

First—Wow!! The color, symmetry, beauty, mystery, and power of life in these photos of God’s creation outperforms the very final section of photos entitled “man-made.” These artists are excellent, but they just can’t do what God can do. 

That calls me to trust God more than I trust myself or this world. He’s better. By far. And throughout the Bible, God issues that call to unbelievers and believers alike. If we’re so attracted to creation around us—the beauty, the resources, the scientific study, the desire to cure cancer or control hurricanes for the good of humanity—why wouldn’t we be more attracted to the One who engineered, manufactured, and delivered it all?

Secondly—Wow!! Kinda jealous. The photos made me realize how God gets all of these views all the time. He gets to look at his creation through the lenses we’ve used to create our best views, and then multiply and magnify and move as God to get even better views. 

We have front seats. He lives back stage! 

PRAYER: Wow! God, the best photos of creation provide an astonishing view of your glorious and gracious design. Forgive me and all of humanity for trying to outperform your natural wonder. Open our eyes of faith and praise to see your amazing work, trust you, and take care of this world on loan from you. Amen.

EVANGELISM ACTION: Share the photos with a friend who needs Jesus. Copy and past this: I dare you to scroll through them without being amazed, surprised or even grossed out for a few. Ask them what their first two reactions are. And let me know! I’m interested!