Learn the best-kept secrets about these world-famous images

We’re back, Geniallymaniacs!

Today, we’re bringing you a new series of historic images, or more concretely, world images, which Genially’s decked out with interactivity, and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

This time, we’re leaving important and historic figures aside to focus on world images that immortalize historic events and phenomena. You’ll see one photo in particular that most of you are bound to recognize and have seen more than a few times.

For those of you who leave excited to make your own interactive images, we’ve left you a short tutorial with a few ideas of what you can create here. We’re excited to see what you come up with.

“Frozen Niagara Falls” (1848)

There’s been a lot of debate about whether or not this photo is fake because many say that it’s impossible for this much moving water to freeze. It’s not fake; the falls didn’t freeze completely. What formed was an “ice bridge”, where the layer of water closest to the surface froze while water continued to flow beneath it. In any case, the image we’re left with is stunning.


“Shooting the Apple” (1964)

Photographer: Harold Edgerton

Harold Edgerton, the photographer who took this snapshot, is famous not only for immortalizing what is considered one of the best high-speed photographs, but also for being a pioneer in this type of photography.


“Bliss” (1995)

Photographer: Charles O’Rear

That’s right. It’s the classic desktop background from Windows XP and one of the most recognized photos in the world. The photographer has confessed that the directors at Microsoft never believed that this photo, which was sold for one million dollars, wasn’t retouched or photoshopped.


What do you think about this set of world images? Which was most interesting to you? Don’t forget to share and make your own genius creations. If you need any support along the way, we’re here to help.

Mónica Bernáldez
Mónica Bernáldez
Periodista, publicista, blogger. Comunicadora de toda la vida ;-)

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