Don't miss the latest stories

Follow us

Share this

Amazing Photos Of Speeding Bullets Taken Microseconds After They Were Fired

Subscribe to DesignTAXI
Like us on Facebook


Finnish photographer Herra Kuulapaa, who specializes in high speed ballistics, has spent seven years working on a dangerous project—capturing images of speeding bullets milliseconds after they have been shot.

His fascinating pictures capture the violence with which a bullet is expelled from a gun and its forceful velocity as it rips through the air—these are bullets that are typically traveling at 1,200 feet per second.

Other than a lone speeding bullet, each of these pictures also freezes the clouds of flames resulting from the blast that sometimes seem to engulf the shooter. The information found in these images is being used by gun and ammunition manufacturers to improve their products—for instance, recoil and muzzle flash.

The photographer’s latest method of taking stereoscopic 3D ballistics images enables us to see the three-dimensional structure of a gun shot.

View more of his amazing photographs of speeding bullets on his website.





Advertisement
Advertisement












[via The Telegraph, all images by Herra Kuulapaa]
Receive interesting stories like this one in your inbox
Advertise here

More news on
Photography

Also check out these recent news
Never miss our stories again! ×
Subscribe to our newsletter

Follow us on
Remind me later I'm not keen