In recent history, many events have been documented and continue to live through photos that are taken. In this gallery, you will see many photos that were taken right before tragic events like deaths, accidents, and other tragedies. With events that are iconic to us and will go down in history, were nothing at the time that the photos were taken.
The Titanic, 1912
This photo was taken of the RMS Titanic and is the last known photo of the ship before the tragic accident it suffered during its voyage. Irish Jesuit Priest Francis Browne sailed with the ship on the first leg of the voyage, but had to depart when they were in Queenstown (Cobh) in Ireland. He took the photo as it sailed away, where three days later it would suffer massive damage after hitting an iceberg and sinking, losing 1,514 lives.
Andrew McAuley, 2007
The Australian kayaker attempted to kayak 994 miles across the Tasman Sea from Australia to New Zealand in February 2007 but was presumed lost at sea. Authorities recovered the kayak but not his body. They believe he got caught by a rogue wave which tore open his kayak that was specially designed to keep him safe and dry while he was asleep. A tape from the kayak was recovered, where McAuley detailed his voyage and regrets.
Freddy Mercury, 1991
This is the last known photo of the Queen singer, just days before he passed away due to AIDS complications. He was a respected singer in the music community.