Phantom photo by Peter Lik

Australian photographer Peter Lik made history recently when his “Phantom” photograph sold for a world record $6.5 million. The photo depicts a sliver of light cutting through a subterranean cavern in Arizona’s Antelope Canyon, appearing as a ghost-like apparition.

A private collector purchased the “Phantom” photo, alongside other Lik photos, including one titled “Illusion” for $2.4 million and “Eternal Moods” For $1.1 million.