Our planet always knows how to surprise its inhabitants: it displays fireworks, whirls out sparkling fishes, and builds huge mountains.
Below are 23 photos that prove nature has a very rich imagination.
#1. Dust storm
This huge dust storm hit Western Australia in early 2013.
#2. A ’cloud tsunami’
This breathtaking massive wave rolling over Sydney. Its picture stunned the whole world.
#3. Winnie the Pooh Cloud
During a children’s charity event in Dorset, England, the guests saw all of a sudden the cloud of Winnie that looked as if he were smiling and relaxing after a feast of honey.
#4. Sardine Run
From May to July, billions of sardines run to the North along the East coast of South Africa.
#5. Rainbow Eucalyptus
This happens because eucalyptus peels in different sections. Each piece of the bark gradually gets blue, purple, orange, and then maroon.
#6. Bioluminescent waves on the beaches of the Maldives
Some phytoplankton species are capable of luminescence.
#7. Mammatus Clouds
Such clouds are very rare; they mainly appear in tropical latitudes. They are bound with the formation of a tropical cyclone.
#8. The Blooming Desert
In the years when Chile is more rainy than usual, the Atacama Desert is covered with flowers and herbs.
#9. Migrating Monarch Butterflies
Covering thousands of kilometers, massive flocks of butterflies briskly move from Canada to the south of the United States.
#10. Underwater Crop Circles
Off the coast of Japan, deft pufferfish males create perfectly aligned circles with chiseled edges. These works of art are designed to fascinate and attract females.
#11. Sailing stones of the Death Valley
In a deserted valley in the USA exists a unique geological phenomenon: fragments of rocks move along the smooth ground without any help, leaving long traces behind.
#12. Black Sun
Upwards of 50,000 starlings flock in the skies into huge twittering flocks. This phenomenon has also been called a ’’rumble.’’
#13. Frozen flowers
In the calm waters of lakes and seas, where the surface has just started freezing up (about −22°C), appear ice crystals of wondrous beauty.
#14. Flammable Ice Bubbles
These are methane bubbles caught in an ice trap in Abraham Lake, Canada.
#15. Spherical Boulders in New Zealand
Due to the erosion of the shore’s argillaceous rocks, spherically-shaped boulders come out.
#16. The ’’Door to Hell’’, Turkmenistan
This is a fire at a gas mine that broke out in 1971. It was due to the researchers’ negligence and still hasn’t ceased.
#17. The Spotted Lake
The Canadian Spotted Lake is the world’s greatest reserve of magnesium sulfate, calcium, and sodium.
#18. Lake Natron, Tanzania
This saltwater lake, which is fed by hot springs, is the only place that looks exactly like a flamingo.
#19. Undulatus Asperatus Clouds
These clouds are called undulatus asperatus, or rough waves. This type of cloud, with a rather mysterious form, was recently included in the classification by the head of the Cloud Appreciation Society.
#20. Great Blue Hole
The gigantic underwater sinkhole off the coast of Belize is more than 300 meters in diameter and 124 meters deep.
#21. Christmas Island Red Crabs
Each year, about 43 million land crabs move in masses to the ocean to lay their eggs. Local authorities close most of the roads for a week so as to not interfere with the migration.
#22. Catatumbo Lightning
Lightning flashes appear over water 140-160 nights a year, for ten hours a night, and up to 280 times per hour.
#23. Lenticular clouds
These clouds in northern Georgia, USA are a rare natural phenomenon.
#24. The Giant’s Causeway
This is a result of the eruption of an ancient volcano in Northern Ireland. It created a terrain that’s covered with 40 000 tightly contiguous basalt pillars.
#25. “Magic Circles” in Namibia
Investigators of this mysterious phenomenon suggest that it’s the “masterpiece’’ of desert termites.
#26. Mud Storms
Mud storms occur when lightning appears in a volcanic plume.
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