Our world is covered with beautiful and mysterious things that make our environment both serene and hot. From blue lava shooting up from the earth to thousand of crabs crossing streets to multi-colored trees, nature provides an endless amount of mesmerizing happenings…. some of which are hard to even begging wrapping our minds around.
But for now, instead of giving ourselves that ‘brain-strain’, let’s just sit back, relax and enjoy these 16 insane occurrences sprinkled across our fascinating planet.
The Monarch Butterfly Migration, United States and Mexico
Traveling nearly 2,500 miles, these butterflies make for an epic sight during their migration.
Horsetail Falls, California
4Found in Yosemite National Park, there are a few moments in February when the sunlight catches the falls at the perfect angle and turns it a fiery orange.
Living Rocks, Chile
Resembling a mass of organs found inside a rock, this filter feeding creature easily blends into the beach.
Calcifying Lake, Tanzania
Like something out of a sci-fi movie, Lake Natron in northern Tanzania has such a high pH that it calcifies any animal that tries to enter its waters.
The Flowering Desert, Chile
Only occurring every several years, usually after heavy rain, the Atacama Desert will briefly flower.
Cocooned trees, Pakistan
During a flood, the only place for the spiders to go is the trees.
Volcanic explosions create a large amount of electrical charge and static which can sometimes lead to an electrical storm.
Lenticular Clouds, Mountainous Areas
Looking like UFO’s these clouds form when moist air flows over a mountain.
Rainbow Eucalyptus Trees, Australia
Due to shedding these trees assume a vibrant array of colors.
The Never-Ending Wave, Brazil
Happening only twice a year when the tides of the Atlantic meet the mouth of the Amazon, these waves can travel as far as 500 miles inland before slowing down.
The Great Blue Hole, Belize
Formed by erosion when the sea floor was much lower, this sink hole is a favorite spot for divers.
The Everlasting Storm, Venezuela
Also known as Catatumbo lightning, this storm rages for 160 nights out of the year thanks to unique weather conditions at the mouth of the Catatumbo River.
Danxia Landforms, China
These amazing colors are the result of red sandstone and mineral deposits laid down over millions of years.
Underwater Waterfall, Mauritius
Although it’s obviously not really a waterfall, sand being sucked down into the ocean creates the illusion of one.
Red Crab Migration, Christmas Island
Every year nearly 120 million crabs make their way to the ocean.
Blue Lava, Indonesia