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Amazing Photograph Shows Lightning Hitting Plane Along The Path Of A Rainbow. German photographer Birk Mobius was extraordinarily lucky to capture lightning and a rainbow following the same path at the same time. The photograph was taken at Taucha aerodrome, Germany. Pictured is a lightning bolt striking a Boeing 777 just out of the field of view, which alone isn't that remarkable. Lightning hits planes quite often since they're big metal conductors traveling through lots of charged particles. Such events are actually seldom dangerous, as planes are Faraday cages carefully designed so that the wiring is not affected by electrical disturbances.

Read this next: Our Ancient Reptile-Like Relatives Hunted at Night. Nature Knows: Amazing macro-photography of individual snowflakes [10 Pictures] Photographer Alexey Kljatov takes incredible close-up photos of snowflakes in his backyard in Moscow. "I capture snowflakes on the open balcony of my house, mostly on glass surface, lighted by an LED flashlight from the opposite side of the glass, and sometimes in natural light, using dark woolen fabrics as background.

" Source: Watch the Devil’s Finger Fungus Hatch Like a Xenomorph Egg. Ever seen a fungus hatch? Yeah, we hadn’t either, and it’s weird AF. While this crazy organism looks better suited to life on Proteus than Earth, the devil’s finger fungus (Clathrus archeri) is Native to Australia and New Zealand. It typically appears as a white, gelatinous orb, but when it comes time for fruiting, the ‘egg’ opens, unleashing four to eight blood-red arms (and likely a pinch of doom) on the world. While unappealing to us humans, what you’re seeing is actually a rather ingenious method of reproduction. The tentacles are laced with a foul smelling tissue, specially formulated to attract flies and other insects.

When bugs come-a-knockin’, they get to feed on the slimy substance, but not before their feet are coated with fungus’ spores. It’s a tactic also used by many stinkhorn fungi, which (like the devil’s finger) belong to the order phallales. Not every phalloid fungus looks like the Beetlejuice shrimp cocktail hand. Source: Wikimedia Commons IMAGES: Dan Hoare. 20 Orchids That Look Like Something Else - Beautiful Photos. Ophrys apifera, also known in Europe as the bee orchid, is a perennial herbaceous plant belonging to the family Orchidaceae. The name "Ophrys" derives from the Greek word ophrys, meaning "eyebrow", while the Latin specific epithet apifera means "bee-bearing" and refers to the bee-shaped lip of the orchid.

Ophrys apifera is the only species of the genus Ophrys which preferentially practices self-pollination. The flowers are almost exclusively self-pollinating in the northern ranges of the plant's distribution, but pollination by the solitary bee Eucera occurs in the Mediterranean area. In this case the plant attracts these insects by producing a scent that mimics the scent of the female bee. In addition, the lip acts as a decoy as the male bee confuses it with a female. The flowers emit allomones that attract the bee species Tetralonia cressa and Eucera pulveraceae.

Also of Dirius, like the goat orchid. #12 Tulip Orchid #13 Cabbage Patch Baby Orchid #14 Naked Man Orchid #17 Angel Orchid. Indonesian Volcano Erupts Electric-Blue Lava. An Indonesian volcano has erupted what appears to be electric-blue lava flows, as photographed by Reuben Wu. Although surreal, this bright blue coloration is a result of nothing more than a tweak of chemistry. Volcanoes come in a variety of destructive flavors, both on Earth and on other planetary bodies in our Solar System.

Shield volcanoes like Kilauea effusively erupt lava, fairly slow, over long periods of time. Tall, mountainous stratovolcanoes like Mount Fuji remain silent for many hundreds of years before unleashing their cataclysmic fury on the world. The Ijen volcanic complex is a collection of stratovolcanoes in East Java, containing a large cauldron-shaped “caldera” that is approximately 22 kilometers (13.6 miles) across. Image credit: Reuben Wu As documented beautifully by Reuben Wu’s incredible photography, Kawah Ijen is almost the definition of unreal, particularly at night.

Burning elements is something we should all remember from our teenage years in chemistry class. What Plants Talk About - Documentary. MUST SEE: New York commuter shares photo of rare ‘Quadruple Rainbow’ GLEN COVE, New York — We’ve all seen a double rainbow, if not in real life then certainly on YouTube. But Tuesday morning Amanda Curtis captured something that puts that double to shame.

Try a quadruple rainbow. Curtis shared the photo on Twitter and her picture was quickly retweeted and shared all over the internet by thousands of people. Curtis, CEO of Nineteenth Amendment, said she caught the incredible sight near the commuter rail station in Glen Cove New York. Here is the full photo: quadruple rainbow over Glen Cove New York.

25 Natural Phenomena That Science Has Yet To Explain. It’s hard to believe, but there are things that our scientists have not been able to explain. Things like, balls of electricity appearing in the sky, or the random movement of 700 pound rocks with no aid from man or beast. Will we ever know the answers to these mysterious natural phenomena? Maybe. But as of now, these 25 natural phenomena remain a mystery. You Haven't Experienced Real Magic Until You've Stood Under These 11 Trees. Featured below are the most stunning and magical trees our planet has to offer. Some of them are huge and most will leave you breathless. Let us know which on is your favorite in the comments and be sure to share with your family and friends!

Antarctic Beech with hanging moss in Oregon Image credit: Drew Hopper Angel Oak Tree In Southern Carolina Image credit: Daniela Duncan Japanese Maple In Oregon Image credit: falcor88 A Sequoia Tree In California Image credit: Michael Nichols Rainbow Eucalyptus in Hawaii Image credit: jwilsonnorton New Zealand Wind Swept Trees Image credit: Seabird Nz Flamboyant Tree in Brazil Image credit: Salete T Silva Dragonblood Tree In Yemen Image credit: Csilla Zelko Maple Tree In Oregon Image credit: Ian Sane Cherry Trees In Germany Image credit: Adas Meliauskas h/t [boredpanda]

27 Trees That Don't Give A Fuck About You Or Anything That You Do.

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7 Incredible Things that You’ll Never Believe Really Exist in Nature! Our world is filled to brim with mysterious, bizarre and still-to-be-explored places. Some of the sights on this planet seem like they come straight out of a science fiction movie! How many of these amazing wonders have you heard of or seen before?

1. The Frozen Bubbles of Abraham Lake Photo by: Chip Phillips Have you ever seen anything like this?! Methane gas is created when plant material and animals in the lake sink to the bottom and start to get broken down by the bacteria. This happens all the time, except for the density of the ice is too great for the gas to escape so it creates a beautiful piece of art instead! 2. Photo by: Sigurdur Hrafn Stefnisso This display of lightning in Iceland is known as a “dirty thunderstorm.” It looks like a massive explosion just happened – except from mother nature!

3. Photo by: National Geographic This is a unreal cave that so many crystal lovers would die to visit! This cave provides the perfect environment for these crystals to thrive. 4. 5. 6. 7. 10 Breathtaking Places You Need to See to Believe! Our world is truly one of a kind. Sprinkled around this planet are some of the most magically mysterious places just waiting to be explored.

Here are some of the most dream-like lands to remind you how remarkably stunning and unique this Earth is. 1.The swing at the “End of the World” in Baños, Ecuador 2.Mount Roraima in Venezuela 3. Glowing Beach on Vaadhoo Island in the Maldives 4.The Tunnel of Love in Klevan, Ukraine Alexander Ishchenko / Shutterstock / Via quora.com 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Vadim Petrakov/Shutterstock. 20 Stunning Photos That Will Make You Want To Visit Norway | Pinspopulars. 20 Stunning Photos That Will Make You Want To Visit Norway Photos of Norway That Will Make You Want To Pack Your Bags Now !! Norway is a once-in-a-lifetime destination and the essence of its appeal is remarkably simple: this is one of the most beautiful countries on earth. 20 Stunning Photos That Will Make You Want To Visit Norway Norway is a country of endless rivers and powerful waterfalls which have contributed to making the country known abroad. 1- Blue Glacier #Norway #Norge Blue Glacier #Norway #Norge 2- Briksdalsbreen Glacier, Norway Briksdalsbreen Glacier, Norway 3 – Sunset, Lofoten, Norway Sunset, Lofoten, Norway 4 – Lofoten, #Norway #Norge Lofoten, Norway 5 – Værøy Island, Lofoten, Norway #Norway #Norge Værøy Island, Lofoten, Norway #Norway #Norge Værøy Island, Lofoten, Norway #Norway #Norge : The beauty of Værøy by sniper_88 on Flickr The Lofoten Islands, Norway The Lofoten Islands, Norway Lofoten, Norway 6 – #Norway #travel #experience Preikestolen, Norway 7 – Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen), Norway.

20 Stunning Photos That Will Make You Want To Visit Norway | Pinpopular. 20 Stunning Photos That Will Make You Want To Visit Norway Norway is a once-in-a-lifetime destination and the essence of its appeal is remarkably simple: this is one of the most beautiful countries on earth. 20 Stunning Photos That Will Make You Want To Visit Norway Norway is a country of endless rivers and powerful waterfalls which have contributed to making the country known abroad. 1- Blue Glacier #Norway #Norge Blue Glacier #Norway #Norge 2- Briksdalsbreen Glacier, Norway Briksdalsbreen Glacier, Norway 3 – Sunset, Lofoten, Norway Sunset, Lofoten, Norway 4 – Lofoten, #Norway #Norge Lofoten, #Norway #Norge 5 – Værøy Island, Lofoten, Norway #Norway #Norge Værøy Island, Lofoten, Norway #Norway #Norge Værøy Island, Lofoten, Norway #Norway #Norge : The beauty of Værøy by sniper_88 on Flickr 6 – #Norway #travel #experience #Norway #travel #experience #Norway #travel #experience : Are you afraid of heights?

7 – Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen), Norway Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen), Norway 8 – Geiranger, Norway Norway. ‘Deyðir Varðar’, An Epic Music Video by Faroese Metal Band Hamferð Recorded L... He’s The World’s Best Water Photographer… And He’s Just Released These Haunti... At first glance, these photographs look like looming mountains, standing guard over a dark universe found in a Tolkien novel. But look again: These images are actually the ocean's waves, captured at their peak point of crash. It's almost spooky how powerful they feel. Photographer Ray Collins is the man behind these amazing images, which seem to capture the wave's most crucial moment, just before it crashes and sinks back into the water. Collins bought his camera in 2007 with the hopes of shooting his surfer friends, but quickly found that he had a knack for photographing the water. His photos have been so successful, in fact, that they have been used in international campaigns for National Geographic, Patagonia, and Apple.

The photos below are from Collins' website, along with a short film entitled "SeaStills," which Collins describes as a "film about what drives him to create. " Next, check out Clark Little's incredible photos of waves. Source: Boredpanda. 30 Abandoned Places that Look Truly Beautiful. Take a tour of the world’s apparently robust supply of statues, buildings, and temples–and witness the surprising grandeur of dilapidation. 1.

Christ of the Abyss, San Fruttuoso, Italy (Italian: “Il Cristo degli Abissi”) is a submerged bronze statue of Jesus, of which the original is located in the Mediterranean Sea off San Fruttuoso between Camogli and Portofino on the Italian Riviera. It was placed in the water on 22 August 1954 at approximately 17 metres depth, and stands c. 2.5 metres tall. Via: en.www.lensart.ru 2. (Afrikaans for Coleman’s hill, German: Kolmannskuppe) is a ghost town in the Namib desert in southern Namibia, a few kilometres inland from the port town of Lüderitz. Via: photography.nationalgeographic.com 3. Built in Naples in 1981, the futuristic igloos seen above may not be around much longer. Via: reddit.com 4. SS Ayrfield (originally launched as SS Corrimal) was a steel-hulled, single screw, steam collier of 1140 tonnes and 79.1m in length. Via: photoree.com 5. 6. 7.

Lightening. Quite possibly die. Pluviophile. Pure magic. Tiny u & ur problems r. “This time-lapse shows flowers opening on a ‘Daydream’ hybrid echinopsis. Earth Looks Like A Living Creature In This Amazing NASA Video. We’ve all seen images of extreme weather from space. But none of those could prepare us for this video released by NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio. Using real data, this simulation’s volume-rendered clouds depict seven days in 2005 when a category-4 typhoon developed off the coast of China. According to the website, the goal of videos like this is to present a clearer picture of our planet and our place within it. We’ve all heard of the concept of mother earth, or the “gaia hypothesis” and how the planet isn’t just made of dead matter, but is actually a conscious, living being.

“Contrary to the common belief that the Earth is simply a dense planet whose only function is a resource for its inhabitants, our planet is in fact a breathing, living organism. Just look at that.. amazing. Credits: Youtube. 25 Bizarre Nature Photos Showing How Strange Earth Really Is. 22 Astonishing Places That Are Hard to Believe Really Exist. 22 Breathtaking Photos In Nature Guaranteed To Make You Feel Small, In A Good... Ethiopia. Nope. Planet not empire. Earth, The Pale Blue Dot: Geiranger Fjord, Norway. The seven sisters, Norway. Man belongs to earth. Plant trees. Nature doesn't hurry. Better connection. North. We r nature. Quiet wisdom of nature. Grasshopper.