Lightning strikes are not at all uncommon, but when you can catch an amazing strike on camera, it can be jaw-dropping. Such an image was captured a while back at the Grand Canyon when lightning struck inside. It was another example of mind-blowing nature at work. For some reason, lightning loves the Grand Canyon. Apparently, it strikes 25,000 times per year here, which is the most among America’s most-visited National Parks. It is said that lightning takes the easiest path to the ground, making large canyons like this a popular destination.
Sometimes, images can be captured at the perfect time. In this case, we can likely assume a fox was hunting for food and came across a little mouse that he made into his dinner. However, due to how it looks, the mouse seems to be showing no fear as he looks into the eyes of the fox. One can assume he was arguing with his mouse landlord about rent, perhaps stating that he gets paid around the first of the month and hopes that’ll be cool. Yet the mouse is not happy about the past-due rent.
If you’ve never been to Cataguas Island in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, we highly recommend it. As you can see, it is truly a small island that is known for its crystal clear waters. Trees on the island grow some of the most amazing tasting fruit that one could hope to consume too. Due to the popularity of the island, it is now often flooded by tourists to the area. Especially during warmer times of the year. In spite of this, Brazil has attempted to keep the island from being damaged by tourists thankfully.
The Schalow Turaco is a beautiful bird that is notable for its impressive appearance. It is especially beloved for its cool mohawk hairdo. This rocker bird is native to Zambia, Central Angola, Southern DRC, Southern Kenya, Western Tanzania, and Western Malawi. It is not hard to spot them when you get into these areas as they fly around the area quite frequently. However, due to their green coloring, they might be much harder to spot as you enter areas with more trees.
It might seem really weird to look at, but you truly are looking at baby octopuses, or rather, octopi. They sort of look like they are in some sort of laboratory chamber being created. Yet these are essentially eggs that a female octopus will lay. She will then spend a lot of time weaving them all together in strands. It is likely to help take them wherever she needs to go. The mother will stand guard for months to make sure no predators try to take her eggs. Yet not all eggs laid by the mother will survive, so standing guard to protect the eggs can be a difficult job but only a few need to survive to keep the species alive.
New Zealand is a great country that is sort of confusing in everything you can see. You can swim in the warm waters in one area while climbing mountains in cold weather on the other. It is like an entire world in a small, confined area. This image shows New Zealand from space in a low orbit sector. The world is turning where light is slowly hitting the country. It might not seem like it from this view, but the country is not exactly small. It consists of two large islands, the North & South. In total, New Zealand covers 103,500 square miles. Keep in mind, this means the entire nation horizontally and horizontally measured.
While human children love to play, baby animals love to do the same thing. It is not uncommon to see this type of thing among baby elephants in particular. Elephants are smart creatures and pick up on stuff pretty quickly, even at a young age. In this case, it is stated that the elephants were playing their form of tag. Is it possible that the elephants picked this up from other elephants or maybe from humans? It’s unknown, but this mind-blowing nature spectacle is still adorable nonetheless.
While normally, agates are pretty impressive things to come across, this agate from the Patagonia Crater is pretty awesome. It looks almost like a volcano inside of a rock. There have been more discovered in the Argentinian region where the crater is located. Many have been going through the area to see if they can find something similar to this. Agates like this are rare even though we’re used to seeing agates with a variety of colors inside. Nothing exactly like this had been seen before, however. Of course, that makes it special. Yet another example of mind-blowing nature providing something incredible.
If you have never seen a Greater Blue-Eared Starling before, chances are you’re not alone. They are not exactly abundant in nature. The species is native to South Africa and Angola and has been on the IUCN Endangered Species list in the past. In the areas listed, they are quite frequent. However, if you do not go there, you likely will not come across them. That makes it difficult for most to see them, as the tourism to Angola and South Africa is not exactly “high.” That said, this bird is quite beautiful with its blue appearance.
Sometimes, images can be impressive and only help to highlight an area’s beauty. That was the case here, as the photographer captured an image of the moon through canyons. This was taken in a small slot within Cathedral Gorge Canyon, which is located in Lincoln County, Nevada. People can visit this same Canyon in the Cathedral Gorge State Park pretty much any time the park is open and check everything out for yourself. It is a wonderful area, but due to how easy it is to get lost here, try only going in groups.
Alligator eyes are never something you want to be staring at, especially if you’re in the water. They are incredibly dangerous creatures who have no problem going after prey a little larger than themselves. Many people confuse Crocodiles and Alligators, but one way to know what you’re dealing with is location. Alligators tend to be native to the United States, Mexico, and China. They tend to be freshwater creatures while Crocodiles, found in Asian and Australian regions, are usually saltwater creatures. The skin of both is rough to the touch and their teeth are as sharp as any knife.
If you want to see some mind-blowing nature in action, check out this amazing pond in Japan. It is notable for having bright blue water. However, the big thing everyone tends to love checking out is the ice. It might be hard to notice, but this bright blue you’re seeing is actually ice on the pond and not the water. Yet the unfrozen portion of the water is still so bright blue that it bleeds through to give this beautiful appearance. It is called simply the Blue Pond Hokkaido, and you might know it best for being an Apple Macbook background these days.
If you’re unfamiliar with the Haleakala Silversword plant, it grows a bit awkwardly. It’ll almost look like a cactus when completely grown. It gets the name “silversword” due to what it looks like when completely grown. It has an appearance to that of a sword and obviously, it has a silver tint to it. This plant is also only native to one place and truly won’t grow anywhere else on the planet. You can find it on the Hawaiian island of Maui at the tallest summit. You will not be able to see it grow elsewhere so be sure to take lots of pictures.
Jasper National Park is located in Alberta, Canada, and stretches across 11,000 kilometers or 6,835 miles. It’s the largest National Park in the Canadian Rockies too. That said, this is a large land that is absolutely beautiful and protected well by Canada. Yet someone up above may also be looking down to keep an eye on things. This amazing light was caught in an image showing a break in the clouds where the sun forced its way through. Mind-blowing nature moments like this aren’t easy to catch on camera, so we’re happy someone managed to do so.
The Hippopotamus is one of the largest creatures we have on the planet. In spite of their size, they can move relatively quickly and do not mind hurting anyone that comes close. You ever wondered why you don’t hear as many stories about predatory cats like Lions attacking Hippos? It is likely because they know Hippos are incredibly territorial and can destroy pretty much any predator. Especially due to being surrounded by other Hippos a lot. In this image, you can see the amazing togetherness of this Hippo Tribe. The Hippos that mud bathe together, stay together, right?
NASA uses a “vehicle assembly building,” better known as a VAB, in multiple places for testing purposes. This particular VAB belongs to the John F. Kennedy Space Center. The image caught looks almost like a creepy painting or something from the Death Stranding video game. In actual truth, the VAB was caught in some early morning fog. One could likely not ask for fog at a better time, as mind-blowing nature was at work to help create the perfect photo opportunity.
This is truly mind-blowing nature at work. What you’re seeing may come across like potentially a rope hanging from the ceiling, but it’s not. This is literally a living rope or living bridge created by an ant colony. The ants form together and hold tight as they come together for this task. It appears that they wanted to create a better system to get from point A to point B. The reason they likely did not just walk across the ceiling is due to the fact that they likely might need to carry back things too heavy for them to do so. Therefore, their living bridge is the best concept to go with. It truly is impressive to see.
Have you ever wondered what would happen if a volcano randomly erupted and lightning managed to strike down at the very same time? This image gives you that exactly, as a volcano erupted and lightning hit in the same spot. Science geeks will tell you that this specific type of eruption actually causes lightning to strike down. Yet non-science people will tell you it was the Nature Gods getting angry with us and showing off their power to keep us in line. You decide which is true. We kind of like the Nature God concept.
One of the most amazing things you’ll ever see is certainly Lake Sørvágsvatn. Referred to by many as the “Lake above the Sea,” it actually is as described or assumed. This cliffside area happens to be part of the Faroe Island chain in Scotland. This specific area is on the island of Vágar. The island obviously has its own lake area, but due to being an island, it’s also in the middle of the ocean. This quite literally separates the Atlantic Ocean and Vágar Lake by the smallest of margins.