25 Insanely Awesome Natural Phenomena

Most of these don’t even look real!

Nothing has more of a creative imagination than nature. From fiery volcanoes to volcano sharks, humans never cease to be amazed by our natural world. We collected 23 crazy photos that prove just how amazing Mother Nature really is!

1. Mud storms occur after lightning hits volcanic plumes.

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© mrietze

2. Namibia’s Magic Circles are believed to be the work of desert termites.

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3. The Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland is a result of ancient volcano eruptions that produced these 40,000 or so contiguous basalt pillars.

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© euguide

4. Lenticular clouds, seen here in Georgia, USA, are a very rare occurrence

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© jollysailor1950

5. Catatumbo Lightning, an amazing phenomenon that only occurs in Venezuela, sees 2,800 lightning strikes a day, 260 days a year. Wow!

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© terra-z

6. Christmas Island Red Crabs, 43 MILLION of them to be exact, migrate to the ocean every year in order to lay eggs. The migration is so large, local authorities even close roads in order to prevent them from being disturbed.

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© pinterest

7. The Great Blue Hole in Belize is a gigantic hole in the earth underwater that measures 300 meters in diameter and 124 meters deep. Terrifying!

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© imgur

8. Undulatus Asperatus Clouds look like marvellous waves in the sky.

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© animalworld

9. Lake Natron, Tanzania is a spotted lake dotted with hot springs. Best of all: it’s pink!

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© imgur

10. The Spotted Lake in Canada is the world’s largest reserve of minerals such as magnesium sulfate, calcium, and sodium.

© (с) Jeremy Hiebert
© (с) Jeremy Hiebert

11. The ’”Door to Hell’’ in Turkmenistan started as a fire that was started in 1971 at a gas mine. No one has been able to stop it yet.

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© imgur

12. New Zealand’s Spherical Boulders are eroded rocks that pop up during low tides. 

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© warnet

13. Flammable Ice Bubbles in Abraham Lake, Canada.

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© Edwin Martinez

14. Frozen Flowers occur when the surface of still waters reaches incredibly low temperatures (-22C), after which these adorable little crystals appear.

© Jeffrey Bowman
© Jeffrey Bowman

15. Black Sun, a flock of over 40,000 starlings grouped together, is a rare and beautiful sight to see.

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© linkiesta

16. Death Valley’s Sailing Stones are one of the creepiest phenomena on this list! Even though there is no one in sight, the rocks move across flat land without any assistance, leaving long trails.

© (с) Trey Ratcliff
© (с) Trey Ratcliff

17. Underwater Crop Circles are another creepy occurrence that happen off of Japan’s coast, but are actually caused by male puffer fish trying to attract a female.

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© pinterest

18. Migrating Monarch Butterflies escape the cold by migrating thousands of miles from Canada to the south of the Unites States.

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© ck-make-art

19. The Blooming Desert is a particularly rainy season in the Atacama Desert, resulting in gorgeous flowers and herbs blooming.

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© zouzouke

20. Mammatus Clouds happen alongside cyclones in tropical regions.

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© rsvlts

21. Bioluminescent shores on Maldives’ beaches are a result of phytoplankton.

© (с) Doug Perrine
© (с) Doug Perrine

 22. Rainbow Eucalyptus happens after each layer of bark peels at different times. After being peeled, each section gradually changes from blue to purple, orange, then maroon.

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23. The Sardine Run is a mass of billions of sardines swimming along the coast of South Africa every summer.

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© 48tu

24. The Winnie the Pooh Cloud appeared in Dorset, England, shockingly enough during a children’s charity event.

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© Xposure

25. The Infamous Cloud Tsunami in Sydney, Australia shocked viewers everywhere.

© Richard Hirst
© Richard Hirst

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