25 Craziest Things Found In Nature

Posted by , Updated on July 24, 2014

From blue lava to everlasting thunderstorms, these are the 25 craziest things found in nature.

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Living Rocks, Chile

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Resembling a mass of organs found inside a rock, this filter feeding creature easily blends into the beach.

24

Lenticular Clouds, Mountainous Areas

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Looking like UFO’s these clouds form when moist air flows over a mountain.

23

Red Crab Migration, Christmas Island

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Every year nearly 120 million crabs make their way to the ocean.

22

Underwater Crop Circles, Japan

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Produced by male pufferfish flapping their fins in the sand, these “crop circles” litter the seabed around Japan.

21

The Black Sun, Denmark

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During spring in Denmark, millions of European starlings get together to form huge and complex shapes in the sky.


20

Cocooned trees, Pakistan

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During a flood, the only place for the spiders to go is the trees.

19

White rainbows

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Perhaps not surprisingly they are also known as fog bows.

18

Rainbow Eucalyptus Trees, Australia

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Due to shedding these trees assume a vibrant array of colors.

17

Maelstroms

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Formed by conflicting tidal flows, these whirlpools can pull in swimmers and small boats.

16

Hair Ice

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Due to interesting chemical changes caused by bacteria, water escaping from affected plants freezes in a very unconventional manner.

15

Green Flash

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Although rare, it is not just the stuff of myths and legends. If conditions are just right then the sun will appear green for an instant before disappearing over the horizon.

14

The Great Blue Hole, Belize

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Formed by erosion when the sea floor was much lower, this sink hole is a favorite spot for divers.

13

The Everlasting Storm, Venezuela

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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.

12

Underwater Waterfall, Mauritius

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Although it’s obviously not really a waterfall, sand being sucked down into the ocean creates the illusion of one.

11

Bleeding Glacier, Antarctica

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Also known as the blood falls this is basically an outflow of iron oxide tainted salt water.

10

Volcanic Lightning

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Volcanic explosions create a large amount of electrical charge and static which can sometimes lead to an electrical storm.

9

Steam Towers, Iceland

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Combined with the northern lights, this geothermal activity looks surreal.

8

The Never-Ending Wave, Brazil

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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.

7

The Monarch Butterfly Migration, United States and Mexico

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Traveling nearly 2,500 miles, these butterflies make for an epic sight during their migration.

6

Danxia Landforms, China

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These amazing colors are the result of red sandstone and mineral deposits laid down over millions of years.

5

The Flowering Desert, Chile

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Only occurring every several years, usually after heavy rain, the Atacama Desert will briefly flower.

4

Calcifying Lake, Tanzania

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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.

3

Horsetail Falls, California

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Found 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.

2

Frost Flowers, Arctic Areas

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This phenomenon occurs due to temperature differentials between the ocean and the atmosphere.

1

Blue Lava, Indonesia

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The glow comes from the combustion of sulfuric gases that are pushed through the cracks of the volcano at high temperatures.

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