25 Natural Phenomena You Have To See To Believe

Posted by , Updated on January 1, 2014

If you ever get a chance to travel the world you’ll want to make sure you don’t miss these 25 natural phenomena you have to see to believe!

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Vaadhoo Island in the Maldives

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The blue glowing lights are caused by millions of phytoplankton

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Rainbow Eucalyptus Trees in Hawaii

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These are the only species of eucalyptus tree to grow in the northern hemisphere

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Spiderwebs in Pakistan

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This is what all the trees looked like after the floods.

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Salt Flats in Bolivia

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They are the largest in the world.

21

Lake Hillier in Australia

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Scientists have yet to conclusively prove what causes the red color.


20

Underwater Forest in Kazahkstan

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After a large earthquake in 1911 this valley flooded and submerged the trees.

19

Blood Falls in Antarctica

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This saltwater flowing out of a glacier is tainted with iron oxide.

18

The Wave in Arizona

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There is no way to get here except via a long walk through the desert.

17

Thor's Wall in Oregon

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This huge saltwater fountain is operated by the Pacific Ocean’s power.

16

Light Pillars in Moscow

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These pillars are created by the reflection of light from ice crystals

15

Crystal Cave in Mexico

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Closed to the public, this cave contains some of the largest selenite crystals in the world.

14

Frozen Methane Bubbles in Canada

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The plants near the edge of the lake release methane that doesn’t quite make it to the surface during winter.

13

A Dirty Thunderstorm in Chile

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A dirty thunderstorm happens when a volcanic plume produces lightning.

12

Black Sun in Denmark

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Migrating Starlings black out the sky every spring and autumn.

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The Long Wave On Earth in the Amazon

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Found in the middle of the Amazon, surfers can only ride this wave for three days out of the year.

10

Fire Rainbow in Idaho

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Not related to rainbows or fire, this phenomena occurs due to ice crystals high in the atmosphere.

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The Everlasting Storm in Venezuela

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Due to the perfect set of conditions a storm has been raging over Lake Maracaibo for centuries.

8

Stone Forest in China

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These limestone trees in Yunnan are a UNESCO world heritage site.

7

Lake Retba in Senegal

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Another red lake, this time it’s in Africa and scientists are more sure about the source of redness…algae.

6

Socotra in Yemen

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One third of the plant life on this isolated island is found nowhere else on the planet.

5

Doorway to Hell in Turkmenistan

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Burning for the last 40 years, this cavern was full of natural gas when the soviets decided to ignite it.

4

Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone

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It’s the largest hot spring in the US and the third largest in the world.

3

Haiku Stairs in Hawaii

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Though technically off limits, some hikers ignore the no trespassing signs for a breathtaking climb.

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Mount Roraima in South America

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Found at the intersection of Venezuela, Guyana, and Brazil the plants and animals on top of this plateau are very unique due to their isolation.

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Goats on a tree in Morocco

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You were probably expecting some sort of majestic rainbow colored volcano weren’t you? Nope, just a bunch of hungry goats up in a tree.

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