25 Natural Photos You Won’t Believe Are Not Photoshopped

Posted by , Updated on September 20, 2022

With more and more people using Photoshop to enhance their photos, it might be difficult to tell if the amazing picture you are looking at is actually real or fake. Yet, some of the most mind-blowing and incredible pictures ever posted on the internet can be absolutely genuine, created by nobody else but Mother Nature and a camera. So don’t lose hope, there is still some genuine, non-photoshopped beauties out there like these 25 natural photos you won’t believe are not Photoshopped.



ProvenceImage: www.shelovesglam.com

Located in southeastern France, Provence is a historical region famous for its renowned herbs. Local lavender fields look unearthly beautiful but they are totally real.


Namib Desert

Namib DesertImage: jonmccormack.com

One of the driest and most hostile places in the world, the Namib Desert is home to these breathtaking sceneries. With a giant sand dune as the amber backdrop, the trees look cartoonish as if this was some sort of contemporary painting. Nevertheless, this is, in fact, a real photo.



Ashikaga Flowering ParkImage: www.japanrealm.com

Wisteria, a genus of climbing flowering plants in the pea family, is what makes the Ashikaga Flowering Park in Japan look like a place from another planet.


Really Clear Water

MenorcaImage: www.reddit.com

One of the Balearic Islands, Menorca, a Spanish island in the Mediterranean Sea, has clear turquoise water so clean and transparent that boats look like they are floating.


Nail Island

Ko TapuImage: www.amazingplacesonearth.com

Translated as the Nail Island, Ko Tapu is a 20 m (66 ft) tall sea stack towering over the Phang Nga Bay in Thailand. This spectacular rock formation is as fragile and shaky as it looks.


The Reflection of a Lake

MorondavaImage: nationalgeographic.com

Reflecting in a lake in Morondava, a city in western Madagascar, the majestic Grandidier´s baobabs create a truly breathtaking spectacle. Endemic to the island, they reach up to 30 m (100 ft).


Karakum Desert

Derweze CraterImage: www.lovethesepics.com

Located in the middle of the Karakum Desert in Turkmenistan, the Derweze Crater has been burning since 1971 when a Soviet drilling rig collapsed on that place.


Synchronized Fireflies

firefliesImage: www.zmescience.com

Living in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the synchronous fireflies can synchronize their flashing light patterns, creating fantastic mind-bending light shows.


Rainbow Mountains

Rainbow MountainsImage: whenonearth.net

The astonishing, supernaturally-looking colors of the Rainbow Mountains in China are the result of red sandstone and mineral deposits being laid down over 24 million years.


Mount Fuji

Mount FujiImage: www.reddit.com

The highest mountain in Japan, Mount Fuji is where rare lenticular clouds form occasionally. Because of their very unusual shape, they are sometimes mistaken for UFOs.


Mudhdhoo Island

Mudhdhoo IslandImage: www.huffingtonpost.com

Mudhdhoo Island in the Maldives is home to unique bioluminescent phytoplankton that – when stressed – emit a bluish light, creating an impressive spectacle after the sun goes down.


Undulatus Asperatus

Undulatus AsperatusImage: vikefans.com

Translated as “roughened waves”, the Undulatus Asperatus is a fascinating, ominous-looking cloud formation. This one was spotted and captured in New Zealand.


Located in the Mexican state of Chihuahua, the Cave of Crystals is home to some of the largest naturals crystals ever found on Earth. Weighing up to 55 tons, these giant crystals make humans look like dwarfs.

Cave of CrystalsImage: nationalgeographic.com

Located in the Mexican state of Chihuahua, the Cave of Crystals is home to some of the largest naturals crystals ever found on Earth. Weighing up to 55 tons, these giant crystals make humans look like dwarfs.


The Grand Prismatic Spring

Grand Prismatic SpringImage: artwolfe.com

The third largest hot spring in the world, the Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park is famous for its striking coloration caused by pigmented bacteria in the microbial mats that grow around the edges of the mineral-rich water.



Iceland lagoonImage: www.lovethesepics.com

Jokulsarlon, a large glacial lake in southeastern Iceland, is known for its bizarre stripped icebergs which attract photographers from around the world.


Red Tide

red tideImage: viralcircus.com

Officially known as an algal bloom, the so-called “red tide” is a natural phenomenon in which algae accumulate rapidly in water, converting entire areas of an ocean or beach into a blood red color.


Lake Natron

Lake NatronImage: www.smithsonianmag.com

Located in Tanzania, the Lake Natron has extremely high soda and salt content, which causes dead animals around the lake to calcify, preserving them perfectly.


Rainbow Eucalyptus

rainbow eucalyptusImage: www.dmt-nexus.me

Reaching over 61 m (200 ft), Eucalyptus deglupta (commonly known as rainbow eucalyptus) is famous for its unique multi-hued bark. Patches of outer bark are shed at different times, showing a green inner bark which then darkens and matures to give blue, purple, orange and maroon tones.


A Sandstone Rock Formation

the WaveImage: matome.naver.jp

Situated near the Arizona–Utah border in the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, the Wave is a sandstone rock formation notable for its unusual colorful and undulating forms.


The Tianzi Mountain

Tianzi MountainImage: www.picturecorrect.com

Found in the Chinese province of Hunan, this gravity-defying rock formation is the Tianzi Mountain. Its highest peak is 1,260 meters (about 4,100 feet) above sea level.


The Waitomo Caves

Waitomo CavesImage: www.huffingtonpost.co.uk

What looks like a fairy kingdom is actually a real place on Earth. Caused by the presence of thousands of glow-worms, this fascinating display can be seen in the Waitomo Caves in New Zealand.


Pink Lake

Pink LakeImage: www.travellers-autobarn.com.au

Characterized by its distinctively pink color, the Pink Lake is a salt lake in Western Australia. The striking color of the lake is caused by a green alga, Halobacterium and high concentration of brine prawn.


Dead Trees

flooded forestImage: ecotraveller.tv

Resembling masts of invisible ghost ships, these wooden sticks protruding from turquoise water are trunks of dead trees that got flooded in 1911 after a severe earthquake hit this region in south-eastern Kazakhstan.


A Sand Storm

sand stormImage: www.boston.com

After a gigantic sand storm hit eastern Australia in 2009, Sydney was shrouded by a dense red haze. You can barely see the Sydney Opera House in the background!


A Volcanic River

volcanic riverImage: weather.com

What may look like an abstract painting is actually an aerial view of a volcanic river flowing through glacial fields and volcanic ash in Iceland.

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