Earth always knows how to bring us surprises. It displays fireworks, whirls out sparkling fishes, and create huge mountains. Some of these natural phenomena are very rare and unbelievable but they are true indeed.
One Million Ideas lists 26 bizarre pictures that prove nature has a magical powerful.
#1 Mud Storms
Mud storms occur when lightning appears in a volcanic plume.
#2 “Strange Circles” in Namibia
Investigators of this magical phenomenon said that it’s the “masterpiece” of desert termites.
#3 The Giant’s Causeway
This is the product of Northern Ireland’s eruption of an ancient volcano. This built a ground covered by 40 000 tightly surrounding basalt pillars.
#4 Lenticular clouds
These gold clouds in northern Georgia, USA are an extraordinary natural phenomenon.
#5 Catatumbo Lightning
Lightning flashes appear over water 140-160 nights a year, for 10 hours a night, and up to 280 times per hour.
#6 Island of Red Crabs
About 43 million land crabs migrate to the ocean each year in masses to lay their eggs. For a week, local authorities close most of the roads so that migration does not interfere.
#7 Giant Blue Hole
The enormous underwater sinkhole off the coast of Belize is more than 300 meters in diameter and 124 meters deep.
#8 Undulatus Asperatus Clouds
These clouds are called undulatus asperatus, as known as rough waves. This type of cloud, with a rather bizarre form, was included in the classification by the head of the Cloud Appreciation Society.
#9 Flamingo Lake Natron, Tanzania
This saltwater lake that is fed by hot springs, looks exactly like a flamingo in real life.
#10 The Spotted Lake
The Canadian Spotted Lake is the world’s greatest reserve of magnesium sulfate, calcium, and sodium, etc.
#11 The ’’Door to Hell’’, Turkmenistan
This is a gas mine fire that broke out in 1971. It was attributed to the incompetence of the researchers and hasn’t stopped yet.
#12 Spherical Boulders in New Zealand
Because of the erosion of the shore’s argillaceous rocks, spherically-shaped boulders come out.
#13 Flammable Ice Bubbles
These are methane bubbles in an ice trap in Abraham Lake, Canada.
#14 Frozen flowers
In the waters of lakes and seas, where the surface has just started freezing up (about −22°C), appear ice crystals of tremendous beauty.
#15 Black Sun With Starlings Flock
About 50,000 starlings flock in the skies into giant twittering flocks. This phenomenon has also been known a ’’rumble.’’
#16 Sailing stones of the Death Valley
In a deserted valley in the USA appears a distinctive geological phenomenon: fragments of rocks move along the smooth ground without any impacts, leaving a long trace behind.
#17 Underwater Crop Circles
Off the coast of Japan, deft pufferfish males create wonderful aligned circles with chiseled edges. These works of art are created to captivate and attract females.
#18 Migrating Monarch Butterflies
Covering thousands of kilometers, gigantic flocks of butterflies briskly move from Canada to the south of the United States.
#19 The Blooming Desert
When Chile is more rainy than usual, the Atacama Desert will be covered with colorful flowers and herbs.
#20 Mammatus Clouds
These clouds are very infrequent; they mostly appear in tropical latitudes. They are bound with the formation of a tropical cyclone.
#21 Bioluminescent waves on the beaches of the Maldives
Some phytoplankton species are capable of luminescence. This phenomena is so fascinating.
#22 Rainbow Eucalyptus
This appears because eucalyptus peels in various sections. Each piece of the bark steadily gets blue, purple, orange, and then maroon.
#23 Sardine Run
From May to July, billions of sardines run to the North along the East coast of South Africa.
#24 Winnie the Pooh Cloud
During a children’s charity event in Dorset, England, the guests saw Winnie’s cloud all of a sudden looking like he was laughing and relaxed after a honey festival.
#25 A “cloud tsunami”
This unbelievable enormous wave rolling over Sydney. Its picture surprised the whole world.
#26 Dust storm
This giant dust storm hit Western Australia in early 2013.
These phenomena can make you appreciate just how stunning our planet is. If you see a rare nature phenomena, please capture it and send us photos. Maybe some days, your pictures will spread all over the world.