Oh, nature… you’re so beautiful but you can also be so crazy!
Look, I love traveling around the world and discovering new things. Not long ago, I traveled to the tropics and took a kayak tour to explore a hidden lagoon inside a cave. It was absolutely amazing and I gave myself a pat on the back for doing something so adventurous. This is about as adventurous as I’ll get.
But maybe you’re more adventurous than me? Maybe you’re crazy? Because if so, perhaps I can interest you in some absolutely mind blowing natural phenomenons that you can actually witness happening on this humble planet that we call home.
From the hurried migration of millions of tiny red crabs, to a nightmarish explosive lighting storm, these are the sort of bizarre and frightening things that you might expect to see in a movie. Once you see the photos, you’ll probably scream “Photoshop!” Heck, I refused to believe that some of these were even possible when I first saw them. But every single one of them is absolutely real. Seriously.
Check out the photos and let us know what you think. Which ones would you be willing to see for yourself in person? Any of them going on your bucket list? Any of them going on your nope-nope-nope list?
1. Volcanic Lightning Storm
When rock fragments, ash, and ice particles in a volcanic plume collide, electrical charges are generated. The result? One violently angry volcanic eruption. I’m going to stay as far away form this as possible.
2. Snow Chimneys
Snow chimneys are what happens when you have fumaroles in Arctic areas. What’s a fumarole? They are basically vents to allow steam from volcanoes to escape. But in freezing cold weather, the steam freezes and you end up with these crazy looking things.
3. Underwater Waterfall
It looks like a painting but this incredible waterfall illusion can be seen in Mauritius. So how is the illusion created? The sand and silt deposits that flow through the area and fluctuate the colour of the water, creating the appearance of an underwater waterfall. It’s very convincing, isn’t it?
4. Light Pillars
Light pillars are what happen when light is reflected of of numerous tiny ice crystal suspended in the atmosphere or clouds. The resulting optical phenomenon is quite stunning!