Nature is amazing. So many things happen in an ecosystem that stars from organisms so small our eyes cannot distinguish them up to apex predators that often make it to the TV. This list is about those organisms we don't see, the silent processes TVs often don't show, and rare occurrences which almost seemed like nature playing a joke on them.
Between leucistic alligators and fog breaths from birds, which one is rarer? Have you ever seen the 'underbellies' of icebergs? These pictures will keep your jaw open, so here's a quick reminder to close them from time to time!
“The sun hit this freshly-paved tarmac just right and made a real-life Rainbow Road through polarized lenses.”
If you flip an iceberg upside down, this is what it looks like.
The purple hue on Pistachio nuts are due to the antioxidants they contain.
Ever seen how horses are transported on a plane?
“Nappies in Sweden have a father on the packaging.”
“Finally got my prosthetics in!”
“Snow ball sea.” When under the right temperature, the wind will blow the slow and calm waves, forming small cores that slowly becomes bigger.
“The back of Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa.”
“Male red-winged blackbird with “smoke rings,” his breath condensed on the chilly morning.”
Kathrin Swoboda Photography, Kathrin Swoboda Photography -Via
“The Density Of Penguin Feathers.”
You can find this huge Banyan tree in Cairo. It’s over 150 years old.
“I took a picture of a departing aircraft.” (long exposure)
“My dad got a periodic table with the actual elements in it.”
“The forests of Aspen, Colorado.”
“Truck door handle on a frosty morning.”
“Jimbacrinus bostocki, a Crinoid fossil mortality plate from Western Australia.”
Tom Kapitany -Via
“Certain fish skin can be grafted onto burns and diabetic wounds. The material recruits the body’s own cells and is converted eventually into living tissue.” (Tilapia skin is one of them!)
“This butterfly with transparent wings.”
“This is what a sunset on Earth looks like from above.”
Inside a pencil store in Tehran, Iran.
“What a piece of 10,000 year old glacial ice looks like.”
“My hair is half blonde half brunette. Including eyebrows.”
“Here are my removed & genetically modified white blood cells, about to be put back in to hopefully cure my cancer! This is t-cell immunotherapy!”
“This albino peacock I saw in Malaysia.”
“Spotted a rainbow cloud from my balcony. Not as beautiful as Aurora, but pretty rare to see such phenomena in India.”
“Bioluminescent Phytoplankton in the Persian Gulf.”
“This close up shot of a dragonfly I took with my phone the other day.”
This is Sendai Daikannon, 5th world tallest statue of Kannon (Guanyin), towering at 100m tall.
“I’m very excited and proud to announce the existence of a brand new Leucistic Alligator to the world! This beautiful animal will be among an amazing collection of ambassadors to help promote public education and Crocodilian conservation.”
“My nails pushing the chemo out of my fingertips.”