Baikal Zen: Rare Phenomenon Makes Rocks Look Like They Are Floating Above Water


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Lake Baikal in Siberia is the deepest freshwater lake in the world, and its particular relationship to the land that surrounds it produces fascinating natural phenomenon—frozen waves of ice, ice caves dripping with long fingers of icicles, frozen methane bubbles, and something called “Baikal Zen,” which is the balancing of rocks on thin pedestals of ice. Continue reading »

Photographer Derry Moroney Captures Breathtaking Aerial “Tree Of Life” Photos Of A Receding Lake

Derry Moroney is an Australian photographer who recently captured photos of a unique “Tree of Life” phenomenon that appeared on the receding Lake Cakora in Brooms Head, New South Wales, and the photos will take your breath away. Continue reading »

Sculpture Of Istanbul’s Social Media Phenomenon Cat Tombili To Be Inaugurated

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A sculpture was created in memory of Tombili, the phenomenon cat of Istanbul’s Kadıköy that passed away on August 10. Upon a petition on change.org demanding a sculpture for the famous cat, sculptor Seval Şahin built the commemorative sculpture. The sculpture will be inaugurated on October 4 World Animal Day in the exact same location where Tombili posed for the famous picture. Continue reading »

Weather Phenomenon Causes One of the Driest Deserts to Burst into a Vibrant Flowery Field

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Though the Atacama Desert in Chile is one of the driest places on the planet, it’s hardly recognizable at the moment. The typically barren landscape is absolutely covered in a vibrant floral bed. The most prominent characteristic of the area is its total lack of precipitation, yet exceptions do occur and plants and animals take advantage of these changes, bursting into action. This phenomenon of dormant or hibernating seeds blooming the spring after large rainfall is also known as “desierto forido,” or flowering desert.
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“Red Tide”: The Natural Luminescence Phenomenon

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Glow-in-the-dark blue waves caused by the phenomenon known as harmful algal bloom or “red tide”, are seen at night near Sam Mun Tsai beach in Hong Kong January 22, 2015. Algal blooms occur when there is a sharp growth in algae population in a water system, and are considered harmful when resulting in negative impacts on other organisms. Picture taken using long exposure. (Photo by Tyrone Siu/Reuters)
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Anti-gravity Phenomenon Rocks

Stones sit atop each other in Tanay, Philippines after a rock balancing performance. Rock balancing is a performance art which involves arranging natural stones, usually found on location, in gravity-defying arrangements without tools. (Cheryl Ravelo/Reuters) Continue reading »