Life is the biggest party you will ever be at. This world we live in is full of wonders you wouldn’t believe existed in nature. To comprehend these magnificent sights, you must witness them for yourself. Here are 6 amazing things you won’t believe actually exist in nature.
1. The giant crystal cave in Naica Mexico
Mexico’s Cueva de los Cristales is home to the largest natural crystal formations found anywhere in the world. Thriving under rare conditions, this cave in Mexico provided the perfect environment for these crystals to grow to incredible sizes.
Geologist Juan Manuel Garcia Ruiz explains in an issue of Geology, that for millennia these crystals grew in a consistent 58 degrees Celsius, filled with mineral rich water that hyper boosted the growth of these amazing beauties. Garica Ruiz upon thinking about these amazing wonders said “There is no other place on the planet where the mineral world reveals itself in such beauty.
2. Volcanic lightning in Iceland
The electrifying phenomena happens when rock fragments, such as ash collide with ice particles in a volcanic cloud as it is carried up into higher than normal parts of the atmosphere, it starts creating static with the surface of the planet thus providing the electrical charge needed for lightning. Such an incredible site to view.
3.Frozen air bubbles in Abraham Lake
Abraham Lake in Alberta Canada is home to a rare phenomenon that needs to be seen to believe. Trapped under it’s frozen surface, methane gas creeps its way up creating beautiful air bubbles as it freezes and melts and freezes and melts as the flammable element searches for its way out.
The methane is created when plants, and animals in the lake sink to the bottom and react with the bacteria in the water. the bacteria begins to break down the organic matter, decomposing them, slowly releasing the gas. Usually the gas floats its way to the top of the lake where it is released in the air, but when the lake freezes over, methane struggles a little more to find it’s freedom. It’s hardship shapes moving images, leaving admirers breathless.
4. Shimmering shores of Vaadhoo Maldives
This midnight light show on the shores of Vaadhoo, Maldives however unbelievable is not the result of an elaborate photoshop. It is however the result of tiny marine microbes called phytoplankton washing up on the sand.
There are many types of phytoplankton that are known to have an ability called bio-luminescence which allows them to glow as a defensive mechanism to scare predators and lure bigger predators to eat the ones looking to eat them. When these plankton are agitated they let off their glow creating stars in the ocean as the waves ripple them to shore.
5. Waitomo glowworm caves in New Zealand
The caves have been open to the public since 1889, but known to the indigenous Maori people for much longer. In fact, Waitomo comes from the Maori word wai, for water, and tomo, for hole or entrance.
The magical experience is heightened by the fact that visitors silently glide through the caves by gondola. The view is just pleasing to the eyes.
6. The bubble gum pink Lake Hillier in Australia
The bubble gum pink lake defies science: No one knows why it's as pink as it is, or why the color is actually stronger the further from the lake you are. Most believe that it is caused by a specific algae in the lake that is drawn to its high salinity, as well as a pink bacteria known as halobacteria.
Whatever the reason for its unique hue, the lake sits on Middle Island, an island on the Recherche Archipelago that is used solely for research purposes, and can only be viewed by helicopter.