Nature’s Miracles: Amazing Things You Won’t Believe Exist

By Shreesha Ghosh

April 19, 2022

Blood Falls, Antarctica

The reddish falls were first discovered in Antarctica in 1911 by Australian geologist Griffith Taylor, who noticed that the river had stained the surrounding ice cliffs with a deep red colour. The true origin of the fall’s colour is due to oxidised iron in brine salt water, the same process that gives iron a dark red colour when it rusts.

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Volcanic lightning

This kind of lightning is an electrical discharge caused by a volcanic eruption rather than from an ordinary thunderstorm. It arises from colliding and fragmenting particles of volcanic ash (sometimes ice), which generate static electricity within the volcanic plume, leading to the name – Dirty Thunderstorm.

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Sea of Stars, Vaadhoo

The glowing blue waves or bioluminescence in the waves of Vaadhoo Island is the product of marine microbes called phytoplankton. The mystical sparkling is a well-known spectacle at night. The tiny island comprises around 500 inhabitants.

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Salt flats, Bolivia

Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni is considered one of the most extreme and remarkable vistas in South America. Stretching for more than 4,050 square miles of the Altiplano, it is the world’s largest salt flat, left behind by several prehistoric lakes that evaporated long ago.

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The Wave, Arizona

The Wave is located in Arizona, United States. It is a gorgeous red sandstone formation on the slopes of the Coyote Buttes in the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, located in the northern portion. The marvellous sandstone formation is famous among hikers and photographers for its undulating forms and the rugged terrain.

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Cenotes, Mexico

Cenotes are underground springs that are natural pits or sinkholes resulting from the collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes the groundwater underneath. They are mostly associated with the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico where nearly 7,000 cenotes have been discovered.

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Frozen air bubbles, Abraham Lake

This rare phenomenon occurs when decaying plants on the lake bed release methane gas and create bubbles that get frozen and trapped underneath the lake's surface, giving it a translucent appearance.

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Cave of Crystals, Mexico

There are many mysterious places in the world, but none more compelling than the Cave of Crystals in Mexico. Deep down in the bowels of the Earth, the cave is a working mine that is popular for its extraordinary selenite crystals. The extraordinary cave was discovered in 2000 by two brothers.

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