20 Incredible Natural Phenomena Caught in Camera That You Must See

With life becoming more dynamic every day and more, we tend to get lost in our busy routine and forget that there are more than work, cars and bills out there. There is quite some stunning stuff happening every day outside in nature, in some cases right outside your door.

We all know mother nature has its own wonderfully strange way of surpassing every human marvel ever made. Every once in a while it throws up something that makes you sit up and gasp in amazement. Some people have so lucky as to capture these moments and immortalize them forever.

The camera is indeed the strongest weapon when it comes to remembering moments forever. It is the tool that takes us back in a certain period of time making us learn things of the past as if we were actually there. It is also a great witnessing tool that captures some really strange moments no one thought possible that occur in nature.

If you’ve missed these unique, strange, scary, and yet incredible spectacles of nature, scroll down to see some of the most incredible phenomena that people have witnessed.

1. Aurora Borealis, Iceland 

As electrically charged particles from the sun react with atoms in the upper atmosphere, this heaven manifests itself on earth.

2. Bioluminescent shore, Maldives

Fairy lights in water! Occurs when the shimmers of the full moon aggravates the tidal currents to wash the chemical energy off of phytoplankton buried in the Maldives shore.

3. Volcanic lightning

That’s right, volcanoes can produce lightning.

It’s pretty hard to study, but researchers have a few ideas about what causes it. One of the most common is that during an eruption, ash picks up so much friction that the build-up of static electricity causes lightning.

4. Sakurajima Dirty thunderstorms, Japan

No doubt how the proverb ‘beauty is lethal’ came about. Sakurajima is at her most gorgeous when she gets violent enough to rain fires of ash

5. Blood Falls (Victoria Land, East Antarctica

Explorers discovered the red-hued river flowing off the Taylor Glacier in 1911, but it wasn’t until last year that we figured why exactly the water was red. Turns out, there’s iron in the water (from an underground lake) that oxidizes as it hits the air. It’s tricky to get to Antarctica, yes, but certainly worth the trip to see this five-story-tall phenomenon in person.

6. Lake Hillier, Australia

The high salinity of the water combined with the energy emitted by the microalgae ‘Dunaliella Salina’ results in this vibrant natural phenomenon in Australia.

7. Lenticular clouds, Japan

When the wandering clouds stop to add more jewels in the crown of Mount Fuji, Japan.

8. These clouds are called “lenticular”, they are structures similar to ice cream cones

Lenticular clouds are stationary clouds that form mostly in the troposphere, typically in perpendicular alignment to the wind direction. They are often comparable in appearance to a lens or saucer.

9. The underwater river, Mexico

Scuba divers! Be all ears. This spectacular underwater river, Cenote Angelita flowing under the Yucatan Peninsula is assured to make you feel weak in the knees!

10. Marble caves, Chile

No one would mind saving up for an eternity to get closer to this place. Keep in mind, nature has been working on it for 6000 years by driving the waves to wash the calcium carbonate off of the walls.

11. Lake Natron, Tanzania

Official home to thousands of lesser flamingos despite its extremely high alkalinity, is this mysterious lake along the northern Tanzania. Adding to it, temperatures here reach as high as up to 40 degree Celsius and pH level up to 12.

12 Spotted lake, Canada

The colorful lakes spread over in this landform is just due to high concentration of minerals in the water. Needless to say, it’s perceived to be the most magical place in Canada.

13.  Iceland beach

The place in Iceland where Green Fields, Yellow River, Black Beach, and Blue Sea meet.

14. Waterspout, Florida

Looks like the sky is transferring its superpowers to water. If you happen to spot this, it’s best if you go tuck yourself in your room and watch it from a distance. Tornadoes on the way.

15. Lake Maracaibo, the lightning capital of the world

Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela sees more lightning strikes than anywhere else on Earth: In fact, there are thunderstorms here 300 days out of the year, according to a recent NASA study.

The area is so stormy because cool mountain breezes and warm, moist air clash over the lake, creating electricity.

16. Danxia landform, China

The official color palette of the earth.

17. Nacreous clouds

Usually spotted only near the poles, nacreous clouds form very high in the atmosphere (twice as high as commercial airplanes fly), where the air is particularly cold and dry. The colorful shine actually comes from the setting sun being lower in the sky than the clouds, so they reflect sunbeams back toward Earth. Unfortunately, while they’re beautiful, nacreous clouds also destroy ozone, the compound that protects us from the sun’s most dangerous rays.

18. Striped icebergs, Antarctica

19. Eternal flame falls

In upstate New York, near the Canadian border, there is a small waterfall hiding a big surprise: a shoot of fire about eight inches tall. Behind the waterfall is a natural gas seep that feeds the flame.

It’s sheltered enough by the waterfall to stay lit pretty reliably, although hikers do re-light it if they see it’s been blown out. (We should note that it’s not 100% natural — but too cool to skip.)

20.  Blue volcano, Indonesia

Kawah Ijen volcano for the love of blue and everything in blue. High quantities of Sulfuric gas in extreme pressures dazzle in blue as soon as it comes in contact with the air outside.

Climate Change Signs: How Do We Know?

Our climate is changing around us faster than predicted. From more frequent and extreme storms to unprecedented heatwaves, we’re indeed feeling the impacts of human-caused global warming. The icebergs are melting, various locations are experiencing greater flooding, wildfires are happening more frequently, and so on.

Specifically, scientists have studied past climate changes to understand the factors that can cause the planet to warm or cool. The big ones are changes in solar energy, ocean circulation, volcanic activity as well as the number of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Thus, they have each played a role at times. However, human activities are not an exception since it is believed to be main contributors to such increases in average global temperatures

And although we’re all concerned about climate change when it looks like a problem for future generations, we still ask ourselves, ‘will climate change even affect me?’ No matter what we care about, climate change is already affecting our world today. While we still have time to limit the worst impact, we have collected 15 great reasons to start acting now.

These photos illustrate the state of the planet and our climate, as it has changed over the past decade. They reveal how much seriously we must consider the climate change issues!

#1 Climate change weakens forests

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#2 Beach erosion

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#3 Worsening drought

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Study says the current California drought is the worst in 1,200 years. Warmer temperatures are worsening droughts.

#4 Dried forests

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#5 Lonely lagoon

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#6 Flooded villages

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#7 Mass fish death

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#8 Climate change means more floods

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#9 Air pollution

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#10 Disappearing ice cap

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#11 Farmers feel the affects

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#12 Wildfires

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#13 Starving animals

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#14 Melting snow

#15 Hurricanes

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