When the rock fragments launched into the air during a volcanic produce static electricity, lightning bolts can form within the plumes of ash
For many years, the formation of of barren circular patches throughout grassland has puzzled onlookers. Although it is considered one of nature's greatest mysteries, some speculate that termites might be the culprits behind this phenomena
Nicknamed the Giant's Causeway, 40,000 interlocking basalt columns make up one of the UK's greatest natural wonders. In some areas, the solidified lava columns stand as high as 12 meters.
These odd and incredibly rare lens-shaped clouds are sometimes mistaken for UFOs.
Caused by a natural atmospheric phenomena in Venezuela, lightning strikes above the river. The relatively small area is arguably the world largest generator of Tropospheric ozone; lightning storms happen 140-160 times a year, with up to 280 strikes per hour.
Once a year, nearly 45 million tiny red crabs emerge from the ocean to lay eggs on the small Australian territory of Christmas Island. In order to minimize car accidents and reduce crab deaths, roads are closed during their annual migration.
Scuba divers are lured the Great Blue Hole, a trench 124 meters deep at the center of Lighthouse Reef.
The most recent addition to the international Cloud Atlas by the World Meteorological Organization,
these strange, wave like cloud formations are most common in the US Great Plains following a thunderstorm.
The waters of Lake Natron in northern Tanzania serve as the breeding grounds for flamingos. However, the water's pH can reach levels as high as 10.5 and burn the eyes and skin of animals not properly adapted to the environment.
Containing high concentrations of magnesium sulfate, calcium, and sodium, much of the lake's water evaporates during the summer to reveal colorful mineral deposits.
A fire in Turkmenistan has been burning away at a natural gas field for decades now. Eventually, the land collapsed into an underground cavern; now, the fire is one of the countries most popular tourist attractions.
These large, spherical boulders can found along the coast of New Zealand. Concentrations of mudstone of the Paleogene Period, they'v been exhumed by the erosion of the beach.
When plants along the bed of Lake Abraham release methane gas, bubbles form just below the water's icy surface. Though they look benign, the bubbles are filled with flammable, toxic gas.
Ice crystals begin to form along the surface of lakes and seas at about −22°C, creating what appear to b blooming flowers.
Danish for "black sun", migrational starlings move across Scandinavian countries to the Baltic Sea. With upwards of one million birds per flock, the birds can completely block out a sunset and shroud th land in darkness.
A phenomena unique to Death Valley, rocks are able to to move along due to light winds shoving the fragments along very thin ice sheets. In their wake, they leave tracks along the valley floor.
Small male pufferfish are the artists behind these circles found on the ocean floor. Using their fins to dig, they create the circles in hopes of attracting females.
Once a year, millions of migrating Monarch butterflies span thousands of miles in order to survive the winter.
El Niño brought record breaking rainfall to one of the driest place on Earth. As a result, the desert was full of life with a rare springtime bloom.
Often indicating a severe storm or extreme weather condition, these foreboding clouds can extend for hundreds of miles to signal their warning.
Hundreds of thousands of ostracod crustaceans emit bioluminescent light to create this stunning view.
The bark of this Eucalyptus peels off in sections; therefore, the trunk appears in strips of bright greens, blues, purples, and oranges
Along the banks of Mozambique, billions of Sardines head North when water temperatures begin to drop. The tiny fish cluster together in order to fend off potential predators.