Cave of Crystals, Mexico
Photograph by Carsten Peter, Speleoresearch & Films
Massive beams of selenite dwarf human explorers in Mexico’s Cave of Crystals, deep below the Chihuahuan Desert. Formed over millennia, these crystals are among the largest yet discovered on Earth.
Eyjafjallajokull Volcano, Iceland
Photograph by Sigurdur Hrafn Stefnisson
Lightning veins the Eyjafjallajokull volcano’s ash plume, which roiled air travel this spring. Such “dirty thunderstorms” may occur when rock and ice particles loosed by exploding magma collide in the atmosphere.
Cormorant Fisherman, China
Photo: Chris McLennan
A fisherman on the Li River near Xingping, Guilin Province, China, uses cormorants to help him. The fish are attracted to the light from the lamp, and the cormorants, which have rings around their necks to prevent them from swallowing the larger fish, catch the fish and bring them to the raft. Once the fisherman has enough to feed his family the rings are removed and the birds are fed.
The Cape pangolin (Smutsia temminckii), with its long tongue and strong claws, is designed for tearing open termite mounds and gobbling up the termites inside. It curls up into an armoured ball when threatened, protected by large scales made of keratin. Pangolins are vulnerable to overcollection for the muti trade. | photo by Nigel J. Dennis | +
Luray Caverns. Saracen’s tent is considered to be one of the most well-formed draperies in the world.
Eternal Flame Falls, Boston, New York
-This is a waterfall in Chestnut Ridge County Park near North Boston, New York. What makes the waterfall unique is the methane gas that comes out behind the Falls, and is often burning.
Mysterio - by perzo from deviantArt