Nature surprises us constantly with the wonders of her phenomenal beauty and power. Check out these stunning photos of some of her rarest happenings!
1. Light pillars: only possible in frigid climates, these light shows come from reflections off ice crystals.
2. Spiderweb trees: when their home turf is covered by floods, spiders in an area of Pakistan take to (and over) the trees.
3. Rainbow Eucalyptus: multicolored bark develops as layers peel off at different times, aging differently.
4. Sailing stones: moving slowly through Death Valley without aid of man or machine, it appears their journeys come thanks to shifting wintertime ice deep beneath.
5. Red crabs of Christmas Island: this great migration of more than 120 million crabs occurs every late fall/early winter.
6. Bioluminescent waves: the neon show is delivered by phytoplankton.
7. Lake Retba: I wouldn’t recommend swimming in this salt-heavy lake, as all that pink is thanks to tons of algae.
8. Living rock: that isn’t a stone, it’s a mass of sea creatures off the coast of Chile.
9. Monarch Butterfly migration: this gorgeous sight occurs in the sky every year over California and Mexico.
Scouted via the San Francisco Globe.