Nature

Photographer Captures The Beauty Of Japan In Winter, And The Pics Will Take Your Breath Away

Photographer @naagaoshi has captured the beauty of Japan in winter, giving you more reasons to visit the Land of the Rising Sun. The 22-year-old has visited Ginzan Onsen, one of the country's most beautiful hot springs resorts, and the town looks absolutely magical. Covered in snow and ice, its gas lamp-style streetlights radiate even more romance. Viewing the shots, you feel as if you're enter

Photographer Captures One In A Million Photo, Doesn’t Realize It Until He Gets Home

Sometimes in nature things happen that seem too good to be true, perfect coincidences that vividly illustrate the beauty and wonder of the world around us. One such episode occurred over the Costa Brava, in Northeastern Spain, when a mass of starlings began to gather into a shape-shifting cloud, known as a murmuration. This phenomenon is a true spectacle, with hundreds, sometimes thousands or m

Life Finds A Way: 25 Plants That Just Won’t Give Up

The idea that mankind has mastered nature is not entirely true. Sure, we have changed the world irrevocably for the better (or worse), but nature was here before we were and it will be after we’re gone. Just ask these 25 plants that have thrived in spite of every manner of hardship, be it man-made or elemental. We recently wrote a post about trees winning their fight against concrete, but the

14+ Beautiful Ice And Snow Formations That Look Like Art

Ice can be damaging or deadly, but it can also inadvertently create some of the most beautiful and fascinating winter sights. The formation of ice is subject to a million different variables, and the tiniest change in humidity, temperature or wind speed can create wildly different results. Ice is beautiful, but it can also be deadly! Black ice, which is when clear ice forms on a black road-top,

10+ Of The Best Photos From 2017 National Geographic Traveler Contest’s Nature Category

If there's one magazine that continuously showcases the most beautiful pictures from around the world, it's Nat Geo (previously here, here, and here). Its prestigious photo contests attract some of the best photographers, and viewing their stunning shots you can't help but feel your connection with Mother Earth strengthening. 2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest is no d

“My Neighbor Has This Manatee Mailbox He Dresses Up Throughout The Year And I’m Kind Of Obsessed With It”

We all have that one neighbor whose front lawn has that little extra ‘something.’ For one Twitter user, it’s the guy a few houses down who dresses up his manatee mailbox according to the season. Yes, you read that correctly – manatee mailbox. In affiliation with the ‘Save The Manatee’ club, a Florida-based business makes a living off their 5-inch, fiberglass manatee-shaped mailboxes

10+ Badass Trees That Refused To Die Even At The Harshest Conditions

Trees have been around for about 370 million years, and as you can from these incredible pictures, there's a good reason why they've survived for so long. Whether they're growing in the middle of gale-force winds, on the tops of rocky platforms, inside concrete tunnels, or even growing out of each other, trees know how to survive in places that few living organisms can, which explains why the plan

Russians Throw Away Empty Vodka And Beer Bottles, Ocean Turns Them Into Colorful Glass “Pebbles”

Ussuri Bay in Russia was once a Soviet-era dumping ground for old glass bottles and porcelain, but thanks to the awesome power of mother nature, the bay, near Vladivostok, now boasts one of the most beautiful beaches you’ll ever see. Because over the period of many years, the waves of the North Pacific have washed the broken beer, wine and vodka bottles into millions of smooth and colorful “pe

The Winners Of The 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer Of The Year Contest Are Here, And They’re Spectacular

National Geographic has just announced the results of its prestigious 2017 Nature Photographer of the Year contest (2016 here), and the winning shots are the perfect celebration of Mother Earth. 11,000 photos were submitted, competing in four categories: wildlife, landscapes, aerials, and underwater. The grand-prize winner will receive $7,500 and their winning image will appear in an upcoming i

This 144-Year-Old Wisteria In Japan Looks Like A Pink Sky

These stunning photographs, which look like a glorious late evening sky with dashes of pink and purple, are actually pictures of Japan’s largest wisteria (or wistaria, depending on whom you ask) plant. This plant, located in Ashikaga Flower Park in Japan, is certainly not the largest in the world, but it still comes in at an impressive 1,990 square meters (or half an acre) and dates back to a