Nature

NASA Publishes Extraordinary Satellite View of California Wildflowers in Bloom

Each spring, California’s Antelope Valley explodes with color as vast quantities of flowers bloom. While there are several types of wildflowers in the mix, it’s the state flower—the California poppy—that is the star of the show. Typically visitors flock to the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve to take in the breathtaking scene, but this year is proving a bit different. With the

There’s A Mystical Forest In Belgium All Carpeted With Bluebell Flowers

Believe it or not, the mystical and fairytale-like forest portrayed in these beautiful photos actually exists – it’s called Hallerbos (or Halle Forest in Dutch), and it’s located in Belgium. The reason this forest looks like it’s been lifted right out of a fairytale is its dense carpet of blue flowers, called Bluebell. These flowers thrive and bloom in spring and early summer, and it is

Ancient Genes Reveal The Last Mammoths on Earth Were a Sickly Mess

Four thousand years ago, the last woolly mammoths quietly died on their final bastion - the isolated Wrangel Island, north of Russia in the frozen Arctic. Their demise was sudden, and strange; now, new evidence points to the mammoths themselves as partial agents of their own demise. Specifically, the mammoths (Mammuthus primigenius) were afflicted by genetic diseases, likely brought about by a

15 Unbelievable Places That Look Like They’re From Another Planet

These out-of-this-world photos will make you feel like you're on another planet. Why spend years training to be an astronaut when you explore strange new worlds right here on earth? So what if you didn't pass the last phase of the Mars One screening process! Sometimes, there might be exotic locations right under your nose - we often get bored of our own surroundings even though they might seem

Photographer Captures One of the Last Surviving Female Eagle Hunters of Mongolia

Deep within the wild, mountainous regions of Mongolia, a small group of nomads keeps the ancient art of eagle hunting alive. The traditional form of falconry involves training birds of prey to help hunt wild animals such as foxes and small hares—a powerful skill that has been handed down from father to son over thousands of years. German photographer Leo Thomas recently visited Western Mongolia

The Magical Beauty Of Looking Up At Trees In The Middle Of A Forest Capture By Photographer

Manuelo Bececco is an Italian photographer who has recently captured the silent beauty of trees in his inspiring landscape imagery. Bececco strategically used light and colour of the forests to create his artwork on the canvas of nature. The resulting photographs transform the viewers into a magical and mystical world with the play of light and shadows. Initially a landscape photographer, Becec

Life Is Returning To The Land Destroyed By Bushfires In Australia (20 Pics)

For the last few months, Australia has been tormented by natural disasters caused by extreme weather, from destructive fires worsened by drought, to flash flooding that occurred when that drought suddenly ended. While the southern states of Victoria and New South Wales aren’t out of the woods yet and many fires are still raging, photos show that life goes on in the areas that the fire already pa

Stanford Researchers Have an Exciting Plan to Tackle The Climate Emergency Worldwide

Things are pretty dire right now. Giant swaths of my country are burning as I write this, at a scale unlike anything we've ever seen. Countless animals, including koalas, are perishing along with our life-supporting greenery. People are losing homes and loved ones. These catastrophes are being replicated around the globe ever more frequently, and we know exactly what is exacerbating them. We kn

Abandoned Fishing Village in China Reclaimed by Nature

In the mouth of the Yangtze River off the eastern coast of China, a small island holds a secret haven lost to the forces of time and nature–an abandoned fishing village swallowed by dense layers of ivy slowly creeping over every brick and path. Houtou Wan Village is located on Gouqi Island, which belongs to a group of 394 islands known as the Shengsi Islands in the Zhoushan Archipelago. It’s o

30 Trees That Look Like Something Else And Will Make You Look Twice

Have you checked if you’re a pareidoliac yet? For all of you that enjoy seeing random objects in places where non exists, Bored Panda has prepared a special treat. We have compiled a list of peculiar-looking trees that appear to look like something else entirely. Turns out, while most maples and sweetgum look very similar, nature has sculpted some of them most likely just to prank our eyes. I

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