Nature

9,500-Year-Old Tree Found in Sweden Is The World’s Oldest Tree

The world’s oldest tree, a 9,500-year-old Norwegian Spruce named “Old Tjikko,” after Professor Leif Kullman’s Siberian husky, continues to grow in Sweden. Discovered in 2004 by Kullman, professor of Physical Geography at Umeå University, the age of the tree was determined using carbon-14 dating. “During the ice age sea level was 120 meters lower than today and much of what is now th

Ship From 1911, That Even Served in WWII, Was Overtaken by Nature, Becoming a Floating Forest

While the SS Ayrfield was once a proud steam cargo ship, even used in World War II, its decaying shipwreck now stands as the famous Floating Forest of Homebush Bay. The Floating Forest is one of Homebush Bay’s signature landmarks. Image credit: Marc Dalmulder Homebush Bay is located on the south bank of the Parramatta River, in Sydney, Australia. The Bay and its surroundin

A Rare Winter Phenomenon Lights Up The Sky In A Stunning, Alien Display

When temperatures drop and the night grows dark, most people prefer to scurry inside where it’s bright and warm. But if you look up, you just might see something magical. If you happen, on a cold night, to see what look like columns of light stretching into the dark sky, consider yourself lucky — and take a picture! You’ve seen what’s known as a light pillar. It looks supernatural, b

The Most Alien-Looking Place on Earth Has Plant Life Found Nowhere Else

The island of Socotra in the Indian Ocean has a unique plant life that makes you feel like you’re walking on another planet. Dragon’s Blood Tree, Socotra Island. Photo: Rod Waddington (CC BY-SA 2.0) The island of Socotra is part of an archipelago in the Indian Ocean, constituting around 95% of its landmass. Situated 380 kilometres (240 miles) south of the Arabian Peninsula, it is p

32 Photos Of Nature Winning The Battle Against Civilization (New Pics)

We can think that we’re leaving our mark on the Earth as much as we want, but it’s only temporary. With time, Mother Nature reclaims its lost territories and there’s not much we can do about it. Has compiled a list of photos of abandoned cars, buildings, and even entire towns that are losing their battles against disappearing into their natural surroundings, and you don’t have to be an urb

20 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 th

This Photographer Captured A Rare Sight—Frozen Waves At Dream Lake, Colorado

The coronavirus has been occupying both the airwaves and our minds for the past several weeks. So, why not take a break from the stresses of the lockdown and focus our minds, even if for a moment, on things that await us once the quarantine period is over. Eric Gross is a landscape photographer from Colorado, US who’s in search of unseen natural gems in North America and beyond. And so it hap

Massive Snowfall Tops 6 Feet In Buffalo, New York, And People Are Posting Photos That Show What It’s Really Like (30 Pics)

Just after 11 p.m. Saturday, the National Weather Service in Buffalo issued a special statement, warning of a band of heavy snow accompanied by high winds, creating a "burst of snow" in western New York state. By Sunday morning, winds shifted more westerly, meaning the heaviest lake-effect snow bands moved south of Buffalo impacting areas from Cleveland to Dunkirk, New York. Buffalo was no

Fierce Solar Storm Pelts Earth, Creating Extremely Rare Pink Aurora Borealis

On November 3rd, a temporary crack in Earth’s magnetic field set off rare pink auroras in the skies of northern Norway. Image credit: Markus Varik/Greenlander Auroras are mostly caused by the solar wind, as charged energetic particles from the Sun penetrate the magnetosphere, Earth’s magnetic field, which usually stops cosmic rays. At the two poles, however, the magnetospher

The 10 most beautiful sunsets in Canada

I firmly believe that the best things in life are free. It's hard to remain indifferent to Mother Nature's gifts. Whether it's watching the sunrise, enjoying a picnic at sunset, stretching out under a starry sky or listening to the sound of the waves, my heart is always filled with gratitude when I am lucky enough to experience one of these magical moments. For this article, I wanted to sh