1. Indoor cloud
We all like clouds and watching how clouds morph their appearance on a warm summer day is one of the most relaxing things imaginable. But we are used to seeing clouds outside and not in the comfort of our own houses.
Although water vapors can be produced let’s say when a room is cold, you need to have special conditions in order to maintain the phenomenon and give it bigger proportions.
2. Jewel corn
This is not a Photoshop masterpiece or a set of shiny pearls carefully attached to an empty cob. However hard you might find the concept, this is a real type of corn, obtain by hybridization of several corn varieties. It is called Glass Gem corn, and the name makes justice to the appearance.
The story behind this special corn is fascinating and reached light only due to the efforts of one man, an Oklahoma farmer named Carl Barnes. Corn colored differently than the one we are used to have existed on American soil for quite some time. Rendering lower rates of productivity, it was gradually replaced.
A lot of effort was put in finding seeds of each type. Once that was achieved, it was just a matter of putting to work the well-known secrets of agriculture. It is cool to know that seeds to grow your own rainbow colored corn also exist for sale, and the plant has no special requirements.
3. Incredibly Cool Grid Waves
Without the proper knowledge, you will most likely swear that this either the remains of Atlantis, or a trick achieved in Photoshop. In fact it is a natural phenomenon called cross sea, and it has a lot of chances to top your list of seen cool things.
The physics is similar, but a higher level, with winds playing the role of stones. The pattern is very dangerous for navigation as it creates unique combinations of actions on any sheep venturing in such waters. The photo was taken of French western coasts, near Ile de Re. The waters belong to the Atlantic Ocean.
4. Namib Desert
While this could look like a landscape from another planet, it is a picture from the dry riverbed of Sossusvlei River. Geologists still don’t know why the dunes are created in this way, despite researching the area for decades.
In fact, they have a few theories which are only missing some links to be fully approved in the scientific community. The shot was taken on 7th January 2012 by Korea’s Kompsat-2 satellite and reveal the striking orientation of the dunes, perpendicular to the river bed. Also visible in the shot is a road and a very popular tourist stop destination ““ dune 45.
5. Half “˜n HalfÂ Cat
This cute cat is completely two-toned in herÂ face.Venus, the “Chimera” cat, is an Internet sensation, and that is all due her striking physical appearance. Basically, her face is split in two, and each of the part is colored differently. To add to all that, one of her eyes is blue, while the other green.
6. Flamingos in the Shape Of A Flamingo
Nature never seizes to amaze us, and unless National Geographic is trolling us,Â then this picture is trulyÂ spectacular! Of course, you need some imagination to see it and call it a flamingo. I know a bunch of people able to see completely different.Â The spectacular patterns of nature can act as a Rorschach test once compared to the patterns already existing in our minds. The moment was captured by Bobby Haas, a professional photographer, in the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico. The formation was spotted at the end of a 30 minutes photo session, and it lasted for only a couple of seconds, allowing only one shot to be taken.
7. Curvy Roads
No this is not how Apple created their map, this is an actual picture of a road in Japan after an earthquake. Apparently the lanes were created one at a time, and the earth was compacted in a different way, which created the rift between the lanes.Â The culprit was the 2011 Tohoku earthquake, one of the most violent seismic events from our recent history. It is quite common for powerful earthquakes to create land ruptures like the one captured in this shot. The crew on the road is probably on its way to measure the overall relative displacement, while coming up with a solution of rehabilitation.
8. Red Rose in Black And Â White Surroundings
This looks like something made in Photoshop, but it is actually real. This is a picture of a redÂ hibiscus flower which blossomed after a volcanic eruption in Indonesia. The shot was taken in September 2013, when Sumatra’s Mount Sinabung produced multiple eruptions.Â The background is all gray out because of the thick layer of ash on the vegetation. The flower blossomed after the ash has settled down. The shot was probably taken before dark, as this would explain the gray sky. The photo can be used as a reminder that nature always has the ability to recover after catastrophes and that life endures even in the harsh conditions.
While a group of scientists were trying to catch fish they had previously tagged, a dogfish was intrigued by theÂ bait. That caught the interest of a fully grown tiger shark which according to the scientists swallowed the dogfish in one huge bite.Â It was clearly unlucky for the dogfish, but nonetheless an amazing and almost unbelievable picture for us. This is a fine example that in nature the big ones eat the little ones, in a process which goes on forever. A unique shot and we have to give credit to the photographer inspired enough to be there and trigger the camera at exactly the right time.
10. Feet in wood
This monk prayed the same place several times a day for 20 years, leaving this amazing stamp in the wood. Although some of us will have a hard time believing that this is possible, there is no doubt that natural wood can be shaped this way by a constant exposure to weight in the same position.I think this is one of the best examples of the faith some people are able to nurture towards divinity. A lot of patience was needed to carry on with the ritual for such a long time and we are convinced the monk feels at ease when he puts his feet in the wood impressions before each prayer.