The wonders of nature never cease to amaze us. You may have seen countless beautiful nature pictures in the past or even experienced nature in its purest form in person, but it’s still never enough, is it? That’s the magic of nature. It keeps mesmerizing us with its raw beauty and endless marvels. From spectacular sceneries to wonderful animals, these pictures show why we need to treasure nature always!
1. Wow! Have you ever seen succulents flourish so beautifully?
2. The way this ice has formed looks like a tiny forest.
3. That's a tree growing on the branch of another tree!
4. This is what happens when a ball is left in the garden overnight during peak winter.
5. Lenticular clouds (lens-shaped orographic wave clouds) over the Egyptian pyramids...
6. The sun's rays make their way through this beautiful cave in Japan.
7. Do you know what these odd formations are? These are footsteps left in fresh snow after 50 mph winds.
8. It almost appears as if Antarctica has a gateway to another world...
9. The Arkansas Ozarks in the US is amazingly picturesque!
10. Wildlife photographer Franco Banfi found this curious polar bear trying to climb the deck of his boat in Norway.
11. A young orphaned elephant and his keeper in Kenya.
12. An incredible supercell (a severe thunderstorm with updrafts and downdrafts) over Wyoming.
13. The Aurora Borealis above Shetland, UK. Looks unreal, doesn't it?
14. The Mandarin duck (native to eastern Siberia, Japan, China, and North Korea) seems to have been painted in vivid colors by nature.
15. The spectacular multi-colored Zhangye National Geopark is located in China.
16. The Northern Lights look so mesmerizing in Alaska...
17. A rare dual-gender butterfly with one-half male and the other female. It's a phenomenon called bilateral gynandromorphism.
18. The "sailing stones" of Death Valley in the US have mystified people for years. After all, how are these rocks able to slide without any apparent force? Apparently, the weather conditions in this region allow ice to build underneath the rocks at an angle, causing them to slide.
19. Jonathan the tortoise in the year 1886 and today. At around 187 years old, he's now the oldest-known animal in the world and is spending his days relaxing on the remote island of St. Helena in the South Atlantic.
20. The Gaur (Indian bison) is the largest wild bovid alive today. This impressive and strapping animal weighs up to 1,500 kg (3,300 lb). It is capable enough to fight off large predators, including tigers, and can even kill them in self-defense.
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