10 Shocking Phenomena That Occur In Nature



We are yet to fully understand and explore the planet we have spent all our existence on. The Earth is so vast and complex that we might spend several more centuries attempting to decipher its hidden codes. Until then, we can only inch closer to the ultimate answer, one step at a time, while appreciating the beauty that surrounds us. The topography, conditions, geography and many other factors contribute to the varied phenomenons we see in the world. Here is a list of 10 shocking phenomenons that nature is solely responsible for.

Underwater Forests

This bizarre sight can be seen near Lake Kaindy in the Kazakhstan portion of the Tian Shan mountains. This lake was created due to a massive earthquake that caused a limestone landslide in the region.

Blood Falls

This strange occurrence happens in East Antarctica due to the outflow of an iron oxide-tainted plume of saltwater. The flow occurs from the tongue of the Taylor Glacier and moves right up to the ice-covered surface in Victoria land, East Antarctica.

Ghost Trees

These trees in Pakistan actually look like they are haunted. In reality, they are covered in a tremendous amount of spider webs, caused by spiders who climb onto the trees to escape floods.

Rainbow Eucalyptus Trees

We usually associate the bark of a tree with one color, but the Eucalyptus trees in Hawaii are nearly covered in all the colors of a rainbow. This particular specie is called Eucalyptus deglupta and the multiple colors are credited to the shedding of the outer layer of the bark, revealing more colors over long periods of time.

Dirty Thunderstorms

Volcanic Lightning, also known as ‘dirty thunderstorms’, is a phenomenon that can be seen when lightning is produced in a volcanic plume. The result is a scary and intimidating thunderstorm hovering over a volcano.

Underground Spring

You would think that springs can only be seen above the ground, but this underground natural spring in Mexico proves that nature is always full of surprises.

Wave Formations

These beautiful wave formations can be see on the slopes of the Coyote Buttes in Arizona. The stunning phenomenon is popular among tourists and photographers from all over the world.

Reflective Salt Flats

This illusion makes you feel like the sky and the ground have melted away into one giant surface. This can be experienced by people who visit Salar de Uyuni, the largest salt flat in the world. The ground on this surface is covered by a thick crust of salt, providing the perfect reflective surface for this illusion.

Light Pillars

Imagine looking up at the sky and seeing vertical light pillars staring down at you! This stunning phenomenon can be experienced by people living in Moscow. It is caused by the reflection of light from ice crystals with horizontal parallel surfaces.

Shimmering Shores

This beautiful sight is a result of the presence of marine microbes called phytoplankton in the seas near Maldives. Due to their bioluminescent nature, the shores seem to be lit by a bright glowing light at night, providing a truly wonderful sight for tourists.