Amazing Nature: Discover 7 Incredible Natural Phenomena In Pictures

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Fields of Webs (Fields of Nope)

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Fields of Webs (Fields of Nope)

Yes, those are thousands of spider webs. Fields like these ones in Australia are transformed when thousands upon thousands of spiders migrate across the land. This usually only occurs when spiders are fleeing flood-waters.

Fairy Circles, Namibia

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Mysterious Fairy Circles in Namibia

Fairy circles are mysterious patches of bare soil that appear in otherwise lush African grassland. Fly from Angola to South Africa and you’ll see thousands of these patches, which can sometimes measure 30 feet across. Scientists believe that termites live under these circles and consume the vegetation within, so that rain keeps the soil moist.

Frozen Methane Bubbles

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Frozen Methane Bubbles

Methane bubbles form in water when dead organic matter falls to the bottom, much to the delight of bacteria. When methane gets trapped in frozen water, it produces scenes like these. Just don’t light a match when these bubbles are freed.

Pufferfish Underwater Crop Circles

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Amazing pufferfish Underwater Crop Circles

These strange patterns are found on the seabed, rather than in fields of corn. At around 7 feet wide, they litter the Japanese sea floor, each with a unique pattern. Until recently, we had no idea how these patterns were produced, but surprisingly, tiny fish were the culprits. Male pufferfish, no more than 5 inches long, will flap their fins in the sand to produce these amazing patterns in hopes of attracting a mate.

Spotted Lake, Canada

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The spotted Lake in Osoyoos, British Columbia

As the water evaporates from this lake near Osoyoos, British Columbia, minerals are left behind in a strange lily pad pattern of circles, which make the lake look entirely foreign. Each circle is a different colour, because of the vast amount of minerals found in the lake.

Red Crab Migration, Christmas Island

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Crab migration on Christmas Island

In October and November, the 120 million crabs that call Christmas Island home begin a mass migration to the ocean in hopes of mating. For around 18 days every year, traffic is halted as the roads run red with crabs edging their way to the coast.

Lenticular Clouds

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Lenticular clouds over a mountain

These lens-shaped anomalies form when moist air flows over a mountain and piles into large and layered clouds. Due to their strange shape, these clouds are often mistaken for UFOs.

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