Posts tagged nature
Posts tagged nature
Striped icebergIcebergs aren’t exclusively monotone. A few nonconformists come in various colored stripes, standing out against arctic whites and blues. As water melts and refreezes on an iceberg over time, dirt and other particles can become trapped between new layers of ice, creating multicolored stripes across its surface. A variety of colors can appear. Blue stripes occur when water gets trapped between layers of ice and freezes so quickly that air bubbles cannot form. Once icebergs break off and fall into the ocean, algae or other materials present in the water can create green or yellow stripes. Up your chances of viewing striped bergs by heading south to Antarctica.
Photo: Jeff McNeill
Road washed out by flood, WA state.
This is so beautiful
fuck yeah nature
nature fights back! yay!
HEY THIS IS IN INDEX!! Ive been here a bajillion times.
Pinnacle, Hallelujah Mountains, China
photo via maui
Wild tulips by Sergey Anashkevitch
Rock , NE Taiwan by Matthew Fang
Forest Portal, The Enchanted Wood
photo via sharon
New York Botanical Garden’s Orchid Show, 3/31/13.
Well hello my pretties! ~AR
Is this real?! It’s not tagged with anything! :(
Yea these are real, its a Lightning storm crossing paths with the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull’s eruption column.
Nature is freaking metal
You start to realize why a god of storms & thunder featured so heavily in Norse myth
Never not cool seeing these.
(Source: , via writingweasels)
Zhangye Danxia - Geology From a Storybook
Long ago, colorful sediments were deposited in western China, layer after layer, century after century. If you were there at the time, you would have seen unremarkable ground, a single hue of dirt no different from a thousand other places on Earth.
But after thousands and thousands of years subject to the forces of pressure and tectonic movement, the total of those layers has been pushed upward, letting us peek at a rainbow-hued slice of Earth’s past perhaps unmatched on this planet. The planet looks more like the cross-section of a jawbreaker candy than layers of rock in these photos, near Zhangye, China.
The Zhangye formation, not to be confused with this danxia, a UNESCO heritage site, reminds us how our crust is heaved and hurled throughout the ages, a slow evolution that will continue into the distant future. It’s yet another story of Earth’s past, written in stone, but perhaps with the same pen as a fantasy storybook.