Cueva Ventana, Puerto Rico’s Natural “Star”

July 12, 2014

Cueva Ventana Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico’s picturesque vista, Cueva Ventana, is no stranger to cinema. The cave has been featured in “Treasure Island”, “The Wizards of Waverly Place” and “Runner, Runner”.

An Awesome Jellyfish Installation That Only Appears At Night

July 12, 2014

For the past two weeks, the residents of Liverpool’s Toxteth were greeted by an eerie blue glow emanating from an ordinary city building. The source of the luminescent blue light is a revolutionary art project from artist duo Walter Hugo & Zoniel that features tanks of live jellyfish. As these jellyfish propel through the blue water, local onlookers can peer in and observe the translucent marine animals.

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Desert Wildflowers Breathe Life Into The Desolate

July 10, 2014
First Blooms

Source: Guy Tal

The cracked Colorado Desert doesn’t usually provide conditions favorable for blooming flowers, but every now and again, deserts do see rainfall. When that happens, certain wildflowers (such as the bee plant and scorpionweed) creep up through the cracks and decorate the landscape for a mere few days before wilting and dying in a process that can last for several years. Capturing these simultaneously fleeting yet enduring spectacles of nature is photographer Guy Tal.

Desert Wildflowers Rare Beauty

Source: Guy Tal

Desert Wildflowers Vortex

Source: Guy Tal

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These Awesome Sun Facts Will Blow Your Mind

July 9, 2014

The sunrise and sunset occur so regularly that we often take their consistency for granted. Though ordinary and expected in mind, in reality the Sun is essentially the sole reason for our survival as a race. To remind you just how cool our Sun is, we’ve rounded up the 20 most incredible sun facts:

Facts About Sun Speed

Ring of Fire Facts

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Stunning Time Lapse Shows The Beauty In The [Natural] Breakdown

July 5, 2014

Don’t worry; this isn’t a trailer for another Zach Braff film. Rather, it’s footage of nature’s power and beauty in the form of erosion. Using only the elements and time, Mother Nature has sculpted some truly remarkable works.

Poplar Trees Light Up Northern Oregon

June 26, 2014
Poplar Trees Northern Oregon

Source: 500PX

Growing quickly and dying relatively young, the poplar tree is the James Dean of trees. What’s with the name? Back in Roman times, the trees were frequently planted around public–or popular–meeting places, giving rise to its scientific genus name of Populus.