Technicolor Alaska

May 22, 2014

When we think of Alaska, “technicolor” isn’t likely to be one of the first words to come to mind. But every so often, the chilly state’s night skies become a canvas to one of the world’s most brilliant natural phenomena, the northern lights. If you can’t manage to make it to Fairbanks to see them for yourself, this video is a good substitute.

To learn more about the Northern Lights, check out our post on them!

The Animal Kingdom’s Most Fascinatingly Bizarre Color Mutations

May 22, 2014
Color Mutations Chimera Cat

Source: Top Biologia

Nature is full of beauty, especially in its “imperfections”. Case in point? Color mutations in animals. Over time, evolution can transform an entire species, even creating new ones. Alternatively, a specific mutation can affect only a few individuals within a given animal population.

Several kinds of color mutations can affect the animal world, ranging from well-known albinism all the way to chimera. Some of these are much more common than others. But it seems that the rarer the mutation is, the more intrigued by it we become.

Color Mutations Blue Lobster

Source: Web Ecoist

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Montana’s Lovely Hidden Lake

May 21, 2014

Hidden Lake Glacier National Park

While not exactly hidden if there is a Wikipedia page on it, the Flathead County lake still provides visitors with splendid–and relatively little known–hiking trails.

Mexico’s Unbelievable Underwater River

May 19, 2014

At first, the thought–let alone existence–of an underwater river seems paradoxical, if not impossible. Yet an underwater river is precisely what a group of amateur cave explorers discovered when they went scuba diving in Cenote Angelita (meaning “Little Angel”). A cenote is a natural sinkhole that forms when there is a collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes the groundwater below. These natural pits are generally connected to subterranean water sources and may contain deep underground cave systems.

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Video Proof That New Zealand Is The Most Gorgeous Country In The World

May 18, 2014

Shot over four months and even more visually stunning landscapes like Mount Cook, Fjordland and Arthur’s Pass, the New Zealand Department of Tourism should pay the creators of this video for the amount of publicity it will bring them.

The World’s Most Beautiful Spring Blooms

May 17, 2014

There are few times of the year more beautiful than spring. As the weather warms up, green fields and budding trees transform into bright, colorful expanses of daisies, wildflowers and roses. Scientists even estimate that there are between 250,000 and 400,000 flowers plant species covering the globe, many of which have yet to be discovered. From the blushing cherry blossoms that dot Japan’s landscape to the vibrant tulip fields that bring vivid color to Holland’s lush landscapes, spring blooms are one of the world’s greatest marvels.

As the countdown to summer begins, be sure to check out this gallery of some of the world’s most incredible spring blooms.