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18 Vivid Examples That Prove Mother Nature Still Has Some Tricks Up Her Sleeve

If you happen to know that fish can crawl on the ground and live out of water or that marine iguanas wear lava lizards on their heads like hats, please accept our sincere admiration.

While we at Bright Side are experts at writing articles filled with cools facts, we’ve just learned about the aforementioned ones. And if this is the first time you’ve ever heard about these things, here are some details and evidence to prove that it’d be foolish to claim we know everything about this world.

1. “What do you think is this? I found it in the sea. When you touch it, it feels like hard jelly. Image search suggested that this is a persimmon, aspen mushroom, or an amber.”

Answer: This is the Actinia schmidti sea anemone.

2. This is not a tree but a sintered soil, commonly known as fulgurite, that forms when powerful lightning strikes sand or rocks. It’s fragile and very rare.

3. The Iranian Hormuz Island is considered a branch of Mars on Earth because of its red sand and water. It contains a lot of ochre, a natural pigment that consists of ferric oxide with portions of clay and sand.

4. Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain, Peru

5. Marine iguanas often allow lava lizards to climb on their heads.

6. Stones move by themselves in the dried-up Racetrack Playa lake and it was recently discovered why. Sometimes, at the bottom of the lake, a thin layer of ice forms. When the weather gets warmer, the layers of ice start breaking and become plates, allowing this movement which is caused by the wind.

7. “I took a picture of this beautiful butterfly in my garden. It’s called the Cinnabar moth.”

8. Anabas, or climbing perch, can crawl on the ground and it’s believed they can also climb trees with the help of their fins. They can also go a long time without water.

9. The green heron can extend its neck like a telescope.

10. Incredible rainbow obsidian

11. Unusual lilac flowers

12. “Black petunias from my garden”

13. A baobab tree in Madagascar

14. This is the giraffe weevil from Madagascar. It needs a long neck to fight for female weevils.

15. Unicorn lizard from Sri Lanka

16. An elegant worm from the island of Borneo

17. Mossy frog

18. Have a look at how this white opal shimmers.

Do you like to drop curious facts that few people know when engaging in conversation?

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