Nature

September 20, 2017

Underground Cave in Mexico Houses the World’s Largest Crystals

Mexico is a beautiful country boasting incredible landscapes, which not only includes a underwater river, but also a cave growing the world's largest crystals. Almost twenty years ago, miners stumbled upon an incredible discovery in Chihuahua, Mexico—a hidden underground cave that housed some of the largest natural crystals ever found. At a depth of 980 feet (300 meters) below ground, the Giant Crystal Cave—or Cave of Crystals—is an incredible feat of nature.

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August 26, 2017

30 Hummingbirds Gather in Bird Bath for a Mini Pool Party Ritual

Humans aren’t the only ones that get to enjoy pool parties. Bird baths also encourage these sorts of enthusiastic gatherings—splashing and all. Backyard nature store Wild Wings, which specializes in fountains and feed, captured this delightful video of a massive hummingbird bath. In less than a minute of footage, it shows 30 of the winged creatures enjoying the refreshing cool of bubbling water. As hummingbirds flutter into the scene, each has their own particular bathing style.

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August 7, 2017

Photographer Captures Colorful Mushrooms in Vibrant Arrangements

In her striking series of Nature Medleys, artist and self-described “modern nomad of the Salish Sea” Jill Bliss captures the unexpectedly exquisite colors of mushrooms. Taken during Bliss' daily walks around the enchanting islands and winding waterways of the Pacific Northwest, this collection of nature photography showcases the area's rich and radiant biodiversity. To create each shot, Bliss arranges various found fungi, flora, and other botanical elements into beautifully balanced polychromatic clusters.

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July 30, 2017

Magnificent Photos of Canyons Carved Over Millions of Years

Photographer Christopher Eaton (Pinyon Ridge Photography) takes beautiful and otherworldly shots of the most-visited and most-photographed collection of slot canyons in the American Southwest. These include Antelope Canyon and the nearby Canyon X. Located in Arizona, these deep and narrow landforms have been carved over millions of years. Namely as a result of flash floods, rushing water has eroded the stone into one-of-a-kind formations with smooth and sweeping contours.

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