This Is What 17 Different Foods Look like Growing in Their Natural Habitats

Before our favorite fruits, nuts, spices, and veggies are harvested and distributed around the world for our culinary enjoyment, they often look astonishingly different from what we’re used to seeing. Seeds, stalks, roots, filaments–do you know what forms your snacks took in their natural habitats? Inspired by a list put together by Bright Side, we’ve compiled some common foods in their raw, untouched states. What you see may surprise you!

PineapplePhoto: jje

Banana Photo: asergeev

Cacao Photo: Luisovalles

Almond Photo: AJACS

Broccoli Photo: Ting Chen

Mustard Photo: Andreas Trepte

Mango Photo: Josch13

Peanut Photo: Joseph Hill

Kiwi Photo: Viaouest

Coffee Photo: Kathy & sam

Sesame Photo: Anna Frodesiak

Black pepper Photo: K Hari Krishnan

Pistachio Photo: Daniel Dennis

Saffron Photo: Emma Cooper

Vanilla Photo: Kevin Harber

Cashew Photo: Abhishek Jacob

Walnut Photo: marionberaudias

December 4, 2016

Adventure Photographer Swims With Millions of Jellyfish

Ever wonder what it would be like to swim with jellyfish? Travel and adventure photographer Kien Lam fulfilled this fantasy by flying across the globe to Jellyfish Lake in Micronesia. Anyone who has been stung by a jellyfish can attest—it’s not a pleasant experience. But Jellyfish Lake in Palau is filled with millions of jellyfish that have evolved in a way that makes it safe for humans to swim in the same waters.

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December 3, 2016

Adventurous Photographer Treks to Remote Buddhist Village Before It Disappears

If you’re unfamiliar with Larung Gar, it may be because the small, remote town located in a far-flung corner of China has largely stayed out of the tourism spotlight. It is, however, a cultural and historical Tibetan treasure that has been undergoing tremendous changes in the past few decades, particularly in the midst of global controversy between Tibet and China.

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