Nature is full of spectacularly beautiful sights, and some naturally occurring phenomena are so awe-inspiring that it’s hard to believe your eyes. One such marvel takes place during the cold winter months at Lake Nukabira in Hokkaido, Japan. The serene surface of the lake becomes covered with frosty ice bubbles that extend across the enchanting view in large swaths.
The dazzling beauty of amethyst geodes is undeniable.
Insects are the most diverse group of organisms on our planet.
Gems and minerals are often given as tokens of affection. But one discovery of a naturally occurring amethyst geode doesn’t need any help in expressing love—it’s already shaped like a heart! Uruguay Minerals made this amazing find at the border of Uruguay and Brazil when workers broke open a rock that revealed a heart on either side of it.
Research shows that spending time in nature is good for your health.
There are 950 species of sea urchins living on seabeds, making them one of the most widespread and common echinoderms...
Some of the world's most acclaimed wildlife photographers have joined forces to help raise funds for conservation programs and grassroots initiatives across the globe. Conceived by National Geographic photographer Ami Vitale, Prints by Nature is a unique opportunity to purchase imagery from over 85 top photographers while giving back. Vitale was inspired by the Prints for Wildlife fundraiser, which ran earlier this year to support African Parks.
It might not seem like it, but plants are continuously moving throughout the day.
It was 60 million years ago that the Cycad (Cycas revoluta) plant, or Sago palm, grew naturally in the UK.
Did you know that tiny Bonsai fruit trees can bear full-sized fruit just like their naturally growing counterparts? Despite their tiny stature, these mini Bonsai are mighty fruit bearers because they originate from the same seeds as regular trees. As a potted Bonsai fruit tree is genetically identical to those in an orchard, the fruit produced often reaches the size found in grocery stores.
The free audio archive Sounds of the Forest is an interactive sound map celebrating the noises of forests around the...
With anywhere from 25,000 to 30,000 different species, orchids are one of the largest family of flowers on Earth.