Nature

January 21, 2021

Ethereal Ice Bubbles Emerge at the Surface of a Mystical Lake in Hokkaido, Japan

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.

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January 5, 2021

Amazing Heart-Shaped Amethyst Geode Discovered by Miners in Uruguay

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.

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November 18, 2020

Over 85 of the World’s Top Wildlife Photographers Are Selling Prints to Help Preserve Nature

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.

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September 21, 2020

Mini Bonsai Trees Can Grow Full-Sized Apples, Quinces, and Pomegranates

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.

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