Nature

April 6, 2021

Colorful 225-Million-Year-Old Fossils Are Just One Highlight of This Stunning National Park

Over 420 national parks dot the United States and show off the incredible natural beauty of the American landscape. And while parks like Arizona's Grand Canyon get a lot of the glory, it's another park in that state that is one of the most unique. The Petrified Forest National Park is a natural wonder containing one of the world's largest collections of petrified wood.

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March 11, 2021

You Can Watch the Cherry Blossoms of Washington, D.C. Bloom on This Livestream

Every spring, the Yoshino cherry trees lining the National Mall and Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C. draw thousands of visitors a day during their peak bloom. The beautiful pink blossoms have become a symbol of springtime in the nation's capital. Locals and tourists alike flock to enjoy the fragrant trees which frame many of the famous monuments such as the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial.

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February 19, 2021

Rare ‘Baikal Zen’ Phenomenon Has Rocks Balancing on Pedestals of Ice on Lake Baikal

Lake Baikal in Siberia produces an incredible phenomenon when the weather turns bitterly cold. As the world's deepest and most voluminous freshwater lake, it has a geography that produces the gravity-defying sight of rocks teetering on “legs” of ice. The wonder is known as Baikal Zen, in reference to the stacking of stones found in Japanese gardens. The pedestals created for these stones aren't fashioned right away.

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January 22, 2021

Photographer Finds Beautiful “Tree of Life” Hidden in Aerial Images of a Receding Lake

Aerial photography captures the world as most people never get to experience it. From the bird's-eye view of a drone, new colors and patterns emerge in familiar landscapes. For New South Wales-based Australian photographer Derry Moroney, experimenting with aerial images has produced a shot depicting an almost mystical “tree of life.

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