50 Fascinating Pics Of Rarely Seen Things
Magnified Grains of Sand
Incredibly enough, this is what grains of sand look like once they’ve been magnetized hundreds of times.
Fancy Nursing Home
Instead of keeping their residents in one building, this nursing home has created a small town for their enjoyment.
This cat is the reincarnation of Sauron, the ultimate villain of Tolkein’s world. He looks determined to destroy Middle Earth.
This transparent snail is hardly the kind to show up after the average rain, he is in fact the victim of an incredibly rare mutation.
This strange typewriter was the only method in which sheet music was produced before the advent of the modern computer.
Walk on Water
Lake Baikal the largest in the world. This is what happens when such pure water comes into contact with rocks.
This bee decided that it needed to match the color of the honey it works so hard to produce.
This butterfly needed a quick break and mistook this photographer’s hand for a flower. Not sure about the resemblance.
The blind cat might not enjoy having his eyes mistaken for the marbles they so emanate.
Is it a leaf? Is it a slug? This strange variety of mollusc blends perfectly with its forest environment.
Incredibly, these tulips are still thriving despite the recent snow that decided to cover their patch of grass.
Surviving a Blizzard
Surviving a blizzard is one thing, but being able to leave your home afterwards is an entirely different story.
This 114 million-year-old dinosaur bone was recently discovered in France. It weighs a frightening 500 kilos!
Instead of sticking financially strapped residents in unattractive buildings, this low-income housing is set to look like the 1940s.
This crazy cave managed to create its own small waterfall current as part of its ecosystem.
Pluto caused significant controversy a few years back. This is NASA’s most recent picture of the non-planet.
This beautiful butterfly keeps a secret: it is both male and female, which explains is asymmetrical wing pattern.
From a Tadpole to a Frog
This hiker has found the absolute smallest frog, straight from transitioning from a tadpole into a frog.
One in 50 Million
Lobsters aren’t just a delicacy, they are also fascinating creatures. This one went through a mutation that makes it half male, half female.
In Your Footsteps
No, this is not a dog paw print but a cluster of fossilized dinosaur eggs. That’s where you find 65 million-year-old DNA.
Clear as Day
This guy pulled a fish out of the water thinking it was a plastic bag. So much for trying to do something good for the environment.
This newborn bluejay still has half of its baby feathers, but it’s clear that he will become a magnificent adult with a lovely plumage.
From the House of a Bee
There are few things scarier than being caught in a beehive. This is what they look like in slow-motion.
This young woman’s avid gardening skills have her standing next to her pride and joy: a 12-foot tall sunflower.
Quite the Backbone
The brave fishermen are lucky enough to share the catch of the day with the spine of a fin whale.
Purple on Green
It’s not often that you see this shade of purple out in nature, especially on a grasshopper. The contrasting shade of green with the leaf is nothing if not stunning.
A Rainbow of Light
A magical clearing filled with fairy princesses from the clouds appears with just the right sun reflection.
Sunflowers are already amazing enough as they are without their seeds being mixed up during the growing process.
Every once in a while, a deer is born with albinism. Sadly, they don’t usually live very long because they don’t have the camouflage their species is so good at.
Banana or Chandelier
One lucky fellow came across the elusive Blue Java banana which is said to have the same texture and flavor as vanilla ice cream.
The Mancala Marble
This olive-colored sphere is the world’s largest single-cell organism. It goes by the name of Valonia Ventricosa.
This other clear fish would not look out of place as a decoration on someone’s coffee table.
From a Cloud to a Corkscrew
This lucky passenger snapped the picture of the ultimate ribbon cloud that turned into a corkscrew as the plane passed by.
This ordinary-looking rock is the oldest rock in existence and was around before the Earth fully formed.
Princes of the Universe
Positive streamers, which are positively charged ionic channels, rise from the ground in search of a negative charge.
How to Rappel
These Mexican caves are full of crystals as big as trees but they can’t be safely explored because of their high levels of toxicity.
Shards of Glass
Surprisingly, this is not a depiction of shards of glass. Instead, its what happens when you take a close up shot of a frozen Lake Eerie.
It’s amazing what genetic mutations can do to nature. Next up: the DNA daisy in all its splendor!
From a Microscope
The film Antz was incredibly inaccurate in their depiction of the insects. This is what they actually look like.
From the South
When you snap a picture of Jupiter from its southernmost point, this is what you get.
This shocking image is the beginning of a field fire in Australia. Incredibly, the hedges are stopping it from spreading too quickly.
France is just full of dinosaur relics, these fossilized footprints being the most recent discovery.