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50 Fascinating Pics Of Rarely Seen Things

People think that they are well-acquainted with their environment, but that is not at all the case. These pictures of fascinating things will make you question the world around you like nothing ever has before.

Magnified Grains of Sand

Incredibly enough, this is what grains of sand look like once they’ve been magnetized hundreds of times.

Magnified Grains of Sand

Fancy Nursing Home

Instead of keeping their residents in one building, this nursing home has created a small town for their enjoyment.

Fancy Nursing Home

Sauron Eyes

This cat is the reincarnation of Sauron, the ultimate villain of Tolkein’s world. He looks determined to destroy Middle Earth.

Sauron Eyes

Glass Houses

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.

Glass Houses

Sheet Music

This strange typewriter was the only method in which sheet music was produced before the advent of the modern computer.

Sheet Music

Walk on Water

Lake Baikal the largest in the world. This is what happens when such pure water comes into contact with rocks.

Walk on Water

Golden Brown

This bee decided that it needed to match the color of the honey it works so hard to produce.

Golden Brown

Clear Wings

This butterfly needed a quick break and mistook this photographer’s hand for a flower. Not sure about the resemblance.

Clear Wings

Marble Eyes

The blind cat might not enjoy having his eyes mistaken for the marbles they so emanate.

Marble Eyes

Leafy Slug

Is it a leaf? Is it a slug? This strange variety of mollusc blends perfectly with its forest environment.

Leafy Slug

Flower Power

Incredibly, these tulips are still thriving despite the recent snow that decided to cover their patch of grass.

Flower Power

Surviving a Blizzard

Surviving a blizzard is one thing, but being able to leave your home afterwards is an entirely different story.

Surviving a Blizzard

Supersize Me

This 114 million-year-old dinosaur bone was recently discovered in France. It weighs a frightening 500 kilos!

Supersize Me

Section 8?

Instead of sticking financially strapped residents in unattractive buildings, this low-income housing is set to look like the 1940s.

Section 8?

Chasing Waterfalls

This crazy cave managed to create its own small waterfall current as part of its ecosystem.

Chasing Waterfalls

The Non-Planet

Pluto caused significant controversy a few years back. This is NASA’s most recent picture of the non-planet.

The Non-Planet

Bi-Gendered Butterfly

This beautiful butterfly keeps a secret: it is both male and female, which explains is asymmetrical wing pattern.

Bi-Gendered Butterfly

From a Tadpole to a Frog

This hiker has found the absolute smallest frog, straight from transitioning from a tadpole into a frog.

From a Tadpole to 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.

One in 50 Million

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.

In Your Footsteps

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.

Clear as Day

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.

Mid-Moult

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.

From the House of a Bee

Flower Girl

This young woman’s avid gardening skills have her standing next to her pride and joy: a 12-foot tall sunflower.

Flower Girl

Quite the Backbone

The brave fishermen are lucky enough to share the catch of the day with the spine of a fin whale.

Quite the Backbone

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.

Purple on Green

A Rainbow of Light

A magical clearing filled with fairy princesses from the clouds appears with just the right sun reflection.

A Rainbow of Light

Two-Toned Petals

Sunflowers are already amazing enough as they are without their seeds being mixed up during the growing process.

Two-Toned Petals

Albino Deer

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.

Albino Deer

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.

Banana or Chandelier

The Mancala Marble

This olive-colored sphere is the world’s largest single-cell organism. It goes by the name of Valonia Ventricosa.

The Mancala Marble

Clear Fish

This other clear fish would not look out of place as a decoration on someone’s coffee table.

Clear Fish

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.

From a Cloud to a Corkscrew

This ordinary-looking rock is the oldest rock in existence and was around before the Earth fully formed.

Rockstar

Princes of the Universe

Positive streamers, which are positively charged ionic channels, rise from the ground in search of a negative charge.

Princes of the Universe

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.

How to Rappel

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.

Shards of Glass

It’s amazing what genetic mutations can do to nature. Next up: the DNA daisy in all its splendor!

DNA Daisy

From a Microscope

The film Antz was incredibly inaccurate in their depiction of the insects. This is what they actually look like.

From a Microscope

From the South

When you snap a picture of Jupiter from its southernmost point, this is what you get.

From the South

This shocking image is the beginning of a field fire in Australia. Incredibly, the hedges are stopping it from spreading too quickly.

Boom!

Leaving Footprints

France is just full of dinosaur relics, these fossilized footprints being the most recent discovery.

Leaving Footprints

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