On a site I hadn’t heard of, but apparently a bunch of others have, I was fortunate to stumble upon some amazing photographs–ones that make you take a step back and realize that, no, you haven’t seen it all; ones that help you appreciate that sometimes reality is, indeed, stranger than make-believe.
The series of shots comes from MYSCIENCEACADEMY.org under the title: 24 PLACES THAT LOOK NOT NORMAL, BUT ARE ACTUALLY REAL
First, let’s just enjoy the slideshow of the ones that stuck out. We can talk about them after:
Pretty cool, huh?
I arranged them into categories. The first few are man-influenced.
#1 For such a crazy creation, I was surprised I’d never seen it (actually, I guess I had as it was featured in the newest Batman flick). It’s what they call a stepwell called Chand Baori located near Jaipur, India.
#2 TULIP FIELDS – LISSE, NETHERLANDS
#3 An old railroad track turned into the TUNNEL OF LOVE – KLEVEN, UKRAINE
#4-6 are all Iceland.
The next four are obviously real, but crazy natural sights to behold:
#7 SOCOTRA, YEMEN
#8 BERRY HEAD ARCH – NEWFOUNDLAND, CANADA
#9 MT. RORAIMA, VENEZUELA
#10 DOOR TO HELL – DERWEZE, TURKMENISTAN (seriously, that’s what they call it.)
Finally, we wrap it up with two that are beyond belief, but when looked a little closer (and looked in wikipedia) found out that these places are real.
#11 LAKE RETBA – SENEGAL (pink because of algae they say)
#12 NAMIBIA (Look closer and see that the orange is the sunlight on a huge sand dune and the foreground a shadowed plain with what National Geographical called camel thorn trees.
Hope you liked them: )
These shots help up reach a new plateau–a realization of just what our amazing Earth is capable of.