Amazing things happen all around us. In order to witness them, sometimes we have to look at the world from a different perspective. Since the invention of the camera, mankind achieved the ability to capture a moment to last an eternity.
1. Flammable ice bubbles: frozen bubbles of methane, trapped beneath Alberta’s Lake Abraham.
2. The Catumbo Lightning, which occurs during 140 to 160 nights a year, 10 hours per night and up to 280 times per hour.
3. Underwater crop circles in the ocean off Japan: created by a male pufferfish in order to woo females.
4. The Great Blue Hole: a large submarine sinkhole off the coast of Belize, over 300m across and 124m deep.
5. Sailing stones in Death Valley, USA: a geological phenomenon where rocks move and inscribe long tracks along a smooth valley floor without human or animal intervention.
6. The Door to Hell, a gas fire in Turkmenistan accidentally ignited by scientists in 1971 and still burning.
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7. Bioluminescent waves on a beach in the Maldives: Various species of phytoplankton are known to bioluminesce; when washed ashore by the tides, their chemical energy is turned into light energy.