These photos might look like they come from an alien planet, but it turns out our own little Earth is capable of some truly weird stuff.
All of these things occur naturally across the globe because of, like, science and stuff. A lot of the reasons why go over my head, but it’s all true. It’s easy to appreciate the wondrous beauty of Earth without knowing exactly how it happens.
Some of these are cringe-worthy, but others make me want to buy a plane ticket. And I am definitely going to pay closer attention to sunsets from now on. Take a look at some of the cool things you didn’t realize happen on our home planet.
1) Never-ending Wave
Occurs twice a year in Brazil when the Atlantic ocean meets the mouth of the Amazon River. The resulting waves can travel 500 miles inland before slowing down.
2) Under-water Crop Circles
In Japan, male pufferfish flapping their fins create these alien-esque circles in the sand
3) Bleeding Glacier
Also known as “Blood Falls” in Antarctica, the outflowing water resembles blood due to iron oxide.