Discover the Rarest Finds on Earth …Mother Nature in all Her Glory

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There are still many things we have yet to discover here in our planet. It holds magnificent and rare things up its sleeves that we thought do not exist. Below, we will show you some of the most phenomenal items that will prove how abundant our hidden treasures are.

Bismuth Crystals

Bismuth is a breakable metal often talked about or found in sci-fi movies. This chemical element is commonly seen as a little pinkish thing because of surface oxidation. Found in a lot of parts in the world, this little wonder of nature comes in geometrical figures and lines and is 86 percent as heavy as lead. It is the most innately diamagnetic element.

Flowervase Jewel Squid

Despite being flimsy, this unique squid was found  500 meters below the surface of the North Atlantic. Their seemingly contorted features were noted by scientists on their expedition underwater, along with other rare creatures. The flowervase jewel squid, or Histioteuthis hoylei, belongs to the species of cock-eyed squids and grows up to 20 centimeters in mantle length in the tropical and subtropical waters of Pacific and Indian Oceans.

Rafflesia Arnoldii Flower

Rafflesia is the largest flower ever recorded in the world that grows up to 3 feet in length and weighs up to nearly 15 pounds. This parasitic plant, which was first found in the rainforests of Indonesia, emits the most disgusting odor, similar to rotten flesh thus deceiving insects into pollinating with the stemless plant. This five-petaled flower does not have roots, and leaves, and is called “corpse flower” or “meat flower” by the locals.

Auroras Near the Polar Regions of the Earth

The gracefully swaying lights are collisions between protons and neutrons from the sun that enters the atmosphere of the earth. Occuring along the higher places in the Antarctic and Arctic regions, an aurora seem to be a fantastical show of dazzling lights, where you can see the effects of every color’s different hues.

Joey In The Pouch

A baby kangaroo, or a joey, is carried in the mother kangaroo’s pouch for full growth and development. the photo taken above is the perfectmpicture of a peaceful joey inside its mother’s womb — pouch, actually. These marsupial mammals can confirm the gender of their baby. When they feel that the environmental circumstances are not safe for the joeys, they can even put their maturation on hold.

Pyura chilensis: Living Rock

 

 

This tunicate living rock is composed of organs inside a rock. Pyura chilensis is usually found in dense aggregation in the shoreline of Peru and Chile. This marine organism, which feeds itself by sipping microorganisms squirt in seawater, is actually one of the best delicacies in the places near the coasts.

Purple Corn

This purple corn, or Maiz Morado, flourish in the regions of South America, commonly in Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia. Aside from having many health benefits including providing antioxidants to protect cells, kernels of this purple corn are used by Peruvian Andes to color beverages and foods since the industrialization in their region began.

Albino Alligator in Louisiana

Although they may look harmless, these alligators are actually quite brutal. These albino alligator is one  of the 12 rarest kinds of white alligators usually found in the swamps of the southern parts of America, especially in Louisiana. They are impossible to find under the sun and susceptible to other predators. There are only nearly 50 white alligators around the US.

 

Flying Fish

If you think fishes that know how to fly can only be found in the stories, then you have to think again. This flying fish has a gliding ability to getaway from predators when they’re in danger. Their defense mechanism literally makes them look charming, when flying through the air on the sub-tropical and tropical waters.

The Dragon’s Skull

This Dragon Flower, or Antirrhinum, is not as scary as you think. When in bloom, the flower looks like a dragon head and its mouth literally closes and opens when it squeezes. But, the strange part happens when this flower dies because this is when you can actually see the pod begin to look like a skull.  Sometimes called the Snapdragon Flower, it is commonly found in the gardens of North Africa, Europe, and United States.

The Corpse Flower

The Amorphophallus titanum, which is sometimes called titan arum, is recorded as the longest flower in the world with its ability to grow as tall as seven feet high. Due to its terrible odor, it is also called the corpse plant or corpse flower and it usually grows in the forests of Indonesia.

 

 

Albino Humpback Whale

This albino humpback whale, which first became popular in the east coast of Australia, is extremely rare. Migaloo, or “white fellas” in Australian, is an all-white albino that was first seen last 1991 and believed to be 3 to 5 years old by that time.

In 2004, Migaloo was discovered to be male through analysis of his shed skin sample. For the protection of this shy white whale, environmentalists agreed with New South Wales and Queensland governments  to make an exclusion zone around the whale that encompasses about 1600 feet of space.

Recent reports show Migaloo seemingly having skin cysts because of lack of protection from the sun.

Flying Gurnards

Though usually called as the “flying gurnard”, this Dactylopteridae cannot actually fly. Because of this, scientists gave them the name of “helmet gurnards”. These marine animals can be seen in most parts of the Indo-Pacific Oceans.

Colorado Tornado

This tornado in Campo, Colorado, which occurred in May 31, 2010, is considered to be one of the most photogenic ever in the history of tornado chasing.

Katydids

These insects, commonly known as bush-crickets or katydids, have more than 6,400 species in Tettigoniidae family. Albeit similar to weta and crickets than other types of grasshoppers, they are also known as long-horned grasshoppers.  As weird as their scientific name sounds, they usually camouflage and mimic usually the colors and shapes of the leaves nearest to them in the Amazon rain forest.

The Glowing Forest

Because of luminescent mushrooms, this forest in Shikoku, Japan literally glows in the dark. Leaves and mushrooms emanate light that makes the forest somewhat magical for a short period of time every year.

Koroit Opal

 

 

In an opal mining area in South West Queensland in Australia, the peculiar types of opal are found in the Koroit opal field. Within the 300 kilometer long rock formation, you will see the distinctive opal kernels in tiny concretions.

Tasmanian Giant Crab

These tasmanian giant crabs, also known as “Giant Deepwater Crabs”, are among the largest crabs in the world. With its white shell and tinted red claws, these giant crabs weigh 29 pounds and measure more than 15 inches long. They are usually found in the waters of southern Australia.

Red Banana

These red bananas, or Red Dacca bananas, are stouter than other Cavendish bananas. Their flesh are colored in light pink when ripe. These bananas grow originally in Australia.

Rain Cloud Squeezing Its Content

On Burbage between Birmingham and Leicester, a huge rain cloud spurts down as seen from an aircraft.

Purple Carrots

Due to sufficient anthocyanin pigments, these carrots are actually purple in color outside, but still orange on the inside. During the 10th century, these purple carrots can be tracked down to Central Asia and Rome where were sold in British stores since 2002.

Chinese Lantern

The Chinese Lanterns (Physalis alkekengi) blossoms every Winter and scorch up during Spring. Once it dries up, the outer layer is seen as a golden brown skeleton that will allow you to see the red fruit inside. These perfectly designed “life within death” fruit is usually spotted in China, Southern Europe, and Japan.

The Insides of a Meteorite

Meteorites look like volcanic rocks on the outside. But, Jeff Barton, an astronomy photographer, cut open a diamond-coated-blade rock and discovered the dazzling geodes inside that look like polarized filters.

He then crushed down a small piece so fine light could pass through its tiny spaces. The glittering shades then appear as the sun flickered to its little pebbles. He eventually took photos of these using a DSLR pinned to a petrographic microscope with polarized filters.

 

 

White Peacocks

On the photo above, you can see a very rare photo of the peacock usually found in India and Grassland, Australia. Majestic white peacocks are not albinos, just like the animals in previous pictures. They have Leucism, or a genetic mutation, which causes the lack of pigmentation on their feathers.

 

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