Nature is packed with surprising and fascinating creations, and the following selection is just the tip of the iceberg!
Natural phenomena, flora and fauna provide an infinite source of beauty and complexity. Unless we are a specialist or an expert, many of these may leave us scratching our heads...
Here are 16 photos of some awesome natural wonders.
1. Calceolaria uniflora, a flower that could be straight out of a Sc-Fi movie
2. Impatiens Bequaertii and its "dancing" flower
3. Senecio peregrinus, which has dolphin-shaped leaves
4. Mushrooms that look like marine sponges
5. When clouds look like a tornado heading your way
6. A feline eclipse
7. A stone or a car part?
8. The color of this mollusc!
9. Enhanced by a setting sun
10. A ballet dancer orchid
11. A blue Argus butterfly, commonly found in Europe
12. A lake in Australia that looks like the tree of life
13. The power of crashing waves
14. A Psychotria elata puckers up for a kiss
15. An orchid that looks like a flying duck
16. The Eternal Flame Falls in NY