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September 04, 2006

Frozen treats

Hail_balls Video: The Inner Life of the Cell. (From Pharyngula)

Have you ever seen a frozen sea? Besides “Day after tommorow” movie?

Monster hail in Northfield, MN, August 24, 2006

Frozen cherry trees, Ceres, South Africa

Caterpillar infestation in Flogsta, Sweden

/// Add it to your del.icio.us /// A Huge Depository of Nature’s Unusual Mysteries Here

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July 30, 2006

Blue Ice

Riverside_parks My friend, the dead tree flickr set

Glacier Margarita & other iceberg photographs by Aneel Nazareth. (From How does an iceberg get such an intense color of blue?)

Dan Bush’s Missouri skies

Amorous Nature. (From Mira y Calla)

Oh my God, it's full of stars

Mount St. Helens Volcano Cam

Butterflies and Moths of North America

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June 12, 2006

Most isolated tree on Earth

Joshua_tree The sad story of the Last Tree of Ténéré, the only one within more than 400km. Also, a list of famous trees, including Tane Mahuta ('Lord of the Forest'), a giant Kauri tree in New Zealand

A Crack in a glacier...

Slime Moulds

Discovery of the Largest Crystals on Earth at The Crystal Cave of the Giants. Read the fascinating story of exploring the humid caves. Other stories of exploration at the Grand Canyons of the planet earth

Alaska’s Cleveland Volcano Erupts, as seen from The International Space Station

Re-post: Earth As Art Collection

Another tree: Near the southwestern corner of Key Arena in Seattle is a tree that looks like it was drawn by Dr. Seuss. What is it?

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April 21, 2006

Animated water

Beautiful_flowers A Big Tule Tree in Oaxaca, Mexico

A batch of animated pictures showing the dynamic in water by Ernst Schütz. (Warning: Midi music in background)

Flower arrangement by Ferry Halim

Crabs Take Over An Entire Island: A huge zombie invasion, except with 150,000,000 crustaceans

Africa’s new ocean - A Continent Splits Apart

Close-up photos of insects by Igor Siwanowicz

My place is very quite now, finally. I can’t wait to move into my new house next week… Many More Unusual Mysteries of Nature Here

April 21, 2006 in Nature | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

March 01, 2006

Giant squid in a box

Las_vegas_rainbow Moonbows are very rare. The moon must be bright and not too high, the sky must be dark else the faint bow will not be visible and there must be rain in the direction opposite the moon. Many other Rainbows

Taylor F. Lockwood’s photos of funghi and Seppo Kytoharju’s Mushroom Space

Panorama of Glen Canyon National and many other Virtual Parks by Erik Goetze

Charles Darwin’s Crab collection. (From Incoming Signals)

I remember Eliot Porter’s “In Wildness Is the Preservation of the World” from my youth…

Resurrecting the American chestnut. (From Wickham Stone Park)

Flower Printer

In order to preserve the giant squid just discovered, the scientists needed build a glass tank, so they decided to draw upon the knowledge of artist Damien Hirst, famed for displaying preserved dead animals

Aidrian O'connor’s musings on sacred geometry in nature

I have to move in the next few days. This post have been pre-blogged for your enjoyment. Many More Unusual Mysteries of Nature Here

March 1, 2006 in Nature | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

November 30, 2005


Autumn_leaves Colors of the Underground , by Jakob Ehrensvהrd. Depending on the mineral composition, the colors of the underground can sometimes be spectacular.

Garden (2000) by Marc Quinn is a real botanical garden, full of plants and flowers from all over the world. They are displayed in full bloom, and are potentially eternal: the nearly 1000 specimens are immersed in twenty-five tons of liquid silicon kept at a constant temperature of -80˚ Celsius

Cloudy Sky

47 feet high Stainless Steel Aspen

Virtual Caves. (From ”Presurfer”)

2,000 metaflowers

(Photo above from City Rag). Many More Unusual Mysteries of Nature Here

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October 29, 2005

Green flashes

Green_sunset A resource for Atmospheric Optics - Some can be seen almost every day or so, some are once in a lifetime sights. Rays & Shadows, Water Droplets, Rainbows, Ice Halos, more

Pictures of green flashes. Green flashes are real (not illusory) phenomena seen at sunrise and sunset, when some part of the Sun suddenly changes color (at sunset, from red or orange to green or blue). The word “flash” refers to the sudden appearance and brief duration of this green color, which usually lasts only a second or two at moderate latitudes

Leafy Sea Dragons. Also, a section about comatulid crinoids

Mammillaria elongate, Golden Star Cactus

Alien Plants. Created by 1st Ave Machine as a music video for the artist Alias

56 pound Missouri mushroom

Wild Things. Photography by John Hyde

US Peak Foliage Map

Many More Unusual Mysteries of Nature Here

October 29, 2005 in Nature | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

August 07, 2005


Wooden_puzzle_2 Images of the subglacial eruption in Vatnajצkull, Iceland, October 1995. (From “The spectacularly obtuse blog”)

The trailer to Deep Blue - Eighty percent of life on earth lives in the ocean

Namibia on flickr

Praying Mantis are famous for there cannibalistic tendencies and there beauty is often overlooked. There are approximately 2,500 species of Praying Mantis, which are distributed between 400 genera. (From ”Tinselman”)

Also, Bug Love; Lust & tenderness between consenting insects. From What's That Bug?

Sunrise Over Kilimanjaro from APOD, 2005 July 11

Botany Photo of the Day

Photo above from Crazy Russian. Many More Unusual Mysteries of Nature Here

August 7, 2005 in Nature | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

April 29, 2005

The Mystery of Nature

Carnivorous_plant Welcome to Maverick Surfer, your online source to big wave surfing

Forests Forever

What is Photosynthesis? Only the most important process on earth.

Hear the sound produced by the Ringing Rocks of Upper Black Eddy, PA

Natural formation that looks like Mother Nature's Tile Floor. About 100,000 years ago a 400 foot thick molten mass of lava cooled and shrunk, breaking into long vertical shafts, each multisided like a pencil, and about a foot and a half in diameter, creating a rock formation known as "columnar basalt." Later a glacier ground its way across the mass, leaving a surface flat as a floor with the long thin parallel scrape marks across it. (From ”Reality Carnival”)

A tornado is approaching

International Carnivorous Plant Society, snaring insects in a blink-of-an-eye

Mysterious People - Who are they?

The Indian legend of the Thunderbird, a cryptozoological mystery. There are many remote parts of the world where humans rarely travel through that can hide a species that hasn't been discovered yet. Here are just a few of the many unknown, undiscovered, mysterious animals that may be out there

Explore Sacred Sites and Ancient Civilizations - Mysterious Places: Easter Island, Stonehenge, Malian Magic

This is the second post composed together with another blogger, this time with Gerard Vlemmings of ”Presurfer”, who provided many of today’s links. (First post here.) Thank you, Gerard! If I get some positive response, I may repeat the process with other bloggers perhaps, and on other topics. Contact me for details.

Many More Unusual Mysteries of Nature Here

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February 04, 2005

How cold was it?

Green_leaf_1A study of leaves

An icy evidence at MSU, from the Google archives of Frozen Fountains

Man meets iceberg. Snow and ice at the lake of geneva. The digital snow museum: Major blizzards of the past

? – A photograph of a single snail

(For John Walkenbach): Photographs and descriptions of 238 different wildflowers of Tucson, Arizona

Voices of the natural world

Dewy spider webs and stuff

A Guide to the Orders of Trilobites

PBS’s The Mysterious Life of Caves

The shell of the chambered nautilus is a symbol of beauty and proportional perfection. A Cross Section of Chambered Nautilus Shell

Botanical Record-Breakers: Amazing Trivia About Plants

Japanese bean sprout with a message

Many More Unusual Links about Nature Here

Today’s “Blog Of The Day” is by “Golublog”, by the one & only Alex Golub, Ph.D. candidate in anthropology. If you wish to have your blog considered as “Blog Of The Day”, or if you know of a blog that should get same recognition, please email me at realhanan (at) yahoo (dot) com, or post a comment at the bottom of this post.

"Say My Name" Based on the performance by Destiny's Child "Grow A Brain" Parody by Dorita

February 4, 2005 in Nature | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

October 16, 2004

The Beauty of Nature


Australian locusts

Roots of trees

Clouds on US stamps

Krill in New Zealand's Marlborough Sounds

The Beauty of Nature (From “Presurfer”)

Paramount Orchids. From Nova’s Orchid Hunter

Lighthouses of the Pacific Coast and Beyond

(This post is nothing but a bunch of pretty pictures!). More interesting Nature News Here

October 16, 2004 in Nature | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

August 13, 2004

Hurricanes, landslides & fungus

hurricane_watch Welcome to the world of the fungus among us. (From “Ordo Magazine”)

The Joy of Pigs

Japanese landslide caught on video

Jim Whittaker, first American to summit Mount Everest in 1963

Lightweight canoes

Huge Crystal Cave Found in Spain. (News from 2000)

Also, Explorers find world's deepest hole. (Me think they are looking for the scream of tortured souls in hell). Speaking of deep holes, here is a virtual view of the Majestic Chimney Field in the Magic Mountain hydrothermal vent site on Explorer Ridge. The fly-through movie shows the ABE vehicle above the numerous active chimneys located on a slope of pillow lava cut by a small fault

Four Seasons in Kyoto postage stamp series

Many More Eclectic Links about Nature Here

August 13, 2004 in Nature | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

May 31, 2004

Fungus & Tornadoes

lightening How do the experts capture avalanches on film, and live to try again?

The Styx - Tasmania's Valley of the Giants contains the tallest hardwood trees on Earth

Xiong finds giant mushrooms in Phenological Garden. Longest living mushroom can live close to fifty years.

Lightning! From Mark’s Nasty weather and natural disasters collection

Mama's Minerals for gifts out of rocks, gems, minerals, geodes, and Crystals

Our Collection of Links about Nature Here

May 31, 2004 in Nature | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

March 21, 2004

Climbing Plants

northern_lights Northern Lights from Iceland , by Sigurdur H Stefnisson

Time-lapse clip showing How Plants Climb (From "Buzz")

Play * Create * Flowers (?)

Flowers in UV lights

The Miracle of Fall

Nature photographs by Victor Bos

The conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco, since 1876

Many More Unusual Links about Nature

March 21, 2004 in Nature | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

January 31, 2004

Here are the 2003 “Grow-a-Brain” Nature Links.

four_seasons 7,150 Roses

A giant salt mine under Detroit

Aurora Borealis

Big Sky

Brian Rachford's Aurora Page - 9/05/03

Clouds - 7/16/03

Collecting Sand

Creating Reef Balls - A Reef Ball is a Designed Artificial Reef used to restore ailing coral reefs and to create new fishing and scuba diving sites - 11/15/03


Drought Severity USA


Enchanted Ceiling , 563 photos of the sky - 1/15/04

flood.jpgFlood Warning are forecasted for tomorrow. Park your bus on a high & dry spot

Floraphilia, Twenty-four intimate portraits from my garden - 11/24/03

Forms of Nature, by Ernst Haeckel (In German)


Gallery of Nature Scenes from “Webshots”

Giant Hail balls (From "Stormgasm", home of the most hardcore storm chasers in the world) - 1/14/04

Katinka Matson's Five lilies (From "Far far away from home")

Mushrooms and Mushroom Stamps

My Tiny Garden (From "Web Zen") - 8/17/03

Phyllotaxis - Plant Pattern Formation

Plants in Motion and Carnivorous Plants

Relax with a waterfall - 1/15/04

Sand as Medium

Skulls Unlimited - The World's Leading Supplier of Osteological Specimens

Snow flakes

Sunset over Europe

Tsunami Warning Center

Underwater hot springs - Vent systems found off New Zealand

hurricane_charley Various Sprouts. (From "Plep")

Virtual sunrise on the Sand Dunes Near Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley National Park, California

Vulcanos and Vulcano World

Weather Icons from various press websites

Water Walking (From "Hoogle") , Cambridge MA - Via "Apothecary's Drawer " - 8/21/03

World's Largest Flower Mystery Solved. The Rafflesia can have a diameter up to one meter and can weigh up to 10 kilograms. It also smells like rotting flesh - 1/21/04

World's Oldest Tree

Many More Unusual Mysteries of Nature Here

January 31, 2004 in Nature | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack