While Elon Musk and his followers are planning to colonize Mars, our home planet keeps surprising and delighting us. The photographs of Earth with no photoshopping or filters remind us of some scenes from fantastic movies or open doors to parallel universes showing the world around us from a completely different, mesmerizing, and captivating side.
Bright Side found photographs that could change your ideas about the planet we live on.
The island of Crete is being swallowed by a cloud of African dust.
A beach, as seen from above
Thousands of light bugs in a cave in New Zealand
Tree roots in Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Gorkaya River in Russia. The color of the water changes from orange to crimson because of the high levels of metal oxides in it.
Sand tufas shaped by wind and time in California
A cloud in Portugal reminescent of a gigantic fist
A “green” lake with pristine water in Austria
A view from the window, Finland
Yuncheng Lake in China turned into colorful pools because the seaweed in it reproduced quickly due to hot weather.
A guitar-shaped highway junction, Ufa, Russia
“Gardens by the Bay” nature park, Singapore
Magdeburg Water Bridge, Germany
A departing train is covered by 30,000 light emitting diodes
A bamboo forest in snow
The contrasts of architecture in Macao
The Milky Way shot with long exposure is reminescent of fractal geometry.
A tree-shaped river in Australia
Retba lake in Senegal
Thousands of migrating starlings in the sky above Rome
The ice caves in Iceland
Fly Geyser, USA
Light pillars, Norway
Lava hitting the ocean, Hawaii
These solar panels look like a pixelated lake.
A flock of sheep crossing a frozen lake in Tibet
White Pocket, Arizona, USA
A deep hole with a lake on its bottom, Italy
Which pictures did you like most of all? Share your impressions with us in the comments.
Preview photo credit alexmaclean.com