These photos are so far-out, it’s hard to believe they were taken here on Earth! Take a look at these strange
At the end of the last ice age, a cave system flooded and collapsed to create the Great Blue Hole off the coast of Belize, a country in Central America.
Photograph by Ian Bottle, Alamy Stock Photo
Particles collide in Earth’s atmosphere to produce colorful light shows called auroras, like this one seen in Canada.
Photograph by Shutterstock, Pi-Lens
Lava cooled to form the columns of basalt—a kind of volcanic rock—that rise up from the shore of a beach in Iceland.
Photograph by daniloforcellini, Getty Images
The squiggly lines of the Wave, a sandstone formation in Arizona, are the result of erosion from wind and rain.
Photograph by Kipp Schoen, Getty Images
In Venezuela, Mount Roraima stands high above the clouds. It’s home to plant and animal species that aren’t found anywhere else in the world.
Photograph by Cultura RM/Philip Lee Harvey, Getty Images
Scientists explore Mexico’s Cave of Crystals, where the gigantic formations developed over hundreds of thousands of years.
Photograph by CARSTEN PETER, SPELEORESEARCH & FILMS, National Geographic Creative
Though humans accidentally helped create Nevada's Fly Geyser, the mounds and terraces get their colors from naturally growing algae.
Photograph by Prisma Bildagentur AG, Alamy Stock Photo
From a building overlooking China’s Stone Forest, visitors take in views of limestone towers shaped by water and wind.
Photograph by Gail Mooney-Kelly, Alamy Stock Photo
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