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    26 Nature Photos You Won’t Believe Aren’t Photoshopped

    How are these real?!

    1. The Wave in North Coyote Buttes, Arizona

    2. Hutt Lagoon, Western Australia

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    The pink color is a "result of micro-organisms in the salt lake which produce [tons] of beta-carotene."

    3. Hamilton Pool, Texas

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    4. Abraham Lake, Alberta

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    Those formations under the frozen lake are actually methane bubbles. Per Smithsonian:

    "Methane bubbles form in bodies of water when dead organic matter (leaves and animals) falls into the water and sinks to the bottom, to the delight of bacteria waiting below. The bacteria munches on the matter and poops out methane, which turns to white floating blobs when it comes into contact with frozen water."

    5. The Northern Lights

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    6. Ice cave, Iceland

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    7. Lake Hillier, Australia

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    8. Terraced rice field, Yuanyang Hani, China

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    9. Bioluminescence on the shore of Vaadhoo Island, Maldives

    Doug Perrine / Barcroft Media / Landov

    The bioluminescence effect here is from microscopic glowing plankton washing onto the beach. You can read more about bioluminescence here, and you should, 'cause it's amazinnnnng.

    10. Lake Natron, Tanzania

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    11. Stone Forest, Madagascar

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    12. Blue Lagoon, Iceland

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    13. Marble Caves in Lake Carrera, Patagonia, Chile

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    14. Huanglong Scenic Valley in Sichuan, China

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    15. Dry river beds, eastern Afghanistan

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    16. The Great Blue Hole, Belize

    17. Lenticular cloud sunset over the Sierra Nevadas

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    18. Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon, Iceland

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    19. Fire rainbow in Nepal

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    20. Fly Geyser, Nevada

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    21. Multnomah Falls, Oregon

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    22. Clamouse cave in Saint-Jean-de-Fos, France

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    23. Sossusvlei, Namibia

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    24. Guilin, China

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    25. Cathedral Cove Sea Cave, New Zealand

    26. Thor's Well, Oregon

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