Frenzy lightning over the Grand Canyon

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Here it is – the moment of genuine drama: in the dusk a fierce lightning illuminates the canyon, which is considered one of the greatest natural wonders of the world.

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Stone forest in Madagascar

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Nature Reserve Tsingy du Bemaraha located on the west coast of Madagascar, and is famous because of the amazing stone forest. The reserve area is 666 square kilometers and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The landscapes here are fascinating – the giant rock, and preserved forests of mangrove trees, as well as many other miracles.
The reserve is a plateau consisting of the Stone Forest karst sharp spiers formed during erosion of the softer limestone.

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Fire tornado

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One of nature’s rarest phenomenon’s – fire tornado.A fire tornado, also know as a fire devil, is caused when a column of warm, rising air comes into contact – or causes – a fire on the ground.Chris Tangey had been out in Alice Springs, Australia, scouting locations for a new movie.After finishing the task, he went over to help workers at a cattle station when he was confronted by one of nature’s most intimidating spectacles.

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Wave-like clouds Kelvin-Helmholtz

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They are named after the German physicist Hermann von Helmholtz and British physicist Lord Kelvin, and are formed when two different layers of air pass each other at different speeds. The upper layer is moving faster than the lower. Some areas of contact at the boundary (in shear) moving downwards, and others – up. Wave-like clouds are usually a sure sign of atmospheric instability. Naturally, such a phenomenon scientists observe not only on our planet.

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Arctic sea “icicle of death”

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The BBC filmed brinicles, solidified salt water, as they descended into Antarctic water and iced over everything sitting at the ocean bottom. Brinicles are underwater icicles that form around salt water sinking from sea ice.The first life on Earth may have emerged in polar seas and originated from underwater ‘icicles of death’A team of scientists suggest that rather than life beginning in warm oceans, life may have been made possible by sea ice.

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