Have you ever seen a photo and thought, "Wow, the earth is a magical place." There are so many things in the world that are left to be discovered. We found these fascinating photos that will show you some amazing things on earth. Now, prepare to be amazed.
If lightning strikes in a forest and no one is around to see it, does it leave a mark?
The answer is yes. This is what happens when lightning hits a patch of trees in the middle of the forest.
This melted glass looks like some kind of surrealist painting.
It is so interesting to see what happens to different materials under high heat.
The sand dunes in southern California run along the border of Mexico.
Not only can you see the border fence, but you can also ride dune buggies.
This image shows what manhattan might have looked like 400 years ago. The city has changed incredibly.
Even if you looked back only 100 years, there would still be a significant change in the way the city looks because of how many skyscrapers have been built.
This is a very rare event for an eclipse and a sunset to happen at the same exact time.
Just make sure you don't stare at it too long because eclipses can cause serious damage to your eyes.
Would you believe that this is one picture and not four separate pictures?
This picture makes our brains hurt from all the chaos.
Depending upon where you live in the world, temperatures in the winter can dip into the negatives. That can cause even large lakes to freeze over.
This is what one of those lakes looks like. The ice looks more like salt deposits.
This is a human-made reef off the coast of Australia in the most beautiful clear waters.
The boats were sunk on purpose in the '60s to help start natural coral reefs.
This is the chemical element, Bismuth. It appears to have these beautiful colors because of iridescent oxide on its surface.
Bismuth is used with other metals to make automatic fire sprinklers. Who would have thought that this beautiful element is used to make something you see in every building.
It would be interesting to live in an igloo for a few days. It must get very cold inside, right?
Wrong. Igloos can be 100 degrees warmer than the outside temperature.
The use of makeup for movies is amazing. It can completely change the way a person looks, making them unrecognizable.
Marlon Brando was transformed completely and aged to fit his role in the Godfather movies.
This picture was taken by a NASA satellite when the space shuttle Atlantis was launched.
The launch looks really cool from the ground, but even cooler from space.
This wolf looks very realistic, and the details on it are impeccable.
How long do you think it took someone to make this? Hopefully, it is on display for everyone to see somewhere.
This machine looks so satisfying and time-saving. It is like a perfectionist's dream.
If only this machine could work for folding laundry. You throw your stuff in it, and it comes out folded. Someone invent that.
Eggshells are extremely fragile, so it takes a skilled hand to create a delicate design like this.
This artist managed to drill 20,000 holes into the shell without cracking it, that's incredible.
"The Door To Hell" is located in Turkmenistan, and it has been burning since the '60s.
It was a natural gas field that collapsed, and scientists set fire to it to prevent the spread of methane gas.
Firefly squids are filled with bioluminescence, which makes them glow this blue color.
When there are many of them the waters are lit up with the dancing lights of the squids.
This looks exciting and terrifying at the same time. He is so close to burning hot lava from a live volcano.
If you are a thrill-seeker, you should add this to your bucket list.
This is a piece of a real meteorite. The unique thing about this one is that it has yellow olivine crystals inside it.
It is estimated to be 4.5 billion years old. You can see the Fukang meteor at the Natural History Museum in Vienna, Austria.
Whales are beautiful creatures, and they are enormous. You can see just how big it is when you compare it to this fishing boat.
One tap from this whale, and everyone is going overboard.
This is the result of taking a picture of fireworks and refocusing your camera.
These look more like close up pictures of succulents instead of fireworks.
Have you ever wondered what a water bottle looks like before it is stretched and given a shape?
This small piece of plastic is what makes of the bottles that you drink out of and see every day.
Animals see the world differently than we do. They don't see color or light the same way. The top half of the picture is how humans see the world, and the bottom is how cats see it.
They are nocturnal, and it makes sense now because night looks like daytime.
This incredibly intricate artwork is called a Murrine. It is detailed paintings inside of a glass cane.
When it is cut into pieces, the painting is revealed, and you are left with small masterpieces.
If you have ever broken a bone, you must be familiar with the traditional plaster cast. This new technology is 3-D printed and uses ultrasound.
It looks a lot cooler than the typical cast, and it can heal your bones 40% faster. It is also waterproof!
A cat's litter can vary in size from three to ten kittens. This is what all those kittens look like inside their mom.
It is crazy how you can see all their tiny little bodies ready to come out into the world and steal people's hearts.
The process of a lizard shedding its skin is called molting. They do this so they can grow and get rid of parasites.
This is what the skin looks like after it has been shed. It is pretty creepy.
Before Hitler has his infamous mustache, it was a bit longer on the sides. He had to trim it because it didn't fit under his gas mask.
This was before he rose to power in his early army days. He looks unrecognizable to the images we usually see.
It is hard to believe that these perfectly formed cubes are the work of mother nature herself.
How are these perfect cubes more flawless than something most people could make?
It would be so interesting if the earth had Saturn's rings. You could get a different view of them from every part of the world.
If people were able to live on Saturn, is this what they would see every day?
These are the inner workings on a Patek Phillipe watch. These watches range from about $20 thousand all the way to $11 million.
You cannot find a nice watch than this and the craftsmanship is flawless.
Abraham Lincoln was the 14th President of the United States. One night while he was attending the theatre, John Wilkes Booth shot him in the head in this exact chair.
The chair is on display at the Henry Ford Museum in Michigan.
This is a creepy image, but this is what your skull looks like before you lose all your baby teeth.
Does this make you feel just as uncomfortable as we do?
This illustration of a sunset through a wave looks so realistic like you could reach out and touch the water.
Somehow with just colored pencils and markers, this artist managed to create so much texture and detail.
When lightning strikes the ground, it spreads out and creates a pattern like this.
If a person is struck by lightning they can also have a pattern like this on their skin.
This is a very interesting brick design. It would be cool to see how they created this unique pattern.
For such an intricate design, it looks like it is at a small-town strip mall.
Have you ever tried to take a panorama picture and your hand moves, messing up the image?
Someone did that on purpose to create this interesting picture of a cabinet that they plan to craft in real life.
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