While icebergs seem, gentle giants, they may unleash a deadly power when they turn. While this shows their stunning bottom, it also generates tsunamis and earthquakes and may even consume surrounding ships. But what makes these colossal icebergs fall? To comprehend this process, we must first define icebergs. An iceberg is a big block of ice that has broken off ...

Dave Sandford is enchanted by the splendor of Lake Erie, North America’s fourth-biggest Great Lake. It is 241 miles (388 km) long, 57 miles (92 km) broad, and 62 feet deep on average (19 meters). The erratic, hazardous seas have caused between 1,400 and 8,000 shipwrecks. The lake was called “cat” by the Native Americans. Sandford has been a sports ...

National Geographic has asked public members to send in photos of the event as they perceive it. The result is magnificent, with cherry blossoms adorning the whole countryside. In Japan, it’s a significant affair, with the meteorological office even issuing bloom season updates. It publishes the most recent information on the progress of the cherry blossoms around Japan (the process ...

Hawaiian artist Alison Moritsugu paints sceneries on tree trunks. Aiming to juxtaposition bucolic depictions of nature with the actual repercussions of her devastation, they replicate 18th and 19th-century painting styles. Moritsugu’s work is meant to remind people that nature must be conserved. “These landscapes, by painters such as Albert Bierstadt and Frederic Edwin Church, were strongly embedded in the political ...

Nature likes old homes. This time, it’s individuals delivering flowers inside a dilapidated building! Lisa Waud took an abandoned house in Detroit, collected florists, and filled it with flowers. It opened during the third weekend in October. Then it will be destroyed (with 75% reusable materials), and the lot will be used to grow flowers for Waud’s flower business. A ...

Your mother recalls planting this tree on her fifth birthday. Professor Leif Kullman’s Siberian husky, “Old Tjikko,” is 9,500 years old. Kullman discovered this Spruce flourishing happily in Sweden in 2004 and used carbon-14 dating to calculate the age of its root network. This Norwegian Spruce (famous as a Christmas tree in Europe) is older than almost anything because of ...

Autumn’s beauty resides in all of the lovely golden and crimson foliage. In China, a 1,400-year-old ginko tree provides a unique fall treat. A deluge of yellow leaves has engulfed the ground, obliterating any remaining green. In the Zhongnan Mountains, this tree may be seen near the Gu Guanyin Buddhist Temple. Ginko trees (also known as “maidenhair”) are referred to ...

If you’re in Kawazu, a town in Eastern Japan that welcomes Spring a little sooner thanks to its 8000 cherry blossom trees. Normally, sakura (Japanese for cherry blossoms) bloom in late March or early April, but Kawazu is home to a unique kind of cherry blossoms. And they put on a show for the millions of people eager to jumpstart ...

Even though there are many intriguing bugs and insects in nature, most of us still see them as nasty and unpleasant animals with whom we’d prefer not to interact. A South African lady, Margaret Neville, recently came upon a gorgeous Flower Mantis and wanted to share some photos. In her garden, the lady discovered the magnificent flower mantis, Pseudocreobotra wahlbergi, ...

When you gaze at Magda Wasiczek’s wonderful nature pictures, let the beauty surround you let the world surprise you. “I want to convey the world of plants or insects in such a manner that would amaze an ordinary person who has paid little attention to the world at his feet or even disliked those ‘ugly bugs,” says Magda, who uses ...