In this modern day of various innovations, it is hard to find unadultered pictures, pictures that are no enhanced in some form or another by useful programs such as Photoshop. Aside from models and popular media personalities, nature views have long suffered Photoshop editing that it is sometimes hard to determine whether a photo has been edited/enhanced or not.
The following are some photos which were never Photoshopped. You probably won’t believe your eyes when you see these freaks of nature yet rest assured that they are for real…and they exist in our world, the Earth, not in some make-believe place created on screen in some Hollywood studio.
Known as “The Wave” these sandstone rock formations appear wavy and beautiful. The large rocks appear combed or draped with yellowish red “hair”.
Floods in some part of Pakistan brought millions of spiders up in these trees. The critters quickly created webs around the trees and pretty soon the vegetation began to look like creepy cotton candies.
This scary chasm can be found in Oregon. It is actually a natural salt water fountain powered by the strong ocean tide.
Aurora borealis? Nope. These are actually reflections of light on ice crystals; thus, the lines are straight whereas those in the aurora borealis tend to be wavy. This particular photo was taken in Moscow.
It looked like the world was going to end when this giant cloud appeared over Beijing, China. The scary-looking cloud had first developed vertically, based on a statement by the National Center for Atmospheric Research. As it developed, it met with warm air layers and developed horizontally. This was a giant cumulonimbus cloud.
This surreal photo is but a part of an underwater forest which stretches across 400-m Lake Kandy beneath Tian Shan Mountains in Kazakhstan.
Ik-Kil Cenote, a cenote formed inside a sinkhole, can be found in Chichen Itza. Would you dare jump into the waters of this one?
Although this one looks like something straight out of a sci-fi movie, the picture is actually taken of a real crystal-encrusted cave. Nope, the people were not resized to make the crystals look gigantic. The crystals ARE gigantic! The photo was taken in The Naica mining complex, a mine for gold, silver, copper, zinc, and lead. It is about half a mile (760 meters) underground and stretches to some 950 feet (290 meters).
Walking Salar de Uyuni, the largest salt flats on Earth, feels like walking on a giant mirror. The salt layers cover 4,086 sq mi and mirrors the sky perfectly.
This is every vampire’s dream destination: a waterfall of blood. Well, it is not actually a vampire haunt because the “blood” here is made of iron oxide-tainted plume of saltwater. Known as the “Blood Falls”, this water feature flows to West Lake Bonney from a tongue of the Taylor Glacier.
A screen grab from Avatar? Nope. This is a photo of a beach in Vaadhoo, Maldives. Bioluminescence causes this stunning phenomena.
This surely is from a sci-fi hit, right? Wrong! This stunning yet scary photo is of a real erupting volcano which triggered a thunderstorm. I wouldn’t want to be caught in one.
Did someone paint the trunk of this multicolored tree? Yes: Mother Nature! Found in Kailua, Hawaii, this rainbow eucalyptus tree appeared as such after patches of its outer bark shed off at different seasons of the year. The bright green portions are actually the inner bark.
Would you believe that these are frozen air bubbles? Well, you should because they actually are. This is a photo taken in Abraham Lake, an artificial lake in western Alberta, Canada.