All I could think of is the Bifrost.
GOD IS VERY ANGRY ABOUT THE GAYS
Red Beach, China
Red Beach is located in the Liaohe River Delta, about 30 kilometers southwest of Panjin City in China. The beach’s unique color is caused by a type of plant called Suaeda vera or Shrubby Sea-blite which is a coastal species that flourishes in the saline-alkali soil. The plant remains green during the summer but in the fall, when the plant has matured, it takes on a deep red color creating a stunning red sea landscape. Most of Red Beach is a nature reserve and closed to the public. Only a small, remote section is open to tourists.
This rare plant is named Psychotria elata. It is more commonly known as the Flower Lips, Hooker’s Lips or Hot Lips plant. Some people refer to them as Mick Jagger’s lips. The plant forms bright red bracts (specialized leaves) resembling the lips of a woman wearing red lipstick. These plants are found in the tropical rainforests of Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama and Ecuador. Due to deforestation, these spectacular plants have become endangered.
Ice Caves Around the World
Ice caves come in two forms. A cave formed entirely of ice is actually called a glacier cave and as the name implies, forms in glaciers. Water runs through or under the glacier and forms a cave.
The other type of ice cave can be any cave type (limestone, lava tube, etc.) that has ice in it year round. These caves trap cold air. Water entering the cave freezes and stays frozen year round.
Glacier caves can be found in the Pacific Northwest and ice caves are found in many locations where temperatures drop below freezing. Once cold air enters the cave, it generally stays there.
The Mysterious Pink Lake
Lake Hillier is located in Western Australia. The pink color of the lake is permanent, and does not change when taken out of the lake. It is still unknown why the water is pink. Some researchers suggest that the lake’s pink color is caused by a dye created by the organisms Dunaliella salina and Halobacteria. Others suggest that it is is due to the red halophilic bacteria living in the salt crust deposits surrounding the lake. Despite the unusual color, the lake exhibits no known adverse effects upon humans.
Ice expedition in North Baikal, Russia, A.Trofimov and N.Demina, 2013.
Some of the 14 Spectacular Basalt Formations assembled for a beautiful and informative gallery by The World Geography.
Six amazing orchids that look like animals:
- Monkey Face Orchid (Dracula simia) - These rare orchids only grow in the cloud forests of southeastern Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 1,000-2,000 meters on the side of mountains. Smells like a ripe orange.
- Bee Orchid (Ophrys apifera) - It resembles a female bumblebee visiting a pink flower to attract the attention of male bees.
- Pink Moth Orchid (Phalaenopsis sp.) - Looks like it has a little bird’s head guarding the flower nectar.
- White Egret Orchid (Habenaria radiata) - The flower looks like the bird is spreading its fluffy white feathers, getting ready to take off.
- Holy Ghost Orchid(Peristeria elata) - has a beautiful dove shaped center.
- Flying Duck Orchid (Caleana major). It’s a small orchid, about 50 cm tall, that grows in eastern and southern Australia.
^These are so cool! Orchids are an amazing group of plants — they are often highly endemic and specialized; many have very specific mutualisms with insects and fungi. Unfortunately, this high degree of specialization means they are vulnerable to extinction.