A 2,000 year-old Welwitschia in the Namib-Naukluft Desert, Namibia, via Robert Krulwich, npr. Photo by Rachel Sussman: Welwitschia, when you finally get to see one, sits apart. It's very alone. All its relatives, its cousins, nieces, nephews have died away. It is the last remaining plant in its genus, the last in its family, the last in its order. "No other organism on earth can lay such a claim to being 'one of its kind,'... #Plants #Welwitschia #Namibia
Eruption of Volcán de Fuego (Volcano of Fire) in Guatemala in February a ready camera captured this extraordinary image. Lava is seen running down the side of the volcano, while ash rises up, and glowing magma bubbles explode out of the caldera
Even NASA cannot explain it. It’s best to gaze in wonder at the sliding rocks on this dry lake bed in Death Valley National Park. Racetrack Playa is almost completely flat, 2.5 miles from north to south and 1.25 miles from east to west, and covered with cracked mud. The rocks, some weighing hundreds of pounds, slide across the sediment, leaving furrows in their wakes, but no one has actually witnessed it.
Rainbow Eucalyptus Trees, Maui, Hawaii, USA--There is a small forest of these trees off the Hana Highway. As the outer bark naturally sheds it leaves strips of green inner bark exposed and as it grows the inner bark turns bluish, orange, purple and maroon.