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    A rare and beautiful type of algae called marimo grows in some lakes in Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido. Marimo forms soft green globes that sit in clusters on the lake bottom.

    The ball-shaped marimo algae of Lake Akan. A marimo is a rare growth form of the species where the algae grow into large green balls with a velvety appearance. Colonies of such balls are only known to form in Iceland, Scotland, Japan and Estonia.

    a photograph of a star forming -- courtesy of Hubble

    Northern Lights in Iceland.

    This is a Jaboticaba tree, native to Central and South America. The fruit grows out of the trunk!

    “Okunoshima is a small Japanese island, located in the Inland Sea of Japan, in the Hiroshima Prefecture. What’s special about this place is that it is completely crawling with rabbits – a bunny paradise of sorts. Nicknamed the Rabbit Okunoshima attracts thousands of animal lovers every year. Feeding bunnies can be one of the most relaxing pastimes, and people come here to do just that. The island is a popular day-trip and weekend holiday destination.”

    The Moeraki Boulders are a big attraction, found on Koekohe Beach near Moeraki on New Zealand’s coast. The huge, gray, spherical stones formed in sediment on the sea floor 60 million years ago and were revealed by shoreline erosion. The boulders, some of which stand alone and some in clusters, can weigh several tons and measure 10 feet across.

    planted freshwater aquarium setup | Green Aquarium Plants

    Emerging bud seen through a microscope

    Marimo in the Rocking Playground (sold out) | Gardens of Wendiland

    Sarychev volcano (Russia’s Kuril Islands, northeast of Japan) - The plume has hit a layer of air with moisture in it. It’s raised by the plume causing a reduction in pressure (its now higher). That causes the moisture to form a cloud.

    So much green

    Man, would I love to live in a growing zone, and be able to grow something that beautiful!

    Wild cherry trees in Nara, Japan

    Gorgeous green landscape—waving rivers of tea—Boseong, Jeollanamdo, South Korea 🇰🇷 greggusan 🍃 Daehan Dawon Tourist Tea Plantation (Boseong Green Tea Plantation) (보성녹차밭 대한다원)

    I've never seen blue shells before, have you?

    Form Follows Groove by Horst Kiechle, Bankok: 'Adaptive roots in the concrete jungle.'

    Green Fern beauty

    Moeraki Boulders, sphere rock formations from ancient times discovered in NZ

    “In March, due to a natural phenomenon Siberia’s Lake Baikal is particularly amazing to photograph. The temperature, wind and sun cause the ice crust to crack and form beautiful turquoise blocks or ice hummocks on the lake’s surface.” Photograph by Alex El Barto.