It's Not Nice To Fool Mother Nature

Nature's extremes in behavior and weather; fire, ice, lightning, tornadoes, earthquakes, hurricanes, and more. Some meteorological shots are in the "Flora, Fauna, & Vistas," "Rainbows...," and "...And The Moon Up Above..." boards, while non-frozen waterfalls are in "High Country."

It's Not Nice To Fool Mother Nature

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"Icy water from above."

50 Random Objects You Had No Idea Existed

"The Villarica volcano erupts near Pucon, Chile, early Tuesday, March 3 , 2015." -- Click through for more photos.

Volcano Villarrica erupts in southern Chile

"An Iceberg Flipped Over, and Its Underside Is Breathtaking -- On vacation in Antarctica, filmmaker and photographer Alex Cornell captured an unusual sight" -- Click through to see more gorgeous photos.

History, Travel, Arts, Science, People, Places | Smithsonian

"Most Surprising Pictures of 2011: TIME Photo Editor Picks" -- Shown: "Metal was turned to liquid from the intense heat of a wildfire outside a destroyed home in the Gaines Bend neighborhood near Strawn, Texas, April 26, 2011. More than 167 homes were destroyed by the fire, which moved through the area in April." [Photo 18 of 43]

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"Most Surprising Pictures of 2011: TIME Photo Editor Picks" -- Shown: "A rail line buckled by the shifting earth is pictured in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Feb. 23, 2011, a day after a deadly 6.3-magnitude earthquake rocked the city." [Photo 2 of 43]

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"'Ice pancakes' found floating on the River Dee" in Scotland -- Click through for more photos and probable explanations for these very cool (no pun intended) natural phenomena.

'Ice pancakes' found on River Dee

"Mt St Helens - Poodle Plume," by Jim Cottingham on "Capture Southwest Washington" -- "Within the Chaos there was Beauty"

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"The Palace of Westminster [Houses of Parliament] in the fog, a photo from London, England," 2007, by Thomas-Gast64, via TrekEarth -- One of the prettiest fog photos I've ever come across.

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"Wind Patterns Created This Cool Snow Rose"

Wind Patters Created This Cool Snow Rose

"Super Bowl in the Snow?" -- A CBS News story from 2010 predicting problems for the 2014 Super Bowl. Hmmm...

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"Frost Flowers: Nature’s Exquisite Ice Extrusion" -- Click through is a fascinating set of photos of these amazing ice formations created "when ice in extremely thin layers is pushed out from the stems of plants or occasionally wood...[creating] wonderful patterns which curl and fold into gorgeous frozen petioles giving this phenomenon both its name and its appearance." Shown: "Ice formation on my front gate," by Sheri Terris, via Flickr,

Frost Flowers: Nature’s Exquisite Ice Extrusion

"Frozen in Time: it takes just a few seconds to freeze in approx. -5°C but watching it happen takes your breath away!" - via The Weather Network -- Even reading the "description" here, I still have absolutely NO idea what this thing is that's freezing in Canada, but it certainly is gorgeous!

Photos - The Weather Network

"Scientists Capture Rare Photographs of Red Lightning" -- "Taken over Red Willow County, Nebraska, on August 12, 2013. Image courtesy of Jason Ahrns via Flickr." -- Click through for more astonishing shots of and learn about these "sprites," a type of upper atmospheric lightning only discovered about 25 years ago.

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"Frozen Light | © John McCormick -- Winter gales on Lake Michigan encase the St. Joseph Lighthouse in thick coating of ice." -- This is currently making the rounds implying that it's the current 2014 "polar vortex," but this gorgeous shot was from April, 2013. Click through for more astonishing Michigan lighthouse photos.

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I'm laughing at the "Merriam Turkey" Snow Angel at Lake Ranch, Hulett, Wyoming -- Click through to see the real ones walking in a lighter snowfall...

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"Arch," by Todd Wall, via 500px

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"The Earthquake Rose" -- "When a magnitude 6.8 earthquake shook Olympia, Wash., in 2001, shopowner Jason Ward discovered that a sand-tracing pendulum had recorded the vibrations in the image above. Seismologists say that the 'flower' at the center reflects the higher-frequency waves that arrived first; the outer, larger-amplitude oscillations record the lower-frequency waves that arrived later." Astonishing!

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2011 "Storm Cancels or Postpones Halloween" in Connecticut

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Black Sea Portal (from the series "Portals") [Ukraine] | photographer: Peter Vladislav

photo: Черноморский портал (из серии

La Jument lighthouse off the island of Ushant, Brittany, France, photographed by Jean Guichard in 1989. Much discussion of Photoshopping has ensued about this, but it's real. Click through for many photos and the story, plus search his site (www.jean-guichard... ) for "jument" for many more. Amazing animation here:

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    Ron Loosemore

    I found this very interesting as I was sure it had to be photoshopped!

  • Suzi Holler
    Suzi Holler

    Ron Loosemore -- I know! Seems really hard to believe someone could have such amazing timing!

"Kids scour snow for hidden treats at Easter egg hunt" -- This looks way wrong to this Florida resident!!

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"Why does a volcanic eruption create lightning?" -- Shown: The Sakurajima volcano in southern Japan was caught erupting in early January 2013. Photo by Martin Rietze.

Why does a volcanic eruption create lightning?

"Lightning streaks across the sky as lava flows from a volcano in Eyjafjallajokul [Iceland], April 17, 2010. (REUTERS/Lucas Jackson)" -- Click through for 35 amazing photos from that eruption.

More from Eyjafjallajokull

"New Zealand: Murphy poses for the camera before setting off on an ice-climbing expedition. He had visted 12 countries and three continents, and immigration stamps left with the photo album included South Africa, Swaziland, Mozambique, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, Hong Kong and Laos." See more of his travels here:

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I love this photo...someone either has a sense of humor or is creating a great DIY Valentine! [Post is actually "Valentine's Day Snow Storm?"]

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