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18

Oct

14 bizarre animals that could totally pass as Pokémon
The popular video game and anime is known for taking inspiration from animals in real life, but with these quirky creatures, you have to wonder if it was the other way around.

14

Oct

The world’s 10 oldest living trees

13

Oct

What do you call this baby animal?
A baby animal usually has a particular name. Most of remember that a baby lion is a cub, but do you know when a baby is a pup, a kit, a cub or something else entirely? Even if you don’t know what to call them, you won’t want to miss their cute photos!Take the quiz!

What do you call this baby animal?

A baby animal usually has a particular name. Most of remember that a baby lion is a cub, but do you know when a baby is a pup, a kit, a cub or something else entirely? Even if you don’t know what to call them, you won’t want to miss their cute photos!
Take the quiz!

14 of the most striking crater lakes on EarthWhile a few of these natural wonders formed as a result of meteors raining down through our atmosphere, many more were skillfully crafted by the volcanic hands of our own Mother Earth. From the active hotspots of Iceland and Indonesia to the now-extinct volcanic relics of millennia long past, these dramatic depressions provide an invaluable peek into the geological history of our planet.

14 of the most striking crater lakes on Earth
While a few of these natural wonders formed as a result of meteors raining down through our atmosphere, many more were skillfully crafted by the volcanic hands of our own Mother Earth. From the active hotspots of Iceland and Indonesia to the now-extinct volcanic relics of millennia long past, these dramatic depressions provide an invaluable peek into the geological history of our planet.

14 wolf cub photos to celebrate Wolf Awareness Week
Wolves have long been considered icons of fear and danger, but it’s difficult to hold on to that assumption when you realize that humans almost drove the wolves of North America to extinction at the turn of the 19th century.

See all the photos.

10

Oct

Get in touch with nature.

Get in touch with nature.

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08

Oct

12 treescapes dramatically shaped by wind
Long before humans discovered the art of shaping trees through bonsai, topiary, and espalier, Mother Earth was doing some major horticultural sculpting herself.

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11 beautiful basalt columns around the world
It’s amazing what a little lava and a lot of time can produce.

07

Oct

The seeds and seed pods of trees not only provide a tree with its means of reproduction, but they are also marvels of design and engineering. Can you match these beautiful pods and fruits to their trees?
Take the quiz and find out!

The seeds and seed pods of trees not only provide a tree with its means of reproduction, but they are also marvels of design and engineering. Can you match these beautiful pods and fruits to their trees?

Take the quiz and find out!

06

Oct

9 of the world’s most bizarre snakes