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The world's most incredible natural phenomena and where to see them

Mother Nature knows how to amaze us with phenomena of rare beauty capable of leaving those who observe them stunned, as if in contemplation of an incredible and unique spectacle.

If to admire them sometimes it is enough to gaze out the window of one's home and perhaps catch a glimpse of a fiery sunset or a particularly vivid rainbow, on other occasions one can set out to the remotest corners of the planet to unearth some of the most amazing natural phenomena ever seen.

But what are the rarest and most beautiful natural phenomena to see and where are they found?

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Aurora borealis and aurora australis
This is an extraordinary optical phenomenon that occurs in the atmosphere with bright spots, usually red, green or blue, caused by the interaction of protons and electrons with the Earth's ionosphere. The phenomenon is most intense during periods of high solar activity.
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Blood Falls, Blood Falls in Antarctica
About two million years ago, hyper-salty, ferrous water came in contact with oxygen, the chemical reaction created a spectacular waterfall of a scarlet blood-red color that still stands out in contrast to the white glacier Taylor and the lake Bonney below.
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Bioluminescent sides
This natural phenomenon known as bioluminescence is light produced by marine microorganisms called phytoplankton, which illuminate only a few beaches around the world, including the shores of the island of Vaadhoo in the Maldives, bays in Thailand and Vietnam, Jervis Bay in Australia or Mosquito Bay, on the island of Vieques at Porto Rico just to name a few.
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Lightning storm, Venezuela
The spectacular Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela has always been the site of an impressive natural phenomenon that has caught the attention of humans since the dawn of time: the thunderstorm. Here this impressive and frightening atmospheric phenomenon occurs with a record-breaking intensity and frequency that record the highest number of lightning strikes per square kilometer, about 250 on average per year spread over 260 days per year.
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Pink Lakes, Australia
One of the most famous is the pink lake at Hillier, a 600-meter-long lake on the edge of the island of Middle in the archipelago Recherche off the south coast of Western Australia.
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Cano Cristales, Liquid Rainbow in Colombia
The Caño Cristales river at La Macarena in Colombia, is also known by the name Liquid Rainbow because of its different colors.
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Zhangye Danxia National Geopark, China
Another rainbow that is not found in the sky can be observed in all its colorful splendor on the mountainside of Zhangye National Geopark, where wide multicolored stripes color the mountain in rainbow hues. This natural phenomenon has become part of theUNESCO World Heritage Site and can be visited thanks to hiking trails or admired from afar as a whole from special viewing terraces.
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Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia
In this earthly paradise you will have the feeling of walking on water or flying through the clouds in the sky floating in a surreal and magical atmosphere.
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Volcanic lightning on Mt. Sakurajima, Japan
Active volcanoes are one of the most spectacular natural phenomena ever, but when real lightning also erupts from their craters, the scenery becomes truly hellish.
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