If you like travelling or are just passionate of nature, you are in the right place, because in this article we will reveal you the 7 rarest natural phenomenons you can ever see in the world. When you are on holiday and you are so lucky to witness one or more of these phenomenons, keep your camera ready, because it will worth it. What you will catch on camera will be memorable and will make anyone who see them shout laud wow.
1. Sailing Stones
They are also known with the names “sliding rocks”, “rolling stones” or “moving rocks”. This geological phenomenon makes rocks inscribe long tracks as they move along a smooth valley floor…and they do that alone (no human or animal intervention here). So who is the ‘pusher’? Floating ice panels that get frozen during night, allowing the rocks to move slowly.
2. Rainbow Trees
Although we are used to see a tree trunk in brown colour, somehow some trees in the world ‘got bored’ and decided to become ‘happier’ growing a colourful bark. We can call it a ‘living rainbow’ and can be observed, for ex. in the Rainbow Eucalyptus. To see them you must travel or live in South-East Asia and Oceania such as Papua New Guinea, Indonesia or The Philippines.
They creates when water moves rapidly in a circle so as to produce a depression in the centre into which floating objects may be drawn. The world’s strongest whirlpools can be observed Near Bodø in Norway and is called Saltstraumen Maelstrom.
4. Geyser Bubbles
They occur right before a geyser erupts with incredible power. If you want to be sure to spot one you should go to Iceland where you can find the famous Strokkur geyser that can be seen in action every five to 10 minutes. If you prefer America, flight to the Yellowstone National Park or Chile. And in case you prefer the Far East, Russia and New Zealand won’t disappoint you.
5. Mother-of-Pearl Clouds
Their technical name is “Polar Stratospheric Clouds” or “PSCs” (also known as “nacreous clouds”). Their are rare, but people who see them never forget the moment. If you want more opportunities to spot them get ready to look up to the sky within two hours after sunset or before dawn. That’s the moment where you can get astonished with extraordinary bright, vivid and slowly shifting iridescent colours.
Where can you see them? This is another case where your trip gets extreme: since they need winter and high latitudes. Therefore Scandinavia, Iceland, Alaska and Northern Canada must be notes as your next destinations. Too far? If you are a lucky person you can sometimes see them in England.
6. Solar and Lunar Eclips
They occur when the Sun, Earth and the Moon align in a straight or almost straight configuration. Thanks to them dark turns into light and the day becomes night. You can grab more info here.
7. Northern and Southern Lights (also known as “Aurora Australis” and “Borealis”)
Do you like magical and surreal effects? You don’t want to miss them. But what’s an aurora? It’s a natural electric phenomenon common at higher latitudes (mainly within the Arctic and the Antarctic Circles) and creates stunning bright and colourful light displays in the sky.
Have you ever seen some of these phenomenons? We would like to hear your experience and see the nice pictures you was able to take. Feel free to comment below and contact us.