Mother Nature Is Absolutely Glorious, No Matter Her Form

    Nature continues to inspire, generate wonder and often respect. Her beauty, danger and absolute intrigue dominate the world we live in. Love her, hate her or best yet – fear her – and we will all be in a better position to continue to enjoy her bounty for eons to come. Challenge her to the extreme, and mankind will ultimately lose the battle.

    Goats and their favorite Argania tree nuts

    Goats are incredibly agile, climbing great heights to get to tasty snacks. They are no different in Morocco, where they pursue the nuts of the Argania tree to satisfy their appetites. Even though goats are incredibly sure-footed, their escapades on high cliffs and narrow ledges and thin tree branches remains awe-inspiring.

    The Milky Way and mythology meet

    The Milky Way has long intrigued its viewers with its beauty and appearance of the night sky pouring out its abundance of milky stars across the heavens. This image captured of the Milky Way is no different, with the Egyptians maintaining that this part of the celestial delights is Bat, the cow goddess, pouring its milk out into the heavens.

    Who knew baby elephants can throw tantrums too?

    It doesn’t matter what species an animal originates from a baby remains a baby. When they’re tired – they become irritated. This is no different with this baby elephant throwing a tantrum by flinging himself into the mud. Cute to watch but probably not so much for the adults looking on.

    When man and lighthouse survive a tsunami-like wave

    The Phares dans la Tempete, la Jument lighthouse captured in 1989 by Jean Guichard, has become famous. Situated in Brittany on the north-western coastline of France, this image depicts the terrifying moment that a massive wave engulfed the lighthouse and threatened to destroy those in it. Fortunately, everyone survived this event.

    Spiderman has nothing on real spiders

    Claws, hooks and feathery looking tendrils on a spider’s foot show how detailed nature is. This image also demonstrates why spiders can negotiate gravity-defying odds. Not only are they more adept than Spiderman himself, they are also pro’s at navigating their sticky webs with absolute ease when patiently awaiting their next meal.

    Cats are cool and clever

    Cats are super cool, which can easily be seen in the way this cute kitty melds into the background to escape being noticed by these dogs. Not too bright, they are completely flummoxed by this pussy cat’s smart moves, proving that cats are just so much smarter than pooches. But this is something that most of us have always known anyway.

    A scuba diver has no chance against as massive octopus

    This has got to be the experience of a lifetime. Imagine standing around a fire, trying to tell your friends that you came close to becoming an octopus’s next meal when on your first attempt at scuba diving. What are the odds they would believe a word you told them if you didn’t have the photo to prove the experience?

    Wind, ice and cell towers don’t mix well

    Take the power of cold or wind and you have a natural phenomenon to be reckoned with. Take these elements together in combination with a cell phone tower, and you have a natural work of art. Beautiful, but definitely not to be challenged by a mere human who is tasked with the cleanup job.

    Dogs are so sweet and considerate 

    Would you challenge a hungry skunk eating from your bowl of food if you were a dog? Only the truly dumbest of dogs would even consider this reckless behavior. Luckily for this sweet pooch, either his brainpower won out or he is just a generous boy, happy to share his meal with a wild animal.