Category: nature

Mimosa pudica’s leaves fold inward and droop when touched or shaken, to defend themselves from harm, and re-open a few minutes later.

Photo : Lalithamba / Flickr

Shinrin-yoku (meaning “forest bathing”) is considered a form of nature therapy in Japan which has positive effects on mental and nervous wellbeing. It consists essentially in taking long walks in forests.

A Hibiscus flower on an ash-covered plant which bloomed a day after a big volcanic eruption in Indonesia.

Trees in forests have an underground communication and interaction system driven by fungal networks. “Mother trees” pass on information for best growth patterns and can divert nutrients to trees in need, and they are more likely to pass them on to trees of their own species.

In this photograph, what appears to be an aerial view of volcanic eruptions is actually Finnish Lapland trees covered in snow

Photo: Niccolo Bonfadini/telegraph.co.uk

The Creeping Devil is a rare species of cactus that is not only capable of cloning itself to survive, but also of detaching from its major shoot to move through the desert over time.

Photo : Pamela J. Eisenberg / Flickr

Nature taking over an abandoned ship in Australia.

From July to September 2001, heavy downpours of red-coloured rain fell sporadically on the state of Kerala, India.

Photo : Vsasi / wikipedia

This flying Saucer-shaped cloud is known as Lenticular cloud. Because of their shape, these clouds have been mistakenly identified as UFOs in the past.