Our world is filled with captivating and intriguing elements. If we sit back and take a closer look at even the most mundane thing, we might be surprised at how fascinating it might turn out to be. Here is a collection of 15 photographs of rarely seen things – from unusual-looking creatures and objects to some of nature’s weird wonders. Take a look.
1. A transparent fish also called the Sea Salp.
Sea Salps are one of the most remarkable creatures of Earth. This barrel-shaped fish has a gelatinous body and feeds on phytoplankton (marine algae). Sea Salps are not just unique because of their transparent bodies. They are rare creatures that exist both as individuals and part of a larger organism.
2. These aren’t broken shards of glass. This is a frozen Lake Michigan.
Ice formation on Lake Michigan usually begins in January and reaches its peak in late February or early March. During the peak winter season, temperatures sometimes reach -30°C (-23°F), resulting in ice shelves forming on the lake.
3. Baikal Dzen formation on Lake Baikal.
Lake Baikal is located in the Russian region of Siberia. This freshwater lake is witness to the most unique phenomena known as the Baikal Zen. It happens when stones brought by the wind to the ice of the lake are warmed and the day sun melts the ice under them. This causes the rock to remain balanced on a pedestal of thin ice.
4. A Bashkir Curly Horse.
The origin of this fascinating horse is a mystery. The Bashkir Curly is known to be a calm breed of horse with a mild temperament. Its other characteristics include a thick bone, strong, round hooves, intelligence, and exceptional memory. What makes it stand out from other breeds of horses, however, is its distinctive curly coat.
5. The extremely rare Albino Buck, also called the ‘White Deer’.
Sightings of albino deer are very uncommon and they are considered as mystical ghosts of the woods because of their fairytale-like appearance. The chances of an albino deer being born are only 1 in 20,000, as the recessive gene that causes albinism in whitetail deer is extremely rare. The stories of these unusual animals have been a part of several ancient Native American legends and folklore.