30 Photos That Look So Extraterrestrial, It’s Hard to Believe They Were Taken on Our Planet

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While Elon Musk and his followers are planning to colonize Mars, our home planet keeps surprising and delighting us. The photographs of Earth with no photoshopping or filters remind us of some scenes from fantastic movies or open doors to parallel universes showing the world around us from a completely different, mesmerizing, and captivating side.

Bright Side found photographs that could change your ideas about the planet we live on.

The island of Crete is being swallowed by a cloud of African dust.

A beach, as seen from above

Thousands of light bugs in a cave in New Zealand

Tree roots in Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Gorkaya River in Russia. The color of the water changes from orange to crimson because of the high levels of metal oxides in it.

Sand tufas shaped by wind and time in California

A cloud in Portugal reminescent of a gigantic fist

A "green" lake with pristine water in Austria

A view from the window, Finland

Yuncheng Lake in China turned into colorful pools because the seaweed in it reproduced quickly due to hot weather.

A guitar-shaped highway junction, Ufa, Russia

"Gardens by the Bay" nature park, Singapore

Magdeburg Water Bridge, Germany

A departing train is covered by 30,000 light emitting diodes

A bamboo forest in snow

The contrasts of architecture in Macao

The Milky Way shot with long exposure is reminescent of fractal geometry.

A tree-shaped river in Australia

Retba lake in Senegal

Thousands of migrating starlings in the sky above Rome

The ice caves in Iceland

Fly Geyser, USA

Light pillars, Norway

Lava hitting the ocean, Hawaii

These solar panels look like a pixelated lake.

A flock of sheep crossing a frozen lake in Tibet

White Pocket, Arizona, USA

Halo-effect, Sweden

Dubai skyscrapers

A deep hole with a lake on its bottom, Italy

Which pictures did you like most of all? Share your impressions with us in the comments.

Preview photo credit alexmaclean.com


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