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15+ Photos That Prove Nature Has a Lot of Tricks Up Its Sleeve

From camouflaging as the perfect snack to acting in a way no one can predict, nature is full of surprises. While the tricks can oftentimes be funny, they can also be mind-boggling, forcing you to wonder how something like that could happen in the first place.

Bright Side has collected 15+ such magic tricks of nature that will take you by surprise.

1. My apple’s flesh is the same color as its skin.

2. “A baby grasshopper army stormed into my friend’s garden.”

3. “I found, by far, the smallest frog I have ever seen in my entire life (fingernail for scale).”

4. “I have a flower growing inside my mailbox.”

5. “My cat appears to be melting when she sits.”

6. My mother grew a perfectly circular cucumber.

7. A maple leaf with colors that split along the veins

8. “A rather strange-looking caterpillar I found in Northern Georgia”

9. A tree that grew through this tire

10. “Mushrooms burst out the front of the grow kit sitting on the shelf at Walmart.”

11. Some succulents grew out of the wall.

12. “Grew a football-sized lemon in our garden.”

13. “Found a lizard with a leaf hat.”

14. “A pepper in my garden grew around the leaf that was poking it.”

15. “Stone-shaped popcorn I found at the beach”

16. “I almost ate a praying mantis that was in my salad!”

17. “Look at this baby bee covered in pollen.”

18. “There are fish that live in the flooded basement of an abandoned building by my work.”

19. “I threw a rock in a wheelbarrow and it cracked, revealing an iron core.”

When was the last time you were totally surprised by nature, whether it was due to its beauty or something out of the ordinary?