40 ‘Weird, Bizarre & Beautiful’ Things That Were Photographed Around The World

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Many people adore the internet for its vast array of content covering almost every imaginable topic. Whether you’re into cats or cooking, there’s bound to be something fascinating for you to explore. However, there are times when we find ourselves aimlessly scrolling through the endless feed, letting the algorithm guide our journey. It’s during these moments that we often stumble upon the most unusual, quirky, and breathtaking content.

Today, we’ve curated a collection of such gems for you to enjoy, sourced from a Facebook group aptly named ‘Weird, Bizarre, and Beautiful‘. From curious oddities to stunning sights, these pictures span a wide range of topics. So, take a moment to scroll down and immerse yourself in the wonders waiting to be discovered!

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#1 In Case You Were Wondering How Big An Eagle’s Foot Is. It’s This Big

Image source: Thilina Prabhath Madhushanka Abhayarathne

#2 The Formation Of ‘Ice Flowers’ Is A Beautiful Natural Phenomenon In The Great Lakes Region Of North America

Image source: Nadeesha Sonali Fonseka

When the temperature drops under freezing temperatures, the non-frozen water under the ice layer is pushed upward, creating small cracks. Then, as very little water flows through these cracks and almost immediately freezes, very thin ice layers of irregular shapes are formed. As they accumulate, they create fantastic geometric shapes. Mother Nature’s art is amazing.

#3 Tibetan White Yak – The Snow-White Yak Is The Rarest Color Phase Of Yak In The World

Image source: Nadeesha Sonali Fonseka

In China and Tibet, they figure their numbers to be around 3% of the population, with the vast majority of those residing in Tianzhu Tibet, there almost all of their yaks are white

#4 The Japanese Have Been Producing Wood For 700 Years Without Cutting Down Trees

Image source: Nadeesha Sonali Fonseka

In the 14th century, the extraordinary daisugi technique was born in Japan. Indeed, the daisugi provide that these trees will be planted for future generations and not be cut down but pruned as if they were giant bonsai trees; by applying this technique to cedars, the wood that can be obtained is uniform, straight and without knots, practically perfect for construction. A pruning as a rule of art that allows the tree to grow and germinate while using its wood, without ever cutting it down.

#5 This Man Has Rescued And Adopted Dogs Who Have Lost The Use Of Their Back Legs, And Every Day He Walks Them To The Dog Park, Where He Reattaches Their ‘Wheels,’ So They Can Play

Image source: Nadeesha Sonali Fonseka

#6 Just Imagine The Ability To Render Solid Stone Transparent. Giovanni Strazza Possessed This Incredibly Rare Artistic Talent

Image source: Nadeesha Sonali Fonseka

His masterpiece, “The Veiled Virgin,” carved from flawless Carrara marble, stands as one of the most astounding achievements in the history of sculpture.
Strazza’s mastery of the “wet drapery” technique carried on the tradition of other Italian sculptors like Giuseppe Sanmartino, who, a century earlier, had crafted mesmerizing marble veils, exemplified by the renowned “Veiled Christ.”
This artistic tradition can be traced back to earlier sculptors, including renowned Renaissance artists such as Michelangelo, as well as the ancient masters from Greece’s Hellenistic era, who were celebrated for their intricate depictions of fabric folds.
However, in the mid-19th century, Strazza pushed this technique to its limits. The delicate, layered effect he achieved allows the observer to distinctly perceive Mary’s facial features through the translucent veil while simultaneously creating the illusion of weightlessness.
The process of how he transformed solid stone into something so soft and fluid, using only basic hand tools, remains a profound mystery

#7 An Elephant Family Is Sleeping

Image source: Nadeesha Sonali Fonseka

#8 Charlie And His Brother Benny Haven’t Seen Each Other Since February. Charlie is ours and Benny belongs to our daughter who lives 6 hours away. They are still pups and clearly remember each other.

Image source: Thilina Prabhath Madhushanka Abhayarathne

#9 These Two Italian Men Constructed A Table In Their Balconies To Enjoy Dinner Together

Image source: Thilina Prabhath Madhushanka Abhayarathne

#10 Moose Chilling In The Pool In Spokane Valley, Washington

Image source: Nadeesha Sonali Fonseka

#11 Photographer Angus James Was Fortunate Enough To Capture This Shot. He Said: “As I Was Pulling My Lure From The Fish To Release Back Into The Water I Noticed Two Little Eyes Looking Back At Me From Inside The Fish’s Mouth

Image source: Cheryl Andersen

“After capturing this picture, the little green tree frog leaped straight past my head onto the nearest tree. It was one of the coolest things I have seen in my life! This is one lucky frog!”

#12 The Rainbow Corn

Image source: Nadeesha Sonali Fonseka

The story of Glass Gem corn begins with an Oklahoma farmer named Carl Barnes. Barnes, now in his 80s, is half-Cherokee. He began growing older corn varieties in his adult years as a way to reconnect with his heritage.
In growing these older corn varieties, Barnes was able to isolate ancestral types that had been lost to Native American tribes when they were relocated in the 1800s to what is now Oklahoma. This resulted in a swap of historic maize seeds with individuals he had encountered and befriended nationwide.
At the same time, Barnes began selecting, saving, and replanting seeds from particularly colorful cobs. According to Barnes, the rainbow seed originally came from a crossing of “Pawnee miniature popcorns with an Osage red flour corn and also another Osage corn called ‘Greyhorse’.”
‘Glass Gems,’ seen here, was the title that Barnes’ protegee and fellow farmer, Greg Schoen came up with for a blue-green and pink-purple corn he grew in 2007

#13 Finally Found Them, Thumper And Bambi

Image source: Nadeesha Sonali Fonseka

#14 Hand Woven Rug Made By 90 Years Old Elder Alice Begay, Of The Navajo” Nation

Image source: Sharlin Nelka Premarathna

#15 Baby Hummingbird Drinking Juice From A Raspberry

Image source: Nadeesha Sonali Fonseka

#16 A Concrete Path In The Botanical Garden, In Singapore, Presumably They Laid The Concrete Embedded The Leaves, And Then Gently Peeled Them Off, Very Simple And Hugely Effective

Image source: Tony TG Lim

#17 He Found The Perfect Spot

Image source: Nadeesha Sonali Fonseka

#18 This Is What An Igloo Looks Like When You Build A Fire Inside

Image source: Thilina Prabhath Madhushanka Abhayarathne

The fire inside melts the inner layer of ice, and the cold outside refreeze it, adding a layer of insulation that can keep the igloo at 60° inside while it’s -50° outside

#19 A Great Photography

Image source: Thilina Prabhath Madhushanka Abhayarathne

#20 Flying Fox Bats

Image source: Nadeesha Sonali Fonseka

#21 Kummakivi Is A 500-Ton Rock In Finland That Has Been Balancing On Top Of Another Rock For 11,000 Years

Image source: Cheryl Andersen

#9 Mom Made Me A Painting

Image source: Nadeesha Sonali Fonseka

#22 This Is ‘Irma’, She Is One Of The Muscovy Ducks That Hangs Out In The Ponds In Front Of, And Behind Our House In Plant City, Florida

Image source: Nadeesha Sonali Fonseka

About a month ago she laid 13 eggs at the base of the Live Oak tree in the front yard. She usually gets on and off the nest multiple times a day to eat and drink. When I got up this past Sunday morning Irma was on her nest. The weather was already turning nasty with high winds and rain. Towards evening as the hurricane was heading towards us, we had torrential rains and wind gusts up to 107mph! Irma hunkered down and never left her nest. We could watch her from our bathroom window as we were lucky and never lost power. When the center of the hurricane passed over our house, we went out to check on her, and she was still sitting tight. After the eye passed the wind and rain kicked up again and we finally went to sleep around 2:00am. When we woke up Monday morning, there was Irma, still sitting on her nest, covered in broken tree branches and Spanish moss, but alive and unharmed, all 13 eggs still intact. Monday was still very windy and Irma had yet to leave her nest so we brought her food and water which she readily accepted. Today, Tuesday, she finally got up from her nest, stretched her legs and took a quick dip in the pond before heading back to her eggs. So, here’s to Irma, super duck, who sat through a category 2-3 hurricane, protecting her eggs, and said ‘not today hurricane Irma, not on my watch!’ Looking forward to having 13 Muscovy ducklings soon, pooping all over our driveway.

#23 The World First Vertical Forest In Milan, Italy

Image source: Cheryl Andersen

The towers were designed by Stefano Boeri Architetti and completed in 2014. They are now home to over 900 trees and 5,000 shrubs, making them the world’s first vertical forests.

#24 The Cantalloc Aqueducts, Built By The Nazca People In The Peruvian Desert 1,500 Years Ago, Are Still In Use Today

Image source: Nadeesha Sonali Fonseka

The uniquely shaped holes allow wind to blow into a series of underground canals, forcing water from underground aquifers into areas where it is most needed.

#25 Ayam Cemani Is A Strange Breed Of Chicken From Indonesia. Its Skin, Organs Eggs & Bones Are Black

Image source: Nadeesha Sonali Fonseka

#26 This Lava Pit Looks Like It’s Sucking The Souls Of The Damned Into Hell

Image source: Cheryl Andersen

#27 Without Any Legos Or Instruction Manual, This Man Built This Amazing Castle Out Of Pebbles, Shells And Broken Glass

Image source: Cheryl Andersen

#28 Cat Suffering From A Horrible Case Of Chickenpox

Image source: Nadeesha Sonali Fonseka

#29 The Most Comfortable Bed Ever

Image source: Nadeesha Sonali Fonseka

#30 Lifeguards – The Beach In Croatia

Image source: Thilina Prabhath Madhushanka Abhayarathne

#31 Four Generations In One Photo

Image source: Nadeesha Sonali Fonseka

#32 Humpback Whale Jumping Next To A Fishing Boat, Breaching The Waters Of Monterey Bay In California

Image source: Nadeesha Sonali Fonseka

#33 Cop Rescued The Tiny Terrified Sloth? Stuck On A Highway!

Image source: Nadeesha Sonali Fonseka

#34 This Is A Squirrel I Feed Everyday Named Michelle. We Installed A Little Table Where We Leave The Almonds For Them And Here She Is…just Sitting At The Table, Arms Crossed

Image source: Nadeesha Sonali Fonseka

#35 In Alhaurin De La Torre In Spain, Seven Women, Plus Their Crochet Teacher, Eva Pacheco, Have Spent Months Weaving New Sunshades For The Town Centre

Image source: Nadeesha Sonali Fonseka

#36 A Tree Saved By A Tree

Image source: Nadeesha Sonali Fonseka

 

#37 This Is A 393-Year Old Greenland Shark That Was Located In The Arctic Ocean. It’s been wandering the ocean since 1627. It is the oldest living vertebrate known on the planet

Image source: Nadeesha Sonali Fonseka

#38 150 Meter Aluminum Sea Serpent Skeleton Sculpture In Saint Brevin Near Nantes, France

Image source: Cheryl Andersen

#39 A Bear Tree

Image source: Thilina Prabhath Madhushanka Abhayarathne

#40 A Sociable Weaver’s Giant Nest In Namibia, Probably The Most Spectacular Structure Built By Any Bird

Image source: Nadeesha Sonali Fonseka

The Sociable weaver (Philetairus socius) is a species of bird in the weaver family found across South Africa, Namibia and Botswana. This species builds extensive compound community nests that mimic huts, featuring a sloping thatched-grass roof designed to repel rain. These nests are the world’s largest and most populated tree houses, with some weighing up to a ton or more and measuring up to 20 feet wide and 10 feet tall.
Built around large and sturdy structures like acacia trees or sometimes even telephone poles, the nests provide shelter from direct sunshine, rain, drought, and cold. They are large enough to house over a hundred pairs of birds, consisting of several generations at a time. Each breeding pairs tends to its own compartment with its private entrance and line the interior with soft downy plant material. These entrances are packed closely together and when seen from below, the communal nest has a honeycomb appearance. These birds are constantly making home improvements, adding new nesting chambers, and some nests have remained occupied for over a century

Shanilou Perera

Shanilou has always loved reading and learning about the world we live in. While she enjoys fictional books and stories just as much, since childhood she was especially fascinated by encyclopaedias and strangely enough, self-help books. As a kid, she spent most of her time consuming as much knowledge as she could get her hands on and could always be found at the library. Now, she still enjoys finding out about all the amazing things that surround us in our day-to-day lives and is blessed to be able to write about them to share with the whole world as a profession.

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