15 of The Strangest Things You’ll Find in Nature (PHOTOS)

There are many words that can be used to describe nature. Words like, awe-inspiring, breathtaking, vast, incredible and untamed. Oh, and weird. Nature can be hella weird and anyone that says otherwise has obviously never watched a mile high cloud of dust roll over a metropolitan city until the buildings and all of their inhabitants are completely obliterated from the skyline. Seriously, just when we feel like we have things on this planet figured out, we see something else that makes us feel like we’ve never been here before.

With things like climate changewater shortages and global energy concerns, sometimes its important to take a look at this cool, crazy, beautiful world and remind ourselves of what we stand to lose if we don’t take care of it. We want more than anything to preserve our wild lands, animals and oceans as well as birds that sound like ray guns and trees that look like they’re vying for the lead in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Let’s face it, the wacky stuff is a cool piece of this puzzle we call life and we can’t get enough of it!

15. Rainbow Eucalyptus Trees

15 of The Strangest Things That You'll Find in Nature

Chris Martin Photography
Lead Image Credit: Divencounters

This is the only Eucalyptus species native to the northern hemisphere, so of course it needs to be flashy. How else will people know what a special snowflake it is?