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25 Natural Photos You Won’t Believe Are Not Photoshopped | Chaostrophic

With more and more people using Photoshop to enhance their photos, it might be difficult to tell if the amazing picture you are looking at is actually real or fake. Yet, some of the most mind-blowing and incredible pictures ever posted on the internet can be absolutely genuine, created by nobody else but Mother Nature and a camera. So don’t loose hope, there is still some genuine, non photoshopped beauties out there like these 25 natural photos you won’t believe are not Photoshopped.


Located in southeastern France, Provence is a historical region famous for its renowned herbs. Local lavender fields look unearthly beautiful but they are totally real.


Image: www.shelovesglam.com


One of the driest and most hostile places in the world, the Namib Desert is home to these breathtaking sceneries. With a giant sand dune as the amber backdrop, the trees look cartoonish as if this was some sort of contemporary painting. Nevertheless, this is in fact a real photo.

Namib Desert

Image: jonmccormack.com


Wisteria, a genus of climbing flowering plants in the pea family, is what makes the Ashikaga Flowering Park in Japan look like a place from another planet.

Ashikaga Flowering Park

Image: www.japanrealm.com


One of the Balearic Islands, Menorca, a Spanish island in the Mediterranean Sea, has clear turquoise water so clean and transparent that boats look like they are floating.


Image: www.reddit.com


Translated as the Nail Island, Ko Tapu is a 20 m (66 ft) tall sea stack towering over the Phang Nga Bay in Thailand. This spectacular rock formation is as fragile and shaky as it looks.

Ko Tapu

Image: www.amazingplacesonearth.com


Reflecting in a lake in Morondava, a city in western Madagascar, the majestic Grandidier´s baobabs create truly breathtaking spectacle. Endemic to the island, they reach up to 30 m (100 ft).


Image: nationalgeographic.com


Located in the middle of the Karakum Desert in Turkmenistan, the Derweze Crater has been burning since 1971 when a Soviet drilling rig collapsed on that place.

Derweze Crater

Image: www.lovethesepics.com


Living in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the synchronous fireflies can synchronize their flashing light patterns, creating fantastic mind-bending light shows.


Image: www.zmescience.com


The astonishing, supernaturally-looking colors of the Rainbow Mountains in China are the result of red sandstone and mineral deposits being laid down over 24 million years.

Rainbow Mountains

Image: whenonearth.net


The highest mountain in Japan, Mount Fuji is where rare lenticular clouds form occasionally. Because of their very unusual shape, they are sometimes mistaken for UFOs.

Mount Fuji

Image: www.reddit.com


Mudhdhoo Island in Maldives is home to unique bioluminescent phytoplankton that – when stressed – emit bluish light, creating an impressive spectacle after the sun goes down.

Mudhdhoo Island

Image: www.huffingtonpost.com


Translated as “roughened waves”, the Undulatus Asperatus is a fascinating, ominous-looking cloud formation. This one was spotted and captured in New Zealand.

Undulatus Asperatus

Image: vikefans.com


Located in the Mexican state of Chihuahua, the Cave of Crystals is home to some of the largest naturals crystals ever found on Earth. Weighing up to 55 tons, these giant crystals make humans look like dwarfs.

Cave of Crystals

Image: nationalgeographic.com


The third largest hot spring in the world, the Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park is famous for its striking coloration caused by pigmented bacteria in the microbial mats that grow around the edges of the mineral-rich water.

Grand Prismatic Spring

Image: artwolfe.com


Jokulsarlon, a large glacial lake in southeastern Iceland, is known for its bizarre stripped icebergs which attract photographers from around the world.


Image: www.lovethesepics.com


Officially known as algal bloom, the so-called “red tide” is a natural phenomenon in which algae accumulate rapidly in water, converting entire areas of an ocean or beach into a blood red color.

red tide

Image: viralcircus.com


Located in Tanzania, the Lake Natron has extremely high soda and salt content, which causes dead animals around the lake to calcify, preserving them perfectly.

Lake Natron

Image: www.smithsonianmag.com


Reaching over 61 m (200 ft), eucalyptus deglupta (commonly known as rainbow eucalyptus) is famous for its unique multi-hued bark. Patches of outer bark are shed at different times, showing a green inner bark which then darkens and matures to give blue, purple, orange and maroon tones.

rainbow eucalyptus

Image: www.dmt-nexus.me


Situated near the Arizona–Utah border in the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, the Wave is a sandstone rock formation notable for its unusual colorful and undulating forms.

the Wave

Image: matome.naver.jp


Found in the Chinese province of Hunan, this gravity-defying rock formation is the Tianzi Mountain. Its highest peak is 1,260 meters (about 4,100 feet) above sea level.

Tianzi Mountain

Image: www.picturecorrect.com


What looks like a fairy kingdom is actually a real place on Earth. Caused by presence of thousands of glow-worms, this fascinating display can be seen in the Waitomo Caves in New Zealand.

Waitomo Caves

Image: www.huffingtonpost.co.uk


Characterized by its distinctively pink color, the Pink Lake is a salt lake in Western Australia. The striking color of the lake is caused by green alga, halobacterium and high concentration of brine prawn.

Pink Lake

Image: www.travellers-autobarn.com.au


Resembling masts of invisible ghost ships, these wooden sticks protruding from turquoise water are trunks of dead trees that got flooded in 1911 after a severe earthquake hit this region in south-eastern Kazakhstan.

flooded forest

Image: ecotraveller.tv


After a gigantic sand storm hit eastern Australia in 2009, Sydney was shrouded by a dense red haze. You can barely see the Sydney Opera House in the background!

sand storm

Image: www.boston.com


What may look like an abstract painting is actually an aerial view of a volcanic river flowing through glacial fields and volcanic ash in Iceland.

volcanic river

Image: weather.com

25 Natural Photos You Won’t Believe Are Not Photoshopped


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