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.
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.
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.
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).
Living in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the synchronous fireflies can synchronize their flashing light patterns, creating fantastic mind-bending light shows.
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.
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.
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.
Jokulsarlon, a large glacial lake in southeastern Iceland, is known for its bizarre stripped icebergs which attract photographers from around the world.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.