I had a hard time believing this was real, but this is the Rainbow Eucalyptus (Hawaii, U.) which grows in the South-Pacific area. The amazing color variations are naturally formed when the tree sheds bits of its bark as it grows.
General Cemetery, Nottingham - Too bad this tree wasn't cut down before it ruined the stone. The stone is in good shape except the damage (the crack) caused by pressure from the tree. I'm assuming this is slate and the engraving is certainly beautiful
Polands Mysterious Crooked Forest - In a tiny corner of western Poland a forest of about 400 pine trees grow with a 90 degree bend at the base of their trunks - all bent northward. Surrounded by a larger forest of straight growing pine trees this col
Pillar-like aerial roots support a massive spreading limb of a Lord Howe Island Banyan (Ficus macrophylla ssp. columnaris) at the San Diego Zoo. In its native habitat, a single tree of this species can cover one acre of land.
"The Kondyor Massif is circular geological formation in Eastern Siberia, Russia, roughly 600 km west-to-southwest of Okhotsk, or some 570 km south-east of Yakutsk. From space it looks like an impact crater or the caldera of an extinct volcano, but Kondyor Massif is neither. It is what geologists refer to as an “intrusion”.