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Culture Hollow Heart in Watermelon

You might assume that this watermelon here has been carved by hand, but actually is completely natural. This strange condition is known as hollow heart. Hollow heart can happen due to poor pollinatio……

Culture The Geometry of Plants

Looking around, you might imagine that branches, leaves and flowers grow at random, haphazardly. The truth is, however, that the points at which every branch, leaf, stem, bud or petal emerge, have all……

Culture Desert Wildflowers in the Colorado Plateau

The Colorado Plateau is mostly desert, with a few scattered areas of forests. The cracks in the parched earth are clearly visible, but for a few short weeks, every few years, this barren desert is tra……

Culture Yareta, The 3,000 Years Old Plant

These rocks on the highlands of the Andes looks like they are covered with moss. Actually, they are a type of flowing plant known as Yareta and it lives in colonies which can be thousands of years old……

Culture Moss Balls of Lake Myvatn and Lake Akan

Moss Balls or marimo (Japanese for "ball seaweed"), also known by various names such as Cladophora ball and Lake ball, is a species of filamentous green algae named Aegagropila linnaei that grow into……

Culture Desert Wildflowers in the Colorado Plateau

The Colorado Plateau is mostly desert, with a few scattered areas of forests. The cracks in the parched earth are clearly visible, but for a few short weeks, every few years, this barren desert is tra……

Culture This is Glass Gem Corn and it is Real

These multicolored kernels of corn that look like glass beads belong to a specially bred variety, aptly named Glass Gem Corn, and they can be actually grown from seeds. Glass Gem corn was developed by……

Culture Yareta, The 3,000 Years Old Plant

These rocks on the highlands of the Andes looks like they are covered with moss. Actually, they are a type of flowing plant known as Yareta and it lives in colonies which can be thousands of years old……

Culture This is Glass Gem Corn and it is Real

These multicolored kernels of corn that look like glass beads belong to a specially bred variety, aptly named Glass Gem Corn, and they can be actually grown from seeds. Glass Gem corn was developed by……

Culture Intriguing Biodiversity at El Angel Ecological Reserve in Ecuador

El Angel is a small village located in the province of Carchi, in Ecuador, approximately 170 km north of Quito and situated on the border with Colombia. The village is located in a unique type of high……

Culture Psychotria Elata or Hooker’s Lips: The Most Kissable Plant

These gorgeous pair of red, luscious lips belong to a plant known as Psychotria elata, a tropical tree found in the rain forests of Central and South American countries like Colombia, Costa Rica, Pana……

Culture Intriguing Biodiversity at El Angel Ecological Reserve in Ecuador

El Angel is a small village located in the province of Carchi, in Ecuador, approximately 170 km north of Quito and situated on the border with Colombia. The village is located in a unique type of high……

Culture Psychotria Elata or Hooker’s Lips: The Most Kissable Plant

These gorgeous pair of red, luscious lips belong to a plant known as Psychotria elata, a tropical tree found in the rain forests of Central and South American countries like Colombia, Costa Rica, Pana……

Culture Flowering of Lupins in Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

Lake Tekapo is the second-largest of three roughly parallel lakes running northsouth along the northern edge of the Mackenzie Basin in the South Island of New Zealand. The Lake is a photographers drea……

Culture Flowering of Lupins in Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

Lake Tekapo is the second-largest of three roughly parallel lakes running northsouth along the northern edge of the Mackenzie Basin in the South Island of New Zealand. The Lake is a photographers drea……

Culture Moss Pink (Shibazakura) Blossoms at Hitsujiyama Park, Japan

Moss pink, or shibazakura, is a flower that grows close to the ground in brilliant colors of magenta, pink, and white. The season for moss pink, which is from late April to mid-May, comes after the mo……

Culture Aerial Photos of Tulip Fields in the Netherlands, by Normann Szkop

With the help of pilot Claython Pender, French photographer Normann Szkop took to the skies in a Cesna to capture the blooming tulip fields in Anna Paulowna, a town in North Holland. From Szkops Fli……

Culture Moss Pink (Shibazakura) Blossoms at Hitsujiyama Park, Japan

Moss pink, or shibazakura, is a flower that grows close to the ground in brilliant colors of magenta, pink, and white. The season for moss pink, which is from late April to mid-May, comes after the mo……

Culture Aerial Photos of Tulip Fields in the Netherlands, by Normann Szkop

With the help of pilot Claython Pender, French photographer Normann Szkop took to the skies in a Cesna to capture the blooming tulip fields in Anna Paulowna, a town in North Holland. From Szkops Fli……

Culture Socotra: The Island of Strange Plants

Socotra is a small archipelago of four islands in the Indian Ocean, near the Gulf of Aden. Situated some 250 miles off the coast of Yemen, the largest member of the archipelago, also called Socotra, i……