Natural phenomena prove that Mother Nature really is an unstoppable being that knows how to create some of the most beautiful things the world has ever seen. These natural phenomena that only take place during the last half of the year really are something to behold.
Spotted Lake, Canada
Spotted Lake in Canada is unlike any other lake on the planet. That’s because, between June and August, the water in the lake evaporates, leaving behind spots of mineral deposit. There are plenty of viewing areas to take it all in, but the best way to view this natural phenomenon is to take to the skies and get a bird’s eye view of it all. Amazingly, locals think this is a healing lake, meaning you’re not allowed too close. However, you can still get some pretty impressive views.
Bat migration, Zambia
If you want to see what 10 million fruit bats flying through the air look like, then you might want to head to Zambia. Here, visitors are greeted with amazing spectacles as this bat migration is unique to the area. Be sure to head to the area between late-October and December when the 90-day migration is in full swing.
Panjin Red Beach, China
Did you know the Panjin Red Beach is found in the largest reed marsh and wetland in the world? The red Suaeda salsa plant makes it look as though the land is burning deep red, and it makes for some spectacular views during the last half of the year. As if that wasn’t enough, there are almost 400 types of wild animals and 300 breeds of birds that call the area their home. The best time to take it in is during the fall, as the colors are at their most vibrant.
Frozen Niagara Falls, USA
Niagara Falls is always an incredible sight. Believe it or not, but the waterfalls are even more impressive from November to January as the water freezes over time and time again, leaving huge planes of ice in its wake. As if the ice sculptures weren’t enough already, Niagara Falls is brought to life in new ways during the Winter Festival of Lights that features 125 animated light displays.
Christmas Island crab migration, Australia
The wet season marks plenty of changes within Australia, including the great Christmas Island crab migration. It can be tough to judge when the migration will happen as the crabs use the phases of the moon for a few days as they head from the forests to the beach to lay their eggs. However, if you’re lucky enough to time things right, then you could witness thousands of crabs making the annual journey. Even local roads have to be shut to keep the crabs safe along their journey.
Natural phenomena that only take place during the last half of the year go to show that Mother Nature never rests. As if the world wasn’t beautiful enough already, then these natural wonders add even more layers of wonder during the last months of the year.