23 Photos You Won't Believe Are Really Real. I am Still Recovering From #23

23 Photos You Won’t Believe Are Really Real. I am Still Recovering From #23

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Many a times when you see an unusual photo on the internet, you know that it’s photoshopped. While some are photoshopped so well, some are really bad at it. But some real photos will be so shocking that we believe they are faked with photoshop or some other trick.

The truth is that planet Earth is full of unbelievable wonders. While it is easy to dismiss some amazing event as fake, it takes some time and indulgence to appreciate the truth. Here are 23 real photos that will shatter your beliefs. Mind you, these are really real!

1. The Indoor Clouds   23-photos-you-wont-believe-are-really-real-21

These clouds are created indoors, so we can’t categorize them as fake. It is actually the work of artist Berndnaut Smilde who measures the temperature and humidity in a room in order to create clouds indoors.

2. Real Terrifying Clouds   23-photos-you-wont-believe-are-really-real-22

Speaking of clouds, these are not from an end-of-the-world Hollywood movie. They are real, terrifying asperitas (formerly asperatus) clouds in Iowa. I am sure it would have sent chills down the spine if you were there.

3. Doritos Mountain   23-photos-you-wont-believe-are-really-real-23

This natural wonder is in Glacier National Park, Montana. It is not made of doritos but due to the light downpouring on the mountain during sunrise.

4. Pink River   23-photos-you-wont-believe-are-really-real-24

This is not an advertisement guys. It is Lake Retba in Senegal, and is actually very pink. This is because the high salt concentration in the water (up to 40%) creates a buildup of Dunaliella salina, a salt-loving bacteria. Salt is harvested from this lake and used or sold by the locals.

5. Elevator to Hell   23-photos-you-wont-believe-are-really-real-0

This elevator is not in Hell, but in Stockholm, Sweden. As part of a project to make their underground system an art gallery, each of the 90 stations is decorated with a theme. It would be easy to identify your stop, but I am not sure that I’d ever want to get off at this one. You?

6. Largest Horned Steer Ever   23-photos-you-wont-believe-are-really-real-13

Behold the largest horns. Those horns don’t look real but they are. With a 37.5-inch circumference, they are the largest horns ever recorded and they belong to Lurch, an African watusi steer. Unfortunately, Lurch passed away in 2010, due to cancer at the base of one of his horns. That’s so sad.

7. Wood Melted by a Monk   23-photos-you-wont-believe-are-really-real-18

See those foot prints. Well, those are not on wet cement. They are formed on a wooden floor. A monk stood exactly at the same spot everyday to pray, for 20 years, leaving those astonishing foot prints. Impressive, isn’t it?

8. The Split Road   23-photos-you-wont-believe-are-really-real-19

This actually happened in Japan after an earthquake. Apparently it occurred because the road was built one lane at a time, creating a natural rift between the two lanes. It was easy for the quake to do the job. But this looks very interesting though.

9. Flamingos forming a Flamingo   23-photos-you-wont-believe-are-really-real-20

Unless National Geographic is trolling us (which I suspect), this enormous group of flamingos in the Gulf of Mexico got together to create the most meta thing ever. Mysterious!

10. Jewel Corn   23-photos-you-wont-believe-are-really-real-1

Guys, this is not colored or made from glass. This is real corn you can eat. The secret is that it is created as a hybrid of many varieties.

11. The Mad Ledge Hanging Chain   23-photos-you-wont-believe-are-really-real-3

This guy is probably just hanging from a jungle gym, right? Wrong. This is “Mustang Wanted”—a daredevil who constantly climbs to the tallest heights and hangs off them with his fingertips like some sort of a mad man. Apparently there are at least two people who trust his finger strength enough to hang over the edge of Trump Palace. This picture makes me squeamish but if you want to see more of this madman, go here.

12. Black, White and Red   23-photos-you-wont-believe-are-really-real-4

I know you are going to say ‘are you kidding me? this is photoshopped’. But it is actually real. This photo is of a hibiscus flower that bloomed after volcanic ash covered the landscape in Indonesia.

13. The Namib Desert   23-photos-you-wont-believe-are-really-real-5

This is not a view of Hell’s landscape, but the dry riverbed of the Sossusvlei river. It is not known why the dunes are created in this formation, despite geologists researching the area for decades.

14. Life-Sized Geode   23-photos-you-wont-believe-are-really-real-6

There is no way there is a cave of crystals, right? Wrong. The Cave of Crystals is deep in the Naica mountains in Mexico. The crystals zigzag for half a mile underground.

15. Grid Waves   23-photos-you-wont-believe-are-really-real-7

Either the grids on maps are real, or this photo is fake. Or, option three, this is an example of cross sea waves in the Isle of Rhé that can be explained by this simple equation.

16. Google Maps Location Names Are Real!   23-photos-you-wont-believe-are-really-real-8

Well, this one is at least. The island of Al Futaisi is owned by Sheikh Hamad Bin Hamadan Al Nahyan—a billionaire member of Abu Dhabi’s ruling family. The name is written two miles wide and half a mile tall, making it clearly visible from space.
23-photos-you-wont-believe-are-really-real-9 But as quickly as it appeared, it was removed. Rumors are that the rest of the royal family didn’t think it fit into “Abu Dhabi 2030,” a plan to revitalize the area by 2030, and so the project was erased.

17. The Lego City   23-photos-you-wont-believe-are-really-real-10

This isn’t actually an image from LEGOLAND or a shot of a child’s play set. It is the San Buenaventura complex in Ixtapaluca, Mexico City.

18. Half And Half Cat   23-photos-you-wont-believe-are-really-real-11

This cat is actually completely two-toned on her face. Born in 2009, Venus is likely a Chimera cat which means she has the DNA of two separate cats in one adorable body.

19. Shark-ception   23-photos-you-wont-believe-are-really-real-12

A group of scientists were trying to catch fish they had previously tagged to obtain their valuable information when this happened. The three-foot dogfish was tempted by the bait while this sand tiger shark was tempted by the fish. According to the scientists, the shark swallowed the other fish in one enormous bite.

20. Grand Prismatic Springs   23-photos-you-wont-believe-are-really-real-14

This looks like a rainbow paint job but is, in fact, the Grand Prismatic Springs in Yellowstone National Park. The colors are all thanks to various bacteria; they are divided into zones based on temperature.

21. A Fish With Human Teeth   23-photos-you-wont-believe-are-really-real-15

Oh how I wish this weren’t real. This is the sheepshead fish and it does indeed have very human-like teeth. You can eat this fish—many people do—but I plan to stay far, far away from them.

22. Floating Monster   23-photos-you-wont-believe-are-really-real-16

This is not the Loch Ness Monster or any other demon fish. It is sadly just the carcass of a deceased whale floating to shore.

23. A Man With A Hole In His Head   23-photos-you-wont-believe-are-really-real-17

This is Billy Owen, and yes, he can shove his hand through his (empty) eye socket from his mouth. He suffered a rare form of cancer that took half his face and his eye. Surgeons removed most of his nasal cavity and the plate covering the roof of his mouth. When he removes the dental plate, he can poke his hand from mouth to eye. Now he makes his living acting as a zombie and working in places like the former Goretorium and the Venice Beach Freakshow.

I am in awe. My jaw dropped to the floor. What about you? Share these pictures with your friends and shock them!
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