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There is something mysterious and whimsical about the forest. The dense trees cluster to hide a whole separate world of odd and interesting discoveries you won't find anywhere else. Bored Panda has rounded up photos of the stranges, coolest and curious finds people have documented from their walks in the forest.

From forgotten objects transformed into moss-covered relics to visual wonders created by mother nature herself to logs and trees accessorized by dedicated visitors (or fairies). Scroll down to check out these delightful photographs that might inspire you to go wandering off the beaten path and explore the woods. And don't forget to upvote your favs!

#1

I Found This In My Local Woods

I Found This In My Local Woods

This is a memorial for loyal companions that crossed the Rainbow Bridge. So many good boys and girls. So much unconditional love.

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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Aww this is so heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time.. <3

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One of the reasons your lungs feel refreshed when walking through a pine forest is because of an anti-inflammatory compound called a-Pinene, found in conifers. It is used as a bronchodilator in the treatment of asthma and abundantly present in marijuana.

#2

I Was Out For A Walk In The Woods Today And Almost Stepped On This Beauty

I Was Out For A Walk In The Woods Today And Almost Stepped On This Beauty

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There is a 2400 year old giant “honey mushroom” in Oregon, covering 2200 acres, slowly killing off the trees in the forest. It is the largest living organism on the planet.

#4

Found This In The Woods While Trail Riding

Found This In The Woods While Trail Riding

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#5

Abandoned Russian House Found In The Woods

Abandoned Russian House Found In The Woods

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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Don't be that chick/dude who died in the first 10 minutes of any horror movie.

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In the Battle of Hurtgen Forest during WW2, the forest was so dense and dark and hard to navigate that the German and Allied medics shared an aid station in the only building either could easily find.

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#6

Me And My Girlfriend Were Walking In The Woods The Other Week And Saw A Rainbow Pool For The First Time

Me And My Girlfriend Were Walking In The Woods The Other Week And Saw A Rainbow Pool For The First Time

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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That looks beautiful but it’s concerning seeing as some oil substances generally cause the rainbow effect when it comes into contact the with water.

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#7

Buddy Of Mine Came Across This Dinosaur In The Woods The Other Day

Buddy Of Mine Came Across This Dinosaur In The Woods The Other Day

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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Maybe T-Rexes were so grumpy because they could never scratch their noses when it itched.

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The Redwood Forest in northern California is famous for its towering redwood trees which can grow more than 350 feet tall. This is the height on an average skyscraper. Some redwood trees are so big that miniature forests grow on their upper branches.

#8

Standing In A Huge Pond That Sinks Every Dry Season

Standing In A Huge Pond That Sinks Every Dry Season

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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Whoa, that's trippy! It looks like two photos, one on top of the other.

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#9

This Tree I Found Hiking Looks Like A Forest Monster Watching Over You

This Tree I Found Hiking Looks Like A Forest Monster Watching Over You

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A man called Jadav Payeng single-handedly planted a forest bigger than Central Park to save Majuli Island in Northern India from erosion. The forest is now home to large amounts of stray wildlife.

#10

I Went For A Walk In The Forest And Came Upon This Ponderosa Pine Tree That Had Been Struck By Lightning

I Went For A Walk In The Forest And Came Upon This Ponderosa Pine Tree That Had Been Struck By Lightning

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#11

Found Old Dog Tags In A Metal Pile In Our Woods. Reunited Them With His Wife, Who Lost Her Husband Of 60 Years In 2010

Found Old Dog Tags In A Metal Pile In Our Woods. Reunited Them With His Wife, Who Lost Her Husband Of 60 Years In 2010

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#12

Stairs To Nowhere In New Hampshire

Stairs To Nowhere In New Hampshire

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#13

Found This Sword In Epping Forest, England

Found This Sword In Epping Forest, England

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#14

This Stick I Found Looks Like A Burning Torch, Flame Included!

This Stick I Found Looks Like A Burning Torch, Flame Included!

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#15

Found This Mushroom While Hiking In The Woods, There’s Gotta Be A Rabbit Hole Nearby

Found This Mushroom While Hiking In The Woods, There’s Gotta Be A Rabbit Hole Nearby

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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Fun fact: There are certain kinds of mushroom that if eaten only once, is enough to feed a person until the end of their life.

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#16

This Moss Covered Boot Found In The Woods

This Moss Covered Boot Found In The Woods

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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I wanted to say something clever about being green and your carbon footprint, to boot, but I couldn't make it fit, so I'm leaving it here.

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#17

*shhh* It's A Flock Of Wild Toilets Roosting

*shhh* It's A Flock Of Wild Toilets Roosting

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4 years ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That’s amazing, never seen animals like that in the wild before.

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#18

I Found A Memorial For A Fallen Tree While Hiking

I Found A Memorial For A Fallen Tree While Hiking

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I Was Driving Through The Back Roads Of Pennsylvania On The Way To A Camping Spot And Found A Mountain Of Ceramic Dishes And Tea Cups In The Middle Of The Woods

I Was Driving Through The Back Roads Of Pennsylvania On The Way To A Camping Spot And Found A Mountain Of Ceramic Dishes And Tea Cups In The Middle Of The Woods

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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I would like to know the back story as to why there is a mountain of dishes. That is a very random road find.

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#20

Abandoned Train Tunnel We Found In The Woods

Abandoned Train Tunnel We Found In The Woods

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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is really cool, though I would be too spooked to go in the tunnel with no light

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#21

Moved To Wisconsin. Found This In The Woods

Moved To Wisconsin. Found This In The Woods

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#22

Found This Purple Lil Guy Hiking In PA

Found This Purple Lil Guy Hiking In PA

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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

this is that one purple mushroom in Mario. unless you want to shrink size, don't eat it...lol

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#24

This Log Accessorized With Pennies I Found While Hiking

This Log Accessorized With Pennies I Found While Hiking

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#25

Found This Bottle With Moss While Walking In The Woods

Found This Bottle With Moss While Walking In The Woods

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#26

So I Was Walking In A Forrest Near My City And Found This

So I Was Walking In A Forrest Near My City And Found This

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#27

Sign I Found In The Woods That Depicts A Man Jumping Over Some Scary Looking Hands

Sign I Found In The Woods That Depicts A Man Jumping Over Some Scary Looking Hands

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#28

I Was Out Fossil Hunting In A Wash After A Thunderstorm. I Figured It Had To Uncover A Bit Of Stuff Down In The Streambed. I Found This

I Was Out Fossil Hunting In A Wash After A Thunderstorm. I Figured It Had To Uncover A Bit Of Stuff Down In The Streambed. I Found This

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#29

Found This Fireplace In The Woods While Adventuring

Found This Fireplace In The Woods While Adventuring

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#30

Came Across An Overgrown Cemetery In The Woods

Came Across An Overgrown Cemetery In The Woods

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#31

My Brother Found This (Missile?) In The Woods In Tennessee

My Brother Found This (Missile?) In The Woods In Tennessee

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#32

Found This Phone Booth In The Middle Of The Woods

Found This Phone Booth In The Middle Of The Woods

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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Have you tried dialing 62442? Maybe it's an unused entrance to the ministry of magic

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#33

Found 43 Bucks In A Pair Of Jeans In The Woods

Found 43 Bucks In A Pair Of Jeans In The Woods

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#34

Hiking Through The Woods On A Hot Day, Came Across This Oasis

Hiking Through The Woods On A Hot Day, Came Across This Oasis

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#35

Found This Bicycle In The Woods. Someone Had Big Plans?

Found This Bicycle In The Woods. Someone Had Big Plans?

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#36

I Found A Dead Robot In The Woods Behind My House

I Found A Dead Robot In The Woods Behind My House

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#37

Found An Old Helicopter In The Woods

Found An Old Helicopter In The Woods

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#38

I Found An Old Crematorium In The Woods Of An Uninhabited Island

I Found An Old Crematorium In The Woods Of An Uninhabited Island

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#39

My Dog Found A Large Pile Of Carrots In The Woods

My Dog Found A Large Pile Of Carrots In The Woods

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#40

Friend Found This While Hiking The Connecticut Wilderness

Friend Found This While Hiking The Connecticut Wilderness

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