OK, I know "mildly interesting" doesn't sound as exciting as "nature is f**king lit" or "nature is metal" but this subreddit also features lit and metal pictures of Mother Earth.

Since its creation in 2012, r/MildlyInteresting has become one of the biggest communities on Reddit. It has over 18.7 million members, with thousands browsing the sub at any given moment.

As Bored Panda showed in our previous article, nature is one of the most popular themes in this colorful corner of the Internet—whether it's a random fact or a unique photo, the surprises keep on coming. Continue scrolling and check out the most recent ones.

#1

This Tree That Has Grown Across The Driveway And Sprouted More Trees Off The Top

This Tree That Has Grown Across The Driveway And Sprouted More Trees Off The Top

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Kira Okah
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6 months ago

Pretty and amazing.

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Spending some time in nature is really beneficial even if you come back without a cool photo to upload on r/MildlyInteresting. The fresh air, the sun on our skin; sometimes a short walk outside is all we need to feel refreshed and revived. But that's just the tip of the iceberg.

The University of Michigan, for example, conducted a study that revealed students who regularly went for a nature walk actually had a better time retaining information.

#2

Truck Door Handle On A Frosty Morning

Truck Door Handle On A Frosty Morning

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Jimi Laoshi
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6 months ago

I can hear the GoT intro music just by looking at it

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#3

Flock Of Sparrows Portaying A Horse While Horses Gallop In The Background

Flock Of Sparrows Portaying A Horse While Horses Gallop In The Background

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BrokenFlame
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6 months ago

Those birds are obviously paid actors!

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In a world where we are surrounded by screens, taking the time to unplug and go outside can do wonders for reducing stress as well. Nature has a calming effect on our brains, even if we are going outside for just five minutes each day. Plus, outdoor exercise, like going for a walk, hiking, and so forth, gets the blood flowing and heart pumping, another way to lower stress levels.

#4

The Way This Ice Has Formed Looks Like A Tiny Forest

The Way This Ice Has Formed Looks Like A Tiny Forest

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alwaysMispelled
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6 months ago

Fractals!!!!!! :-D

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#5

The Way This Bird Sits While Eating

The Way This Bird Sits While Eating

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Korrie Broos
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6 months ago

It is a woodpecker, the feet of a woodpecker is not made to sit or walk on, but to hold the bird in a vertical position against a tree trunk, So when on a flat surface it is very uncomfortable for the bird.

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Studies also show that getting between 15 to 20 minutes a day of sunshine will allow your body to produce vitamin D, which helps strengthen bones and reduce the risk of cancer, type 1 diabetes, and multiple sclerosis.

Furthermore, research has shown that going outdoors can help boost the immune system.

#6

My Cat Has A Genetic Mutation That Makes Her Eyes Weird, Her Sight Is Perfect

My Cat Has A Genetic Mutation That Makes Her Eyes Weird, Her Sight Is Perfect

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glowworm2
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6 months ago

They look like glass marbles!

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#7

I Found A Mushroom That Looks Like A Little Owl

I Found A Mushroom That Looks Like A Little Owl

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troufaki13
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6 months ago

Maybe the little owl did something wrong and the fairies turned him into a mushroom!

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Some of the health benefits of nature are due to people getting more active when they are outside.

But research shows that even sitting still in nature (as with Japanese “forest bathing”) can improve health.

Patricia H Hasbach, PhD, a licensed psychotherapist and ecotherapist in Eugene, Oregon, said nature also provides a break from hours of mentally tiring “directed attention” — time spent focused on our work, our computer screen, driving.

#8

I Saw A White Deer In The Woods The Other Day

I Saw A White Deer In The Woods The Other Day

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ShyFox Studios
Community Member
6 months ago

Pretty...

Collette Wheeler
Community Member
6 months ago

Wow!

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denzoren
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6 months ago

Deer 1: "They spotted us, quick, you be a tree and I'll be snow" Deer 2: "sigh...fine"

Salma Hernández
Community Member
6 months ago

A patronum

Soulstice
Community Member
6 months ago

patronus

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Diana Eriksson
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6 months ago

I hope it doesn't end up on someone's wall...

Mark Howell
Community Member
6 months ago

It has a quest for you

Kirbi (hehe get it)
Community Member
6 months ago

That deer looks absolutely stunning! I'm so glad you got it on camera!

Dog Fan For Life
Community Member
6 months ago

Looks like Harry Potter's Patronus!

Who Let The Cats Out
Community Member
6 months ago

That's Snape's Patronus. Harry's Patronus is a Stag!!

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Scagsy
Community Member
6 months ago

What do you call a deer with no eyes? No idea! No eyes and no legs? Still no idea!

June Galloway
Community Member
6 months ago

Meaning of a White Deer. The Native Americans believed the occurance of a white animal was a huge sign of prophecy – a sign from the great spirit that a major shift in their world was to come. Usually, white animals were seen during soul-quests, or vision-quests.

Baked Panda
Community Member
6 months ago

Harry... is that you?

Autumn
Community Member
6 months ago

You mean Snape?

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McSydney
Community Member
6 months ago

“Expecto Petronus!!!!”

Seth Stephens
Community Member
6 months ago

I wonder if this is in the nature preserve (Waterfall Glen) by argonne national laboratory in chicago. We used to see them all the time there. Not sure if theres a correlation.

Hunglike Jesus
Community Member
6 months ago

Gotta be a sign of good things to come.

Draco Malfoy
Community Member
6 months ago

wow, that's pretty rare to find an albino deer

Mi Shield
Community Member
6 months ago

I think you mean, the White Doe!

Maya Jones
Community Member
6 months ago

It's albino!

Lydia Dean-Melchior
Community Member
6 months ago

I thought so too. Then I look at it's nose which is black, so this is a form of Leucism.

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Louise Stange-Wahl
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6 months ago

You are so fortunate...truly! Hope they are protected. They are sacred! Mother Nature's children. Is this in Wisconsin? Thanks so much for a marvelous photo! Made my day!

Alyssa Fiedler
Community Member
6 months ago

Or maybe it is just covered in snow???

Thomas Ewing
Community Member
6 months ago

Bambi's ghost!

Deal _Anneal
Community Member
6 months ago

Albinism........(>'-'<)

Ava Lasley
Community Member
6 months ago

I saw one of these grow up, it was a buck too. He was gorgeous, but it was sad how all the other deer shunned him and his mother. He left last year, and we haven't seen him since. He probably found his own area to live in, since there were already bucks there, or got shot..

Annie
Community Member
6 months ago

Thought it was a snow sculpture

VeryDarkMatter
Community Member
6 months ago

Hircine, is it you?

Suzy the observer
Community Member
6 months ago

Majestic!

Elizabeth Klomp
Community Member
6 months ago

It's actually pretty amazing that deer had lived so long since they rely on blending into the trees so much. Especially as fawns.

*hippie*witchy*bitch*
Community Member
6 months ago

patronus lmao

Haley Brock
Community Member
6 months ago

amazing...

François Carré
Community Member
6 months ago

And you've been on a quest ever since.

Lucas Crouch
Community Member
6 months ago

albino deer are actually extremely rare

Lydia Dean-Melchior
Community Member
6 months ago

It's not truly albino. It's nose is black. It's Leucism.

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karri Berkowitz
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6 months ago

So pretty. Unfortunately someone will kill it because it's unusual.

No one
Community Member
6 months ago

albino deer

Joseph Lim
Community Member
3 months ago

i dont think its albino tho

Faith Nicole
Community Member
5 months ago

So beautiful 😍

Sue Clifford
Community Member
5 months ago

It’s beautiful but sometimes these unusual things are better left a secret because you never know about trophy hunters, just saying.

Raphael48
Community Member
6 months ago

Many cultures around the world consider them sacred.

Sue Sanders
Community Member
6 months ago

Seriously?

Beverly Neasbitt
Community Member
6 months ago

Missing a front leg?

Johanne Trudeau
Community Member
6 months ago

Beautiful!!!

Windbound
Community Member
6 months ago

dang is there a such thing as an albino deer?

backatya
Community Member
6 months ago

They are mutations of a lot of inbreeding. I saw one in the city of Monterey CA

Lionelle Grosdemanche-dien
Community Member
6 months ago

Ghostly deer???

Sandy Kavanaugh
Community Member
6 months ago

I believe that's a decoy that's been painted. The anatomy is a bit wonky, not to mention the lack of any hairs.

Elizabeth Gardner
Community Member
6 months ago

So she could hide in the snow when the hunters came.

Celtic Pirate Queen
Community Member
6 months ago

What a great opportunity for you! A white deer is pretty rare.

Rebecca Surette
Community Member
6 months ago

And now you have been called to a magical Quest!

SF Angel
Community Member
6 months ago

so wonderful!

Toni Ferchak
Community Member
6 months ago

I REALLY HOPE hunters left it alone !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Toni Ferchak
Community Member
6 months ago

WOW !

Kimberley Rees
Community Member
6 months ago

Is this the real White Deer Park of Farthing Wood?

shado
Community Member
6 months ago

so rare and so beautiful

Kim Lorton
Community Member
6 months ago

Very unusual, and beautiful!

Sue Clasen
Community Member
6 months ago

Lovely, like a forest mythical dream.

Tia Williams
Community Member
6 months ago

Snape!

clive apps
Community Member
6 months ago

There are old native legends that say when the white buffalo and the white deer are born that the end of the world is coming.

Mary-Jeanne Donkin
Community Member
6 months ago

Patronus.

Laura Perkinson
Community Member
6 months ago

what a great shot! almost looks like a white silhouette

Doris Bennett
Community Member
6 months ago

Amazing!

Teresa Groth
Community Member
6 months ago

Beautiful

Znaya
Community Member
6 months ago

A wonder of nature, very pretty to be enjoyed

June Dominguez
Community Member
6 months ago

How gorgeous!

Susie Swearingen-Kamachi
Community Member
6 months ago

WOW

Diana Oram
Community Member
6 months ago

that I love

Pandora Edmundson
Community Member
6 months ago

albino deer

Doob
Community Member
6 months ago

Maybe its made of snow

Khadija Hammond
Community Member
6 months ago

Amazing And so beautiful.

L Sawatzke
Community Member
6 months ago

Wow

Felicity Lemon
Community Member
6 months ago

I think it is Albino

TimesNewLogan
Community Member
6 months ago

That's no deer... that's a Patronus!

Jojo Dancer
Community Member
6 months ago

Someone let their Patronus loose...

Helen Davies
Community Member
6 months ago

Patronus spell! (Harry Potter reference) 😊

Cathy
Community Member
6 months ago

a reverse shadow?

23AClark
Community Member
6 months ago

Hi baby

Tabby_Sohee
Community Member
6 months ago

Absolutely gorgeous. Looks like she/he belongs in a painting.

Shari L Kent
Community Member
6 months ago

So cool! What a great picture

Kakofonyx
Community Member
6 months ago

Oh deer...

『•• espresso ••』
Community Member
6 months ago

so pretty

Tor Tor
Community Member
6 months ago

I'm not sure if y'all saw this but I see a brown one too! Dang their couples

Kevin Thompson
Community Member
6 months ago

You got 1 in a million picture. If you can do that wandering Aimlessly wandering the forest. Yet for all the groups looking for Bigfoot all we get is blurry pics from flip phones.

albus dumbledoor
Community Member
6 months ago

bambi could never

Lorelai Purvis
Community Member
6 months ago

WOAH

Layla Corman
Community Member
6 months ago

There is a small community of (protected) white deer near Watertown in Upstate NY. They all live in a fenced in area and it's absolutely breathtaking to see several together at one time. I wonder where this was taken?

Gerard Kuntz
Community Member
6 months ago

I thought so too. The Seneca White Deer in the old Seneca army depot

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Heather Menard
Community Member
6 months ago

Almost looks photo shopped

Loki C
Community Member
6 months ago

Leave it alone, or Artemis will get you.

Mona Khadra
Community Member
6 months ago

It's a Deerman !

Elizabeth
Community Member
6 months ago

WOW! Albino deer. So rare. You are so lucky.

Emma Langowski
Community Member
6 months ago

Lily, you're alive!

Mary Peace
Community Member
6 months ago

In he snow, he/she is camouflaged, but in Summer he'd be vulnerable.

Keri O'Donnell
Community Member
6 months ago

It looks so suspicious

Thatonedancer
Community Member
6 months ago

Snowdeer- Mr Claus' forgotten reindeer!

Queen Mab
Community Member
6 months ago

Such a lucky shot.

Simon Kwan
Community Member
6 months ago

Ghost of Bambi's mother

HappyBanana
Community Member
6 months ago

Maybe it has albinism...

Iva Kazalova
Community Member
6 months ago

It’s an albino to be precise

TheDivineMsM
Community Member
6 months ago

That's an albino deer

Alex K
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6 months ago

its the spiwit of the fowest

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#9

My Cat Has A Cookie Shape On His Belly

My Cat Has A Cookie Shape On His Belly

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Lily Lu
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6 months ago

Looks like the underside of another cat!

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“When people interrupt directed attention with even just brief times outdoors, they tend to allow for more involuntary attention,” Hasbach explained. “This becomes quite restorative for when people have to go back to directed attention.”

These benefits, however, only show up if you put down your smartphone and give nature your full attention, whether it’s a breathtaking view of the Grand Canyon or a tree near your apartment.

#10

My Tuxedo Cat Wednesday Has White Lines Going Down Each Leg. From Underneath She Looks Skeletal

My Tuxedo Cat Wednesday Has White Lines Going Down Each Leg. From Underneath She Looks Skeletal

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AnimalsRuleHumansDrool
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6 months ago

Very cool looking cat

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#11

The Area I Used To Work In Washington Looks Like Jurassic Park

The Area I Used To Work In Washington Looks Like Jurassic Park

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ShyFox Studios
Community Member
6 months ago

This...is beautiful.

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#12

Stygian Owl Known For Red Reflection Of Their Eyes That Are Often Associated With The Devil

Stygian Owl Known For Red Reflection Of Their Eyes That Are Often Associated With The Devil

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Vic
Community Member
6 months ago

What a stunning bird! It's beautiful!!

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#13

The Inside Of My Purple Cabbage

The Inside Of My Purple Cabbage

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A.J Milne
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6 months ago

Sell it on eBay, you will become rich

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#14

A 225 Million Year Old Petrified Opal Tree Trunk Located In Arizona

A 225 Million Year Old Petrified Opal Tree Trunk Located In Arizona

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troufaki13
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6 months ago

I want it!

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#15

Two Roses Are Growing Out Of The Dying Remains Of The Other Rose

Two Roses Are Growing Out Of The Dying Remains Of The Other Rose

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troufaki13
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6 months ago

Rose-phoenix!

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#16

Black And White Squirrel That Came Up To Me On My Walk

Black And White Squirrel That Came Up To Me On My Walk

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Vic
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6 months ago

He is from the olden days..

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#17

I Took A Photo From The Same Spot In All 4 Seasons

I Took A Photo From The Same Spot In All 4 Seasons

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Llewella
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6 months ago

And people still wonder why I love fall so much, look at all the colors.

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#18

Blue Sky Reflecting On Neighboring Building With Storm Behind It

Blue Sky Reflecting On Neighboring Building With Storm Behind It

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Bobert Robertson
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6 months ago

Well that's a trip

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#19

How They Replanted This Forest To Smile At You In The Fall

How They Replanted This Forest To Smile At You In The Fall

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troufaki13
Community Member
6 months ago

Hello, forest!

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#20

I Have Partial Heterochromia In Both Eyes

I Have Partial Heterochromia In Both Eyes

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Terje Nygård
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6 months ago

Beautiful !

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#21

A Tree Growing On The Branch Of Another Tree

A Tree Growing On The Branch Of Another Tree

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Kinga Złotkowska
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6 months ago

Showing its baby to the World.

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#22

I Found Some Icicles Looking Like Chess Pieces

I Found Some Icicles Looking Like Chess Pieces

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Commander Rex
Community Member
6 months ago

Check mate! *shatter*

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#23

The Way This Tree Stump Has A Cityscape On It

The Way This Tree Stump Has A Cityscape On It

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Bobert Robertson
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6 months ago

Woodland, Califorestia

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#24

This Snowflake Perfectly Suspended On A Spider’s Thread

This Snowflake Perfectly Suspended On A Spider’s Thread

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SongoftheStars
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6 months ago

That's just the spider trying to add a little winter festivity to his home.

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#25

This Cat Has Black Circles Around This Eyes

This Cat Has Black Circles Around This Eyes

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Vic
Community Member
6 months ago

Wow! Beautiful kitty..

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#26

This Cat's Markings Make It Look Like It's Nose Is Missing

This Cat's Markings Make It Look Like It's Nose Is Missing

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Marianne
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6 months ago

What a cutie!

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#27

Found A Patch Of Moss Behind A Loading Dock That Looks Like A Tiny Tropical Island With A Palm Tree

Found A Patch Of Moss Behind A Loading Dock That Looks Like A Tiny Tropical Island With A Palm Tree

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Daphne
Community Member
6 months ago

Lovely green picture

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#28

My Cat Has A Cat In His Markings

My Cat Has A Cat In His Markings

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depressePANcake
Community Member
6 months ago

I see it!

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#29

The Way My Silhouette Appears Within This Circular Rainbow

The Way My Silhouette Appears Within This Circular Rainbow

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
6 months ago

You are the chosen one :-)

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#30

Jupiter And Saturn Alignment From Italy

Jupiter And Saturn Alignment From Italy

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Natalia
Community Member
6 months ago

Great picture!

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#31

Watched A Crimson Rose Caterpillar Metamorphosize To A Butterfly

Watched A Crimson Rose Caterpillar Metamorphosize To A Butterfly

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AeroHail
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6 months ago

Wow! Such a stylish looking butterfly!

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#32

Splitting Firewood And Found A Piece Resembling The Sky In "The Starry Night"

Splitting Firewood And Found A Piece Resembling The Sky In "The Starry Night"

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Debi Blackshaw
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6 months ago

gorgeous

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#33

This Rock That Looks Like A Sock

This Rock That Looks Like A Sock

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Vic
Community Member
6 months ago

Looks like a fossilized foot!

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#34

This Eagle Struck Me A Pose On The Top Floor Of A Mall

This Eagle Struck Me A Pose On The Top Floor Of A Mall

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Vic
Community Member
6 months ago

First it struck a pose .. then it stuck me.. aarrghh help..

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#35

The Way This Pumpkin Has Rotted Is Just Creepy

The Way This Pumpkin Has Rotted Is Just Creepy

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Bobert Robertson
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6 months ago

Looks like a senior citizen jack-o-lantern

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#36

Tree Fell But Grew Back Up

Tree Fell But Grew Back Up

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DogMom
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6 months ago

There’s a lesson in there for all of us

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#37

Bone Cancer In A Snake Skeleton

Bone Cancer In A Snake Skeleton

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Kira Okah
Community Member
6 months ago

Poor snake

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#38

The Skin On My Apple Kinda Looks Like The Silhouette Of A Camel

The Skin On My Apple Kinda Looks Like The Silhouette Of A Camel

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Kinga Złotkowska
Community Member
6 months ago

It is!

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#39

This Knot On Our Door Glows Red When The Sun Shines On The Other Side

This Knot On Our Door Glows Red When The Sun Shines On The Other Side

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Linus Nilsson
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6 months ago

The red knot is shining. Blood has been spillt this night

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#40

The Pattern Of The Ice On My Windscreen This Morning

The Pattern Of The Ice On My Windscreen This Morning

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Emma_Aitana yay
Community Member
6 months ago

Sharp

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#41

I Went Hiking And Found A Rock/Log That Resembled A Giant Moss Puppy

I Went Hiking And Found A Rock/Log That Resembled A Giant Moss Puppy

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I'm a gay trans bitch
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6 months ago

AWWWWW

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#42

This Bridge To Nowhere. When The Tide Is Out, It Allows Beachgoers To Cross A Stream That Cuts Across The Beach

This Bridge To Nowhere. When The Tide Is Out, It Allows Beachgoers To Cross A Stream That Cuts Across The Beach

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Judy Steelman
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6 months ago

Hard to imagine a stream.

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#43

This Egg My Chicken Laid Looks Like A Kinder Surprise Egg

This Egg My Chicken Laid Looks Like A Kinder Surprise Egg

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Young Minami Kotaro
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6 months ago (edited)

Oh 😲

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#44

This Jalapeño Looks Like A T-Rex

This Jalapeño Looks Like A T-Rex

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Vic
Community Member
6 months ago

A T-Mex! Again?

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#45

Was Cutting Down A Tree At A Golf Course And Found A Golf Ball Wedged In It

Was Cutting Down A Tree At A Golf Course And Found A Golf Ball Wedged In It

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varwenea
Community Member
6 months ago

The tree must have thought it was a jawbreaker and consumed it as a snack. 😆

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#46

I Found A 5 Leaf Clover!

I Found A 5 Leaf Clover!

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Stitches
Community Member
6 months ago

luck level times 1000

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#47

I Found This Print From Where A Gray Wolf Slept In The Snow. You Can Even See Her Ribs!

I Found This Print From Where A Gray Wolf Slept In The Snow. You Can Even See Her Ribs!

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Luna Lovegood!
Community Member
6 months ago

poor thing. i bet she was cold and hungry the whole night.

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#48

Our Kiwi Vine Produces Mostly Twins And Triplet Fruits, Enough To Showcase The Cell Division Process

Our Kiwi Vine Produces Mostly Twins And Triplet Fruits, Enough To Showcase The Cell Division Process

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Natalia
Community Member
6 months ago

All fruitful trees produce twins and triplet fruits. That's why farmers select and leave on the tree only the good fruits and drop the others in an early stage, so they can have a good harvest.

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#49

This 5 Inch Moth We Found In Our House Yard Today

This 5 Inch Moth We Found In Our House Yard Today