Suck it, Mars!

1. Need a reason to stop staring at your phone? Look up!

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Redwood National and State Parks, California, United States

2. Everything the light touches is beautiful.

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South Africa, Africa

3. See the marvelous architecture and brooding clouds? It’s like something out of Lord of the Rings.

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Sant’Agata de’ Goti, Italy

4. And that canoe in the middle? It’s exactly where you’d want to be.

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Moraine Lake, Banff National Park, Canada

5. If you love the tropics, raise your hand.

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El Yunque, Puerto Rico

6. Or visit the mountains, if you prefer somewhere colder, but equally as epic.

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Bernese Alps, Switzerland

7. In the fall, this kind of foliage will warm your heart.

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Yugansky Nature Reserve, Russia

8. Or you can take a dip in the center of natural symmetry.

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Lake Padarn, Snowdonia, Gwynedd, Wales

9. This could be the most beautiful walk of your life.

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Great Wall, China

10. And just look at that sunset!

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Uluru, Australia

11. This monumental landscape actually touches the sky.

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Kalalau Beach, Hawaii, United States

12. You don’t have to climb it, just admire it.

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Pedra de Gávea, Brazil

13. Even one of the busiest cities in the world can seem peaceful from a new angle.

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New York City, United States

14. These bizarre and brilliant shapes form an alternative skyline.

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Reed Flute Cave, China

15. And in beautiful storms like this, you won’t mind forgetting your umbrella.

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Queensland, Australia

16. Even deadly volcanoes have their charm.

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Halema’uma’u Crater, Hawaii, United States

17. And don’t get us started on the wonders of the ocean.

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Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, United States

18. Why travel to space, when there’s still so much to see on Earth?

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Yunnan Province, China

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The flower, as a reproductive organ, evolved with one primary purpose in mind – to attract pollinators like insects or birds. This function has driven their astounding evolutionary explosion of distinct colors and shapes, some of which have even come to resemble various recognizable figures, plants or animals. [Read more…]

The colors of these flamboyant orchids attract insects and birds, signaling that these flowers are full of tasty nectar. Their shapes, on the other hand, often evolve to attract or accommodate specific pollinators while dissuading parasites or other, less desirable pollinators. Some flowers are more welcoming to bees, while others are perfect for hummingbirds or different insects.

Their stunning colors and biodiversity have attracted another type of creature as well – us. Orchid lovers value flowers like these for their resemblance to other recognizable objects which, while coincidental, is still definitely entertaining!

Monkey Face Orchid (Dracula Simia)

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Moth Orchid (Phalaenopsis)

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Naked Man Orchid (Orchis Italica)

Image credits: Ana Retamero

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Hooker’s Lips (Psychotria Elata)

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Dancing Girls (Impatiens Bequaertii)

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Laughing Bumble Bee Orchid (Ophrys bomybliflora)

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Swaddled Babies (Anguloa Uniflora)

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Parrot Flower (Impatiens Psittacina)

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Image credits: Bruce Kekule

Snap Dragon Seed Pod (Antirrhinum)

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Flying Duck Orchid (Caleana Major)

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Orchid That Looks Like A Tiger

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Happy Alien (Calceolaria Uniflora)

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Angel Orchid (Habenaria Grandifloriformis)

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Dove Orchid Or Holy Ghost Orchid (Peristeria Elata)

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Orchid That Looks Like A Ballerina

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White Egret Orchid (Habenaria Radiata)

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Darth Vader (Aristolochia Salvadorensis)

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