Times Nature Glitched And The Outcome Was Beautiful

Some of the best creations in the world were actually made by mistake, like how chocolate chip cookies were a baking accident. Sometimes, nature seems to forget how to make things the “normal” way, but the results end up being absolutely stunning.

Here are some examples of nature glitching in the most beautiful way.

I Can’t Believe This Is A Carrot

It’s hard to recognize the vegetable without its classic orange coloring, but this is an heirloom carrot, meaning that it was grown using natural pollination techniques from seeds that are several decades old.

heirloom carrot has purple and yellow pattern in it when sliced
Photo Credit: Reddit / missjardinera
Photo Credit: Reddit / missjardinera

This Is Why I Don’t Trust Birds

Want to imagine what a real-life Jurassic Park would look like? You don’t need to go any further than baby birds. This baby blue heron looks strikingly similar to its dinosaur ancestors. Fun fact: late dinosaurs, like velociraptors, are thought to have had feathers as well.

baby blue heron with limited feathers looks like small dinosaur
Photo Credit: Reddit / Jakunai
Photo Credit: Reddit / Jakunai

This Was Just In A Rock She Found

While traveling in Mexico, this woman came across a rock that seems to be neatly broken in two. However, the real shock came when she picked up the two halves, flipped them over, and found this heptagram-shaped amethyst inside.

rock broken in half has amethyst geode in shape of 6-point star on inside
Photo Credit: Reddit / watersigns
Photo Credit: Reddit / watersigns

This Tree Is Doing The Most To Survive

Trees are some of the most resilient plants in the world: they grow around objects that get in their way, and they will do just about anything to survive. This tree’s roots climbed all the way down a rock face just to reach more soil/

tree roots climb all the way down rock face to reach dirt
Photo Credit: Reddit / unnaturalorder
Photo Credit: Reddit / unnaturalorder

The Vietnamese Mossy Frog Has The Perfect Camouflage

The bumpy texture of the Vietnamese mossy frog is not only interesting to look at, but also has an important survival purpose: it allows the small frog to blend into the jungle conditions of its natural habitat.

frog's skin looks mottled and bumpy like moss
Photo Credit: Reddit / gregfrompayroll
Photo Credit: Reddit / gregfrompayroll

Bees, But Make It Blue

This is an Amegilla cingulata, more commonly known as a blue-banded bee, which is a naturally blue bee species native to Australia. While they can sting just like most other bees, they tend not to be as aggressive.

bee with blue and black stripes
Photo Credit: Reddit / Kelly240361
Photo Credit: Reddit / Kelly240361

Morning Frost Or Patterned Silk Dress?

The person who took this photo came out of their house in the morning to head to work, only to notice the intricate and beautiful pattern that the overnight frost had left on the roof of her car.

frost on top of car looks like lace pattern
Photo Credit: Reddit / darkaotik
Photo Credit: Reddit / darkaotik

Believe It Or Not, This Little Cutie Is A Raccoon

This albino raccoon was photographed in Pennsylvania. Albinism, a rare genetic trait that affects less than 1% of most animal species, causes animals to lack pigmentation in their skin and/or fur.

all white raccoon in tree
Photo Credit: Reddit / MoldyTacoToast1
Photo Credit: Reddit / MoldyTacoToast1

One Eye Is Not Like The Other

This woman naturally has one eye with completely blonde eyelashes and the other with completely brunette eyelashes. While she has blonde and brown tones naturally occurring in her hair, the split is obvious between her two eyes.

girl has one eye with blonde eyelashes and one with brunette eyelashes
Photo Credit: Reddit / curtaincup
Photo Credit: Reddit / curtaincup

Beautiful But Terrifying

Coconut crabs are native to islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. These enormous crabs have an acute sense of smell, which they use to find fruits, nuts, seeds, and other organic matter to eat.

large  blue crab on tree trunk
Photo Credit: Imgur / Alvovuoto
Photo Credit: Imgur / Alvovuoto

These Look Too Perfect To Be Real

These round forms that were found in Finland are a rare phenomenon called “ice eggs” created when extreme wind and water roll over ice, smoothing them into these round, egg-like shapes.

ice in round shapes look like eggs
Photo Credit: Instagram / @rismatti
Photo Credit: Instagram / @rismatti

The Clouds Look So Perfectly Abnormal

This sky either looks like it was painted with brush strokes like a work of Van Gogh’s art or it was a regular image struggling to load, but it really is just a gorgeous photograph of the early night sky.

clouds in night sky look like they were painted
Photo Credit: Reddit / german779
Photo Credit: Reddit / german779

Eye See You

The person who took this photo was taking a walk near their house when they saw this birch tree with an eye naturally designed into its bark, giving a whole new spin on the idea of a “neighborhood watch.”

birch tree looks has indent in bark that looks like an eye
Photo Credit: Reddit / TheBinzness
Photo Credit: Reddit / TheBinzness

Eclipses Look So Gorgeously Surreal

These photos were taken during a solar eclipse, meaning that the moon is passing between the sun and the Earth, blocking out the sun. This gorgeous eclipse just happened to occur at sunset.

partial solar eclipse captured at sunset
Photo Credit: Reddit / Jakdracula
Photo Credit: Reddit / Jakdracula

A Giant Fluffy Ball

Clouds come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, but it’s rare to see one that conforms to an actual geometric shape. This cloud, due to a mix of weather conditions, ended up being spherical.

cloud is almost perfect sphere shape
Photo Credit: Reddit / d3333p7
Photo Credit: Reddit / d3333p7

A Perfect Gradient

Leaves generally look green because of the green photosynthetic pigmentation of chlorophyll. When leaves look more orange or red, it is because the betacarotene, a more orange-red pigment, is dominant.

leaves on branch gradient from green to red
Photo Credit: Reddit / HailYurtle
Photo Credit: Reddit / HailYurtle

A Lightning Tree

This perfectly-timed photo captures lightning in the shape of a tree as it converges on the ground. Lightning always takes the easiest route to the ground, meaning there was likely a lightning rod at the location where all the electrically charged air came together.

lightning forms tree-like shape
Photo Credit: Twitter / @Nick_Weather
Photo Credit: Twitter / @Nick_Weather

This Tree Looks Like It’s Made Of Lava

Most trees, when stripped of their bark, offer a spectrum of yellow, orange, and brown tones underneath. This odd tree, however, had parts of its bark fall off to reveal bright red underneath.

tree with bark stripped off is bright red
Photo Credit: Reddit / Gingerdor
Photo Credit: Reddit / Gingerdor

I Don’t Think I’ve Ever Seen A More Majestic Creature

This is a cross fox, a partially melanistic version of the more common red fox. They’re actually quite common in the northern areas of North America, making up 30% of Canada’s fox population.

fox has mixture of black and red fur
Photo Credit: Reddit / keenfeed
Photo Credit: Reddit / keenfeed

It Almost Looks Photoshopped

Sea shells in general boast a variety of gorgeous colors and designs, but this shell, with its banded pattern and pastel color palette, really takes the cake on natural beauty.

pastel sea shell features blue, pink, and purple hues
Photo Credit: Reddit / melancholic_inertia
Photo Credit: Reddit / melancholic_inertia