Even though birds have wings and can fly anywhere, they usually return to the same tree. Samesies with the humans (but subtract wings and add an airplane). However, I’m questioning everything about my own migratory habits because of these photos of Australia, New Zealand, and Tasmania. If I was a bird, I’d fly straight to The Land Down Under. Rescuers, you can come too.
Y’all. These are REAL PHOTOS. THESE PLACES EXIST. WHAT THE HECK. This world of ours is unbelievable.
Liesegang Rings at Bouddi National Park, New South Wales, Australia
Lake Hillier, Australia
Umm, hi everyone. Australia has a naturally bright pink lake. What. This is either because of the naturally occurring oganisms Dunaliella salina and Halobacteria, the red halophilic bacteria in the salt crusts, or because of a massive Pepto Bismal spill.
Uluru Waterfalls, Australia
It’s so beautiful.
Let’s just get a little close-up, there.
Gippsland Lake in Victoria, Australia
They have a bioluminescent lake.
Wave Rock, Western Australia
This gigantic natural skateboard park is a thing.
Ebor Falls, Australia
Double waterfall, NBD.
Simpson Desert, Australia
Oh, right, they have deserts, too.
Devils Marbles, Australia
…deserts with GIANT NATURAL MARBLES.
…and a close up of some more of the humungo natural marbles:
Moeraki Boulders, New Zealand
Ya know. Just while we’re on the topic of marbles.
Pancake Rocks of New Zealand
Fox Glacier, New Zealand
After all this talk about beaches and deserts, let’s all not forget that they have a glacier there, too.
Rotorua, New Zealand
…ehhh, back to the warmth. Here’s some geothermal activity…
Waitomo Glowworm Caves, New Zealand
…and just one more place that glows. One’s just not enough these days.
Devil’s Punchbowl Falls, New Zealand
What a punch, indeed.
View from Mount Sunday, New Zealand
I guess all these incredible photos shouldn’t be so surprising, since New Zealand is the home of the the filming of Lord of the Rings. It’s Middle Earth. For all you nerds out there, from standing atop Mt. Sunday, you can see the valley the Uruk-hai marched down and Helms Deep.
Tessellated Pavement at Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmania
This is natural. Nature did this. Humans did not.
Nature, I tell you. NATURE!
Tasman Island, Tasmania
Beaches, glaciers, hills, waterfalls, and now THIS. THIS JAW-DROPPING ISLAND.
See y’all Down Under. I’m assuming you already bought the plane ticket, right?