With Internet usage being as high as it is these days, and with Internet users having the power to put anything they want on various websites for the world to see, a lot of us have developed a "take it with a grain of salt" mindset when it comes to the things we see. There is more content than ever out there, but that doesn't mean that it comes from a reliable source. It's always good to have a healthy sense of skepticism.
You might feel inclined to take the following images with a grain of salt, because they look too strange to be real. But, they are real, whether they are natural phenomena or works of art. In fact, a few of them are complete accidents. Whatever they may be, these pictures will blow your mind. Enjoy these amazing images that showcase the surreal aspect of our world below.
1. This person is not walking on water. This is the world's largest salt flat, Salar de Uyuni, located in Bolivia.
2. This boat looks like it's floating in the air, but that's just because it's on incredibly clear water in Italy.
3. No photoshopping here. These trees are in Schonbrunn Park in Vienna.
4. These are colorful rock formations, called Danxia landforms, at the Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park in Gansu Province, China.
5. These crazy cloud formations are called Lenticular clouds, which typically form according to the direction of the wind.
6. A frozen pond in Switzerland produced these amazing geometric patterns.
7. This is a destroyed utility pole, still suspended by the power lines.
8. This dizzying sight is located on Georges V Avenue in Paris.
9. This is no trick - it's just a pile of lumber reflected in a puddle.
10. Here's a mind-bending dress from Viktor&Rolf's 2010 fashion show.
11. This sculpture, located in New Zealand, looks like it is part of a massive cartoon.
12. This cloud formation is called Undulatus Asperatus, which translates from Latin as "agitated waves." They are a rare sight, typically seen after a strong gust of wind blows before a thunderstorm.
13. This is the Falling Book Sculpture, by artist Alicia Martin, at Casa de America in Madrid.
14. These clouds look like little bubbles in the sky. They are called Mammatus clouds, and they occur in sinking air, as opposed to most clouds that form in rising air.
15. Someone dropped two ring-shaped snacks into a cup of coffee. The resulting image looks like an owl.
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