Wonderful World

The ocean continues to be a source of great exploration and enchantment for many. With its charismatic (and sometimes elusive) wildlife, stunning plant life and even shipwrecks and underwater statues, there are so many wonders to appreciate under the waves. But you don’t have to be an experienced diver to take a look at these 50 amazing sights from our seas — we’ve gathered them here for you in this gallery that celebrates our oceans.

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Slide 3 of 51:            This brightly colored crustacean is a Peacock mantis shrimp. The females tend to be mainly red, but the males display these enchanting colors. They use an extremely fast punch to kill their prey — one of the fastest movements in the animal kingdom and forceful enough to break through an aquarium's glass wall.
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Slide 6 of 51:            Up close with a crinoid — a marine animal related to sea stars and sea urchins. They are sometimes referred to as living fossils, because they have been around for about 450 million years and can still be found in the oceans today. This photo was taken in a coral reef in the Northern Mariana Islands.
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Wonderful Place

Fly Geyser near the Black Rock Desert in Nevada constantly erupts minerals and hot water creating bright colors and terraced pools.

Fly Geyser in Washoe County, Nevada


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Multicolored algae are responsible for the psychedelic colors of this geothermal geyser, a storybook-like natural structure that erupts water five feet into the air and can be visited during a guided nature walk. Residing in Nevada’s Fly Ranch, the geyser was recently acquired by the Burning Man Project, most famous for its yearly festival in the nearby Black Rock Desert.