Real World Special Effects

The natural world is far more mysterious, frightening and beautiful than any big-budget effects movie will ever be. These un-altered images offer just a small smattering of proof. 

Click on any image to enlarge it, read the caption, or begin slide show.

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” ~Albert Einstein

“In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful.” ~Alice Walker

“On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.” ~Jules Renard

“Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light.” ~Theodore Roethke

“It is not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake.” ~Frederick Douglass

     “The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.”      ~Rabindranath Tagore

“Sunset is still my favorite color, and rainbow is second.” ~Mattie Stepanek

“For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.” ~Martin Luther King Jr.

“A leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.” ~Walt Whitman

“The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.”

~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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32 Responses to Real World Special Effects

  1. Amazing, Mitch. Thank you for sharing!

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  2. Indeed, Mitch! We miss so much of Earth’s great wonders when we become enamored with our own creations.

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  3. This Earth is truly a mystery.
    All these images are so lovely and beautiful to behold.

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  4. Gary Fultz says:

    Wow, what a collection of perspectives.

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  5. catsartpics says:

    Very neat pictures Mitch.
    So many nice things in nature to look at.
    Enjoy the weekend!

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  6. catsartpics says:

    The spiders web that’s frozen on the cars mirror is really neat.

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  7. Hetty Eliot says:

    Wow incredible! Each one more amazing than the next.

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  8. Wonderful nature! The Asperatus cloud on NZ seems unreal! Amazing!

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  9. gifted50 says:

    A truly amazing and delightful look at the universe. Keep it coming and thank you.

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  10. These are really something! The Asperatus clouds look like something from another planet.

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  11. gregoryjoel says:

    Absolutely stunning Mitch. Thanks for sharing these pictures of God’s amazing handiwork. Studies show that people who have frequent states of awe live longer lives on average. If that’s the case then we’ll be here a while…

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  12. Wow! Absolutely beautiful photos!

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  13. Lokesh Sastya says:

    I just ❤️ every picture. Amazing pictures with lots of joy. Thank you so much for sharing.🥰🥰

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  14. Christi says:

    Geez, Mitch, how do you FIND these? (The albino peacock takes my breath away!)

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  15. Gr8 pix and quotes!  Here’s another quote:

    “Now, my own suspicion is that the universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose.”  ~   JBS Haldane (1927)

    With slight variations in wording, the Haldane quote has been attributed to various people.  The specifics above come from Quote Investigator.

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  16. gpavants says:


    Amazing! Wow! Fun! Makes you think.



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  17. Reblogged this on ckbooksblog and commented:
    These photos are amazing. Thanks for sharing, Mitch!

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  18. kshtatiana says:

    the images are fantastic!

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