23 photos that show the extraordinary side of nature

Sometimes we'll come across incredible sights that completely change the way we look at nature.

hermaphrodite butterfly, a cat with a cosmic gleam in its eyes or even a completely transparent fish... Discoveries that are nothing short of mind-blowing!

Here is a selection of 20 photos that show an extraordinary side to nature.

1. A cyclist's leg after a long race

© janibrajkovic / instagram  

2. A southern cassowary's claws

© Unknown / imgur  

3. A cat with a gleam in its eyes

© DemonreachDaycare / reddit  

4. These ear pods fell into sand and attracted iron particles

© AndrewBrah / reddit  

5. A super-giant sunflower

© Verryfastdoggo / reddit  

6. A hermaphrodite butterfly

© Johnsingl / reddit  

7. Ever seen a bleeding tooth fungus?

© ADarkcid / reddit  

8. An oyster filled with pearls

© userusernamename / reddit  

9. Awesome ice formation

© jabawocki / reddit  

10. Glass frogs have incredible eyes

11. Salpidae, a species of transparent fish

© Subtle_Omega / reddit  

12. Starfish with 4 to 6 arms

© _octopus72 / reddit  

13. An enormous lobster

© NeedCoffee214 / reddit  

14. A white fern

© lovelyb1ch66 / reddit  

15. The inside of a sea urchin

© Unknown / reddit  

16. Straight out of Jack and the Beanstalk

© A3A3EJlJlO / pikabu  

17. An ant's face when seen under an electron microscope

18. Geometric salt crystal

© zierquitte / reddit  

19. A teensy weensy frog

© look-a-lurker / reddit  

20. A crab peeking out of a shell

© Iamnotarobot1984 / reddit  

21. An albino reindeer in Lapland

© korpuskeli / reddit  

22. Snow and tulips!

© starstufft / reddit  

23. This cave has a natural shower

© Bandolerow / reddit  

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