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10 Majestic GIFs That Show the Beauty of Our Earth and Nature

By Sean Breslin
Published: October 14, 2013

When skies are clear, and even on some rainy days, photographers go out into nature to capture plants, animals and weather in their true, unfiltered element. 

Here are 10 animated images that show just how fascinating our planet can be.

Let's start with a slow-motion look at how an eagle hunts

 

A lizard sneakily gulps up an ant for a snack

 

Kingfishers see prey and don't miss on the hunt

 

A close-up view that few would dare to take in person: a horned viper lurking

 

It's time for this dragonfly to roll on down the old dusty trail

 

A tawny-bellied hermit hovers after finding a flower it likes

 

Sometimes, a black bear has a scratch that can't be reached

 

An elk darts through a field

 

Watch a rainstorm roll in

Finally, enjoy a day in the life of our planet

 

And a seal putting up a devil of a fight against this hungry shark

 

MORE: Incredible Photos of Nature

Namibia is seen in a photo snapped by Dutch photographer Marsel van Oosten. (Marsel van Oosten)


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