These bright orange crystals might look like rock candy, but they are called windowpane Wulfenite crystals as they emerge from Barite in Rowley Mine, Arizona.
Located in the Mount Arthur region of New Zealand, Nettlebed Cave is a limestone cave and one of the deepest cave systems in the Southern Hemisphere. This pool of crystals have formed 889 meters below the cave’s entrance, far from any source of natural light.
A very mighty congratulations to the giant snowflakes of Switzerland who have won this week’s Green Wings Award! In most places you need a microscope or at least very high resolution eyeballs to see a snowflake, but these fellas in Switzerland are standing out just fine on their own.