10 Amazing Things the Earth Does All By Itself

The Earth is an amazing and powerful planet. It is forever changing and reshaping itself.

Fascinating, beautiful and sometimes deadly, our planet is forever evolving. Have you ever been to any of these places or seen anything like the pictures below?


Yosemite National Park

Carved out by glaciers, which later receded.


Hydrothermal Vents

Boiling water thousands of feet below the ocean's surface.


Lightning Storms

Formed when clouds discharge electricity.


Himalayan Mountains

Formed when one floating geologic plate slides under another.


Geysers

Superheated water expelled through cracks in the Earth's crust.


Aurora Borealis

Created by the solar wind interacting with Earth's magnetic field.


Mariana Trench

35,000 foot deep canyon at the bottom of the ocean formed by sea floor spreading.


The Grand Canyon

Erosion of the rock by the Colorado RIver.


Giant Waves

Tsunamis often formed by earthquakes. Can be hundreds of feet high.


Volcanic Eruptions

The result of magma bursting through vents in the Earth's crust.