Interesting Photo of the Day: A Lonesome Tree Among Fairy Circles

The image below was shot while flying over Namibia. It shows a single tree thriving among a field of rather enigmatic “fairy circles”. The fairy circles have been a mystery among the scientific realms for quite some time, and recent studies have hinted at a certain type of termite causing the rings of prairie grass to sporadically pop up over the desert like you see here:

fairy-circles

Image Source: AAAS/Science (Via Imgur. Click image to see full size.)

Scientists have learned about fairy circles by utilizing old photographs and images from services like Google Earth. By comparing older images to newer images, they have determined that the circles change in size before eventually fading away.

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