Cringe ... Mark Mathews about to get chomped on a wave called "The Right" in West Austrailia. Photo by Ray Collins.

For our Extreme Photo of the Week, photographer Ray Collins was awarded the 2012 Nikon Surf Photo of the Year award for his image of Australian surfer Mark Mathews riding the wave known as “The Right” in West Australia

An unexpected side-effect of the 2010 flooding in parts of Sindh, Pakistan, was that millions of spiders climbed up into the trees to escape the rising flood waters; because of the scale of the flooding and the fact that the water took so long to recede, many trees became cocooned in spiders webs.

Millions of arachnids escape rising floodwaters. Trees cocooned in spiders webs after flooding in Pakistan, 'An unexpected side-effect of the flooding was that millions of spiders climbed up into the trees to escape the rising flood waters.

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Tsunami, Japan Japan, March 2011 ~ a wave approaches Miyako City from the Heigawa estuary in Iwate Prefecture after the magnitude earthquake struck the area.

A year ago this week, a tsunami wave crashes over a seawall in the city of Miyako, Japan, shortly after a devastating magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck the region.

A year ago this week, a tsunami wave crashes over a seawall in the city of Miyako, Japan, shortly after a devastating magnitude earthquake struck the region.

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Tsunami facts: check out the mighty wave! | National Geographic Kids

Check out these epic tsunami facts from National Geographic Kids! How do tsunamis form? Find out all about them in our tsunami facts.

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National Geographic: Tsunami - Killer Wave [DVD]

National Geographic: Tsunami - Killer Wave [DVD]

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National Geographic Photo Contest 12        Earthquake and Tsunami by Hiroto SEKIGUCHI

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