For the first time in decades, Venice's canals are clean, clear, and brimming with marine life, and one man has captured remarkable footage of a jellyfish swimming peacefully through the waters.
There has been one unexpected upside to this ongoing pandemic.
via: GettyAs humans stay indoors and stop consuming and polluting, nature has finally started to heal.
Despite the many devastating side effects of this pandemic...
via: GettyIt is undeniably having a positive effect on our planet and the inhabitants in which we share it with.
With humans being forced to remain indoors for the foreseeable future, our planet is finally getting a breather...
via: GettyAnd our animals are thriving as a result. Keep scrolling to see some of the best photos of flourishing wildlife from all over the world...
Turtle nesting rituals have been more successful than ever.
via: TwitterEndangered turtles in Brazil were able to peacefully nest and lay their eggs, completely undisturbed by human activity.
And even more amusingly?
via: TwitterIn a town in Wales, UK, a bunch of mountain goats came to visit.
via: TwitterIt seems animals are really benefiting from this lockdown.
And, as humans in Santa Monica stay indoors...
via: TwitterThe squirrels have made a triumphant return.
The parks have been left completely deserted...
via: TwitterMeaning that our squirrels can finally get some much-deserved grazing time.
Because, when the humans are away...
via: TwitterThe squirrels can play.
We're obsessed with these pictures.
via: TwitterAnimals can truly enjoy the world now we're indoors.
Even these lambs were spotted on one lockdown sighting.
via: FacebookA group of lambs decided to take advantage of the lockdown by exploring a deserted children's playground.
The video is just adorable.
And that's not all.
via: FacebookHow about this coyote spotted catching some rays in front of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco?
Or this slightly scary sight.
via: RedditMountain lions were spotted prowling people's front gardens in Boulder, Colorado.
And for something a little less scary...
via: TwitterA fox in Texas found refuge in the quiet abode of someone's back garden.
via: FacebookNot a common sight in the suburbs in London...
But, the most remarkable sight of them all?
via: GettyOver the last month, amazing footage has been coming in from the famous Italian city of Venice.
For the first time in decades, Venice's streets and canals have been deserted.
via: GettyVenice has long been one of the most sought-after tourist destinations of the world, with everyone wanting a taste of their pasta and a ride in one of their famous gondolas.
And, as a devastating result of this tourism...
via: GettyTheir canals have taken a beating, with the waters being clouded, murky, and pretty much inhabitable for any form of living life.
But now, life has returned to their infamous waters.
Venice canals are clear enough to see fish as coronavirus halts tourism in the city. Swans have returned to the can… https://t.co/GuoXMYdaQk— Coronavirus + the Environment (@Coronavirus + the Environment)1586938449.0
A variety of fish have made a grand return to Venice...Including swans, who were snapped paddling peacefully through the deserted waters.
Even a dolphin was seen swimming in the canals.
Since lockdown, Venice canals run clear, and dolphins appear in Italy's waterways #coronablessings https://t.co/y1lMrzCA7M— Amara Rose (@Amara Rose)1587065344.0
All sorts of marine life have been making their way into the clean waters since the lockdown...But the most shocking of all has been a recent sighting of a barrel jellyfish.
The jellyfish was seen gliding peacefully through the crystal clear waters.
People are amazed by the footage...
Oh to be solitary jellyfish perusing the crystal clear waters of the Venice canals https://t.co/83rVNJ7fqp— Juicy Jerry🦟 (@Juicy Jerry🦟)1587420130.0