Previously I have done Clips and pictures of the worlds weirdest creatures
thought it would be nice to expand it to the world’s most alien and beautiful landscapes, it takes away from the doom and gloom of lately and helps
us appreciate how beautiful our planet actually is. I hope you enjoy
Socotra Island (Indian Ocean)
This Island has some of the most intriguing and beautiful landscapes on earth, this is part of agroup of 4 islands that has been isolated from
mainland Africa for at least 6-7 million years, it boasts at least 700very rare species of flora and fauna a full 1/3 of which is considered endemic.
Some of the tree’s and plants here have been preserved due to its isolated location and a few are even 200 million years old.
Rio Tinto (Spain)
The giant opencast mines of Rio Tinto create a surreal, almost lunar landscape. Its growth has consumed not only mountains and valleys but even entire
villages, whose populations had to be resettled in specially built towns nearby. Named after the river which flows through the region-itself named for
the reddish streaks that color its water-Rio Tinto has become a landscape within a landscape. The river red water is highly acidic and rich in heavy
The Stone Forest (China)
The Chinese stone forst or the shilin, has been known as the ‘first wonder of the world’ since the ming dynasty. The rocks are limestone and were
formed by water percolating the grounds surface and eroding the limestone away to leave just the pillars.
The Richat Structure (Mauritania)
A simply devine landscape on the southwestern part of the sahara desert, this landform, has a huge diameter of 30 miles and is visable from space.
Origionally thought to be caused by a merteor impact it is now thought that it is caused byuplift and erosion, however, the cause its curcular shape
The spotted lake – Canada
Looks like some pokadotted madness lol , but this lake was formed by the high contrast of salt and other minerals, thus creating many different pools
of water rather than 1 body of water.
Rotorua, New Zealand
Located in the ‘bay of plenty’ region of the north island of new Zealand, the city is well renowned for its rotton eggs smell – this is caused
due to the high volcanic activity which releases sulphar. Geysers and bubbling mud-pools, hot thermal springs and the Buried Village (Te Wairoa) –
are within easy reach of the city.This thermal activity owes itself to the Rotorua caldera on which the city lies. Waters of ivid colors, from yellow
to orange to green
Kauai is the oldest of the main Hawaiian Islands, it is the fourth largest of the main islands. Seaside lava ledges make for otherworldly experiences
on this often-overlooked Hawaiian island
Mount Roraima (Venezuela, Brazil and Guyana)
It is a tabletop mountain with sheer 400-metre high cliffs on all sides. There is only one ‘easy’ way up, on a natural staircase-like ramp on the
Venezuelan side – to get up any other way takes and experienced rock climber. On the top of the mountain it rains almost every day, washing away
most of the nutrients for plants to grow and creating a unique landscape on the bare sandstone surface.
Coyote Buttes - Utah Desert.
A Truly fascinating landscape, this formation int hat area and described as ‘the wave’. The area is devided into 2, Coyote Buttes North and
Coyote Buttes South. To visit this area you have to get a hikers permit well in advance as only 20 people per day are allowed to visit.
Personally one of my favorite natural places, it is simply breathtaking imo.
PAMUKKALE – TURKEY
Thousands of years ago earthquakes, which are common in Turkey, created fractures that allowed powerful hot springs to bring water rich in calcium
carbonate to the surface. As the water evaporated the chalky material condensed and formed layer-upon-layer of Travertine and thus slowly built up the
walls over time in the same way that a stalactite forms in a cave.
GREAT BLUE HOLE - BELIZE
The Great Blue Hole is located in the Light House Reef aproximately halfway between Long Caye and Sandbore Caye.
It is about 60 miles east from the mainland of Belize (city). Divers have reported a vast number of aquatic creatures some of which are still new to
Banaue Rice Terraces
Located in the Philippines, these layered rice plantings have been built by the native Ifugaos and are estimated to be 2000 years
Mono Lake, California
Rising from the surface are gnarled spires of limestone called tufa towers. Normally an underwater feature, the formations have become visible since
water diversions began shrinking the lake in 1951.
The Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland
Once thought to be constructed by a mythical warrior according to legends, this is a wholly natural phenomina according to scientists. It is a vast a
field of thousands and thousands of basalt columns formed by ancient volcanic activity.
Mud Volcanoes, Azerbaijan
As the name says
they are volcanoes made of mud, and Azerbaijan has over 300 of them
The bizarre geological phenomena usually belch mud and
gases fairly peaceably, but they can turn violent: In 2001, a mud volcano a few miles from the capital, Baku, spit fire nearly 50 feet in the air.
The gates of hell - Uzbekistan
The hole filled with burning gas called by locals “the door to hell” is in Uzbekistan but could as well be a quiet spot somewhere on Venus.
The Antelope Canyon – Arizona
located on Navajo land near Page,Arizona. Antelope Canyon was formed by erosion of Navajo Sandstone, primarily due to flash flooding and other sub
– areil processes. A truly beautiful place
Yellowstone National Park
A truly wonderous and beautiful place, which has highly active volcanic activity amongst other things. The terraces of Mammoth Hot Springs in
Yellowstone National Park, are created by heat, water, limestone, and rock fracture. The formation is like a living sculpture that is constantly
changing by flowing water and erosion. Well...the trees are very much alive as well.
That concludes the OP, I hope you found these as amazing as I did, and please as always add your own for others to see.