Here's a short compilation of some of the most natural and beautiful colored landscapes around the world. For each of the seven examples below, I
tried, as far as I can, to determine if these colors are naturals or if there's any Photoshop involved.
I guess that the answer is "no"; I could be wrong though!
1- Antelope Canyon - Arizona, USA
is the most-visited and most-photographed slot canyon in the American
Southwest. This sandstone rock formation on Navajo land near Page, Arizona..
What find most amazing about this rock formations is the amazing palette of natural colors seen during the day. Fulfilled with warm colors, it
actually reaches shades of purple
, which is unbelievable.
The sun beans reaching the ground through the ceiling are definitely a great detail that years of (water) erosion have carved in stoned through out
millions of years.
Source: Violet Kashi
Source: Karen Reilly
2- The Great Blue Hole - Belize
The Great Blue Hole, at Lighthouse Reef Atoll, Belize, is a divers dream and showcases gorgeous shades of blue
It's a circular 305 m across and 123 m deep hole in the carbonate reef and a Belize National Monument that became a World Heritage Site in 1997.
Jacques Cousteau took the Calypso and his submarine into the hole in 1972 to examine the stalactites suspended from overhanging walls.
Source: Visions of Earth
Source: Tranquility Bay Resort
Divers love the Great Blue Hole because of the wild blue colors, the great sea life and the amazing coral. Much of this coral and sea life cannot be
found in any other place in the world.
The Blue Hole formed during past ice ages, when sea level was 100-200 meters lower than at present. Dissolution of the carbonate rock created a
subsurface void that subsequently collapsed.
On land, these features are called "cenotes". The first image was acquired March 14, 2006, covers an area of 18.3 x 42.3 km, and is located at 17.5
degrees north latitude, 88.2 degrees west longitude.
3- Crater lakes - Iceland
“Ice and fire” – these are two words, which despite their seeming mutual exclusiveness, perfectly grasp the nature of Iceland.
Although called “the land of ice”, ironically, Iceland has boiling hot springs and turquoise geothermal lakes. The four photos below are of two
Iceland volcanoes: the Viti and the Askja volcanoes
Source: Archangem Flickr's gallery]
Source: Cortomaltese Flickr's gallery
Source: Gianlibero Melandri Flickr's gallery
The landscape in Iceland is very desolate and harsh. There are almost no trees. In winter, the central part of the island resembles the moon’s
surface. This is why NASA astronauts conducted their lunar landing training here.
One of the most famous landmarks of Iceland is the Blue Lagoon. This unique geothermal pool is located in the southwest region of the country. It is
about 200 meters wide and several kilometers long. Water temperature averages +37°.
The pool attracts tons of tourists every year, total number of which is almost equals the country’s population – over 300,000 people.
4- The Tunnel of Love - Ukraine
The Tunnel of Love is a local tourist destination near Klevan, Ukraine. It is a meandering covered path thru the woods that has a train path running
through it. It can either be walked, or ridden through (on the train).
Source: Bored Panda
Beautiful places, like this one, seem to bring us more closer to nature; the thousand shades of green
of an enchanted
forest, and the canopy that stretches forever let our imagination run wild as if we were in a dream…
5- Dallol Volcano - Ethiopia
One of the most adventurous trips in Ethiopia is the hottest place on earth called Denakil Depression. Life –time experience despite rough
conditions; although the condition of the environment is not comfortable, the discomfort will be insignificant when compared to this unique experience
of a life time, that only Ethiopia can offer you.
In this depression, the upwelling springs of Dallol Volcano creates salt and yellow
sulfur formations. Dallol is unique
in the world because is the only volcano situated below the sea level in Danakil depression, also known as Afar, one of the hottest places in the
world with temperatures sometimes over 60 degrees Celsius in the sun
Source: Photovolcanica Flickr's gallery
Sulphur-coloured salt crystals on Dallol Volcano in the Ethiopian Danakil depression. The colorful surface deposits are a result of geothermal
activity in the area which is largely manifested by brine springs.
edit on 21-12-2012 by elevenaugust because: (no reason given)
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