10 landscapes you won’t have even imagined exist
Here are some of the most heavenly places Mother Nature has made – let’s explore some facts about them.
1 Coyote Buttes Paria Canyon
Vermillion, at Rocky-Desert, Arizona, USA. The place is famous for its orange curves on its hills that make it a landscape right out of an alien world. This is the result of flowing water carving these curves for more than thousands of years. It cuts the sandstone in this pattern that looks like the well decorated capes of a festival.
2 Cave of Crystals, located in Mexico
This paradoxical seen reminds us of a very famous movie -“Superman”. The cave is 300 meters below the ground. This gigantic gypsum crystal was discovered in the year 2000 after the cave was pumped dry.
3 Eye of the Sahara Desert
Near the west-central of Mauritania. It is also known as Richet Structure. And this structure is more than 40 kilometers in diameter, consisting of numerous rings of water, land giving it the appearance of an eye. It can only be seen from the sky. It’s mostly made up of carbonates and found that these are 94- 104 million years old.
4 Salt Mounds
Situated at “Salar de Uyuni” in Bolivia. This is the largest salt flat in the world and is the remains of a historical lake they scraped into small mounds after the water evaporated and formed this unimaginable landscape. The salt here is the most iodine rich salt in the world. This rich natural resource is traditionally harvested.
5 Waitomo Cave
Also Known as Glow-worm Caves, situated in New Zealand is one of the most unique seen on this planet, these worms “Arachnocampa luminosa” are the only reason for this. They emit some chemicals that continuously glow to attract their prey. Their whole colony is mounted in the roof of these caves. And appears like stars in the clear dark night sky.
6 Canoes crystals
One of those surprising rivers and is also known as “the river of five colors” and also “The liquid rainbow”. Located in Colombia. It is a 100 km long river with clear water, but five colored surface colors yellow, red, green, blue and black makes it the most heavenly river on this planet. And the reason for these brilliant color displays is Macarenia clavigera (Podostemaceae).
7 The Stone Forest of China
Also known as “Shilin” is approximately 56 miles from Kunming city. It was given a UNESCO World Heritage site award. The tall standing stones create the illusion of a grey dark forest. According to the stories this place is the birth place of one of the most beautiful girls of the Yi-people, she was forbidden to marry her love and turned into stone.
8 The Blood Falls
Located at the end of Taylor Glacier on the continent Antarctica. This is one of the most amazing illusions of nature. The iron-oxide, which dissolves in melting saltwater. Which lastly flows from the edge of the glacier. It was discovered in 1911 by a geologist Griffith Taylor.
9 The Deep Pink Coloured Lake Retba
located in Senegal, Africa is also known as “Lac Rose”. The lake is colored pink because of a type of algae called “Dunaliella Salina” found in this saltwater lake with more than 40% density. This lake is separated from the Atlantic Ocean.
10 The Chocolate Hills
located at on Bohol Island in the Philippines. This place is filled with as many as 1700 similar sized cone shaped hills. Which is widespread over 20 square miles. The hills are covered by grass but in the dry season the hill’s color changes too chocolate.