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Culture Amguid Impact Crater

Amguid crater is an impact crater located in a remote and inaccessible region of southwestern Algeria. The crater cannot be approached by car because of the rocky terrain. The nearest inhabited place……

Culture Paricutin, The Volcano That Grew Out Of A Cornfield

Rarely do volcanologist get to watch the birth, growth, and death of a volcano. Paricutin provided such an opportunity. Paricutin is a cinder cone volcano located in the state of Michoacan, in Mexico,……

Culture Cocoon of the Urodidae Moth

The Amazonian moth belonging to the family of Urodidae weaves one of the strangest and most beautiful cocoons in the insect world. Unlike other cocoons that completely enclose the pupa in silk, in whi……

Culture The Mountains of Hornocal

The mountain valley of Quebrada de Humahuaca, in the province of Jujuy, in north-west Argentina, is home to some fascinating geology. The Hill of Seven Colors and Painter's Palette in Maimará are famo……

Culture Purmamarca And The Hill of Seven Colors

Cerro de los Siete Colores or The Hill of Seven Colors is one of the hills bordering the tiny village of Purmamarca, in Jujuy Province, in north-western Argentina. Sprung up around seventy-five millio……

Culture The Red Earth Terraces of Dongchuan, China

Some 250 kilometers northeast of Kunming, the capital of China's Yunnan Province, lies Dongchuan, a rural area with the world's most imposing red earth. Spread over vast terraced fields, Dongchuans un……

Culture Milford Sound’s Flying Waterfalls

Milford Sound in the south west of New Zealand's South Island, is a fjord and the countrys most well known scenic attractions. Carved by glaciers during the ice ages, the fjord runs for 15-19 kilomete……

Culture Pozo de las Animas – The Well of Souls

Pozo de las Animas or the Well of Souls is a pair of two spectacular sinkholes located in Mendoza province, in Argentina, along Provincial Route 222 near the village of Los Molles. Both sinkholes were……

Culture Reversing Falls of Saint John

The Reversing Falls are a series of rapids on the Saint John River located just west of downtown of Saint John, in New Brunswick, in Canada. Here the river runs through a narrow gorge before emptying……

Culture Champagne Pool, New Zealand

Champagne Pool is a hot spring located within the Waiotapu geothermal area in the North Island of New Zealand. The name Champagne Pool is derived from the constant efflux of carbon dioxide gas, simila……