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Culture The Sinkholes of Cerro Sarisarinama

Cerro Sarisarinama is a table-topped mountain called a tepui, in Jaua-Sarisariñama National Park at the far south-west of Bolívar State, in Venezuela, near the border with Brazil. The name of the moun……

Culture Semuc Champey Stepped Pools

Hidden in the jungle in the department of Alta Verapaz, in Guatemala, about 11 km south of the Qeqchi Maya town of Lanquín, is a stunning natural wonder. Semuc Champey, which means "sacred water" in t……

Culture The Electric Blue Waters of Chalk Sound

Chalk Sound is a beautiful natural lagoon located on the southwest of Providenciales, an island belonging to the Turks and Caicos Islands, a British Overseas Territory in the North Atlantic Ocean. The……

Culture A Hidden Beach in Marieta Islands Formed by Military Bombing

Marieta Islands are a group of small uninhabited islands a few miles off the coast of Nayarit, in Mexico. Ever since the islands was labelled a national park, there has been an increase in marine life……

Culture Okotoks Erratic: The Big Rock of Alberta

About 7 km west of the town of Okotoks in Alberta, in Canada, on the flat prairie lies a massive piece of rock 41 meters long, 18 meters wide and 9 meters high, and weighs 16,500 tons. Its a glacial e……

Culture The Cave Pearls of Gruta de las Canicas

Cave pearls are small, spherical calcite formations the size of marbles that are formed by the concentric deposition of calcium salts around a nucleus such as a grain of sand. As its name suggests, ca……

Culture The Primeval Beech Forests of Shirakami Sanchi

Shirakami Sanchi in an extensive wilderness area of unspoiled virgin forest covering one third of Shirakami mountain range that straddles the border between Aomori and Akita prefectures in the norther……

Culture The Tree of Tule

El Árbol del Tule, Spanish for The Tree of Tule, is a mighty Montezuma cypress located in the town center of Santa María del Tule in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. Its existence has been chronicled for……

Culture La Brea Tar Pits And The Fossils Within

The La Brea Tar Pits are a group of tar pits in urban Los Angeles, around which Hancock Park was formed. The pits are one of the world's best and most important sources of Ice Age fossils. Tar pits f……

Culture Glacial Grooves on Kelley's Island

Many of the geological features on the surface of this planet has been shaped by ancient glaciers. These gigantic sheets of ice of immense weight moving across the earth have carved gorges, grinded ro……