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Culture The Mysterious Lakes of Badain Jaran Desert

The Badain Jaran Desert occupies parts of China and Inner Mongolia covering an area of 49,000 sq. kilometers making it the third largest desert in China. Although not a lot of people are familiar with……

Culture The Disappearing Lake Urmia of Iran

Lake Urmia, in north-western Iran, was once one of the largest permanent saline lake in the world and the second largest in the Middle East, after the Dead Sea. At its full size, it extended as much a……

Culture Creux du Van: A Natural Rocky Arena in Switzerland

Located on the border of the Swiss cantons of Neuchâtel and Vaud is "Creux du Van", a scenic, horseshoe-shaped limestone cliff of enormous proportions. The vertical rock face is 160 meters high and su……

Culture Stingray City, Grand Cayman

Stingray City is an area of shallow sandbars in the North Sound of Grand Cayman, in Cayman Islands, in western Caribbean Sea. Its Cayman Islands most popular tourist attraction where southern stingray……

Culture The Humble Sources of 10 Major Rivers

The source or headwaters of a river, defined as the furthest place in that river from its estuary or confluence with another river, is an elusive concept. On a colloquial basis, some define the source……

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 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……

Culture The Limestone Pavements of Orton Fells

The Orton Fells, located to the east of Lake District, in Cumbria County, in England, is an area of remarkable geology. This vast area bounded by the small villages of Orton, Great Asby, Little Asby,……

Culture The Friendly Crocodiles of Paga

Crocodiles are generally aggressive, but not in the town of Paga. This small town in northern Ghana, nestled right up against the border of Burkina Faso, is home to some of the most docile members of……

Culture Lauterbrunnen: The Valley of 72 Waterfalls

Tucked away in the Bernese Oberland of the Swiss Alps, about 70km southeast of Bern, lies the valley of Lauterbrunnen, regarded as one of the most beautiful valleys in Europe. The valley is about a ki……

Culture Hundred Island National Park Philippines

The Hundred Islands National Park actually consist of 124 separate islands (123 at high tide) scattered in Lingayen Gulf in northern Philippines covering an area of 16.76 square kilometres. The island……

Culture The Lakes of Ubari Sand Sea

The Ubari Sand Sea is a vast area of towering sand dunes in the Fezzan region of south-western Libya. But 200,000 years ago, this was a wet and fertile region with plenty of rainfall and flowing river……

Culture The Horseshoe Shaped Asbyrgi Canyon

Located in the north of Iceland, at a distance of about 65 km from the harbor town of Husavik, within Vatnajökull National Park, lies an enormous horseshoe shaped depression called the Asbyrgi Canyon.……

Culture Aerial View of Hang Son Doong: The world's largest cave

Hang Son Doong is a cave in Vietnam, located near the LaosVietnam border, that is currently the biggest known cave in the world. Inside is a vast green forest and a large, fast-flowing underground riv……

Culture The Gorge of Mont-Rebei

Congost de Mont-Rebei or the Gorge of Mont-Rebei is a beautiful gorge created by the river Noguera Ribagorçana as it cuts through the Sierra de Montsec, a mountain range in the Catalan province of Spa……

Culture The San Andreas Fault of California

A new disaster movie called San Andreas, from Warner Bros., is coming up on May this year, featuring The Rock Dwayne Johnson who plays an emergency rescue pilot who will do anything to save his daught……

Culture Photos Taken 100 Years Apart Show How Glaciers Are Disappearing

We are currently living in an interglacial period, a relatively warm period of time during an ice age, which will last several thousands of years until the next glacial period starts. The current inte……

Culture Cono de Arita in Argentina

Near the south border of Salar de Arizaro, the sixth largest salt flat on earth and the second largest in Argentina, 70 km from the village of Tolar Grande, lies a strange volcanic pyramid. An almost……

Culture The Petrified Waterfalls of Hierve el Agua

Hierve el Agua is located in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, about 70 km east of Oaxaca city, and 14 km southeast of the town of Mitla. Hierve el Agua is Spanish for the water boils, and the name comes f……