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Culture Kamil Crater: A Meteorite Impact Crater Found with Google Earth

In 2008, a team of researchers sifting through images captured by satellites and available for viewing through the Google Earth program discovered what happens to be one of the best-preserved, and amo……

Culture Fadiouth, the Island Made of Shells

At the far end of Petite Côte, a stretch of coast in Senegal, lies a sleepy fishing village called Joal-Fadiouth. Joal lies on the mainland, while Fadiouth, linked by a narrow 400-meter wooden foot br……

Culture The Rock of Guatapé

La Piedra Del Peñol, Spanish for "The Rock of Guatapé", also known as El Peñol Stone or simply as La Piedra is a massive rock located in the town and municipality of Guatapé, in Antioquia, Colombia. T……

Culture Narcisse Snake Pits in Manitoba, Canada

The Narcisse Snake Pits are located 6 km north of the rural settlement of Narcisse in the province of Manitoba in Canada. These pits harbour the largest concentration of Red-sided Garter Snakes in the……

Culture Mesmerizing Beauty of Kanas Lake Nature Reserve

Kanas is a nature reserve located in the Altay mountains of northern Xinjiang in China famed for its beautiful natural ecosystem formed by lakes, rivers, glaciers, forests, and grasslands. The highlig……

Culture The Eternal Fire at Baba Gurgur

Baba Gurgur (literally "Father of Fire") is a large oil field near the city of Kirkuk which was the first to be discovered in Northern Iraq in 1927. Considered to be the largest oil field in the world……

Culture Bracken Bat Cave: World's Largest Bat Colony

The Bracken Bat Cave, located in southern Comal County, Texas, outside the city of San Antonio, is the summer home to the largest colony of bats in the world. Each year during summer, an estimated 20……

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 Double Tree of Casorzo

Between Grana and Casorzo in Piemonte, Italy, a very unique tree grows. Known as the double tree of Casorzo or Bialbero de Casorzo in Italian, it is a mulberry tree on top of which a cherry tree grows……

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 Jacob’s Well, Texas’ Most Dangerous Diving Spot

Jacob's Well in Texas Hill Country is a perennial karstic spring located on the bed of Cypress Creek in Wimberley. The mouth of the well is four meters in diameter through which thousands of gallons o……

Culture Bird Watching at Latrabjarg Cliffs, Iceland

The cliffs of Latrabjarg, in Iceland, marks the westernmost part of Europe. These cliffs are home to millions of birds, including puffins, northern gannets, guillemots and razorbills. As much as 40% o……

Culture Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve in California

California poppies bloom all over the state, but the western side of Antelope Valley in northern Los Angeles County is the most consistent poppy-bearing land, protected from grazing and other human in……

Culture Wolfe Creek Crater, Australia

Wolfe Creek Crater is a well-preserved meteorite impact crater located in the flat plains of the northeastern edge of the Great Sandy Desert in Western Australia, some 150 km south of the town of Hall……

Culture Krishna's Butter Ball – A Balancing Rock at Mahabalipuram

Krishnas Butterball is a curious tourist attraction in Mahabalipuram, a town about 60 km south of Chennai famous for its stone carvings. The butterball is a giant balancing rock, 5 meters in diameter,……

Culture Tree of Life, Bahrain: A Miraculous Survival in the Desert

The Tree of Life or Shajarat-al-Hayat in Bahrain is a remarkable tree. Located 10 km from Askar and some 3.5 km west from Jaww, this 32-feet tall Prosopis cineraria has been making a seemingly impossi……

Culture Pingualuit Impact Crater in Canada

In the far north of Quebec, a province in Canada, lies an exceptional natural wonder a circular lake of blue waters confined within the walls of an ancient but well-preserved meteorite crater. Largel……

Culture The Rock Islands of Palau

Palau is an archipelago of about 250 islands, located in the western Pacific Ocean. It is its own country the Republic of Palau, although geographically it is part of the larger island group of Micro……

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……