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Culture The Chocolate Hills of Bohol

Bohol is the main island of Bohol Province and the tenth largest island of the Philippine archipelago. Bohol is a tropical haven of natural beauty with a gentle coastline of white sand beaches skimmed……

Culture Cold Water Geysers of Analavory

About 12 km north-east from the town of Analavory in Madagascar are located four unusual geysers. There is no volcanic activity underneath Analavory that superheats underground water and forces them u……

Culture Kaali Meteorite Crater

The Kaali Meteorite Crater is located in the village of Kaali on the Estonian island of Saaremaa, 18km from its capital Kuressaare. It was the last giant meteorite to fall into a densely populated are……

Culture The Star Sand Beach of Hoshizuna-no-hama

Hoshizuna no Hama is a small beach located on the northern tip of the remote Iriomote Island in Okinawa Prefecture, in Japan. Hoshizuna no Hama means star sand beach, and is so named because the grain……

Culture The Volcanic Crater of Xico

Cerro de Xico or the Hill of Xico lies at the extreme southern end of Mexico City in the municipality of Xico within the Chichinautzin volcanic field. Cerro de Xico isnt actually a hill, as evident fr……

Culture The Three Peaks of Lavaredo

The three peaks of Lavaredo, or the Tre Cime di Lavaredo in Italian, are three distinctive battlement-like peaks, in the Sexten Dolomites of northeastern Italy. They are probably one of the best-known……

Culture Soca River – The Emerald Beauty

The Soča is a 136 km long river that flows through western Slovenia and northeastern Italy in one of the most beautiful and unspoiled valleys in Europe, springing from the limestone mountains in the n……

Culture The Incredible Barringer Meteor Crater of Arizona

About 50,000 years ago, a rock fragment broke away from the asteroid belt and hurtled towards earth. The rock, composed of nickel and iron, was about 50 meters across and weighed 300,000 tons. It was……

Culture Pico Cão Grande: The Towering Volcanic Plug

The Pico Cão Grande or the Great Dog Peak is a towering needle-shaped volcanic plug peak in São Tomé and Príncipe, in the south of São Tomé Island in Obo National Park. It rises dramatically over 300……

Culture Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa in Iceland

The Blue Lagoon geothermal spa is one of the most visited attractions in Iceland, and easily the most photographed. The spa is located in a lava field in Grindavík on the Reykjanes Peninsula, southwes……

Culture Bishop Rock: The Smallest Island in the World

Bishop Rock is a small rocky ledge jutting out of the sea, 4 miles west of the Isles of Scilly in Cornwall. The rock rises from a depth of 45 meter to expose a tip 46 meters long by 16 meters wide. On……

Culture Cocora Valley: The Valley of Palms

Wax palms or palma de cera is Colombias national tree and the worlds tallest palms. These palms grow exclusively in the high-altitude valley of Cocora in the department of Quindío, in northwest Colomb……

Culture Kubu Island: A Desert Island of Baobabs and Ancient Fossils

In the vast expanse of the great salt flats of Makgadikgadi in the north of the Kalahari, lies an isolated granite outcrop, some 10 meters high and roughly a kilometer long, known as Kubu Island. It t……

Culture Silfra: The Crack Between Two Continents

Located in the Thingvallavatn Lake in the Thingvellir National Park in Iceland, Silfra is part of the Atlantic rift the dividing line between the continents of Europe and America. Its a huge crack in……

Culture Salton Sea - The Accidentally Created Lake

The Salton Sea is a shallow, saline lake located 226 feet below sea level, occupying the lowest elevations of the Salton Sink in the Colorado Desert of Imperial and Riverside counties in Southern Cali……

Culture A Canyon Where Gigantic Pines Grow

Inside the Bryce Canyon National Park, in the narrow alleys formed by towering rocks on either side, grow one of the tallest trees of the Southwest - the Pinus ponderosa. Some of these trees measure m……

Culture Painted Hills of Oregon

Painted Hills is one of the three units that make up the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, located in Wheeler County, Oregon. The Painted Hills is so called for the colorful layers and banded st……

Culture Bainbridge Rocks of Galapagos Islands

The Bainbridge Rocks are a group of small rocky islets off the southeastern coast of Santiago Island, in Galápagos Archipelago. One of these islet is a volcanic crater, composed of compacted volcanic……

Culture Dean's Blue Hole, World's Deepest Blue Hole

Dean's Blue Hole near Clarence Town on Long Island, Bahamas, is the world's deepest known blue hole - a term given to any deep, water filled, vertical caves or sinkholes with an entrance below the wat……

Culture Meoto Iwa, the Wedded Rocks

Meoto Iwa, also called the husband and wife rocks or wedded rocks, are a pair of small rocky stacks in the sea right in front of the Futami Okitama-jinja Shrine in Futami Bay, Japan. According to Shin……

Culture The Old Man of Storr

The Old Man of Storr is a large pinnacle of rock located on the north of the Isle of Skye, in Scotland, in an area known as Trotternish. The 50m-high rocky outcrop of crumbling basalt is prominent abo……

Culture Limestone Boulders of Castle Hill in New Zealand

Castle Hill is located 120 km west of Christchurch close to the Great Alpine Highway 73, between Darfield and Arthur's Pass in New Zealand's South Island. Described as one of the worlds finest boulder……

Culture The Grand Canyon of Tianshan Mountain

These pictures of great sandstone walls were not taken at the Antelope Canyon in Arizona, but rather in Keziliya Mountain, about 70 km north of Kuqa in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in China. The K……

Culture The Cliffs of Scala dei Turchi

The Scala dei Turchi (Italian for Stairs of the Turks) is a brilliantly white limestone cliff, sculpted like a staircase, on the coast of Realmonte, near Porto Empedocle, southern Sicily, Italy. The S……

Culture The Island of Monte Cristo

The island of Montecristo is one of the seven islands that make up the Tuscan Archipelago in the Tyrrhenian Sea, about 60 km from the coast of Italy. Made famous by Alexandre Dumas classic novel of be……