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Culture Mocona Falls: A 3 km Waterfall That Runs Parallel to The River

Iguazu Falls may be the most popular waterfalls in Argentina, but Mocona Falls take the crown for the most unique. Mocona does not follow the normal downward and forward trajectory that most waterfall……

Culture The Guano Covered Island of Grassholm

Grassholm is a small uninhabited island, just 200 meters across, located 13 kilometers off the southwestern Pembrokeshire coast in Wales. This tiny island is home to one of the largest colonies of gan……

Culture Cherry Blossom Stones: A Natural Wonder

In the Japanese city of Kameoka, which lies just over the western mountains of Kyoto city, an intriguing geological oddity is found. Its a small subhexagonal-shaped stone of fine-grained muscovite mic……

Culture Kondyor Massif of Eastern Siberia

The Kondyor Massif is a perfectly circular geological formation in Eastern Siberia, Russia, roughly 600 km west-to-southwest of Okhotsk, or some 570 km south-east of Yakutsk. From space it looks like……

Culture Glowworm Beetles Have The Most Magnificent Antennas Ever

Glowworm beetles belong to the family of Phengodidae and are so called because the adult females of this family of insect can produce light, just like fireflies do. The light comes from paired photic……

Culture Ayam Cemani: A Rare Chicken Breed That is Black Inside Out

Black is not an uncommon color in the animal world; bears are black, gorillas are black, there are breeds of dogs and cats that are black. But this Indonesian chicken breed known as Ayam Cemani takes……

Culture Papakolea, The Green Sand Beach

Papakolea Beach, also known as Green Sand Beach or Mahana Beach, is a green sand beach located near South Point, in the Kaʻu district of the island of Hawaii. It is one of the only four green sand bea……

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 Angora Rabbit: The World's Fluffiest Bunny

This fluffy ball is actually a rabbit the Angora rabbit from which the silky and soft Angora wool is harvested. The Angora rabbit is one of the oldest types of domestic rabbit, believed to have ori……

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 Magnetic Termite Mounds

In Australia's Northern Territory, inside the protected Litchfield National Park, near the township of Batchelor, about 100 kilometers southwest of Darwin, termites build peculiar mounds that are myst……

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 The Pingos of Tuktoyaktuk

A pingo, also called a hydrolaccolith, is a mound of earth with a core of ice found in the Arctic and subarctic regions, that can reach up to 70 meters in height and up to 600 meters in diameter. Ping……

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……