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Culture The Thousand Islands of St. Lawrence River

The Thousand Islands is an archipelago consisting of exactly 1,864 islands that straddles the Canada-U.S. border in the Saint Lawrence River as it emerges from the northeast corner of Lake Ontario. Th……

Culture The Islet of Vila Franca do Campo

Situated in the middle of the Atlantic, 1,369 km west of the European mainland, the Azores archipelago comprises of nine islands spread over three groups. The volcanoes that gave birth to these island……

Culture Carlsbad Caverns Underground Lunchroom: An Eatery 750 Feet Below The Ground

Beneath the rugged and rocky slopes of Carlsbad Caverns National Park in the Guadalupe Mountains in southeastern New Mexico, lies a hidden underground treasure. An extensive system of caves comprising……

Culture Wineglass Bay in Australia

Located on Tasmanias Freycinet Peninsula, Wineglass Bay is one of the most photogenic beaches in Australia. This crescent-shaped beach of dazzling white sand and sapphire-coloured sea is considered am……

Culture Huacachina, Peru's Magnificent Desert Oasis

Just 8 km away from the city of Ica, in southern Peru, lies the picturesque desert oasis of Huacachina. Built around a small natural lake and surrounded by enormous sand dunes that stretch several hun……

Culture Wagrowiec Bifurcation: A Unique Hydrological Phenomenon

On the outskirts of the Polish town of Wagrowiec, two rivers Welna and Nielba intersect at right angle, and almost impossibly, both rivers roll their waters on independently of each other without ming……

Culture Dun Briste, an Impressive Sea Stack at Downpatrick Head

About 5 km north of the village of Ballycastle in Mayo county near the Irish coast stands a striking headland called Downpatrick Head. Towering 126 feet above the sea, it offers fantastic views of the……

Culture Dinosaur Footprints at Gantheaume Point in Broome

At the southern end of Cable Beach, approximately 6 kilometers from the town of Broome in Western Australia is Gantheaume Point, a scenic area of red sandstone cliffs where one can observe footprints……

Culture Rhone Glacier Covered in Blankets to Slow Melting

The Rhone Glacier in the Swiss Alps is one of the oldest know glaciers in the Alps, and an important one cause it gives rise to the Rhone River a major river of Europe , and is also one of the primar……

Culture Bristlecone Pines – The Oldest Trees on Earth

The Great Basin Bristlecone Pines, or Pinus longaeva, is a long-living species of tree found in the higher mountains of the southwest United States. Bristlecone pines grow in isolated groves in the ar……

Culture Wall of Tears, Mount Waialeale, Hawaii

Mount Waialeale (or Wai'ale'ale) is a volcanic crater and the second highest point on the island of Kauai in the Hawaiian Islands. In the Hawaiian language, Wai'ale'ale means rippling water or overflo……

Culture Reed Flute Cave in Guilin, China

The Reed Flute Cave is a natural cave carved out of the karst limestone mountains over millions of years, and has been one of Guilins most famous attractions for over 1200 years. The cave got its name……

Culture Dettifoss - The Most Powerful Waterfall in Europe

The waterfall Dettifoss is located in Vatnajökull National Park in Northeast Iceland, and reputed to be the most powerful waterfall in Europe. It is also the largest waterfall in Europe in terms of vo……

Culture Jökulsárlón: The Lake of Glaciers

Jokulsarlon is a large glacial lagoon in southeast Iceland, on the borders of Vatnajökull National Park, and one of the most famous tourist attractions in Iceland. Appearing first only in 1934-1935, t……

Culture Flatirons of Green Mountain, Colorado

The Flatirons are a series of steeply sloping wedge-shaped rock formations near Boulder, Colorado. There are five large, Flatirons ranging from north to south along the east slope of Green Mountain, a……

Culture The Tessellated Pavements of Tasmania

The narrow isthmus connecting the Tasman Peninsula to mainland Tasmania (in Australia) is covered with beautiful and rugged terrain and several unusual geological formations, among which is a peculiar……

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 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……