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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 7 Most Spectacular Spits on Earth

In geography, spit is a landform made by the deposition of sand by the movement of tides. Spits are narrow and elongated one end is attached to the mainland and the other is out in open water. A spit……

Culture The Sand Dunes of Rub al Khali

Rubʿ al-Khali, (literally Empty Quarter in Arabic), also spelled Al-Rabʿ al-Khali, is a vast desert in the southern Arabian Peninsula, covering about 250,000 square miles (650,000 square km) in a stru……

Culture Blue Lake, Nelson, New Zealand - The Clearest Lake in the World

Blue Lake (Rotomairewhenua in Māori) is a small fresh water lake in Nelson Lakes National Park, in the northern reaches of New Zealand's Southern Alps. In a study conducted in 2011, researchers of the……

Culture The Crooked Forest of Gryfino, Poland

In a tiny corner in north-west Poland near Gryfino, is a forest of about 400 pine trees that grow with a 90 degree bend at the base of their trunks, before rising vertically again. This collection of……

Culture Intriguing Biodiversity at El Angel Ecological Reserve in Ecuador

El Angel is a small village located in the province of Carchi, in Ecuador, approximately 170 km north of Quito and situated on the border with Colombia. The village is located in a unique type of high……

Culture Frozen Lighthouses of Lake Michigan

Environmental and landscape photographer Tom Gill has been documenting the natural and man made wonders of the southeastern portion of Lake Michigan, particularly lighthouses, for several years. Durin……

Culture Aiguille du Midi, France

The Aiguille du Midi is a 3,842 meter tall mountain in the Mont Blanc massif in the French Alps. The name "Aiguille du Midi" translates literally to "Needle of the Noon" or "Needle of the Mid-day". Th……

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 Farming Algae in Hutt Lagoon, Western Australia

Hutt Lagoon is a salt water lake near the coast, just north of the mouth of the Hutt River, in Western Australia. The water of the lake is bring pink in color due to the presence of two types of algae……