15 Unbelievable Places that Actually ExistMay 29, 2021
You may think that these images are of the avatar from the movie or perhaps of some other distant earth-white planet. It's hard to believe that these
existon our own planet. Here are 15 amazing
exist. Underwater waterfall number 15 Mauritius Mauritius is known for its idyllic beaches. and a crystal clear sea, but there is an incredible phenomenon in the southwest corner of the island that appears to be an underwater waterfall despite its appearance, it is
actuallynot a region of flowing water, but an optical illusion that occurs due to the structure from the bottom of the sea.
The island sits on an ocean shelf that is no more than 500 feet deep at the edge of the shelf, however, it soon sinks to depths of almost two and a half miles and what you are
actuallyseeing in the underwater waterfall is not falling water into the abyss but sand particles that are being pushed by the current firefly cave number 14 new zealand new zealand is one of the most picturesque countries in the world, but beyond the peaks of mountain ranges, deep valleys and glaciers They are a series of caves that seem to have come straight out of a fairy tale.
The reason for this is that they are home to fireflies, which are the larval forms of a species of fungus gnat endemic to the country known locally as tty, which means projected. Above water, the bioluminescence that occurs in the abdomen of insects is designed to attract prey and occurs as a result of a chemical reaction between a luciferase enzyme and a luciferin molecule. It creates one of the most impressive views you can see in the natural world. it is a magical boat ride through the cavern when thousands of fireflies are active number 13 tianzi mountains china china the tianji mountains in hunan province are some of the most unusual mountain formations in the world and cover an area of around 17,000 acres.
They are made of quartz sandstone and began to emerge from the earth about 400 million years ago. Subsequent rock erosion has created these thin mountains that reach a peak of 3,976 feet and are named after the legend of a farmer who led a revolt against an oppressive regime who called himself the son of heaven when the mountains are covered in fog, there is something mystical about them and it is not surprising that they have been the inspiration for mountain landscapes in movies like Avatar and are one of the most popular tourist destinations in the region number 12. grand prismatic spring wyoming usa the incredibly colorful grand prismatic spring is located in Yellowstone National Park and is the largest hot spring in the US.
It is larger than a football field, at approximately 370 feet wide and with a depth of at least 160 feet, it could fit a 10 Inside, the spring is fed through a crack in its floor through which up to 560 gallons of water are released every minute. Its normal temperature is 160 degrees Fahrenheit and this is why it is surrounded by rings as vibrant as the color. It is created by the presence of microbes that live in warm environments and depending on the time of year you will see reds, oranges, yellows, greens and blues number 11 Monterrarima Venezuela We are so used to seeing natural formations that have irregular shapes that it seems almost impossible for something to have a design.
Stark Mount Roraima in Venezuela is no ordinary mountain and its 12-square-mile summit is surrounded by 1,300-foot-high nearly square-shaped cliffs; In reality, it is on a three-point border between Venezuela and Guyana. and brazil and has long been part of local beliefs, the paymon and capone believe it to be the stump of a giant tree that once produced all the fruits and vegetables in the world and the seemingly unclimbable cliffs have inspired a number of stories, including the lost world of sir arthur conan doyle and paradise falls from the movie number 10 lake redba senegal on the northwest coast of africa about 18 miles northeast of the senegalese capital dakar there is a lake unlike anything you can find elsewhere of the world called Lake Recba has an extremely high salt content and this provides ideal conditions for the dune laela salina algae to thrive, which are bright red and make the water appear pink.
This unusual hue is much more prominent during the region's dry season between November and June and the effect is accentuated by the magenta bushes that grow around its shores, the lake is also a major economic center with thousands of people depending on it. recovery and sale of salt deposits, as well as fishing, catches from waters here do not match what is possible in However, in other lakes, because to survive in such salty water, fish only grow up to about a quarter of the size they would grow elsewhere. 9. Red Beach Panjin China China is a country that is full of incredible geographical sites, but there is perhaps none as surprising as the red beach.
Panjin is around the mouth of the Penjin River Shanghai Sea, where the soil is so alkaline that very few plant species can grow. One that performs particularly well is chamois sauce, which has a deep red color and is why the region looks so extraordinary. Mars was once thought to be red because it was covered in crimson plants, and if that were true, Panjin Beach is surely how it would have appeared with so many plants growing on the shores. Red Beach is the largest wetland in the world and along with Asia's largest reed swamp, which is also located there, the entire region is a protected area of natural interest and is home to over 260 different species of birds and more than 400 species of other types of animals, including the rare red-crowned crane and black-mouthed gulls before continuing, be sure to subscribe to the top five with notifications on number eight.
The Polish Twisted Forest, deep in a forest near the town of Grafino in Poland, is a phenomenon that has confounded researchers and visitors alike since it was first discovered. Called crooked forest, there are an estimated 400 pine trees that for some reason have grown very differently than normal. It is believed that they were planted during the 1930s when the region was part of Germany and after emerging from the ground as usual they leaned towards the north for several feet before growing back upwards, it is not known why this happened this and why it is something only these 400 trees have done.
There are a couple of theories, the first is that it is the result of human design, perhaps due to a tool that was used when they were first planted or the alternative suggestion is that they were all subject to a strange weather event such as a storm. of snow, while they were young in their development; However, there are no records to support either theory, so it is very possible that we will never know for sure. number seven stone forest madagascar Madagascar is generally considered a place with an incomparable amount of biodiversity, but its geographical features are equally impressive.
The stone forest located within the Singy Deba Marahan National Park began life hundreds of millions of years ago as a limestone lagoon. Deposits formed on the bed and due to tectonic activity rose above the water surface as the lagoon receded. More limestone was revealed that was worn away by monsoon rains over the next millennia. This, combined with the erosion of groundwater that formed caves that subsequently collapsed, has left a series of towers with canyons between them that have resulted in the formation of this type, the largest in the world. Its name means where you cannot walk barefoot and that is an accurate warning.
These pillars, some of which are up to 2,600 feet tall, are sharp enough to pass through easily. meat or equipment, so they must be crossed with great care. number six lake baikal russia lake baikal located in southern siberia is the largest known freshwater lake in the world and contains almost a quarter of our planet's non-saline surface water at 5,387 feet deep, It is the deepest lake in the world and is also believed to be the oldest after forming around 25 million years ago, unsurprisingly there is a great wealth of plant and animal life in the region and is home to countless peoples and tribes, but what is particularly surprising about this place is what happens when it freezes because it was formed in a valley, it is exposed to icy winds that blow over its surface and this leads to the creation of incredible ice structures that are hard to believe. of natural form.
Methane bubbles often get trapped in Small ice particles stick together, freeze, melt and refreeze to join together into unusual shapes and rocks can even be seen sitting on their own icy pedestals at the right time of the year. anus. This is one of the most serene and impressive places on Earth. and well worth a visit if you get the chance number five richard structure mauritania also known as the eye of africa the richard structure is a strange formation in the desert rock near the small town of oidane in mauritania the reverse dome is 25 miles in diameter and has exposed several layers of rock that look like concentric rings.
It's one of the easiest natural structures to see from space, but surprisingly it's very difficult to see from ground level and if you were there you probably wouldn't be able to notice anything different. How the surrounding land formed has been the subject of scientific debate since it was first discovered in the 1930s. The first assumption was that it was a meteorite impact crater, but the lack of evidence of superheated rocks has ruled this out. It has been formed by millions of years of erosion of softer rock that was probably deposited during a time when the region was underwater.
It is still unclear why this happened in such a circular way. There are ridges and valleys that follow the concentric lines of the Richat structure. and evidence has been found that humans have lived here for hundreds of thousands of years. There have been ancient artifacts on earth dating back to the stone age, such as tools and spears. Curiously, however, none have been found in the center of this depression, which also rules out any possibility that this was some type of prehistoric mine with such delicate rock, there are calls to make the structure a protected site for ensuring it can be studied for years to come and hopefully revealing some of the secrets of how this strange place came to be.
Fly Geyser Number Four, Nevada, United States. Fly Geyser appears to be at home on an alien planet, but surprisingly it is just 20 miles north of the town of Gerlock in Nevada. Although you might think it is a natural formation, it is actually the result of human activity. When a well was drilled in 1916 with a view to irrigating water due to geothermal activity in the region the water was close to boiling point so the well was abandoned but a cone of calcium carbonate began to form around the opening. opened a second hole dug in 1964 by an energy company, but the water was not hot enough for their needs, so they abandoned it too and the structure that formed around it is what we see today: it has a series of openings from which water shoots five feet into the air. and the entire structure is currently between 25 and 30 feet high.
Several platforms and pools have also been created on 74 acres. The unusually high silica content of the water and the presence of algae that thrive in these conditions are responsible for the multicolored deposits that have solidified. around it and because it is heated to a temperature of around 200 degrees Fahrenheit, it produces quartz, something that normally takes 10,000 years to happen in other geysers, although there are a couple of other geysers nearby that have formed in a similar way , none is as large or as impressive as the fly geyser is, therefore, one of a kind and something you will not see anywhere else in the world number three nike mine mexico what is the largest crystal you have ever seen, No matter how big you thought it was, it is nothing compared to what a team of miners discovered near Naika in Chihuahua Mexico in 1910 they found a cavern at a depth of 390 feet which has become known as the Cave of the Ninety years later, another mining team took things a step further when they were drilling a new shaft and found the giant crystal cave that was just a stone's throw away. 980 feet below the surface.
This cave had once been flooded with hot water that allowed minerals to be deposited in crystalline form. structures, the largest crystal ever seen measured 39 feet long, 13 feet wide and was believed to weigh up to 55 tons, making it the largest ever found. The conditions in the cave are not exactly attractive to people, although with temperatures reaching 136degrees Fahrenheit and a humidity of 99. Humans can only be there for up to 10 minutes without full safety gear. Even if you were prepared for this, it is not possible to visit the cave currently after a thief tried to steal a crystal and ended up. suffocating and dying, it was permanently closed and allowed to be refilled with water in the hope that the crystals could be preserved and continue to grow until improved methods of exploration were available.
Number two, the gates of hell, Turkmenistan, it is not only the existence of the gates of hell. and Turkmenistan is hard to believe, but the way it was formed is perhaps even harder to believe. If you had visited this place near the village of devasa 50 years ago, it would have looked exactly like the Karakum Desert that surrounds it, with sand stretching in all directions. In the 1970s, the country was part of the Soviet Union and authorities were on a campaign to identify all areas of natural resources that could be extracted and used to sustain the growing population.
In 1971, geologists arrived at the area and believed that the ground beneath contained a cavern that was filled with oil, so they set up a test rig to drill and take more measurements, but they soon discovered that there was a large pocket of gas right there. beneath the surface. There are now no official Russian or male records of what happened. next butAccording to sources close to the operations at the time the ground collapsed beneath the platform and swallowed the drill, as well as several prominent Soviet scientists, the remaining researchers were now faced with the problem that they could detect large amounts of methane that They were released from the helmet they had. had just created and believed that this was a possible health hazard, his calculations suggested that the best way to deal with it was to burn off the gas and that it would be gone in a few weeks, so it was decided to throw a grenade into the hole and the The gates of hell were born, someone miscalculated because since that day, almost 50 years ago, the hole has burned continuously.
The crater is now approximately 230 feet wide and 66 feet deep and is filled with fires, boiling mud, and fierce orange flames. Plants have often been elaborated. try to extinguish it forever, especially considering that it is located on top of one of the largest natural gas deposits in the world, but the scale of the problem is such that no one has yet found a suitable solution now that it is one of the most popular tourist sites. In the country it has become an area of biological research due to the organisms that have been found living in the center of the crater.
Maybe one day it will burn up like scientists thought in the 1970s, but based on current progress, it could be several more decades before it appears to start slowing down. It is a small tributary river that flows into Colombia's Guayabero River, but due to its unique plant life, it is also commonly known as the most beautiful river in the world. Quickly flowing water passes by. Through a region that is on the edge of the Amazon rainforest, the Andes and the Eastern Lanos and is almost perfectly clear, the river bed has numerous holes and depressions due to the way rocks trapped in the current erode the bedrock and this has produced the ideal places for a species of plant called macarena clavigera to grow during the summer months, it takes on a gloriously red hue and also provides shelter for other species to grow, adding yellows, greens, blues and blacks to the mix, it's no wonder this place is also affectionately known as the liquid rainbow and is so unusual that many visitors still can't believe it's real, even when standing next to it.
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