Sunday, November 17, 2019

Wonders of North America

Most interesting wonders in North America.

Lower Myra Falls

There are at least two significant waterfalls on Myra Creek. The more impressive of them is Lower Myra Falls - some 50 m high...

Upper Myra Falls

Myra Creek has two significant waterfalls - the better known Lower Myra Falls and somewhat lesser known Upper Myra Falls. Visitors can easily reach the...

Masaya volcano

Very active and unusual volcano (635 m) with several active craters. One crater contains molten lava, Santiago crater emits large amounts of sulfur dioxide,...

Tehuacan stone snakes (tecuates)

Unusual and impressive travertine formations. These formations mark the lime deposits of ancient channels. The soil has weathered away leaving the hardened lime as...

Magdalena Opal mines

The find of the near-unique lloviznando opal - variety of opal with a near transparent, light blue color and phenomenal play of colors. Finds...

Chicxulub crater

An ancient impact crater, with a diameter more than 180 km. One of the largest impact craters on Earth. It was shaped 65 million...

Ixtlán de los Hervores geothermal field

Geothermal field, where earlier used to be up to 14 geysers (it is possible that few still exist near Salitre village). Now here are...

Comanjilla Hot Springs

A group of hot springs, formerly - geysers. At the early 20th century the tallest of the 11 geysers - Geyser Humboldt - reached...

Santa María del Agua de Landa

The last of the five gorgeous Franciscan missions in Sierra Gorda, built in 1760 - 1768. Church has elaborate, sumptuous façade which has been...

San Francisco del Valle de Tilaco

The best preserved of the five Franciscan missions in Sierra Gorda, built in 1744 - 1762. Church has a sumptuous façade influenced by the...