Monday, September 24, 2018

Biological wonders

Wonders of biology, such as trees, ecosystems etc.

Modjadji cycad forest

There are not many pure stands of cycads in the world. One of the most impressive ones is Modjadji Cycad forest in South Africa...

Liang Bua – the cave of the mysterious Homo floresiensis

There happen unusual discoveries but few have been as weird as the sensational finds in the sediments of Liang Bua cave in 2003. Turns...

Abanda Caves – caves of unique bat-eating crocodiles

Group of caves in the rainforest of eastern Gabon - Abanda Caves - has a very special secret. Here, in eternal darkness lives a...

Early human finds

Outstanding finds of early humans and other species of humans around the world Below is a unique list of the most important and interesting sites...

Daikoku Sulfur Cauldron

Earlier people thought that lakes of liquid sulfur are found only in outer space, not on Earth. But some are known also on Earth...

Lake Bonney – lake in Antarctica with laughing gas

McMurdo Dry Valleys in Antarctica are rich with very unusual landmarks - almost everything in this extreme environment is unique. Lake Bonney - one...

Giant Forest, California

Western side of Sierra Nevada mountains in California has some of the most unusual ecosystems in the world: forest of giant sequoias - world'...

Hyperion

There are known taller coast redwoods but the tallest announced tree of the world currently is Hyperion which in 2015 was 115.66 m tall. Tallest...

Raven’s Tower – tallest Sitka spruce

The tallest known Sitka spruce in the world is Raven Spruce which is 96.7 m (96.68 m) tall. Exact location of this enormous tree is...

Doerner Fir

It is possible that the tallest tree of the world up to the end of 19th century was coast Douglas fir - in 1897...