Monday, July 15, 2019

Biological wonders

Wonders of biology, such as trees, ecosystems etc.

Látrabjarg

Largest bird cliff in Europe, 14 km long and up to 441 m high. Hosts millions of birds including 230,000 razorbills (Alca torda) -...

Midges of Mývatn

In some years in summer there is observed a massive increase in the population of midge Tanytarsus gracilentus. These algae consuming insects are rising...

Lake balls of Mývatn

OOne of the few places in the world (others are in Japan and Ukraine) where form whole colonies of marimo – more than 10...

Hallormsstaðarskógur

The largest forest in Iceland, planted for more than 100 years. More than 50 species of trees are planted here. Location, GPS coordinates: 65.1002 N 14.7230...

Viðey í þjórsá (Minnanúpshólmi)

This 270 by 180 m large island is covered with a virgin forest, mostly consisting of birch trees. Here grow some 70 species of...

Deildartunguhver

The largest spring in Iceland is Deildartunguhver - constantly boiling pool of geysers and spouters. This might be the most powerful thermal spring in...

Tarpon Hole (King’s Spring)

One of the best places to observe manatees is around the King's Spring (Tarpon Hole). This is a very powerful, subaquatic spring which can...

Callao Cave

The gorgeous Callao Cave is one of the main tourist attractions in Luzon: it has been visited by countless tourists over many decades. But...

Menara – the world’s tallest tropical tree, Danum Valley

One of the world's oldest tropical forests - Danum Valley forest in early 2019 provided a long-sought discovery: the world's tallest tropical tree, the...

Goualougo Triangle – the realm of chimpanzees

There is a unique forest in a faraway corner of the Republic of Congo. This forest - nicknamed Goualougo Triangle - is pristine. People...