Friday, January 18, 2019

Biological wonders

Wonders of biology, such as trees, ecosystems etc.

Kamou no Ohkusu

The largest camphor tree Cinnamomum camphora in Japan and, possibly, world is Kamou no Ohkusu. Circumference of its trunk is 24.22 m! Camphor trees Cinnamomum camphora...

Palm Valley, Northern Territory

There are no palms in the extensive deserts of central Australia... except for Palm Valley and some places near it. This small, picturesque valley...

The Fortingall Yew

In the 18th century, before the decomposition of its main trunk the Fortingall Yew attained incredible size: the circumference of its trunk reached 17.2...

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...

Ary-Mas

Often Internet sources announce that Ary-Mas is the northernmost forest of the world. This is not exactly true - Lukunsky grove is located some...

Dendrosenecio woodlands on Mt. Kilimanjaro

The amazing Dendrosenecio woodlands near the top of Kilimanjaro mountain belong to the most unusual woodlands in the world. The breathtaking landscape here is...

Banyan in Lomteuheakal

In Lomteuheakal village is located a giant and beautiful banyan tree which has one of the thickest trunks in the world. Circumference of this...

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...

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...

Black Hole of Andros

Just some 100 kilometres away from the crowded city of Nassau with its highrise hotels there is nearly unexplored land with some of the...