Saturday, June 6, 2020

Lost Horse Valley

The most impressive grove of Joshua Tree (Yucca brevifolia Engelm.) - visually impressive plant. Here is also Lost Horse Mine - historic gold and...

Diamond Rock (Le Rocher du Diamant)

The Diamond Rock is small - but with its own history. This rock stack is interesting geologically and visually, it has been used as...

Bundera Sinkhole

Some 70 m deep, flooded sinkhole with anchialine ecosystem - e.g. the groundwater in this cave is connected to the sea, while at the...

Forest on Robinson Crusoe Island

Juan Fernández islands over the last few million years have served as exciting laboratories of evolution - more than one hundred of endemic plant...

Saguaro National Park, West

One of the best locations to see the unique saguaro cactus (Carnegia gigantea Britton & Rose) stands with thousands of these giant cacti. One...

Clear Lake

Although Jellyfish Lake is the most famous lake with jellyfish in Palau, it is not the only one. In more than 20 marine lakes...

Giblin River Stromatolites

A rare colony of freshwater stromatolites in karstic wetlands of Giblin River. Stromatolites have developed on the karstic spring mounds. Location, GPS coordinates: 42.9445 S 145.7510...

Haleakala silversword grove

Near the summit of Haleakalā volcano, in alpine desert grow unusual plants. These plants - Haleakala silverswords (Argyroxiphium sandwicense subsp. macrocephalum) - grow up...

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) -...

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...