Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Litchfield magnetic termite mounds

Unique landscape formed by multiple flat termite mound formations oriented in north-south direction in order to control the temperature inside the mounds. These mounds...

Hamelin Pool and L’haridon Bight

Hypersaline shallows with unique biotope – active growth of stromatolites – oldest known form of life on Earth. Also other unique forms of life. Location,...

Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve

Wintering habitats of the monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus Linnaeus, 1758). Some trees in Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve are covered with a thick layer of...

Hoàn Kiếm Lake and turtles

Lake in the historical centre of Hanoi. In the lake lives (or lived as it is critically endangered or extinct) unique soft-shell turtles which...

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...

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...

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...

Cabo Blanco seal colony

The only true colony of monk seals in the world is Cabo Blanco seal colony living in the westernmost point of African continent. Here...

Aripo Main Cave, Trinidad

The largest and longest accessible cave system in Trinidad island is Aripo Main Cave. Geology Just like many other caves in this part of Trinidad, Aripo...