Friday, August 7, 2020

Mono Lake

Lake with alkaline water and characteristic, eerie tufa towers. Lake has an unusual, very productive ecosystem, which includes also the unique bacteria GFAJ-1, which...

Botany Bay Road Tree Tunnel

A beautiful road through a "tunnel" of moss-covered trees, mainly oak trees. Location, GPS coordinates: 32.5433 N 80.2531 W Categories: Ecosystems Values: Biology, Visual Rating: Where is located? North America, United States, South...

Ludlow Tuart Forest

The largest remaining tuart (Eucalyptus gomphocephala) forest in the world, consisting of giant trees of this rare species. Largest trees are up to 33...

Nihoa Island

This 70 ha large island has its own palm species, several endemic bird species, unique flowers and giant crickets. Location, GPS coordinates: 23.0609 N 161.92203 W Categories: Ecosystems Values: Biology,...

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...

Find of Aleutian Shield Fern

One of the rare northern endemics in the world. The Aleutian Shield Fern (Polystichum aleuticum) is found only on Adak Island, Mount Reed. In...

Brooks Falls

Low, some 1.8-2 m tall and approximately 80 - 100 m wide waterfall, which is world famous thanks to a large group of brown...

Redwood Mountain Grove

The largest grove (1300 ha) of giant sequoia on Earth. Here grows also the tallest publicly announced giant sequoia in the world - Hyperion. Location,...

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...

Sea Lion Caves

A system of enormous sea caves with up to 38 m tall ceiling. Here lives a group of Steller's sea lions - during the...