Sunday, December 8, 2019

Biological wonders

Wonders of biology, such as trees, ecosystems etc.

Angel Oak

If there is a tree with its own character - Angel Oak is one. This is a highly unusual and sometimes even menacing tree....

Kaas plateau

This plateau has an area of 1,000 ha area and is covered with millions of wild flowers in August - September. More than 850...

Deodar cedar near Tolma

The largest known deocar cedar (Cedrus deodara), with a circumference of approximately 14.5 m, height - approximately 30 m. Location, GPS coordinates: 30.5239 N 79.7521 E Categories: Biological...

Joshimath Kalpavriksha

The stoutest known Himalayan mulberry (Morus serrata), with a circumference of 21.5 m. This sacred tree is believed to be 1,200 years old. Location, GPS...

Thimmamma Marrimanu

This is the world's largest known single tree if measured by the area of its crown. Canopy of this banyan (Ficus benghalensis L.) covers...

The Great Banyan

One of the trees with the largest canopy in the world. This Ficus benghalensis L. is considered to be some 200 - 250 years...

Valley of Flowers

High-altitude Himalayan valley with beautiful meadows of alpine flowers complemented by beautiful views on surrounding mountains. Mass flowering starts in early spring and lasts...

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...

The Temple Fig

Giant white fig (Ficus virens) which has a circumference of 19 m and is 36 m tall. If measured at the height of 1.4...

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...