Sunday, June 16, 2019

Biological wonders

Wonders of biology, such as trees, ecosystems etc.

Balete tree in Maria Aurora (Millenium Tree)

There is eerie and somewhat creepy balete tree amidst papaya plantations near Maria Aurora village. It is some 60 - 65 m tall and...

Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve, California

In the western part of Antelope Valley there is an amazing monument of nature – vast area covered with California poppies. In spring (late...

Hyperion

There are known taller coast redwoods but the tallest announced tree of the world currently is Hyperion which in 2015 was 115.66 m tall. Tallest...

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...

Point Buchon poppy meadows

Adelbert von Chamisso in 1817 noticed the beautiful California poppy and gave its scientific description and name - Eschscholzia californica Cham. Expedition did not...

Denisova Cave – the only find of Denisovan humans

At the right bank of Anui River, 28 metres above the present-day level of water there is located Denisova Cave or, as called by...

Figueroa Mountain poppy and lupine fields

TCalifornia poppy meadows are very diverse. While the majestic Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve or Carrizo Plain offer desolate, treeless landscape, hillsides of the Figueroa...

Poppy meadows of Merced Valley and Hite Cove

Landscape of Merced River Valley is world famous due to Yosemite Valley - beautiful, impressive glacial valley, the oldest protected area in United States,...

Avenue of the Baobabs, Madagascar

Major part of people in the world have seen this sight - if not a photograph, then at least the versions of this view...

Puerto Princesa Subterranean River

There is no other habitat like this in the whole world - tides bring the salty sea water 6 km far into the enormous...