Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Biological wonders

Wonders of biology, such as trees, ecosystems etc.

Palm Valley, Northern Territory

There are no palms in the extensive deserts of central Australia... except for Palm Valley and some places near it. This small, picturesque valley...

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...

Hosnies Spring mangroves

Usually mangrove ecosystem develops in shallow sea water. But there exists relict mangrove forest rised by tectonic forces 24 - 37 m above the...

World’s tallest trees

Wondermondo has listed the world's tallest trees by champions of species. List begins with the tallest trees and includes all the known species above the...

Aldabra – realm of giant tortoises

One of the most outstanding islands in the world is the small Aldabra. The rich and highly unusual ecosystem on this island is governed...

Dendroseris neriifolia – one of the rarest trees in the world

One of the most rare trees in the world is Dendroseris neriifolia. There are known only two trees, both growing in eroded ravine -...

Dashiwei tiankeng

One of three very large tiankengs of the world is Dashiwei tiankeng (two other are Xiaozhai tiankeng and Haolong tiankeng). Now it seems unbelievable...

Menara – the world’s tallest tropical tree, Danum Valley

One of the world's oldest tropical forests - Danum Valley forest in early 2019 provided a long-sought discovery: the world's tallest tropical tree, the...

Noble Fir in Goat Marsh

Noble firs are beautiful, impressive trees - the largest firs. It is possible that highest noble firs fairly recently exceeded 100 m height but...

Barangay Alegria Toog

Few know that one of the highest trees in the world is located in the Philippines. Near national highway, in the outskirts of San...