Thursday, February 21, 2019

Biological wonders

Wonders of biology, such as trees, ecosystems etc.

Vallée de Mai (Vallee de Mai)

The palm forest in Vallée de Mai (Vallee de Mai) is a descendant of the primeval forest of Gondwana continent. Here live numerous plants...

Forest on Robinson Crusoe Island

Juan Fernández islands over the last few million years have served as exciting laboratories of evolution - more than one hundred of endemic plant...

Sima Humboldt and Sima Martel

Enigma of the Mountain of Evil Spirit On the top of the grim, forest covered mountain, in a cave, there is living Evil Spirit, hunting...

Carrizo Plain wildflower meadows

Great naturalist John Muir wrote in his memoirs: "Go where I would, east or west, north or south, I still plashed and rippled in...

Niau tropical forest – feo

Although the Niau island is small (just 2,600 ha) and rises only 6 m above the sea level, here has been preserved a patch...

Animal colonies

Outstanding animal colonies around the world The list below includes some of the most amazing animal colonies and gatherings in the world: Europe Látrabjarg - Iceland. Largest...

Poza Seca, Sistema Zacaton

The first sinkhole with travertine lid discovered in Sistema Zacatón is Poza Seca. This incredible, water filled sinkhole has sealed itself with several metres...

Dendrosenecio woodlands on Mt. Kilimanjaro

The amazing Dendrosenecio woodlands near the top of Kilimanjaro mountain belong to the most unusual woodlands in the world. The breathtaking landscape here is...

Alerce Milenario in Monumento Alerce Costero

The largest tree in the magnificent Valdivian temperate rain forest is alerce (Fitzroya cupressoides). There are stories about alerce trees with a girth of...

Goby Lake

Although Jellyfish Lake is the most famous lake with jellyfish in Palau, it is not the only one. In more than 20 marine lakes...