Sunday, June 16, 2019

Biological wonders

Wonders of biology, such as trees, ecosystems etc.

The 94.1 m tall Shorea faguetiana in Danum Valley

The race to find the tallest tropical trees is on and one after another we learn about new discoveries. In November 2016 there was...

Tallest Giant Sequoia in Redwood Mountain Grove

Giant sequoias by far are the largest trees of the world by wood volume. But they belong also to the highest trees of the...

Tallest Giant Sequoia in Converse Basin

Giant sequoias (Sequoiadendron giganteum) by far are the largest trees of the world by wood volume. These trees are very tall and the tallest...

Lonar crater

Lonar crater is unique impact structure - the only large impact crater in basalt on Earth with unusual soda lake in it. Description Lonar crater has...

Pozzo del Merro

The second deepest known water-filled sinkhole - cave system is located in the vicinities of Rome. Recently none expected that the small lake in...

Daallo Frankincense Forest

Most of Somalia is dry, deserted land but there is a compensation for this - the unique forest at the northern side of Cal...

Onneto Hot Falls and springs (Yuno-taki waterfall)

Onneto Falls are not usual at all - this waterfall is hot! And even more - this is a unique natural laboratory where is...

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...

Mount Bosavi Crater

One of the most inaccessible parts of New Guinea is Mount Bosawi. This enormous mountain rises tall above the surrounding rainforest. Forests near its...

Yasuni Forest

There is a very special forest tract in the immense Amazonian rainforest - Yasuni Forest. It is well possible that this large forest in...