Sunday, June 16, 2019

Biological wonders

Wonders of biology, such as trees, ecosystems etc.

Xiaozhai tiankeng

The largest sinkhole of the world is Xiaozhai tiankeng - incredible, up to 662 m deep pit with nearly vertical walls. This is one...

Inga Falls

Often it is announced that the largest waterfall of the world is Inga Falls in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This is not...

Lord Howe Island – refuge of unique species

The contemporary Lord Howe Island is just a small piece of once enormous island. For millions of years, unique plants and animals evolved on...

The highest Tasmanian blue gum – lucky survivor

The highest known Tasmanian blue gum - Neeminah Loggorale Meena - currently is almost enclosed by clearcut (look at Google Earth map). Happily in...

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 -...

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...

Klinki in Bulolo Valley

It is not known whether currently exists the tallest araucarias in Bulolo Valley including 88.9 m tall (or taller) Klinki pine - but it...

Clear 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...

Caverne Patate

The longest known cave in the Republic of Mauritius is Caverne Patate in the remote Rodrigues island. This cave is 1 140 m long...

Qinngua Valley

Although native trees grow in many locations of Southern Greenland, the only natural forest in this largest island of the world is located in...