Saturday, July 4, 2020

Geological and meteorological wonders

Most interesting wonders of geology and meteorology.

Monday Falls (Saltos del Monday)

Anywhere else in the world Monday Falls would be a major tourist attraction. These 45 m tall and approximately 120 m wide falls are...

Bhimbetka cave shelters

It is amazing and even hard to grasp - Bhimbetka Caves have recorded the human history over some 300,000 years - or may be...

Salinas Salt Springs

Once upon a time there was unique monument of nature near Bambang town - a snow-white mountain of travertine formed by a powerful spring. The...

Sittanavasal Cave (Chithannavasal Cave) and Eladipattam

Some of the best cave paintings of medieval India are located in Sittanavasal Cave in Tamil Nadu. This rock-cut Jain monastery contains artwork comparable...

Ravan Chhaya rock shelter near Sitabinji

There is an unsighty gap between two giant boulders near Sitabinji - small village with exciting history, named after Sita stream flowing nearby. This...

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...

Mingora emerald mines (Swat emeralds)

It seemed that the gorgeous emeralds from of Mingora (Pakistan) were discovered fairly recently - in 1958. Recent finds though show that these stones...

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...

Karst landscapes

Outstanding karst landscapes of the world Below are listed selected karst landscapes of the world, as arranged by the part of the world and in...

Naica Cave of the Crystals

It is possible that entrails of the Earth hide more caves like this - but up to this day Naica Cave of the Crystals...