Saturday, July 4, 2020

Geological and meteorological wonders

Most interesting wonders of geology and meteorology.

X’kekén Cenote (Dzitnup Cenote)

One of the most photographed cenotes, with beautiful deep blue lake and sun beam lighting it through the ceiling, numerous stalactites. At least 35...

Sótano de la Culebra

Narrow sinkhole with total depth of 360 m, free fall - 336 m. Location, GPS coordinates: 20.9468 N 99.6429 W (approximate) Categories: Sinkholes Values: Geology Rating: Where is located? North America, Mexico, Querétaro,...

Tahtzibichen Labyrinth

A natural cave labyrinth, Mayan site. Contains stone temples, small pyramids, sculptures, ceramics, human remains. Part of caves is inundated. Location, GPS coordinates: 20.8979 N 89.6087...

Sumidero Canyon

Very impressive canyon with giant abrupt cliffs rising above the Grijalva River. Unusual geological formations. Location, GPS coordinates: 16.8389 N 93.0735 W Categories: Canyons and ravines Values: Geology, Visual Rating: Where is...

Parícutin

Newly born volcano which appeared in cornfield in 1943 and grew 336 m tall over one year, finally achieving height of 424 m in...

Citlaltépetl (Pico de Orizaba)

The most prominent mountain between Colombia and Yukon, 5,636 m high stratovolcano. The 7th topographically most prominent mountain in the world. Contains permanent snow. Location,...

Hierve el Agua

One of the highest single travertine terraces formed by thermal springs. This bright white stone "waterfall" is 12 - 30 meters high. Location, GPS coordinates: 16.8655...

Piedra Volada (Piedra Bolada)

The tallest waterfall in Mexico is Piedra Volada (Piedra Bolada). This is a breathtaking, 453 m tall waterfall with a single plunge. For the...

Basaseachic Falls

The third highest waterfall in Mexico, 246 m tall free falling plunge located in gorgeous natural setting. Location, GPS coordinates: 28.1742 N 108.2122 W Categories: Waterfalls Values: Geology, Visual Rating: Where is...

Agua Azul Waterfalls

One of world's largest systems of limestone terraces is Agua Azul Waterfalls in Chiapas, Mexico. Here Xanil River descends from a steep hill, over...