Saturday, June 15, 2019

Geological and meteorological wonders

Most interesting wonders of geology and meteorology.

Augrabies Falls

An unusual and magnificent monument of nature of South Africa is Augrabies Falls. Here the mighty Orange River (Gariep River) plunges into a chasm,...

Erta Ale

The longest living lava lake in the world is found in the crater of Erta Ale - a very remote volcano in Ethiopia. Visitors...

Kalarskiy Geyser

Little known and seldom visited natural wonder of Siberia is Kalarskiy Geyser. Most likely, this is not a true geyser but cold water geyser,...

Benitoite Gem Mine (California State Gem Mine)

Benitoite if one of the brightest, rarest and most expensive gemstones in the world. Stones of gem quality are found only in one location...

Weeki Wachee Springs

There are many giant springs in Florida. Weeki Wachee Springs though are special - more than 70 years here operates unique underwater show of...

Popa Falls (Popa Rapids)

In the dry flatlands of the "panhandle" of Namibia - Caprivi Strip - is located an unexpected natural landmark - Popa Falls, a line...

Aouk-Kladuk Underground River

The most powerful known underground river in the world is Aouk-Kladuk Underground River in the Bird's Head Peninsula of New Guinea. Bird's Head Peninsula The western...

Keek sinkhole

Amazing feature of the unique Aouk Underground River is narrow, deep hole through the rainforest and deep in the ground - Keek sinkhole. This deep...

Hafasu Tiankeng

Part of the enormous Aouk Underground River is a giant sinkhole - Hafasu Tiankeng. Hafasu Tiankeng formed when the ceiling of a cave above the...

Kuom Tiankeng

One of the features of the unique Aouk Underground River is a giant sinkhole - Kuom Tiankeng. This giant hole in the Arfak Mountains was...