Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Natural wonders

Wonders which have been created mainly by nature.

Hyperion (tree)

Some people know taller coast redwoods but the tallest announced tree of the world currently is Hyperion which in 2017 was 115.85 m tall....

Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve, California

In the western part of Antelope Valley there is an amazing monument of nature – vast area covered with California poppies. In spring (late...

Balete tree in Maria Aurora (Millenium Tree)

There is eerie and somewhat creepy balete tree amidst papaya plantations near Maria Aurora village. It is some 60 - 65 m tall and...

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...

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...