Sunday, August 25, 2019

Natural wonders

Wonders which have been created mainly by nature.

Hyperion

There are known taller coast redwoods but the tallest announced tree of the world currently is Hyperion which in 2015 was 115.66 m tall. Tallest...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Point Buchon poppy meadows

Adelbert von Chamisso in 1817 noticed the beautiful California poppy and gave its scientific description and name - Eschscholzia californica Cham. Expedition did not...

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...

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...

Figueroa Mountain poppy and lupine fields

TCalifornia poppy meadows are very diverse. While the majestic Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve or Carrizo Plain offer desolate, treeless landscape, hillsides of the Figueroa...