Sunday, September 20, 2020

Natural wonders

Wonders which have been created mainly by nature.

Starved Rock

Prominent cliff at Illinois River which rises some 30 m tall. Around the Starved Rock, in the small side valleys of Illinois River have...

Wildcat Canyon Falls

Some 38 m tall waterfall in a beautiful setting. A small, perennial stream falls here over picturesque sandstone rocks. This might be the tallest...

Garden of the Gods in the Shawnee National Forest

Uplifted sandstone plateau with diverse interesting rock formations - hoodoos, rock pillars, narrow canyons. Location, GPS coordinates: 37.60467 N 88.386 W Categories: Rock formations, Cliffs Values: Geology, Visual Rating: Where is located? North...

Cave-In-Rock

Enormous, shallow cave in the limestone bluff at Ohio River. For millennia it has served as a shelter for local people. The cave with...

Lusk Creek Canyon (Indian Kitchen)

Impressive canyon on Lusk Creek which has formed in Pennsylvanian sandstone. Area contains many rare and endangered species of plants. Location, GPS coordinates: 37.51777 N 88.5388...

Little Grand Canyon in Shawnee National Forest

A system of small canyons which has been cut in the sandstone by perennial streams. Here are several perennial waterfalls. Location, GPS coordinates: 37.68698 N 89.39713...

Natural Bridge in Bell Smith Springs

Large natural arch which has formed in sandstone and has a span of 38 meters. Location, GPS coordinates: 37.5178 N 88.6543 W Categories: Rock formations, Natural arches Values: Geology, Visual Rating: Where...

Blowholes in Hawaii

Below in alphabetic order are listed notable blowholes in Hawaii which are known to Wondermondo: 1. City of Arches at Honaunau Bay Location:Western coast of Hawaii...

Moku Aeae Blowhole

At certain wave direction and rough weather from the cliffs through a blowhole rises up to 20 m tall fountain of mist and water. Location,...

Pirate Cave (Waiwaipuhi Sea Cave)

An enormous sea cave, 290 m long. It can be accessed only from the sea. Over the entrance falls a waterfall - thus every...