Saturday, December 15, 2012

Interesting Places to See

The Wave in Utah is a landscape of rock eroded into a wave-like formation.
The Jurrasic-age sandstone is approximately 190 million years old.

The Great Blue Hole in Belize is an underwater sinkhole more than 984 feet across and 407 feet deep.

The Badwater salt flats in California is the lowest point in the U.S. at 282 feet below sea level.

The walls of the Puente del Inca natural rock bridge in Argentina
feature bright orange and yellow bacteria mats created by natural sulfur springs.

The sliding stones of Death Valley, Calif., baffle experts.
Some stones slide across a perfectly flat bed despite weighing up to 700 pounds each.

The elephant rock formation in Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada is natural sandstone.

The Moeraki Boulders of New Zealand started forming on the ocean floor and
can now be seen sitting on the shoreline, thanks to centuries of erosion.

Scientists aren't certain why the water in Lake Hillier in Western Australia is pink.

The peculiar pinnacles at Nambung National Park in Western Australia are
natural limestone structures, some more than 15 feet tall.

The Tufa pinnacles stand near Mono Lake in California.
Mono Lake is a closed hydrological basin — water flows into it but doesn't flow out.

Sinkholes — natural depressions —
dot the rainforest in Jaua-Sarisarinama National Park, Venezuela.

Ball's Pyramid, the world's tallest sea stack, is nearly 1,850 feet high.
The formation is near Lord Howe Island, New South Wales, Australia.

Limestone pinnacles dot the landscape of Ankarana National Park, Northern Madagascar.

The crater lake at Crater Lake National Park in Oregon was formed
about 150 years ago by the collapse of the Mount Mazama volcano.

The bizarre pinnacles of limestone rock and eroding fins
 at Bryce Amphitheater in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah.

The Champagne Pool is a colorful hot spring
in the Waiotapu Geothermal area of New Zealand.

The Beauty Pool at Yellowstone National Park is a hot spring
 with luminous algae and bacteria flourishing, creating a vivid array of colors.

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