Tuesday, September 20, 2011

7 locations that look like they are from another planet

Stone Waves "The Wave" (freely translated as "Val") is located on the Colorado Plateau, near the border of Utah and Arizona. This area of ​​the gallery has an eerie interlaced stone sandstone, resembling deformed pillars, convolutions, mushrooms and other strange creations. Deposits of iron are responsible for the unique blending of colors in the rock, creating a dramatic long pastel yellow, pink and red. "Val" is made up of sandstone that has aged about 190 million years, and scientists who study it say that the old sand dunes turned into solid rock over the centuries, kalcificirajući in vertical and
horizontal layers. Erosion by wind and rain has created a spectacular landscape that can still be seen.

Waterfall Horsetail is located in Yosemite National Park in California.
This is a seasonal waterfall that flows in winter and early spring.
It is particularly attractive for several days in February,at a time when he had shone the setting sun and flaming orange appearance

Caño Cristales - five colors River National Wildlife Refuge, in the southern part of the province of Meta, Colombia, has an area of ​​650.000 square kilometers and there can be fascinating to see the waterfalls of all sizes, mighty rivers, streams and meadows. One of these rivers is Caño Cristales, that this pigmentation is because the stones in it covered with multicolored moss and algae. Yellow, blue, green, black and red are the five colors that predominate, when the water level "potrefi" ideal level, moss and algae bloom in full glory of their color. Red color caused by a plant that is called Macarenia Clavigera. Unique biological miracle Caño Cristales is one of those places you must see it to believe its beauty.

Solana in Maras Forty kilometers from Cuzco, in the province of Cuzco in Peru, is the town of Maras (the sacred valley of the Incas). Since Ancient, Incan salt in Maras received by evaporation of salt water (which is an underground stream is nearby) in the sun. Solana refers to thousands of saltwater swimming pools, a look at them, when in their reflected light is truly astonishing.

Socotra island isolated from the continental mainland, but 18 million years. The island of Socotra in Yemen looks like an alien landscape of unusual plants and animals, such as a dragon blood tree, and desert rose. The island is an absolutely fascinating place with 700 extremely rare species of flora and fauna, which cannot be found anywhere else on Earth. Due to the high degree of biological diversity has earned the name "Galápagos Indian Ocean."

Antarctic Dry Valley "The McMurdo Dry Valleys," a series of valleys in Antarctica located within Victoria's land west of McMurdo Sound, which have no snow or any type of moisture. On the continent of ice, these places are bare. In this troubled planets are of a completely quiet. It looks more like Mars than Earth, the Antarctic dry valleys attract scientists who are studying there, primitive forms of life.

Lava lake at Erta Ale volcano in Ethiopia's Erta Ale is an active volcano
located in the northeastern Afar region of Ethiopia. This is the most active volcano
in Ethiopia. The high was 613 feet, and draws attention, in particular, to its lava lake (one of 4 in the world). Erta Ale means "mountain that smokes" in the local language and its southernmost cave known locally as the "gate to hell.

1 comment:

  1. Nice sharing,this is really informative,nice history. Really impressive.Thanks
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