Added on: 2nd Mar 2015
FLY GEYSER, NEVADA
Not an entirely natural phenomenon, it was accidentally
created by well drilling. The well wasn’t capped correctly and
the minerals started bubbling out.
In 1971 Soviets were drilling around the small village of Derweze.
They tapped into a cavern filled with natural gas and when the
ground collapsed they figured they would burn the gas off to avoid
poisoning the local atmosphere. It was thought that the gas would
burn off in a couple days but it is still burning today.
SALAR DE UYUNI, BOLIVIA
The world’s largest salt flat at 10,582 square km this place holds
43% of the world’s lithium reserves.
Located in the southern part of the Namib Desert in Namibia the
name roughly means “dead-end marsh” because while it is a
drainage basin, it has no outflows.
MOUNT RORAIMA, SOUTH AMERICA
It serves as a triple border between Venezuela, Brazil, and Guyana.
Because of its remoteness the plateau has its own flora and fauna.
GRAND PRISMATIC SPRING,
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, WYOMING
The third largest hot spring in the world, the colours are the result of
pigmented bacteria around the edges of the mineral rich water.
The temperature of the water changes throughout the year,
which in turn affects the colour.
HIDDEN BEACH NEAR PUERTA VALLARTA, MEXICO
The Marieta Islands off the coast of Puerta Vallarta are an archipelago
formed by volcanic activity. The beach you see here wasn’t the result
of any natural explosions though, it was actually created by a
bomb blast from the Mexican military.
Meaning “cotton castle” in Turkish, this site in south western Turkey
is completely covered in carbonate terraces left by water coming
from the abundant hot springs in the region.
This small archipelago in the Indian Ocean is extremely isolated.
In fact, one third of its plant life is found nowhere else on the planet.