The 20 most incredible natural spectacles on the planet in 20 photos that will make you want to see them in person.
Our world is full of wonders: incredible geysers, mythical caves and rock formations in a sea of colors … We have found the 20 most spectacular places in the world. True “miracles of Nature”.
Geyser Fly, Nevada, United States
Okay, the Geyser Fly did not form completely naturally. After a search for geothermal energy sources in 1964 the place did not close well and the liquefied minerals were accumulating creating strange but beautiful forms of a thousand colors. Perhaps for this reason, the geyser is one of the best examples of the creativity of Nature.
Great Blue Hole, Belize
Completely natural but no less spectacular is the Great Blue Hole that is off the coast of Belize and has a diameter of 300 meters and a depth of 125 meters. Diving enthusiasts are in love with this incredible place with intense blue waters.
The lakes of Plitvice, Croatia
The national park in which the lakes of Plitvice are located is one of the largest in all of Croatia. The best thing about the place is that the lakes are placed so that they create waterfalls between them, giving rise to a natural paradise worth seeing. The 16 lakes can be explored by boat or by crossing the wooden walkways that connect the trails of the park.
The colorful mountains of Zhangye Danxia, China
The stunning colorful mountains of Zhangye Danxia are known for their colorful formations and strange shapes. South and northeast China is full of prominent rock formations with very sharp reliefs that are precisely known as “Danxia”, but Zhangye is the most spectacular of all. The landscape looks totally different from another planet.
Icebergs with colored stripes, Antarctica
Are stripes fashionable? For what it seems even icebergs know. Stripes are layers of sea water that, thanks to minerals and organic matter, change color when frozen. A somewhat strange show but truly unique.
The door to the Hell of Darvaza, Turkmenistan
The “Gate to Hell” is the perfect name for Darvaza’s ardent crater. This wonder of nature did not happen in a completely natural way: during a search for gas from Soviet geologists in the 1970s the soil sank leaving a hole 60 meters in diameter and 20 deep. In order not to let the poisonous gases evaporate the scientists had the bright idea of setting fire to this gas-filled cave, convinced that the fire would go out in a matter of days … 40 years later the crater is still burning like a real door To the Averno. Nature can not be tame!
Étretat and the Côte d’Albatre, France
Étretat is a seaside resort located on the spectacular coast of Albatre. Kilometers of chalk cliffs that rise to more than 100 meters above sea level and which offer us precious landscapes and rocky formations of fairy tale, like this natural arch that sinks into the turquoise blue of the sea.
Bryce Canyon, Utah, United States
Bryce Canyon is located at heights ranging from 2,400 to 2,700 meters and forms part of a Natural Park that protects these formations of pyramid type so incredible. A visit here will not leave you indifferent at all. As curiosity, the formations receive the sympathetic name of “Hoodoos”.
Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
No, this photo does not have any kind of trick. What your eyes see is the largest salt desert in the world, with a total area of 10,000 square meters. Thanks to its cold and warm climate, it has the appearance of an icy lake in which it reflects the landscape, giving rise to dream images. There are approximately 11 layers of salt with thicknesses ranging from less than a meter to 10. Spectacular!
The white waterfall of Pamukkale, Turkey
The famous natural terraces of this “Cotton Castle” (that is what Pamukkale means in Turkish) are currently being restored because in the last decade the tourism exploded them so much that they had deteriorated. Now, about 10 years after the “rescue plan” this petrified waterfall again presents a fairytale look. That yes, the restoration is not over and the visits are more controlled. It would be so sad that this World Heritage Site of Unesco would disappear, so best admire them from a distance.
The Moeraki Stone Spheres, New Zealand
These curious ball-shaped formations can be seen in Otago on the southern island of New Zealand and are responsible for a truly unique beach landscape. Some look like eggs from prehistoric animals, others are hollow inside and some measure up to 2 meters in diameter. The Maori legends tell that they are the remains of the fishing baskets of eels, pumpkins and potatoes that arrived at the coast after the shipwreck of the mythical Araiteuru canoe.
The Land of the Seven Colors in Chamarel, Mauritius
The Mauritius islands not only have a spectacular underwater cataract but also enjoy this unusual landscape: the Land of the Seven Colors (which, moreover, is very close to the impressive Chamarel waterfalls). This surreal place has been formed thanks to the volcanic activity and it does not stop surprising. In Mauritius there is much to see and do.
The Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland
The Giant’s Waterfall consists of some 40,000 basalt columns that are 60 million years old and which form a spectacular site on the coast of Northern Ireland. This wonder of Nature was formed by the relatively rapid cooling of lava in a volcanic crater or caldera and today is a World Heritage Site. As curiosity, on the Isle of Staffa on the Scottish coast there are very similar formations.
Moraine Lake and the Valley of the Ten Peaks, Canada
Moraine Lake with its intense blue waters is located in the Canadian Rockies in Banff National Park in the Alberta region. This incredible place is surrounded by no less than 10 mountains of more than 3.000 meters of height that form the Valley of the Ten Peaks. And this is just one of the natural wonders that this country has.
The hot springs of Hveravellir, Iceland
Hveravellir is a thermal zone in the heart of Iceland where you can find hot springs as incredibly beautiful as the photo above. Of course, watch carefully and do not even put a finger in the water, because it will be on fire!
The Clay Sea of DeadVlei, Namibia
This bright white clay plain is surrounded by reddish sand dunes, which is a lovely color contrast. Dark acacias that dry at times give the landscape the last touches to turn it into a postcard place. This place was formed when the river Tsauchab flooded the area, creating temporary pools that allowed trees to grow here. When the weather changed, drought hit the area and Deadvlei formed.
Iguazú Falls, Brazil and Argentina
The huge Iguazu Falls – which are even part of some local legends – are on the border between Brazil and Argentina and are a spectacle of nature that will leave you with your mouth open. Given the strength of the water and the beauty of the environment, who could doubt the magic that the Earth can create?
Tsingy national park of Bemahara, Madagascar
A forest of stones: the “tsingis” are karst plateaus in which groundwater has undermined the high uplands and created caves and fissures in the limestone. These spectacular geological formations are part of a national park of Madagascar and occupy an area of more than 700 square kilometers wide. Do not even miss it if you are in the area.
The Reed Flute Cave, Guangxi, China
This natural limestone cave is an underground paradise filled with stalactites, stalagmites and columns. But it is also home to creatures like some birds and plants. The Reed Flute Cave is quite an attraction, and more if you see it lit up. A feast of colors and shapes for the eyes!
Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, United States
Yellowstone National Park is basically a huge collection of Nature wonders with canyons, rock formations, geysers … and of course its quaint thermal springs. The largest (and most spectacular) is the “Great Prismatic Fountain” or Grand Prismatic Hot Spring, a true example of the jewels that our planet can create…
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