13 Geological Wonders of the World
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If you travel internationally, you’ll know that the world is a strange old place. And it gets no stranger than these places, complied by the good people at Environmental graffiti…
Pack some strong walking shoes, some sun block and your international mobile phone (just in case) and go explore…
1. Antelope Canyon, Arizona, USA
Carved and shaped by floods into a thing of beauty.
2. Pamukkale, Turkey
Caused by the build up of travertine, these have to be the ultimate hot springs!
3. The Wave, Arizona, USA
What happens when sand dunes become pertified.
4. Moeraki Boulders, New Zealand
Order from chaos as natural forces help erode these rocks into near perfect spheres.
5. Bungle Bungles, Australia
Like cartoon mountains made real.
6. Fantasy Cave, Bermuda
Closed off from the public from the 1940s until 2001, this is a fantastic underground grotto.
7. Wave Rock, Australia
Formed underground over millions of years, erosion finally brought it out to the surface.
8. Chocolate Hills, The Philippines
Formed by the sea, there are 1,776 of these unworldly hills.
9. Stone Forest, Madagascar
In the local language this area is known as the place ‘where you cannot walk barefoot’, and you can see why.
10. Crystal Cave of Giants, Mexico
You thought rock salt was big. Well you ain’t seen nothing yet with these crystals.
11. The Blue Grotto, Italy
Coloured blue by the two natural light sources into this cave.
12. Sailing Stones, Death Valley, USA
‘I swear that rock is following us!’ Well here it might be. The rocks are believed to be moved by a combination of the wind and the loose surface material.
13. The Eye of the Sahara, Mauritania
Believed to be caused by the erosion of softer substances, leaving raise rings, unless you can get above the surface this 50-km wide effect will be hard for you to appreciate.
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