We may be well aware of the most popular holiday destinations or some places that show up in the news. But we ignore the fact that the Earth is full of diversity. Here are such incredible pieces of our planet that will make you feel amused.
Most Unbelievable Phenomena Around The World
1. Pink Lake, Australia
It is a salt lake with naturally pink water, in Western Australia. The enormous color is created by green alga and high amount of brine prawn. It is to be noted that the color keeps changing depending upon the intensity of light, temperature and salinity.
2. Door To Hell, Turkmenistan
It is a natural gas field in the form of a crater, in Derweze, Ahal Province, Turkmenistan. The word Derweze comes from Darvaze, meaning the door. In 1971, some Soviet engineers started drilling the area to obtain gas. Unfortunately, the ground collapsed making a larger crater. Huge quantities of methane gas started being released and causing environmental issues. So the engineers decide to set the crater on fire and destroy the methane for safety, doubting that it would take few weeks to extinguish the fire. But the crater has been on fire ever since.
3. The Great Blue Hole, Belize
The Great Blue Hole is a huge underwater sinkhole, off the coast of Belize. The circular shaped hole was formed due to frequent Quaternary glaciations about 150,000 years ago.
4. Sailing Stones in Death Valley, U.S.A.
Well, it is an unexplained geological phenomenon as to how these sliding rocks keep moving and leave long tracks behind, along the smooth floor of the Death Valley. Studies are going on since the 20th century.
5. Eye Of Africa, Mauritania
It is a mysterious depression in the desert of Sahara of Mauritania, which looks like a human eye from the space. Some say it is caused by a meteor collision, while some argue that it is a result of erosion.
6. Jellyfish Lake, Palau
It is a small marine lake with millions of golden jellyfish. The peculiarity of the lake is that the jellyfish travel horizontally across the lake, daily. You can go swimming and snorkelling along with the fishes, as their sting does not cause a problem for a majority of the people.
7. Waitomo Glow-worm Caves, New Zealand
These caves are popular for being a home to numerous glow-worms, Arachnocampa luminosa. The caves are located in North Island of New Zealand. The ceilings of the caves appear with beautifully glowing dots due to the larva glowing from the silk nests, which are spun by the glow-worms.
8. The Underwater Waterfalls, Mauritius
Well, not exactly there are any underwater waterfalls in the island nation of Mauritius. But it is an optical illusion that is created close to the shoreline of Mauritius, which can be viewed from above, even from Google Earth. The illusion of underwater waterfalls is created due to the movement of sediment of sand and silt.
9. Glacier Mice, Iceland
Glacier mice found in the glaciers of Iceland are actually moss balls. They grow on the pebbles, at a slow pace. Over the years, the mice roll and gather moss on all the sides.