This planet we live on offers us beauty beyond words. Every country has
its own special region that takes your breath away with the
magnificence of it. Let me show you some places that are a geological
wonder that you may know about already, or maybe not? There are many
Geological Wonders of the World which often become the subject in
photographs. Have a look.
10. Salar de Uyuni
largest salar (salt flat) in the world, Salar de Uyuni, is located
within the Altiplano of Bolivia in South America. The Salar de Uyuni
was once an inland sea, or giantsalt water lake, but the water vanished
into the thin dry air of Andean altitude. The salt is over 10 meters
thick in the center.
In the dry season, the salt planes are a completely flat expanse of dry
salt, but in the wet season, it is covered with a thin sheet of water
that is still drivable.
9. Enchanted Well
in the heart of Bahia, Chapada Diamantina is a landscape of mountains,
large plateaus, rivers, rapids, waterfalls, caverns and transparent
pools. Chapada Diamantina has so many attractions, it os hard to know
where to start.
A good place would be the Enchanted Well, lit by direct sunlight
between 10:30 - 12:30, allowing a breathtaking view down through 61
metres of turquoise blue water so clear that small stones can be seen
at the bottom. Located in one of the many caverns in the area, it is
the Chapada’s most famous postcard view.
8. The Valley of the Moon
Provincial Park is located about 300 kilometers away from the capital
of San Juan. It is better known as Valle de la Luna (Valley of the
Moon). Erosion over the millennia unearths the fossils as well as other
geological formations such as a host of almost spherical concretions.
The wind, inexorable and patient, has pounded the local bedrock for an
age. Revealed, the boulders that mudstone – in its original wet form,
helped to form look as if giants have been playing marbles.
7. Giant's Causeway
Giant's Causeway lies at the foot of the basalt cliffs along the sea
coast on the edge of the Antrim plateau in Northern Ireland. It is made
up of some 40,000 massive black basalt columns sticking out of the sea.
The dramatic sight has inspired legends of giants striding over the sea
Geological studies of these formations over the last 300 years have
greatly contributed to the development of the earth sciences, and show
that this striking landscape was caused by volcanic activity during the
Tertiary, some 50–60 million years ago.
6. Kasha Katuwe Tent Rocks
Tent Rocks National, geologically unique group of rock formations
located in the foothills of the Jemez Mountains, north-central New
Mexico, U.S. The cone-shaped tent rock formations are the products of
volcanic eruptions that occurred 6 to 7 million years ago and left
pumice, ash and tuff deposits over 1,000 feet thick. This entire
wonderland was carved over eons by the erosive power of wind, along
with enough water to melt the Wicked Witch of the West a million times
5. Fly Geyser
Geyser is a small geothermal geyser that is located approximately 20
miles north of Gerlach, in Washoe County, Nevada. The continuous Fly
Geyser of Fly Ranch is on private land and began during 1916 water well
drilling that accidentally penetrated a geothermal source. The geysers
were all created accidently, while drilling wells in 1916! Then several
decades later, in the 1960s, the water finaly found a week spot, and
water and all the minerals started coming up to the surface!
4. The Stone Forest
Stone Forest (Shilin) is situated in the Lunan Yu Autonomous County,
Yunnan Province, China. The stone forest is a special type of karst
landform. Its towering rock pillars in high concentration (between 5
and 30m) like a forest of stones, hence the name. These rock pillars,
high and strangely shaped, spread widely in an area of over 26,000ha.
Only 80ha of this area are open to visitors. The rock pillars are well
3. Ice Towers of Mount Erebus
Erebus in Antarctica is the southernmost historically active volcano on
Earth. Hundreds of ice tower stuck on Mount Erebus. Only in this active
volcano lava hot nan nan met with ice cold, and create something unique
and natural. The towers has the height of about 60 feet (20 meters). If
you think the views of the tower of ice in Antarctica they will be hard
to be disclosed by the words.
2. Danxia Landform
landforms are widely distributed in China, and are discovered in
tropical and sub-tropical humid region, temperate humid and sub-humid
region, sub-arid and arid region, and Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.
In China, Danxia is a word to describe a unique type of landform which
develops both internally and externally through erosion, having the
appearance of "rosy clouds."
which means 'Cotton Castle' in Turkish is located in south-western
Turkey in the Denizli Province. Pamukkale is one of Turkey’s top
attractions and a precious in the world with its cotton-look terraces.
The underground water once gave life to the ancient city of Hierapolis
now helps Pamukkale be one of the most important thermal centers of
The water which is flowing down the cliff of Pamukkale has turned the
area into as white as cotton color, and carved this fantastic formation
of stalactites and basins. From the edge of every terrace and every
step in this fascinating natural phenomenon that has gradually formed
throughout the ages hang brilliantly white stalactites, and you can
hear the joyful splashing of the waters of the hot springs as they
cascade down over slopes where their flow is impeded only by clumps of
oleanders. Enough said.