The most bizarre places of the planet

July 31, 2018 | Comments Off

There are times when nature leaves us speechless with its creations. Unlikely caves, deserts, lakes and volcanoes resemble a fantasy film scene and take us to images from other planets.

Observatory Mauna Kea, Hawaii

It is located on the highest peak of the Hawaiian volcano, and is the highest point in the US state of Hawaii. The Observatory is one of the few places in the world where you can ride a ride in about 2 hours and admire the incredible view over the clouds.

Mount Bromo, Indonesia

It is the most “extraterrestrial” volcano of the planet, as the red fumes it produces are not found anywhere else in the world. During the day its smoke turns the whole sky into red. The volcano is also known for its unique view and sunrise over the volcano creates a unique breathtaking surreal result. The perfect setting if you are an adventurous guy who wants to have a Bali wedding more different than any other one.

Lake Natter, Tanzania

Natron Lake in Tanzania, near the border with Kenya, looks like a terrestrial paradise, but it has a secret: it kills whatever comes close to it. With temperatures reaching 60 degrees Celsius, the lake hosts only one species of fish and one type of blue-green algae. This lake is the only region in eastern Africa where approximately 2.5 million flamingos can be spawned.

Cave Waitomo Glowworm, New Zealand

It is located on the North Island of New Zealand and is known for the strange worms living inside it. These unique creatures are called Arachnocampa Luminosa, they emit light like fireballs and are the size of a mosquito. They only live in the caves of New Zealand and use light to attract their prey. Those visiting the Waitomo Glowworm Cave have the chance to enjoy a unique phenomenon, as its roof looks like a sky full of stars.

Namib Naukluft National Park, Namibia

The National Park includes part of the Namib Desert, considered the oldest in the world and the Naukluft mountain range. Winds blowing in the area create unreal red dunes that are the highest in the world as they exceed 300 meters in height. In this extremely dry environment live reptiles, hyenas, jackals, antelopes and rare insects, while the scattered tree skeletons and the red background resemble a Martian backdrop.

Historical district of Wulingyuan, China

It is a region of Hunan province in China, which has been a UNESCO world heritage site since 1992. There are many ravines and canyons, streams, lakes and waterfalls in the area. There are also 40 caves, with many of them having large amounts of calcium.

Chen Hong Dong Cave, Vietnam

It is the largest cave in the world and it crosses the underground river from which it comes, and its name, meaning “river in the mountain”. is considered to be larger than any other known cave in the world. It is said to be capable of housing an entire New York building block with 40 skyscrapers. The roof of Hang Son Doong collapsed centuries ago, allowing a tropical forest to grow inside as well as several plants that have evolved to meet the needs of the cave.

Vatnajökull National Park, Iceland

The most impressive national park in the country is the battlefield of ice with fire. Rivers and glaciers coexist with volcanoes in an odd setting. Jökulsárlón is a glacier lagoon in southeastern Iceland and is considered one of Iceland’s natural wonders. It was created by the melting of the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier and is full of icebergs, which have different shapes, while the ice pieces, which are constantly cut off from the glacier, have an amazing, milky white color. As the sun reflects on the tiny ice crystals, the icebergs get a wonderful blue color. The yellow and the orange take their place on the icebergs at sunset in a magnificent spectacle.