Earth Likes to Impress
A little fishing village that has become famous for a geological wonder on its sands. The Moeraki Boulders are huge spherical stones that are scattered over the sandy beaches.These boulders were formed in ancient sea floor sediments by a process similar to the formation of oyster pearls, where layers of material cover a central nucleus or core.
The Derweze area is rich in natural gas. While drilling in 1971 geologists accidentally found an underground cavern filled with natural gas. The ground beneath the drilling rig collapsed, leaving a large hole with a diameter of about 50-100 meters. Locals have named the cavern The Door to Hell.
Giant’s Causeway, Ireland
Eisriesenwelt Ice Caves, Austria
White Desert, Egypt
Black Rock Desert, Nevada, US
Spotted Lake, Canada
It is highly concentrated with numerous different minerals.In the summer, most of the water in the lake evaporates leaving behind all the minerals. Large “spots” on the lake appear and depending on the mineral composition at the time, the spots will be different colors.
Socotra Island, Yemen
It is very isolated, and through the process of speciation, a third of its plant life is found nowhere else on the planet. One of the most striking of Socotra’s plants is the dragon’s blood tree , which is a strange-looking, umbrella-shaped tree. It has been described as the most alien-looking place on Earth.