Cape Kolka – a desolate cape on the Western tip of Latvia

The most prominent cape on the Latvian coast where two seas meet – the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Riga.

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Boiling rivers

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The Staircase of The King of Aragon

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The Staircase of the King of Aragon is a 187 steps staircase carved into the vertical side of a limestone cliff in Bonifacio, Corsica.
Seen from the sea, it appears as a dark oblique line, all the way up the cliff.
According to legend, it was dug in one night by the troops of the king of Aragon, Alfonso V the Magnanimous, during the siege of Bonifacio in 1420. Most likely, the staircase was made over a longer period of time by Franciscan monks for access to the drinking water source at the bottom cave below.
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The unusual eroded rocks of Bisti Badlands

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The Bisti/De-Na-Zin is a 45,000-acre wilderness area located in New Mexico. Established in 1984, the Wilderness is a desolate area of steeply eroded badlands.
The  landscape is covered in unusual formations like the ‘Cracked Eggs’, colorful mud hills, and large petrified trees. Pillars exist solely because everything around and below them has been removed by wind and water, over time.

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The Kalaloch Tree of Life appears to defy the laws of gravity

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Along the beach located near Kalaloch Lodge in Olympic National Park, Washington, thrives a tree with its root system exposed to the coastal elements. The tree that has been referred to as The Tree of Life aka Root Tree Cave,
wins its battle with gravity hanging on by it roots over a slowly eroding cave along the bluffs of the Pacific Coast.
The tree has entirely exposed roots that aren’t anchored to the ground cliff slowly eroding over time. The cave under the tree was caused by a small stream that empties into the ocean.

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The Travertine terraces of Pamukkale

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Pamukkale, meaning “cotton castle”, is a natural site in southwestern Turkey. The name refers to the surface of the shimmering, snow-white limestone, shaped over millennia by calcium-rich springs. In this area, there are 17 hot water springs in which the temperature ranges from 35 °C (95 °F) to 100 °C (212 °F). The water that emerges from the spring is transported 320 meters (1,050 ft) to the head of the travertine terraces and deposits calcium carbonate. Hot spring waters form pools of different sizes, decorated by calcium deposits.
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The Saar Loop in Germany

The Saar river is located both on north-east France and west Germany. Near the town of Mettlach the river makes a sharp u-turn in the steep thickly wooded hills. This astonishing hairpin bend is called the Saar Loop or Saarschleife in German. The river flows for a long stretch in the opposite direction before turning left and ongoing its northward journey towards Mosel River.

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