Five Flower Lake

Five Flower Lake is a shallow multi-colored lake whose bottom is criss-crossed by ancient fallen tree trunks, located in the southwest China in the Jiuzhaigou National Park, a valley on the Tibetan Plateau. Surrounded with mountains the color of the lake varies: from turquoise, green, yellow and orange. The sunlight shining on the lake water and the reflection of the plants in the clear water has created a wonderful view.

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Τumpak Sewu – “A thousand waterfalls” in Java, Indonesia

Tumpak Sewu is a tiered waterfall in East Java, Indonesia. The waterfall is overshadowed by Semeru, an active volcano and the highest mountain in Java. The Glidik River, which flows down Semeru, is the primary water source for the waterfall. Tumpak Sewu is loosely translated to mean “a thousand waterfalls” in the Javanese language. The name likely originated due to its appearance of many different waterfalls in one single, semi-circular area.

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Mount Thor – The World’s Highest Cliff

Mount Thor located in Auyuittuq National Park, on Baffin Island,, Canada., features Earth’s greatest vertical drop of 1,250 m (4,101 ft), with the cliff overhanging at an average angle of 15 degrees from vertical. Despite its remoteness, this feature makes the mountain a popular rock climbing site.

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The Great Blue Hole

The Great Blue Hole is a giant marine sinkhole off the coast of Belize. It lies near the center of Lighthouse Reef, a small atoll in Belize City. The hole is circular in shape, 318 m (1,043 ft) across and 124 m (407 ft) deep. The site was made famous by Jacques Cousteau, who declared it one of the top five scuba diving sites in the world. The Great Blue Hole is a popular spot among recreational scuba divers who are lured by the opportunity to dive in sometimes crystal-clear water and meet several species of fish, including midnight parrotfish, Caribbean reef shark, and other juvenile fish species.

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Experimental Forestry in Japan results to amazing Tree ‘Crop Circles’ half a century later

Aerial photos reveal groups of Japanese cedar trees swelling toward the sky, creating two forest circles. According to a 1973 document from the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries, researchers had embarked on a project designed to examine tree spacing and its effect on growth. According to Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, the height difference between the smallest trees at the center and the tallest trees on the outer ring was over 5 meters. Again, this implies that trees in less dense areas have more access to resources while trees in the center, have to compete for sunlight and water.  The research team is bringing the experiment to an end. The trees will be harvested unless they are preserved as a tourist attraction.

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Karijini National Park

Karijini National Park is centred in Western Australia. The park’s wildlife includes red kangaroos, rock-wallabies, geckos, goannas, bats, legless lizards and a large variety of birds and snakes, including pythons. The park is most notable for its many gorges containing slot canyons, waterfalls and water holes with visitors sometimes swimming in the cold pools of water.

Brian W. Schaller, FAL, via Wikimedia Commons – Joffre Gorge Falls
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Impressive Optical Illusion in Front of the Eiffel Tower

Α massive trompe-l’oeil installation ιn front of the Eiffel Tower by street artist JR. With his new installation located on the Parvis des Droits de l’Homme in Paris, JR continues his reflection on architecture and excavation of iconic monuments. JR once again leaves it up to the viewers to make their own interpretation of the project.

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Helmcken Falls – The most famous waterfall in Wells Gray Provincial Park in British Columbia, Canada

Helmcken Falls is a 141 m (463 ft) waterfall in British Columbia, Canada. Most tourists see Helmcken Falls in summer. A winter visit is worthwhile because the ice cone at the base often grows to 50 m tall and sometimes even higher in very cold snowy winters.

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Baikal Zen – Lake Rocks seem like they are floating in the air

A rare phenomenon in Lake Baikal in Siberia called “Baikal Zen”, Rocks lying on the surface of the frozen lake are heated by sunlight that melts the ice below. When the sun sets, the ice freezes again, creating these incredible frozen structures.

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Bimmah Sinkhole – A lake of turquoise waters

Hawiyyat Najm, known as Bimmah Sinkhole in English, is a water-filled sinkhole in the limestone of eastern Muscat Governorate in Oman. The sinkhole was formed by a collapse of the surface layer due to dissolution of the underlying limestone. However, locals used to believe this sinkhole in the shape of a water well was created by a meteorite.The Arabic name Hawiyyat Najm means “the deep well of the (falling) star”.

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