The most unusual places on the planet
Throughout his life, people never cease to study the surrounding world. Some are not even aware of the existence of the most interesting places on the planet, because the world is full of unmatched mountain scenery, crystal clear lakes, magnificent tropical Islands, beautiful rivers, waterfalls, caves and valleys.
The most unusual places on the planet each year tend to visit hundreds, and perhaps thousands of tourists. Many of them are continuously investigated, but their appearance remains a mystery to scientists, while the emergence of other places are so familiar and understandable that does not cause any interest among representatives of science.
Bloody waterfall emerges from a crack formed in glacier Taylor. This place is in Antarctica, near the famous Strait McMurdo station. The color of the water of the waterfall from afar, much like the blood for which it was given this name. Discover bloody waterfall lucky scientist Griffith Taylor in 1911. First, the researcher thought that the bright color of the water caused by growing in her bright algae, but this idea was erroneous. Red water flow provide particles of iron in the underground lake, which was trapped near a glacier. Due to the large salt content lake water does not freeze even in sub-zero temperatures, down to -10 degrees.
Blood red water is not the only mystery of the waterfall. Scientists at Harvard are engaged in the study of a unique ecological system with inhospitable to the bacteria that are trapped in these conditions, more than a million years ago.
The microorganisms that inhabited the pond after the ice covering a lake would be without sunlight. Due to the lack of photosynthetic bacteria has lost the ability to reproduce, their further development is continued only by existing in the water of minerals. Unusual blood color of the waterfall is the result of the activity of isolated microorganisms.
Despite the fact that the desert area is the river Onyx, Dry valleys are considered the most arid place on the planet. Dry valleys of Antarctica are actually dead, because for the last few million years here is not excluded precipitation.
The territory of the three snow-free valleys (Ryan, Victoria Taylor) is about 8 thousand square kilometers. This area is characterized by a destructive wind forces with a speed of about 320 km/h, low temperature and humidity as well as dry rocky soil. Due to hurricane force winds in any cracks during the eight million years it was impossible to find neither water nor snow nor ice.
The heavy ice wells – nothing like when there was water. They are fraught with not known micro-organisms and bacteria. Due to the prevalence in the territory of the valleys of dry and cold climate, there are no plants grow and no animals. Dry valleys (Dry Valleys) is the perfect venue for NASA, because the climate here is similar to the climate of the fourth farthest planet from the Sun, Mars.
The Island Of Socotra, Republic Of Yemen
On a small island located in the Indian ocean, the United hundreds of different plants. According to scientists, about 37% are found only in this area. The separation of the Islands of Socotra from the mainland occurred 6-7 million years ago.
Landscape Islands will be surprised by even the most avid dreamers. Whimsical trees with greatly enlarged up branches, resembling a flying saucer, and desert rose, grows on the island, similar to the elephant’s leg in pink colors. It turns out this plant absolutely does not need the land, it is rooted in the rock.
In the province in Western Canada is spotted lake called Kliluk. This is one of those creations of nature, the sight of which arises a single question: «How is this possible?».
Lake Kliluk is one of the famous attractions of Canada. In lake water contains many minerals. Spotting the lake Kliluk is most clearly evidenced in the hot days and the water level to drop. And under different weather conditions there is a change in the color spots.
The name of the reservoir gave the Indian tribe Okanogan. According to legend, the Indian tribes were constantly at war, the decisive battle was to be implemented in water bodies. Wounded soldiers, going to the lake water, have noticed the rapid healing of wounds. This was seen as a sign and since then the hostility between the tribes ended. For the indigenous inhabitants of the lake Kliluk was a miraculous place, which created a higher power.
The lake actually is healing because it contains large quantities of magnesium sulfate, calcium, sodium, titanium and silver. In a drought, the minerals solidify and a crust that holds the person.
Arizona «the wave»
On the border of two us States of Arizona and Utah, is an unusual geological formation «the Wave». Once here, you feel like a guest in the Country of crooked mirrors, it seems that the earth is getting blurry.
For two million years in this area there were global changes: the sandy desert with dunes changed sandy mountains, moulded by erosion until smooth. Arizona «the wave» amazing shimmers in the sun, which is caused by the presence of manganese and iron that has oxidized as a result of exposure of groundwater. Calcite appears thin white stripes that cut through the rock.
Get to Arizona a frozen wave on foot, overcoming the mountains and the sand. The uniqueness and fragility of the surrounding landscape does not allow to take more than twenty tourists per day.
In Turkish Pamukkale means «Cotton castle». White as snow stepped terraces, which are located on the hillside, truly reminiscent of a fairy Palace. In fact, Pamukkale is a cluster of hot springs with a high content of calcium oxide, under the action of which and formed limestone deposits.
To this unusual place attracts people from all over the world not only to admire the local beauty, but also improve your health with a dip in the Cleopatra pool. At the time, she Cleopatra took a bath in the healing hot springs.
Some atolls of the Maldives archipelago of the night glow neon dots, even created the impression that the ocean is buried in the starry sky. What happens on Islands is the result of the activity of a bioluminescent phytoplankton that accumulates on the banks, most often, the glow is observed in the period from July to February. Vividly Islands glow of the moon. Bioluminescent glow can be seen on any of the Maldives, but it was a magical sight awaits tourists on the Atoll Vaadhoo.