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Bryan Mound Strategic Petroleum Reserve
This hollowed salt dome is the largest oil storage facility in the world, hoarding 250 million barrels of crude oil.
Added by Elliot Carter
Blankenburg (Harz), Germany
Teufelsmauer (The Devil's Wall)
A strange rock formation with numerous legends trying to explain it.
Added by modenamurr
Tatami-ishi (Tatami Rocks)
Unusual hexagonal rocks formed by cooling lava named for their resemblance to traditional Japanese tatami mats.
Added by pokipaul
Old Man of Hoy
A red sandstone freestanding monolith rises out of the sea in northern Scotland.
Added by rachaelcosta
This dramatic landscape hidden on the Isle of Skye looks as though you've stepped into the magical realm.
Added by kerrymwolfe
Some of the ancient-looking huts among these strange rock formations aren't ancient at all, but built as part of a movie set.
Added by Max Cortesi
Medicine Rocks State Park
This beautiful ancient site dotted with unusual perforated sandstone pillars was considered sacred by American Indian tribes.
Added by ericjkillelea
Division No. 23, Canada
Little Limestone Lake
The world's largest and most outstanding marl lake regularly changes color.
Added by rabuchanan111
Metolius Balancing Rocks
Formerly secret, precariously perched boulders.
Added by dema43
Davis-Schrimpf Seep Field
Burping, gurgling geothermal mud pots by the Salton Sea.
Added by Hope
Pravčická brána (Pravčice Gate)
Europe's largest natural bridge has a 19th century royal chateau built into its side.
Added by Sebastian Wortys
The view from this giant Stone Age toad is unexpectedly beautiful.
Added by Dr Alan P Newman
Leiðarendi Lava Tube
A winding, blood-red tunnel of hardened lava navigable by foot.
Added by lewblank
Knocknakilla Stone Circle
Just another ancient, mysterious Irish stone circle.
Added by BikeGeek
Dramatic sea stacks adorn the coast of this small village on the Adriatic coast.
Added by EleFaith
A glacial pothole was once a hideout for a notorious Scottish outlaw.
Added by mwebb63
Sur Lípez, Bolivia
Salvador Dalí Desert
A desert that evokes the surreal.
Added by tyler
Neringos savivaldybė, Lithuania
The Dead Dunes
A narrow strip of land is home to the tallest migrating dunes in Europe.
Added by UJ
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