There are 416 items filed under geological oddities.

Fitchburg, Massachusetts

Rollstone Boulder

In order to save this beloved rock, locals blew it up and put it back together piece by piece
19 Dec 2014
Saratoga Springs, New York

Petrified Sea Garden

The first evidence of some of the Earth's earliest life was found in this fossilized undersea grotto
16 Dec 2014
Guillestre , France

Plan de Phazy

Since ancient times these picturesque hot springs have been providing bathers with healing waters
12 Dec 2014
Réotier, France

Petrified Fountain of Réotier

This otherworldly French waterfall looks like its waters have turned to stone
12 Dec 2014
Calhan, Colorado

Paint Mines Interpretive Park

The colorful clay that once provided pigment for American Indian pottery still looks like natural psychedelia
09 Dec 2014
Rosh HaNikra, Israel

Rosh HaNikra Grottoes

The bluer than blue waters in these natural Israeli caves are reached via the world's steepest cable car
27 Nov 2014
Gerlach, Nevada

Fly Geyser

A collision of human error and natural geothermal pressure created this rainbow-colored geologic wonder
22 Nov 2014
Belize City, Belize

Great Blue Hole

A massive underwater sinkhole made famous by Jacques Cousteau
22 Nov 2014
Goiás, Brazil

Vale da Lua

After millennia of erosion by sand and churning water this Brazilian valley now looks like a lunar fantasy
18 Nov 2014
Chile Chico, Chile

Marble Caves of Chile Chico

Mother Nature outdoes herself with this stunningly beautiful set of caves carved into marble
13 Nov 2014
San Jose, Costa Rica

Diquís Spheres

These mysterious ancient stone spheres were created by a civilization lost to time and are now mostly lawn ornaments
13 Nov 2014
Forsand, Norway

Kjeragbolten

This giant boulder is pinched over a 1000-meter abyss by two mountains
10 Nov 2014
Rome, Italy

Monte Testaccio

This hill made entirely of ancient Roman jars was simply a garbage dump to the people of the time
05 Nov 2014
Ball's Pyramid, Australia

Ball's Pyramid

This barren sea spire is home to the world's rarest insect
04 Nov 2014
Amsterdam, Holland

Electric Ladyland - The Museum of Fluorescent Art

The world's only museum devoted to the wonders of fluorescence
29 Oct 2014
Chamarel, Mauritius

Seven Coloured Earths

This small group of sand dunes manages to pack in a strange rainbow colors
28 Oct 2014
Carcross, Canada

Carcross Desert

This tiny square mile of Canadian sand was once considered the world's smallest desert
23 Oct 2014
San Juan County, New Mexico

Bisti Badlands

Seemingly grown on some other world, these New Mexico rock formations look like a disused science fiction set
31 Aug 2014
Vagar, Norway

Lake Sørvágsvatn

The largest lake in the Faroe Islands seems to be held hundreds of feet above sea level thanks to an optical illusion
21 Aug 2014
West Liberty, Ohio

Ohio Caverns

These sub-farmland caves are home to a majestic stalactite known as the "Crystal King"
19 Aug 2014
Morrill County, Nebraska

Chimney Rock

This erect geological spire was not always named so domestically since the native inhabitants of the area thought it looked more like a penis
18 Aug 2014
Berserkjahraun, Iceland

Berserkjahraun

This scenic Icelandic lava flow is named for a pair of berserkers who were murdered according in a famous Saga
18 Aug 2014
Sardinia, Italy

S'Archittu

The titular "little arch" near this Italian resort is one of the most popular diving spots in the country
13 Aug 2014
Kato Kastania, Greece

Kastania's Cave

This remarkable Greek show cave was discovered by watching bees use it as a sort of spa
18 Jul 2014
Mui Ne, Vietnam

The Fairy Stream

This whimsically named Vietnamese stream is closer to a walkway than a waterway
27 Jun 2014
Inyo County, California

Bishop Tuff

Eons old volcanic activity created one of the most stunning rock formations in the United States
26 Jun 2014
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