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Little Limestone Lake
The world's largest and most outstanding marl lake regularly changes color.
Added by rabuchanan111
The Stunning Early Infographics and Maps of the 1800s
Educational diagrams of scientific discoveries, from the moon's surface to the longest rivers.
January 30, 2017
Metolius Balancing Rocks
Formerly secret, precariously perched boulders.
Added by dema43
The world's third-tallest waterfall wasn't revealed to the world at large until 2006.
Added by Dylan
Hřensko, Czech Republic
Pravčická brána (Pravčice Gate)
Europe's largest natural bridge has a 19th century royal chateau built into its side.
Added by Sebastian Wortys
Giant Snow 'Mushrooms' Are Winter's Rarest Natural Wonder
They can grow 12 feet wide.
January 04, 2017
Gullfoss (Golden Falls)
If a glacial river suddenly diving into a sheer chasm via a dramatic, multi-stage waterfall isn't peak Iceland, it's certainly close.
Added by RHyzer
This lake in the Cascades lives up to its name, disappearing down a hole every spring.
Added by ewayte
Haukadalur Geothermal Field
This valley of hot springs and boiling mud pots is home to the record-holding "Geysir," which originated the English word.
Added by Anne Reddington
A natural wonder in south Denmark.
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The most powerful waterfall in all of Europe.
Added by tdang
Jigokudani (Hell Valley)
A steaming, boiling hellscape sources Hokkaido's thermal baths.
Added by Merlucdai
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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The definitive map of the world’s extraordinary sights.
October 24, 2016
F-3 P-2, India
Skeleton Lake of Roopkund, India
A lake with hundreds of ancient skeletons surrounding it. The surprise is what killed them…
Added by Dylan
8 Alien Landscapes Where You Can Visit Mars on Earth
The closest to Mars you can get without leaving the planet.
September 27, 2016
Coastal dunes, site of buried Egyptian movie set and former utopian colony.
Added by anhie
Glass Window Bridge
This isthmus in the Bahamas narrowly separates the roiling Atlantic from the cool Caribbean.
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