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Skeleton Lake of Roopkund, India
A lake with hundreds of ancient skeletons surrounding it. The surprise is what killed them…
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The closest to Mars you can get without leaving the planet.
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This isthmus in the Bahamas narrowly separates the roiling Atlantic from the cool Caribbean.
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This natural crater along the coast of Jersey may take its name from the devil statues who have watched over it.
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On the Oregon coast there is a natural hole that seems to be draining the sea.
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A flooded Mexican cave that hides a river beneath the water.
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Al Maadeyah, Egypt
The Lost City of Heracleion
An ancient city exhumed from the depths of the ocean.
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Each year melting snow turns these Austrian hiking trails into scuba zones.
Raiymbek District, Kazakhstan
Submerged trees jut ghost-like out of an idyllic turquoise mountain lake.
Belize City, Belize
Great Blue Hole
A massive underwater sinkhole made famous by Jacques Cousteau.
Underwater Museum at Cape Tarkhankut
Submerged busts of communist and socialist figures from the USSR.
A turquoise lake within a volcanic crater.
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Ochre Quarry in Colorado Provençal
One of the largest ochre quarries in the world, hidden in a limestone landscape.
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Brooklyn, New York
The humble fort that saved Washington.
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Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
The largest source of fossilized insects anywhere.
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