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A Turks and Caicos rock iguana sunning his glorious self.
Leeward Settlement, Turks and Caicos Islands

Iguana Island

Uninhabited islet in the Caribbean is the sanctuary of giant lizards.
21.8333, -72.1500
Providenciales and West Caicos, Turks and Caicos Islands

Chalk Sound Blue Hole

A 220-foot deep watery drop-off, filled with marine life.
21.7713, -72.3124
Bridge and quay used in the shark attack scene.
Edgartown, Massachusetts

Jaws Bridge

The filming location of a shark attack in Steven Spielberg's "Jaws."
41.4161, -70.5487
Dripping Springs, Texas

Hamilton Pool

An emerald-green grotto just a short trip from Austin.
30.3423, -98.1271
Nurse sharks at Compass Cay, swimming by the dock for food. (Brett Young/Atlas Obscura)
Bahamas

Nurse Sharks of Compass Cay

They squeal, they nosh, they look like predators.
24.2613, -76.5126
(Derek A. Young/Flickr)
Port Austin, Michigan

Turnip Rock

Turnip-shaped island just off the Michigan shore in Lake Huron.
44.0685, -82.9193
Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts

Singing Beach at Manchester-By-The-Sea

Friction between grains of sand cause a curious "singing" sound.
42.5706, -70.7607
Crater Lake, Oregon

Old Man of the Lake

A vertically floating hemlock controls the waves and weather at Crater Lake.
42.9446, -122.1092
Fort Jefferson, moat and wall
Key West, Florida

Dry Tortugas

Remote Florida islands have a history of sea turtles, sunken treasures, and one of the world's largest coastal brick fortresses.
24.6286, -82.8733
Bahamas

Great Isaac Cay

Bermuda triangle lighthouse, site of mysterious disappearances, left to crumble into the Atlantic.
26.0277, -79.0883
Shartlesville, Pennsylvania

Roadside America

An indoor miniature village and labor of love for Laurence Geiringer, a model railroad enthusiast.
40.5127, -76.1213
Turks and Caicos Islands

La Famille Express Wreck

The rusted remains of a victim of Hurricane Ike.
21.7798, -72.1180
Mill Valley, California

Mount Tamalpais Aircraft Crash Site

Law-protected wreckage serves as a peculiar memorial for an almost forgotten World War II tragedy.
37.9230, -122.5741