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Shweta Akash Awasthi Jan 21 2015

Which are the most amazing wonders of nature?

Debangana Sen Jan 21 2015
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We have scourged out 10 more never-before-heard amazing wonders of nature! If you missed the previous list, click here to read about the unique natural wonders of the world.

1. Catatumbo River, Venezuela

Famous for the Catatumbo lightning, this places attracts lightning far more than any other place in the world (28 bolts per minute). This land of eternal storm is also the single largest contributor to the tropospheric ozone.

Photo by Thechemicalengineer

2. Tree of 40 Fruits, New York, USA

The tree is as incredible as its name. It is the brainchild of artist Sam Van Aken, who grafted and hybridized fruit trees to create a masterpiece that yielded 40 different varieties of stone fruits like plums, peaches, nectarines, apricots and cherries.

Photo from the official website

3. Star Sands, Okinawa, Japan

These miniature wonders of nature are found on the Okinawa Beaches in Japan. Technically, these are not sand grains, but discarded shells of microscopic marine organisms.

Photo by Geomr and Psammophile

4. Living Root Bridges, Cherrapunji, India

One of the most amazing wonders of nature, these suspension bridges are made of pliable tree roots of living banyan fig trees which are trained to grow in the desired direction. Read more about the living root bridges here.

Photo by Arshiya Urveeja Bose

5. Waitomo Glowworm Caves, Otorohanga, New Zealand

One has to boat through the ancient caverns adorned with beautiful delicately shaped stalactites, in order to reach the Glowworm Grotto lit by thousands of tiny glow worms. It is truly a magical experience!

Click here to for more reasons to visit New Zealand.

Photo from the official website

Photo from the official website

6. The Pamukkale Travertines, Pamukkale, Turkey

One of Turkey’s top attraction and an outstanding work of nature, these are terraces and travertines are formed by hot springs depositing calcium carbonate. It has been used as a spa since the 2nd century BCE.

Photo by Mhyigit

Photo by Taveneaux

7. Blood Falls, Antarctica

This is a weird looking sight visible on the Taylor Glacier in Antarctica. Scientists have attributed this natural phenomenon to an outflow of saltwater tainted with iron oxides.

Photo from weather.com

8. Marble Caves, Patagonia, Chile

These stunning caves were formed by 6,000 years of waves crashing against calcium carbonate formations. The hue of these caves change according to the water levels and seasonal changes.

Photo by raulurzura

9. Socotra, Indian Ocean, Yemen

Aptly called the “Most Alien-like Landscape in the World”, Socotra has many unnatural looking life-forms, a third of which are found nowhere else on earth. The image below is of a group of Dragon’s Blood trees, called so because of the deep red sap that pours out when the bark is punctured.

Photo by Rod Waddington

10. Slithering Stones, Death Valley, USA

An eerie sight on the Racetrack Playa in the Death Valley National Park are the long track marks seen behind huge rocks and boulders. This refers to a geological phenomenon where rocks move along the valley without any animal or human intervention. Nobody has actually seen the rocks move, but the groove marks indicate that they may travel as much as 800 m from their starting point.

Photo by Tahoenathan

We hope you found this list as mindblowing as we did! Stay tuned for more such amazing wonders of nature.

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