From vivid colors to rock formations that look like a giant elephant, natural features of the earth can be mesmerize onlookers with their quirkiness and beauty. Here are some interesting places for ardent travelers to visit at some point in their lives.
The Giant Crater Lake– This Crater Lake is situated in the Crater Lake National Park in the state of Oregon, United States. It was formed around 150 years ago, with the collapse of Mount Mazama, a volcano. Since no rivers flow in or out, the water level is maintained by snowfall and evaporation. It has been renamed thrice. It was first called the Blue Lake, after which it was renamed Lake Majesty. Finally, it was called Crater Lake.
The natural arch of Puente del Inca is a bridge over River Vacas, and is located in Argentina’s Mandoza Province. Bright yellow and orange bacteria covers the rock surface. This colorful effect is created due to the presence of sulphur springs on rock walls.
Belize’s Great Blue Hole– This is a massive submarine sinkhole that is located off Belize’s coastline. It has a width of 984 feet and is 407 feet in depth. It was formed during successive periods of quaternary glaciation, when the sea levels were considerably lower. As the water levels rose, the stalactite caves that compose this great hole got flooded.
Nevada’s state park named Valley of Fire State Park, is a natural park that hosts the effects of wind and erosion on natural red sandstone. The formations have been caused by complex faulting and uplifting, followed by extensive erosions. The main attraction of this park is the natural rock formations that resemble elephants.
The Wave– These colorful and undulating formations on sandstone are approximately 190 million years old. They derive their name from their wave like structure and composition. This natural feature is located in Utah in the United States.
Western Australia’s Lake Hiller– The mesmerizing aerial view from a helicopter will reveal that the water of this lake is rosy pink. The shade is permanent in nature. Scientists have said that the color is caused by the presence of algae. The lake is enclosed by a thin layer of sand and thick woodlands comprised of eucalyptus and paperback trees.