Today we will be discussing some of the strangest Natural Wonders of the world. Check out Top 10 world’s strange and breathtaking natural wonders.
Abraham Lakes Frozen Methane Bubbles
Alberta’s Lake Abraham becomes a window into a world frozen in time. Inside the clear ice polished smooth by frigid winds. Bubbles hang suspended like strings of pearls. The trapped bubbles form when microorganisms gorging on organic matter release methane gas. Which floats upward freezes and stacks in these bizarre. But beautiful columns beneath the ice. Basically, what we’re marveling at is actually the bacterial equivalent of underwater farts. When we told you things we’re gonna get strange.
The Underwater Waterfall Illusion
Mauritius skirted by white sand beaches. Mauritius is spectacular no matter where you go. But one of its most evocative sites is visible only from the air. Mauritius is underwater Waterfall seems impossible and to be completely honest it is it’s fantastic. Underwater
the waterfall is an optical illusion but it’s still a pretty amazing sight. What’s really going on is that currents are pulling sand and silt from the shores into deeper waters. Creating the impression that the whole island is being pulled down into the ocean. It’s one of Mauritius as many marvels which also include the fabled seven-colored Earth’s formed from the molten rock. But looking more like someone just let loose with a pack of giant-sized crayons.
The Giant’s Causeway
Northern Ireland legend claims these ancient stepping stones were built by the giant Finn McCool. The structure really does look man or giant made most of the 40,000 interlocking basalt columns. The result of volcanic eruptions 60 million years ago are perfect hexagons in folklore. Finn Mccool constructed the causeway to confront a rival in Scotland but changed his mind and hid in a cradle disguising himself as a baby. When the Scottish giant saw how large this baby giant was. He was in no hurry to meet the father and fled himself. Presumably, he ran to the formations twin on staff island off Scotland’s west coast which some say marks the other end of the causeway.
Red Lake Natron
Northern Tanzania the rich red waters of this sun-scorched Lake may seem lifeless at first plants. But the Salt Lake gets its crimson hue from colonies of cyanobacteria that thrive in the caustic alkaline stew. Lake matron sits in a rift between minor tectonic plates. The minerals from hot springs coupled with high evaporation rates leave behind soda ash called natron. This renders the lake inhospitable to most animals. But a favorite of lesser flamingos who feed on the blue-green algae and make it their main breeding and nesting ground.
The White Desert
Egypt giant cream-colored mushrooms grow from the desert floor. White Malins lie in neat rows and strange sculptors thrust out of the sand in Egypt’s white desert. Sandstorms have cut chalk rocks into pillars, arches, and oddly organic shapes. The striking formations create an unearthly landscape in the barren desert. Some huddling together in eerie gleaming forests others standing apart alone and inscrutable. The huge bulbous heads of the mushroom-shaped varieties sit on sometimes in probably thin stalks eroded by centuries of abrasive winds. It’s a stirring sight and a reminder of just how alien nature can sometimes appear.
The Blue Flames Of The Ljen Volcano
East Java Indonesia by day each and volcanoes turquoise lake is stunning enough on its own. It’s at night that the crater really comes alive invisible during daylight. Otherworldly
blue flames dance like sprites lapping of the smoking stones. They’re the result of ignited sulfur gases from the volcano which also makes the lake more acidic. Then battery acid combusting in contact with the air. The gas sometimes condenses into molten sulfur flows that spill downslope like electric blue lava. Miners risk sudden blasts of gas and steam to collect the hardened sulfur. Tourists come from far and wide to witness the spectacle.
The Wave, Arizona
Arizona USA in a remote ravine a stone wave rolls between sandstone slopes colored bands swirl and spread out like ripples. Making it seem like the stone is washing through troughs in the rock carved by runoff and winds as old as the Jurassic period. The wave is a sandstone formation in the coyote buttes wilderness on the Colorado Plateau. The eye-catching striations are fine sedimentary layers that record the movements of shifting dunes blown across the desert millions of years ago. It could be a tough hike and access is limited. Since the mid-1990s the site became a must for nature lovers and landscape photographers.
The White Terraces Of Pamukkale
It looks like a block of ice miraculously unmelted at the foot of green hills. The site of Pamukkale is white terraces that might make you shiver. Until you wade out into the warm mineral-rich pools at cascade down its sides. The snow-white slopes are actually made from travertine. A form of limestone brought to the surface by thermal springs. In Turkish Pamukkale means cotton castle. Legend says it was created when giants left cotton out to dry. People have bathed in its calcium pools from millennia and the sprawling Greco-roman ruins of Hierapolis continue to look out over its milky blue pools.
The Eternal Lightning Of Catatumbo
Venezuela Lake Maracaibo has been called the most electric place on earth. Over the mouth of the Catatumbo River, continuous lightning illuminates. The clouds in an almost perpetual storm that can rage 300 days a year at its peak. There’s an average of 28 strikes a minute. When wind blowing in from the Caribbean Sea hits the wall of mountains that bordered the lake. It transports moisture far up into the air creating towering cumulonimbus clouds. That rain down fire on the marshes below also known as the Maracaibo beacon. The meteorological phenomenon is visible for hundreds of miles and is so bright. It was once used by sailors as a kind of natural lighthouse.
Salar De Uyuni
The vast white expanse of Salar De Uyuni seems to stretch on forever. The world’s largest salt flat covers over 4,000 square miles. It’s shining crust a remnant of prehistoric lakes long-vanished. Locals have collected the salt for centuries and it’s the home of several species of flamingos as well as fur Eva scotches. Who hop about islands of rock that pushed through the crust. When it rains a thin sheet of water lingers on the surface turning the desert into a perfect mirror. And leaving visitors walking in the clouds. The sky, land and distant mountains all merge creating one of the most unusual and beautiful sites on earth.