The main wonders of geology
The world is full of secrets and mysteries - travel, so many of them are open. Optionally, look for entertainment in the trampled tourist attractions: a hundred times he had seen the pyramids, parks, recreation and megacities simply pale in comparison with the natural beauty of tectonic formations. We have collected for you the 12 major wonders of the Earth, which should visit every person, at least once in life.
The Door to Hell
Soviet geologists have managed to drill straight to hell: the development in 1971 led to a huge dip in the ground, which was blazing fire for the fourth decade. There are no indications that gas will soon run dry no - Darwaza still looks as if devils exist in fact.
"Yellowstone" National Park, located in the west of the state of Wyoming, is famous not only for its trees-giants. Here, there are more infernal point: fumarole release carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide and hydrogen sulfide, which in combination with the overall atmosphere of the park looks very infernal.
Roraima - Currently a geological wonder. Specialists bring it in an example as spectacular example of tepuis, mountain with a flat top plain instead. Mount Roraima is one of the oldest geological formations on Earth, according to experts, it about two billion years.
Trail of the Giants
This impressive trail was formed about 50 million years ago. Fire lava facing the sea and turned polygonal column shape. Giants trail consists of 4000 basalt columns, see which attracts people from all over the world.
Located right in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, Hawaii's most active volcano continues to erupt and to this day. This is one of the few places in the world where people can get close to the molten lava to see all its destructive force.
Great Blue Hole
Great Blue Hole represents a giant failure in Belize shores. Blue hole formed by dissolution of limestone to which affect sea currents. It was formed, apparently for several Ice Ages. Divers around the world gather to pay tribute to this incredible miracle of nature.
Erosion transformed Antelope Canyon in a real natural monument of architecture of the world. Rainwater annually erodes sandstone, creating a mixture of water and sand - the perfect tool, polishing the walls of the canyon to a mirror finish.
Crystal Cave is worth the trip to Mexico. There grow large crystals selenite, each of which is up to 20 meters in length.
Pamukkale in Turkey is an incredible display of natural deposits of travertine. Travertine - limestone is a type that is deposited at the hot springs. Pamukkale was recognized as a World Heritage site in 1988, but people have always admired him.
Salar de Uyuni
Salar de Uyuni is the largest salt deposit in the world. During the flood, rain water brings the minerals in the Salar, increasing the salt deposits. Salar de Uyuni contains about 70% of world reserves of lithium and many other rare minerals.
Grand Canyon formed over the Colorado River, has about two billion years. It really is one of the geological wonders of the world, who have to see everyone.
This is the Tibetan plateau is often called the "roof of the world". Geologists are still scratching their spears on the causes of the formation of the highlands. There are two main theories. The first states that the "Roof of the World" was formed as a result of the collision of the Indian continent with Eurasia. The second argues that the highlands formed by the shift of local breeds.