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20 Natural Phenomena to See Before You Die

We live on a dying planet: Massive pollution in all its forms; melting polar ice-caps; desertification of the land; dwindling water resources; disappearing flora and fauna; toxic waste filling the oceans and rivers and all around this Dantean landscape, the ceaseless and viral multiplication of the culprit behind it all, Man. Yet for all the […]

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What Caused This 1.2km Wide Giant Hole?

You’d be forgiven for thinking that this giant chasm was caused by a meteor or a natural sink hole but this incredible cavity is actually an abandoned diamond mine in Mirny, Eastern Siberia, Russia. Diamonds were first discovered at the site in 1955 and the mine was started just two years later. The incredibly harsh […]

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20 Underwater Wonders of the World

Over 70% of the earth’s surface is covered by water and this huge area contains some of the most amazing wonders on the planet. Shockingly, huge portions of the world’s oceans have yet to be discovered but the areas that have been explored have already provided some incredible sights; from huge shipwrecks thousands of metres […]

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Frozen Methane Bubbles that Transform Abraham Lake

The photos below may look like a sea of bizarrely shaped jellyfish but these strange shapes below the frozen waters of Abraham lake are in fact methane bubbles. The methane gas bubbles are emitted from bacteria after it has consumed dead organic matter (animals and leaves) found at the bottom of the lake. Most of the time these bubbles […]

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Thor’s Well in Oregon – Drainpipe of the Pacific

Thor’s Well a deep sinkhole that sits on the edge of Oregon Coast near Cape Perpetua. This natural salt water fountain is a 20 feet deep hole, also known as the “drainpipe of the Pacific”. When the tide is high enough the well is filled with water before being spectacularly emptied again. When to visit Thor’s Well? Travellers […]

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What Causes These Giant Molehills In The Philippines?

While the photos below may look like the handy work of a giant mole, the ‘Chocolate Hills’ in the Bohol province of the Philippines are actually a totally natural occurrence. The mounds are actually made from grass covered limestone and there are estimated to be between 1,260 to 1,776 separate hills in the Bohol province. […]

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Tamul waterfalls – everything you need to know before visiting

Tamul is the highest waterfall in the state of San Luis Potosi Mexico with a drop of 344 feet (105 metres). It is a great place to visit if you love nature and enjoy outdoor activities. To get to the waterfalls you can hire a rowing boat with a group of people. According to some reviews on tripadviser […]

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General Sherman – The biggest tree in the world

Key facts about the tree Located in Sequoia National Park It is the biggest sequoia tree on planet Earth (not to be confused with the tallest or widest tree!) The crown width is 33 metres General Sherman is 83.8 metres tall Mr Sherman is 2,000 years old Sequoia trees are famous for their height and mass, they are also considered […]

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10 Most Beautiful Natural Pools On The Planet

Swimming is one of the most exhilarating and healthy forms of exercise on the planet and, while swimming in a man-made pool is enjoyable enough, there is no better feeling than taking a dip in a natural pool. While the ocean is obviously the largest natural swimming pool on the planet, there are also thousands […]

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Is ‘The Wave’ The Most Beautiful Rock Formation On Earth?

While professional artists can produce some breath taking pieces of work, the most stunning examples of artistry are often created by Mother Nature herself. A trip to the deserts of Arizona provides the perfect example of this. On the slopes of Coyote Buttes near the Arizona – Utah border there lies a rock formation known […]