01. Great Blue Hole
Outside of Belize, a country in South America, is almost perfectly circular hole whose diameter is 0.4 km. The water depth in this hole -145 m, which gives it a deep blue color. Tourists from around the world are immersed in the great blue hole in Belize, to admire the amazing species of fish in its clear waters. It is believed that this magnificent geological object formed billions of years ago, when the water rose above the caves.
Our planet is the greatest and most beautiful creations, which are so remarkable place that is simply breathtaking. Many of them were formed naturally, such as the eruption of a volcano or meteorite fall. 09 more after the break...
02. Eye of the Sahara
In the Sahara Desert in Mauritania is one of the most amazing geological wonders, Eye of the Sahara, which is also called the structure Rishat. In the middle of the bare desert land can be seen like a bull's eye formation, with a diameter of 50 km. The crews of space ships even use eye Sahara as a guide. Initially anticipated that the eye has been called the Sahara of a meteorite on Earth. But now scientists believe that this creature was formed geological uplift and erosion of land.
03. The Gates of Hell
Darwaza is a city in Turkmenistan, where there is an impressive geological formation, called the Gates of Hell. This hole in the ground have inexhaustible supplies of fuel gas. It is believed that about 35 years ago, geologists who drilled the ground to detect the gas, dug too deep and the ground failed. Geologists did not dare climb into the hole to pick up their equipment. Fearing that poisonous gas could come from the land, they set fire to gas in the hole, and since the fire is burning here permanently.
04. Icy Tower Erebus
On the coldest continent, Antarctica is Erebus, a volcanic mountain covered with hundreds of ice towers. The towers are located at a height of 20 meters and constantly emitting steam. When the steam in the cold, the inner walls of the towers grow and expand. These earth geological creations like the tower on the planet Mars, the satellites of Saturn, Jupiter and Neptune. This constantly active volcano is another miracle of nature, where there are ice and fire. Last Erebus erupted in 1978.
05. Diabolical boulders
Australian aborigines, who live here are called Devilish boulders Charles Carl (Karlu Karlu). These huge round boulders of red granite are located amidst beautiful landscape. The diameter of these boulders can be from 50 cm to 60 m in cross section. Some are very bizarre way, balancing on each other. Diabolical boulders were formed millions of years ago when molten magma was under the sandstone and cooled to form granite. Years, and environmental factors have caused the erosion, so today we can observe these amazing natural phenomena. For Australian Aboriginal Devil boulders have special spiritual significance.
06. Reed Flute Cave
Reed Flute Cave in Guangxi autonomous region in China is a famous landmark, also known as the Palace of Natural Art. Natural limestone caves filled with wonderful and bizarre formations like icicles and rock formations with the additional effect of colored light. This geological object has been named in honor of the cane, which is found outside the cave and used for making musical flutes. Its length is about 240 m and a vast territory, which is an impressive landscape. The object is ancient, since its walls with inscriptions during the reign of the Tang dynasty, dated 792 BC
07. Salar de Uyuni
Salar de Uyuni in southwestern Bolivia. This geological wonder is the biggest dried salt lake, situated more than 3000 meters over the Andes, with area greater than 10 000 km ².This unique landscape formed by multiple layers of salt and water. In the middle of the marsh salt thickness is 10 m. When it rains, Salar de Uyuni is immersed and looks like a huge mirror. It is believed that it was formed at the confluence of the geothermal springs and salt lakes. At this point, several kinds of pink flamingos gather to breed.
08. Antelope Canyon
The most frequently photographed canyon in the southwestern United States is Antelope Canyon. It is located on Navajo land in Arizona. Navajo people call it Tse bighanilini, which means "place where water runs through rocks." Antelope Canyon is divided into two separate Canyon, Upper and Lower Antelope Canyon.
Since the rain water flows through this place, it smooths out the rocks, giving them a curving form. Antelope Canyon was formed during the severe flooding that caused erosion of rocks, which opened the passages where the deep open corridors with interesting shapes of the rocks. In 2006, authorities closed the Antelope Canyon in 5 months because of flooding.
09. Chocolate Hills
More than 50 miles? Province of Bohol in the Philippines, has settled the geological creation, called the Chocolate Hills. In fact, on these hills is not chocolate, but all the hills, which, according to some estimates, from 1268 to 1776, look chocolate-brown in the dry season. Chocolate Hills are the third National Geological Monument in the Philippines, and they are depicted on the flag of the province of Bohol. Chocolate Hills are the perfect uniform shape and the height is about 30-50 m. According to one version, they were formed by self-destruction of an active volcano. According to legend, they were formed from the tears of a giant who has lost his love.
10. Stone Forest
Reserve Tsinzhi du Bemaraha, Madagascar is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a place where you can see the Stone Forest. The Stone Forest consists of a high and broad diffuse limestone, covering an area of 666 km ², being similar to the limestone towers. Locals warn that this is the place where you can not walk barefoot, since the terrain is fairly steep. In the Stone Forest home to unique animal species such as white lemur.