Despite the exploration of space and the universe around us, which has developed rapidly over the last few centuries, we have not yet found a suitable replacement for our planet - not only in terms of the ability to sustain human life but also in terms of abundance and diversity. There are so many beautiful and innumerable natural worlds within our world, some of them actually transcend all others, and you probably do not even know them. We wanted to make sure you at least get to see them virtually!
Lençóis Maranhenses is a very unique national park in the state of Marienau, in the north of Brazil, on the Atlantic Ocean. This is one of the most mysterious and magical places there is, being that it’s simply mesmerizing. During the rainy season, the water fills up the dunes scattered around the area, creating lagoons of a kind, that make the park look beautiful, with turquoise, green, and blue reflections stretching between the velvet and white sand hills.
The picturesque Capilano Bridge hangs somewhere deep in the Canadian forest, near the city of Vancouver, about 70 meters above the raging River Capilano. The bridge itself was originally built to make it easier for workers to carry wood across the canyon. Today it serves as a tourist attraction for all intents and purposes, and walking across it is a wonderful and breathtaking experience.
Cenote Ik-Kil - located in the Yucatan peninsula near the Caribbean coast of Mexico - is an excellent example of the wonders of nature; It was created entirely naturally by an underground tunnel whose waters washed over the clump of limestone that stood above it and carved the great deep Cenote. Today you can see the great walls which stand like a fortress around the water-gorge that has pooled, on which a stone staircase was built for the safety of tourists descending into the heart of the cenote. The walls of the site are also embedded with artificial waterfalls and small balconies that were built as observation posts for visitors.
Skellig Michael is an island located in the Atlantic Ocean, about 11 kilometers west of the Irish Peninsula Iberica. Between the 6th and 8th centuries, a Christian monastery was built on this island. As its remains - along with much of the island itself - were recognized as an international heritage site of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), In 1996. This place looks so celestial and extraordinary that it even starred in the filming of "Star Wars - Power Awakening," the seventh installment of the popular film series.
The spotted lake is a saltwater lake in British Columbia, Canada, which contains a large concentration of various minerals. During the summer most of the water in the lake evaporates, revealing the fascinating sight of a wealth of mineral deposits dotting the lake. The color of the dots depends on the mineral from which they are made up of, with most of them receiving their color from the sulfate magnesium that crystallizes while boiling; During the summer months, the various minerals harden to create channels and paths between and around the colored dots.
Pongour Waterfall is the largest and most beautiful waterfall in Vietnam. During the rainy season, it falls wide and down many different levels, eventually reaching the lower pool; In the hot season, on the other hand, the waterfall loses its strength and turns into small and numerous streams, but still retains its beauty and uniqueness. If you arrive in the city of Da Lat, in the center of Vietnam's southern part during the rainy season, don’t hesitate to visit the waterfall, because despite the long journey to reach it - when you do, you are sure to witness a sight that will leave you breathless.
The Devil’s Tower National Park is a natural monument located in the Valley of Belle Fourche, Wyoming, USA. It was the first site ever to be recognized as a "national monument" in the United States, which, of course, only adds to its uniqueness. There are a few theories surrounding how the tower was formed, one was that it was formed by the entry of molten rock into or between other rock formations, or that it’s the remains of a volcano that’s gone extinct. The oldest geological deposits discovered in the area of the monument are dated to be between 225 and 225 million years old.
The main attraction in the Prohodna Cave are two huge holes created in the rock that look like two human pupils. The locals call them "the eyes of God" but sometimes also "the eyes of Satan." These "windows" that emerged in the cave provide it with natural light and astonish tourists because of the amazing symmetry between them. If you happen to visit the place on a rainy day, when the droplets of water flow through those eye holes - those "eyes" seem to be crying.
Samgwangsa Temple is known for its annual Lantern Festival held in honor of Buddha's birthday, an event which attracts millions of tourists each year. During the festival hundreds of thousands of colored lanterns are lit and released into the sky, to illuminate the darkness.
This castle, hidden in the Bavarian Alps, seems to have emerged from some fairy tale. It is a pearl of real architecture that has become immensely popular among tourists; Neuschwanstein is considered a prototype of the Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disneyland Paris, as well as the inspiration for composer Tchaikovsky while writing the classics Swan Lake.
The Tracy Aram Fjord is one of the most magical fjords on earth: rocky coasts, magnificent mountains, towering cliffs, waterfalls falling into the sea, emerald-like water on the fjord itself - all these and more make this place a worthwhile destination. No tourist who visits the Fjord can remain indifferent to its landscapes, as well as the many animals living in its vicinity, such as seals, sea lions, whales, and otters.