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Old October 23rd, 2011, 10:16 PM   #21
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Old April 21st, 2012, 01:21 PM   #22
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Yanartaş - The famous flames at the Chimaera in Cirali / Turkey

Yanartaş - The mystical flames at the Chimaera. The Chimaera, a series of flames issuing ot of cracks in the bare hillside, is one of the most unusual sites in the whole of Lycia.
Yanar taş is the name of a geographical feature near Olympos.

Some say this geothermically active region was the inspiration for the myth Ctesias (as cited by Pliny the Elder and quoted by Photius) identified the Chimaera with an area of permanent gas vents which can still be found today by hikers on the Lycian Way in southwest Turkey. Called in Turkish Yanar taş (flaming rock), it consists of some two dozen vents in the ground, grouped in two patches on the hillside above the Temple of Hephaistos about 3 km north of Çıralı, near ancient Olympos, in Lycia. The vents emit methane thought to be of metamorphic origin, which can spontaneously ignite. In ancient times sailors could navigate by the flames, but today is used more to brew tea, the flames of little use for navigation now. (Strabo held the Chimaera to be a ravine on a different mountain in Lycia.)

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Old April 21st, 2012, 06:53 PM   #23
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Old April 22nd, 2012, 07:54 AM   #24
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Crystal cave in Mexico is one of the most wonderful place in the world. The cave has giant quatz crystals and others, that's place where people should visit once in their life. Maybe this's one of the 7 natural wonders of the world.






Very beautiful. King of caves in the world.

It's amazing. Nature's wonderful.

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Old April 22nd, 2012, 08:26 AM   #25
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Old April 22nd, 2012, 08:39 AM   #26
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Yellowstone National Park, USA


Eruptions can shoot 3,700 to 8,400 US gallons (14,000 to 32,000 L) of boiling water to a height of 106 to 185 feet (32 to 56 m) lasting from 1.5 to 5 minutes. The average height of an eruption is 145 feet (44 m). The highest recorded eruption was 185 feet (56 m). Intervals between eruptions can range from 45 to 125 minutes, averaging 66.5 minutes






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Old April 22nd, 2012, 05:52 PM   #27
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I don't know name of under place. It's in Grand Cayon, Arizona. Sight of Mars.

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Old April 22nd, 2012, 07:21 PM   #28
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Turkmenistan - The Door to Hell , Darvaza

Derweze (Turkmen language: The Gate, also known as Darvaza) is a Turkmenistan village of about 350 inhabitants, located in the middle of the Kara-Kum desert, about 260 km north from Ashgabat. Darvaza inhabitants are mostly Turkmen of the Teke tribe, preserving a half-nomadic lifestyle.
The Derweze area is rich in natural gas. While drilling in 1971 geologists accidentally found an underground cavern filled with natural gas. The ground beneath the drilling rig collapsed, leaving a large hole with a diameter of about 50-100 meters. To avoid poisonous gas discharge, it was decided to burn the gas. Geologists had hoped the fire would go out in a few days but it has been burning ever since. Locals have named the cavern The Door to Hell. Next to capturing the gas, flaring is safer and friendlier to the environment than releasing the methane into the atmosphere as methane is a relatively potent greenhouse gas with a high global warming potential of 72 (averaged over 20 years) or 25 (averaged over 100 years). Turkmenistan plans to increase its production of natural gas. In April 2010, the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow visited the site and ordered that the hole should be closed, or other measures be taken to limit its influence on the development of other natural gas fields in the area.
Not far from the burning crater are two other craters of similar origin. These craters are not burning as the gas pressure is much weaker. At the bottom of one of these craters is light grey mud while the last crater contains a turquoise lake. This lake prevents further attempts at drilling. Not far from the burning crater are several dormant wells
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Aurora is a natural light display in the sky particularly in the high latitude regions, you can look aurora in Alaska, Cagary, Norway...
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The world's just awesome.
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Old April 23rd, 2012, 08:06 PM   #31
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The Qiantang River (China) is known for the world's largest tidal bore, which is up to 9 metres (30 ft) high, and travels at up to 40 km per hour (25 miles an hour).


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Old April 23rd, 2012, 10:25 PM   #32
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Pamukkale, Turkey http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pamukkale

Pamukkale, meaning "cotton castle" in Turkish, is a natural site in Denizli Province in southwestern Turkey. The city contains hot springs and travertines, terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water. It is located in Turkey's Inner Aegean region, in the River Menderes valley, which has a temperate climate for most of the year.
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Old April 24th, 2012, 04:50 PM   #33
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Old April 24th, 2012, 05:06 PM   #34
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Old April 24th, 2012, 09:02 PM   #35
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Pedra da Gávea - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil
The Gavea Rock with 842 meters high and is the largest block of rock by the sea on the planet and is located near the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

There is an apparent inscription carved on the rock, which is supposed to be Phoenician, a Semitic language known to modern scholars only through subscriptions. Registration is transliterated as follows:

LAABHTEJBARRIZDABNAISINEOFRUZT

Bearing in mind that as in Hebrew, a language closely related, the Phoenician is written from right to left, the inscription should be read Tzur FOENISIAN BADZIR JETHBAAL RAB, which is roughly translated as "Here Badezir king of Tyre, eldest son of Jetbaal. "The name of the sentence is identified as corresponding to a ruler named Badzir Phoenician (or Badezir), about 850 BC, son of Ethbaal. The "face" of the rock had been carved in the likeness of Badzir.
Another peculiar formation in the Gávea causing speculation about Phoenician origin population is the formation known as the "Gateway of the Gávea" consisting of a rectangular clipping, eight feet wide by 16 meters in depth and has in itself something of a marquee. The popular imagination associates also training "portal" to the mythical city of Shambala.




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That crystal cave in Mexico is mindblowing! it's like from some sci-fi movie! :o
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The Chocolate Hills is an unusual geological formation in Bohol province, Philippines.There are at least 1,260 hills but there may be as many as 1,776 hills spread over an area of more than 50 square kilometres (20 sq mi). They are covered in green grass that turns brown during the dry season, hence the name.





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Frying Pan Lake at Waimangu is one of the world’s largest hot pools: 38,000 square metres in area, and fed by numerous acid springs. The lake fills part of a crater formed by the 1886 Tarawera eruption. It has a flat floor, mainly about 6 metres deep, although some vents are up to 20 metres deep. Lake temperature is generally between 45 and 55°C.
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Pamukkale, Turkey http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pamukkale

Pamukkale, meaning "cotton castle" in Turkish, is a natural site in Denizli Province in southwestern Turkey. The city contains hot springs and travertines, terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water. It is located in Turkey's Inner Aegean region, in the River Menderes valley, which has a temperate climate for most of the year.
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