Other natural formations around the world.|
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|Almost immediately, the earthquake of July 9, 1958, was followed by a massive wave that splashed to a maximum height of 1,720 feet on the southeast spur of Gilbert Inlet at the headland of Lituya Bay, then by a wave that wiped everything in its path over an area of about 4 square miles (10.4 sq. kms) on either side of the Bay. |
There were three fishing boats anchored near the ent...
|Plateau giant sinkholes called "Simas" in Venezuela||07/17/2006||892|
|Fresh water lakes on a sandy island.... There are more than 40 lakes on the island.The are giant rainwater puddles held in sand dune hollows by a layer of sand rendered impermeable by reed humus rotting into it over centuries.||07/03/2006||735|
|Locations of 244 Heritage Trees in Portland, Oregon. These are beautiful trees, and I wanted this file so I could plan a bike tour of them, so other people might want it, too.||06/26/2006||627|
|The Angel Glacier is a Cirque Glacier on Mount Edith Cavell. It is so called because its appearance is that of an angel with outstretched wings.||06/20/2006||870|
|The Strelley Pool Chert rock formation in in the Pilbara region of Western Australia preserve an environment that existed 3.43 billion years ago, including several kinds of stromatolites. |
Stromatolites have traditionally been defined as remains of ancient life formsmicrobial mats that mixed with mud and built up rock-like structures.
Palaeontologists and geologists conclude that...
|Iceberb field near Hearn island, Canada|
|Pamukkale, meaning "cotton castle" in Turkish, is a natural site and attraction in south-western Turkey.||06/19/2006||859|
|The Trou de Fer is a difficult canyon with huge unforgiving walls that require considerable technical to descend. It also has an unpredictable nature that makes it quite dangerous.**||06/15/2006||709|
|Located next to one of the largest lod river systems I have ever seen, sandbars look like abstract paintings of ghosts||05/28/2006||255|
|Meeting place of the North American and European (the southern one) tectonic plates. Each year they drift away from eachother about 2 centimeters.||05/10/2006||1,053|
|Nice dunes in Kalahari desert.||05/10/2006||706|
|The fabled Giant Rock had attracted the first native nomads hundreds of years before settlements rose from the dusty ground. The granite stone and surrounding ground had been held as holy ground by the Native Americans. It is reported that the Hopi knew of this rock and joined other tribes across the desert to convene and celebrate the coming seasons. Shaman drew spiritual strength for the trib...||05/07/2006||964|
|The Lorelei is a 132 meters slate rock that marks the narrowest part of the river Rhine between Switzerland and the North Sea.||05/03/2006||787|
|A pretty clear shot of multiple interference patterns created by ocean waves moving through breakwaters. Latvia.||05/01/2006||861|
|Streams that resemble twins joined at head||04/26/2006||291|
|The fastest-moving major glacier is the Columbia glacier, between Anchorage and Valdez, in Alaska, USA. In 1999 it was measured to be flowing at an average rate of 35 m (115 ft) per day. The glacier has almost doubled its previously recorded speed of 20 m (65 ft) per day, possibly due to global warming. Glaciers are large moving masses if ice formed in (usually mountainous) regions where the ra...||04/25/2006||1,006|
|No Idea what this beatiful stones are good for, but they are extremely beautiful in shape and colours and it is a brilliant Hi-Res Picture.||04/03/2006||989|
|A few popular places in Iceland (incl. overlay Jokulsarlon).||04/03/2006||1,102|
|Meeting the rivers Missouri and Mississippi||03/28/2006||577|
|Star Dune, Grand Erg Oriental, Sahara //Kreuz- oder Sterndünen in der Sahara||03/28/2006||4,039|
|An oasis in Libyan Sahara.||03/21/2006||986|
|Gaberoun is an oasis with a large lake located in the municipality Sabha in the Libyan Sahara.|
The old bedouin settlement by the western shore of the lake has been abandoned, and now lays in ruins. A rudimentary tourist camp is located on the northeastern shore, including an open tea patio, sleeping huts, and a souvenir shop (attended by a touareg in full costume) in the winter.<...
|The original Maelstrom is the Moskstraumen, a powerful tidal current between the Lofoten Point (Lofotodden) and the island Vaero/y south west of the main chain of the Lofoten Islands, off the Norwegian coast. It has its name from the small island Mosken in the middle of the sound.|
The Maelstrom is one of the strongest in the world.
The shallow strait, some 4-5 kilometres wide, l...
|One of several points along the Military Road where the cliff edge is just getting too close to the road. Combined tidal and weather erosion has already caused this road to be re-routed several times. The road was originally a straight Roman road, the foundations of which can be seen in places in the cliff face.||03/04/2006||759|