17 Unique Places of Natural Beauty That Not Everyone Knows Even Exist
5General Sherman Giant Sequoia: Largest known living tree on Earth
This amazing picture shows the famous General Sherman Giant Sequoia tree that happens to be the largest living single stem tree on the planet. It can be found in the Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park in Tulare County, in the U.S. state of California.
6The old man of Storr on the isle of Skye, Scotland
The old man of Storr is a rock pinnacle that stands so high that it can be seen for miles around. The Storr is a part of the Trotternish Ridge and was created by huge ancient landslides that created one of the most famous landscapes in the world.
7Acid lakes at the Dallol Volcano in Danakil Desert, Ethiopia
The acid lakes of Dallol volcano in the Danakil Desert Ethiopia are an amazing natural hydrothermal formation of lakes famous for their unusual colors. The active springs are never permanent and new springs take the place of old almost every day.
The colors keep changing white to green, lime, yellow, gold, orange, red, purple and ochre. It is the high mineral content, saline and acids that give the unique color.
8Petrified wood: Wood turned into opal at Petrified forest national park Arizona
No it isn’t petrified as in Harry Potter magic, but it is a fossil where petrifaction of trees and tree-like plants get converted to stones through the process of mineralization. This happens when plant material gets buried under sediment or volcanic ash and protected from decay and organisms.
Groundwater rich in minerals flowing through the sediment convert the plant material to minerals like silica, calcite, pyrite and even beautiful opal.