|Socotra Island in Yemen
It all started about six million years ago, when an area of 3625 sq. km separated from Africa (in fact, separated from the supercontinent Gondwana), during the continental drift. It was the time when there were created a unique microclimate and ecosystem, favoring the endemic species. The heaven of botanists and zoologists began to be populated by Arab tribes about three millennia ago, but the island was already known to the Greeks, who called it Dioscorides, and to the Romans, who related to it as Dyo-Socor-Yahlas or Dyo-Soto...
|Spotted Lake in Canada
In the hot summer sun, spotted lake (located in British Columbia and Washington), evaporates and crystallizes forming minerals are white circles that contain shallow pools that reflect the mineral content of water in blue and green. This lake is very rich in mineral concentrations: magnesium sulphate (Epsom salt), calcium and sodium sulphate, including titanium and silver. Native name is Klikuk Lake and its water is used by locals to cure joint pain....
|The "Door to Hell" in Turkmenistan
"The door to hell", as locals called this place is a crater 70 meters in diameter, near the town Darvaza (from Turkmenistan), burning continuously for 38 years. In 1971, geologists digging to discover gas deposits have stumbled upon a huge underground cave, which made the earth to collapse, taking with him all geological equipment. Since the cave was filled with toxic gas, geologists have never dared to go into the cave to recover the equipment, hoping that the gas will burn and be consumed within ...