Earth is fantastic with beautifully and even bizarre places to visit and travel to. Here are the most bizarre places on Earth. Places that should be on your bucket list.
1. The Wave: (Coconino County, Arizona, USA) Carved rock eroded into a wave-like formation made of jurrasic-age Navajo sandstone that is approximately 190 million years old.
2. Door to Hell: In Turkmenistan an eternal fire is coming from a massive crater, created by accident after a drilling incident in a Gas mine.
3. Rainforest sinkhole: (Jaua-Sarisarinama National Park, Venezuela) A sinkhole is the natural depression of or hole in the Earth’s surface.
4. The Puente del Inca: (Argentina) A natural rock bridge covered by bright orange and yellow bacteria mats created by natural sulphur springs which cover the rock walls. Scientists speculate that interaction of extreme elements like ice and hot springs was involved in the origin of the formation. They suppose that in ancient times ice covered the river and acted as support for avalanches of snow, dust and rocks. So the dust over the ice over the river would have served as a path for the sulfurous water and petrified the surface, so when the snow melted, the bridge remained by itself.
5. Bryce Amphitheatre: (Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, USA) The bizarre pinnacles of limestone rock and eroding fins create a majestic display
6. Tufa Pinnacles: (Mono Lake, Sierra Nevada, USA) Mono Lake is a closed hydrological basin meaning water flows into it but it doesn’t flow out. The only way for water to leave is through evaporation
7. The Champagne Pool: (Waiotapu Geothermal area of New Zealand) A colourful hot spring with a surface temperature of 74 degrees celsius. It bubbles due to uprising carbon dioxide
8. Tsingy: (Ankarana National Park, Northern Madagascar) A series of carpet limestone pinnacles
9. The Great Blue Hole: (Belize) A large submarine sinkhole which is over 984 feet across and 407 feet deep formed during several episodes of quaternary glaciation when sea levels were much lower.
10. Hiller Lake: (Western Australia) Scientists cannot explain the pink colour although they have proven it is not due to the presence of algae
11. Balls Pyramid: (Lord Howe Island, New South Wales, Australia) The world’s tallest sea stack, at 562 metres formed through processes of coastal geomorphology, which are entirely natural. Time, wind, and water are the only factors involved
12. Elephant Rock: ( Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada, USA) A strange natural sandstone rock formation which looks like an elephant
13. Crater Lake: (Oregon, USA) Formed about 150 years ago by the collapse of the volcano Mount Mazama
14. The Peculiar Pinnacles: (Nambung National Park, Western Australia) These amazing natural limestone structures, some standing as high as five metres, were formed approximately 25,000 to 30,000 years ago after the sea receded and left deposits of shells
15. Racetrack playa: (Death Valley, California, USA) The Sailing Stones add mystique to Death Valley but the real strangeness of this place is its desperate isolation, heat and incredible flatness. The movement of the rocks continues to baffle experts who are at a loss to explain why they have moved across a perfectly flat bed despite weighing up to 700 pounds each
16. The Moeraki Boulders: (New Zealand) The gigantic boulders started forming on the ocean floor and can now been seen sitting mysteriously on the coastline thanks to centuries of erosion
17. Pamukkale: (Turkey) The strange and weirdly beautiful terraced pools of Pamukkale have been appreciated for over two millennia and yet still remain a little known wonder of the world.
18. The Beauty Pool: (Yellowstone National Park, USA) The hot spring allows luminous algae and bacteria to flourish creating a vivid array of colours.
19. The Eye of Africa: (Mauritania) Currently scientists believe that they know what caused this formation. Hey! It’s a Ri chat structure … whatever that really means. A more Bizarre theory is that it is the impact site of an ancient but very powerful bomb. At ground level it’s difficult to make out the shape radiating from where you stand. This 30-mile-wide series of concentric rings in the town of Ouadane calls to mind crop circles. But it wasn’t etched by aliens or fashioned by pranksters with too much time on their hands. The upwelling of sedimentary rock has naturally eroded to create what appears to be a rippled pond frozen in the moment after a pebble has disturbed its surface.
20. The Crooked Forest: (Poland) The town of New Czarnowa, Poland is home to a bizarre forest where hundreds of pine trees show large bends in the bottom of their trunks, before growing straight up as normal. It is still a mystery what causes this strange deformity. What we do know is that it looks like some twisted magical forest where you don’t want to get stuck during the night!