The world is such a marvellous place—there are plenty of breathtaking places in almost every corner of our planet. However, if you think you have seen almost every mountain, valley, or sea in the world and are feeling slightly bored, here are some unusual landscapes that you should definitely add to your travel bucket list.
Top 10 Unusual Landscapes - Gates to Hell, Turkmenistan It is estimated that Turkmenistan owns the world’s fifth largest reserves of natural gas. In May 2011, this was discovered in Turkmenistan – the second largest gas deposit, the South Yoloten gas field. It covers 1,500 square miles and is preceded by Iran’s South Pars gas field, the world’s largest. Read more: http://www.toptenz.net/top-10-unusual-landscapes.php#ixzz2OmZF3yH6
Top 10 Unusual Landscapes - Antelope Canyon, USA I envy all of you who had the chance to visit this corner of paradise. Blessed with unusual but splendid rock formations, Arizona seems to be the home of natural wonders. The Grand Canyon, the Petrified Forest and the Wave are some of the world’s most visited and photographed places. Read more: http://www.toptenz.net/top-10-unusual-landscapes.php#ixzz2OmYoeL00
As a result of the mining, Río Tinto is notable for being very acidic (pH 2) and its deep reddish hue is due to iron dissolved in the water. Acid mine drainage from the mines leads to severe environmental problems due to the heavy metal concentrations in the river
The world's sea ice is melting at record levels as temperatures soar "Julienne Stroeve of the NSIDC told the Climate Central website: This has been a most unusual winter. According to NSIDC total sea ice cover worldwide was at a record low during January. It reported that air temperatures were more than five degrees Celsius above the 1981-2010 average over the northern Barents Sea in the Arctic and four degrees higher than the average in the East Siberian and northern Chukchi seas." | via…