Top 10 Most Mysterious Natural Landscapes On Earth
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What makes a natural landscape mysterious? That's because of its location, its weird animals and plants? Some are hard to be reached.
Top 10 Most Mysterious Natural Landscapes On Earth
1. The Forest Lake, Russia
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The exact location of this mysterious lake is unknown. According to some, it can be found in the Tyumen region of Russia. No one knows exactly how the lake ended up in the middle of the forest.
2. Tepuis Mountains in Venezuela
In the language of the Pemon Aboriginal people living in the Gran Sabana region of southeastern Venezuela, "Tepui" means "house of the gods".
Kukenan Tepui is an interesting mountain in southeast Venezuela. The mountain is known as a Tepui, which describes a flat-topped mountain with vertical sides. Kukenan Falls at 2,211 vertical feet (674 meters) spills off Kukenan Tepui right next to the climbing route and is one of the world’s highest waterfalls. Angel Falls, which spills off another nearby Tepui is the world’s highest waterfall (3212 feet-979 meters). There are many interesting plants that grow on the summit, including many carnivorous plants, i.e., ones that eat insects. There is little soil on top because the constant rains wash it away. Monte Roraima is Kukenan’s famous neighbor. Kukenan is climbed much less frequently than Roraima and is a more difficult climb.
3. Honokohau Falls in Maui, Hawaii
This waterfall is surrounded by trees and surrounded by wildlife.
Honokohau Falls is said to be the tallest waterfall on Maui as it apparently plunges in two tiers for a total of 1100ft.
In order for us to get to this waterfall, we had to take a helicopter tour since the falls was situated in an inaccessible valley in the west side of the island.
4. Amazon Rainforest
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This is a moist broadleaf forest in the Amazon basin of South America. It spans the territory of 9 countries: Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Surinam and French Guiana.
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THE AMAZON IS THOUGHT TO BE HOME TO 10% OF KNOWN SPECIES ON EARTH
And incredibly, a new species of animal or plant is discovered in the Amazon every other day on average.
IT’S ESTIMATED THAT THERE COULD BE NEARLY 400 BILLION TREES STANDING IN THE AMAZON
These trees influence rainfall cycles throughout South America by releasing 20 billion tonnes of water into the air every day. Remarkably, a single large tree can release over 1,000 litres of water in 24 hours – enough to fill 10 average-sized bathtubs.
DESPITE ITS IMPORTANCE, EVERY MINUTE AN AREA OF AMAZON RAINFORESTS ROUGHLY EQUIVALENT TO 5 FOOTBALL PITCHES IS CUT DOWN.
Shockingly, the first 9 months of 2022 saw the highest recorded deforestation rates in the Brazilian Amazon since 2016. The main causes of deforestation are cattle ranching and agriculture, the building of roads and other infrastructure, illegal logging, mining, and land grabbing and speculation.
5. Mount Gangkhar Puensum in Bhutan
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Mount Gangkhar Puensum is the highest unconquered mountain in the world. It is located in a disputed area between Bhutan and China.
Gangkhar Puensum on the Bhutan-Tibet border in Central Asia is likely to hold the title of the world's highest unclimbed mountain for many years to come. Out of respect for local spiritual beliefs, mountaineering is forbidden in Bhutan. There were four unsuccessful summit attempts before the mountain was closed to climbing in 1994.
Gangkhar Puensum is the highest mountain in Bhutan at 24,836 feet (7,570 meters) in elevation. It is the 40th highest mountain in the world; and the highest unclimbed mountain in the world. Any unclimbed points in the world higher than Gangkhar Puensum are not considered separate summits or mountains but subsidiary summits of higher peaks.
Why Climbing Is Prohibited in Bhutan
Local people throughout Central Asia consider the mountains to be the sacred homes of gods and spirits. The Bhutanese government honors these traditions with the ban. Further, there are no rescue resources in the region for the inevitable problems that develop among climbers, such as altitude sickness and injuries in falls and avalanches.
6. Limestone mountains in Tsingy De Bemaraha National Park, Madagascar
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The stone towers were formed over millions of years underground and the process of erosion caused by floods created the canyons. The stone towers and gorges here have a depth of up to 120 meters, forming unique natural bridges.
7. The Kerguelen Islands
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The islands are located in the southern Indian Ocean. It is known as the Lonely Islands due to its remote geographical distance from the mainland. The only way to get to these islands is by boat from Reunion Island (near Madagascar).
Penguin and seal populations are among the wildlife that thrive on Grande Terre. But because of its remoteness—and the severely cold, windy weather—you won’t find many people. Most residents of the island are scientists based in the settlement of Port-aux-Français, where they study everything from geology and biology to weather and climate.
8. Rock Islands in Palau
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Although uninhabited, the islands have been invaded by humans for thousands of years. Especially archaeologists, they found ruins that prove the existence of a community organization living and working here. Ruins are found in the caves of several island clusters.
The Rock Islands is a group of more than 250 limestone islands scattered across a 42 km stretch in some of the clearest water in the world, just south of Koror the largest city in Palau.
But be aware that visiting the Rock Islands require you to go on a day trip with a local company and to pay a 50 USD for a permit (an additional 50 USD to visit the Jellyfish lake) and are valid for 10 days.
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9. Dallol in Ethiopia
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Currently, people are mining salt in the hottest area in the world. According to scientists, the scenes in the Dallol volcano campus are very similar to those on Jupiter's satellite IO. That makes this place even more mysterious.
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If you’re still up for an adventure to Dallol, here are a few tips (you can thank me later):
Travel with a group – Travelling solo to Dallol would be a grave mistake. Also, a trip here will be expensive so it’s better to split the cost with fellow comrades.
Hire armed guards – Afar people are known to be ferocious and laws here might not protect you. Better be safe than sorry!
Equip yourself with non-perishable food and water – There are no places to dine and it can take up to a day to drive from Mekele to Dallol in a jeep.
No hotels – Forget about accommodation in Dallol; lodging will be in sleeping cots.
Be enthusiastic – From volcano to sulphur pools, you will encounter all sorts of challenges. Persevere and live your greatest adventure!
10. Palmyra Atoll
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Palmyra Atoll is located in the Pacific Ocean, south of the island of Hawaii. According to legend, there is a magical energy on this island.
This remoteness makes it a truly remarkable place, allowing for scientific research that would not be possible in other places with human populations.
Palmyra is uninhabited for the most part — it has no indigenous population, with only a small staff to support the 15 or 20 researchers who come for a week or a month at a time.
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