Oh the wrath of those legendary scorned Gods. Here's what is said to have happened when his lover fled with another man. He created falls to impossible to cross. At least he was practical, since the river forms a natural boundary between Argentina & Brazil.
This tranquil looking canyon gets its name honestly since it is always this gorgeous color of turquoise. Said to get crowded though since it is very close to the French Riviera. Located between the towns of Castellane and Moustiers-Sainte-Marie.
Situated in south-east Siberia, the 3.15-million-ha Lake Baikal is the oldest (25 million years) and deepest (1,700 m) lake in the world. It contains 20% of the world's total unfrozen freshwater reserve. One of 24 World Heritage Sites in Russia!
Nature truly can create its own chalkboard and this one is an enormous palate at 350 feet in some places. It is also a symbolic piece of the area as historically, it was the vantage point toward Europe & a natural "guard" of the English Channel.
Leave it to nature to figure out how to create something called a Slot Canyon. Something about flash floods and the erosion of sandstone actually created something very smooth. Good thing since it is a relatively tight fit for mere humans. This is on my list.
If you want your wedding site to have the blessing of George Washington, you might want to plan it at the oldest lighthouse in New York. You can't beat the clean, fresh air out here and it has a ruggedness I find very special.
This monolithic rock is reachable if you go at low tide. Another bonus are the tide-pools that host a variety of little creatures including starfish, crabs & sea slugs. And in case you thought Puffins were just a breakfast cereal, turns out sea birds like the tide pools, too.
The 56,259 ha biosphere lies within rugged forested mountains about 100 km northwest of Mexico City. Every autumn, millions, perhaps a billion, butterflies from wide areas of North America return to the site and cluster on small areas of the forest reserve, colouring its trees orange and literally The 56,259 ha biosphere lies within rugged forested mountains about 100 km northwest of Mexico City. Every autumn, millions, perhaps a billion, butterflies from wide areas of North America return to the site and cluster on small areas of the forest reserve, colouring its trees orange and literally bending their branches under their collective weight. In the spring, these butterflies begin an 8 month migration that takes them all the way to Eastern Canada and back, during which time four successive generations are born and die. How they find their way back to their overwintering site remains a mystery. One of 31 World Heritage Sites in Mexico!…see moresee less
Hard to imagine the beauty and color accompanying the millions of butterflies that return to this biosphere every fall. Somehow, after being dispersed throughout North America during the rest of the year the return to their home, again and again.
A natural geyser, Geysir hasn't had much activity for awhile and has been known to stop for years at a time. This one is an old-pro though and is said to have been erupting for oh, just 10,000 years. Seems to be pretty good at preserving its energy for "just the right moment" to surprise.
one of the highlights of going to vermont for me was visiting a real maple syrup factory! you could taste all different kinds and colors of syrup at the end of a tour they had there. I always think of vermont whenever I have maple syrup now.