THE TRAVERTINE POOLS OF PAMUKKALE
Pamukkale is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the pools have been closed to the tourists that once bathed in their waters to save them from further damage.
THE MOERAKI BOULDERS OF NEW ZEALAND
It is said by the Maoris that some of the surviving crew of the Araiteuru canoe were turned into stone and became mountains. The Moeraki boulders are said to be the pots and chattels from the canoe.
THE NINE HELLS OF BEPPU IN JAPAN
Further away in the Shibaseki District are Blood- Pond Hell (Chinoike Jigoku) - shown above - and Waterspout Hell (Tatsumaki Jigoku).
THE DESERT ROSE
The incredible bio diversity of Suqatra has been compared to the Galapagos Islands and it is listed as one of the top ten most endangered island ecosystems. A perect example of nature left to its own evolution.
THE SAILING STONES OF RACETRACK PLAYA
The Sailing Stones add mystique to Death Valley but the real strangeness of this place is its desperate isolation, heat and incredible flatness.