The sheets of Maranhao is an amazing lake in the dunes of white sand
  Brazil is one of the most amazing places – national Park Lencios Maranhenses (the Bedsheets of Maranhao). It is located near the city of Barbarians, in the state of…

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The sheets of Maranhao is an amazing lake in the dunes of white sand
  Brazil is one of the most amazing places – national Park Lencios Maranhenses (the Bedsheets of Maranhao). It is located near the city of Barbarians, in the state of…

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The Island of Luzon and Manila, Philippines

 

Luzon ( Luzon ) — the largest (area 104688 km 2 ) island of the Philippine archipelago and the 15th largest island in the world. It is located in the Northern part of the Philippine Islands. With adjacent Islands forms the same island group ( Luzon ), one of the three parts, along with the Visayas Islands and Mindanao . which are Felinine . In addition to the Luzon island group Luzon includes the Islands of Mindoro . Palawan (Luzon classification is not unambiguous, sometimes referred to the Visayas ), Busuanga . Crowns . Sibuyan . the archipelago Babuyan, etc.

From the West to the Strait bordering the South China . and the East — the Philippine sea .

Features of the island of Luzon

Relief strove Luzon complex, with a combination of mountains, intermontane and coastal plains. It is the largest mountain range of the Philippines — Cordillera . The highest point of the island (the second highest in the country) — mountain Pulog ( Pulag ), 2922 m On Luzon there are active volcanoes, including the famous volcanoes Mayon and Taal . The largest lake of the Philippines — Laguna de Bai ( Laguna de Bay ) is also located on Luzon . Continue reading

Unique tri-colored crater lake of Kelimutu volcano

Kelimutu volcano is located on lost in the ocean island of Flores, which belongs to the Small Eastern Indonesian Sunda Islands. Since the island is far removed from the mainland, tourists visit it not so often, Yes, and, frankly, there is almost no infrastructure. The last time the volcano erupted in the last century, in 1968, and doesn’t give any signs of activity. But in the last eruption in the magma formed coldera, which were a kind of cups, which collect water from precipitation.

Today flying over the island can be clearly seen from the aircraft with three bright turquoise spots – this is the famous lake Kelimutu. What are they famous for?

The fact that lake Kelimutu is constantly changing colour. Turquoise lake over the year could turn into turquoise, then after a certain time become red or green. Due to this, however, the presence in water of various minerals. It is the chemical relationship of these components and leads to a dynamic change of color of the water. Well, for example, green lake suggests that, in reaction into hydrochloric and sulphuric acids, the red tint of the water indicates the interaction of hydrogen sulphide with iron.

The local aboriginal people, who belong to the tribe of Leo, there is a legend about Kelimutu. They say that the lakes are inhabited by the souls of the dead. Continue reading

Kamchatka: acid lake Trinity

Dangerous the lake is at the top of the volcano Small Semyachik. Namely, in the crater of the name of the Trinity. It attracts tourists with its amazing color — with height of bird’s flight in Sunny weather, overlooking the bright turquoise lake surrounded by black earth. This color give the lake the smallest particles of sulfur that are released into the water from the volcano. If you look at the lake from the surface of the earth, it is impossible to believe that it looks turquoise on top. From some angles the pond seems to be just muddy. The diameter of the lake is small — only 500-600 meters.

The Semyachik volcano is considered to be valid, some scientists believe that this lake was formed as a result of one of the eruptions. The water temperature here is around 30-40 degrees, but the lake gradually cools down. In some winters the surface is fully covered with ice and snow.

In the crater of the Trinity on the shore there is a small black beach, but swimming there is deadly: dissolved in water acid eat through even metal. Prolonged exposure near a lake without a mask can also harm the health. However, tourists are regularly organized not only helicopter tours over the volcano, but Hiking tours on the lake — and even with the descent into the crater to the shore.

Kamchatka: Valley Of Death

Amazing in the Kronotsky Continue reading