Sea erosion in combination with soil rich in lime, has created favorable conditions for the emergence of the caves on Mallorca, which number over four thousand.
These amazing underground landscapes of the island are amazingly beauty and diversity. At different times the caves of Majorca was used for housing, warehouses, served as hideouts for smugglers… eventually made these nooks the basis for the emergence of hundreds of different legends and “horror stories”.
For hundreds of years the inhabitants of Mallorca were hiding in the underground labyrinths from the raids of the pirate fleets, by the way, a regular attack of pirates is one of the reasons why the oldest city of Mallorca don’t stand at the sea shore, and “hiding” in the depths of the island.
Today visit the world of underground lakes and caves easier, enough to buy a ticket, costing from 4 to 10 euros. There, under the ground, you will be amazed by the size and colors of stalactites and stalagmites, you’ll see how over thousands of years by drops of water has created a bizarre, and sometimes just incredible shape.
Drach caves (Las Cuevas del Drach)
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On our planet there are a lot of amazing things. Many miracles, which, of course, you can give a rational explanation. But does that mean they cease to impress us and to be, in fact, wonders? Take, for example, lakes. It would seem that may be stunning in the plot of water surrounded by land? And then it turns out that, in General, is astounding. And a lot! So, let’s start.
1. Ink lake located in Algiers, filled with poisonous ink and does not contain any life. The reason for this is the connection of water iron salts and organic substances.
2. Empty the lake, looks no different from the many similar lakes, not burdened by any species of flora and fauna. Most interesting is that scientists still can’t explain this oddity, all attempts of settlement failed miserably. Is an anomaly in Western Siberia on the territory of the Kuznetsk Alatau.
3. The asphalt lake. Just imagine the lake is. asphalt! The fact that it is located in the crater of a mud volcano on the island of Trinidad. There are also oil deposits that turn into asphalt by evaporation.
4. Many-storied lake. Its water consists of many layers: fresh, marine, brackish and saturated with hydrogen sulfide. Curiosity Continue reading
Crater lake – one of the greatest creations of the sorceress nature. Most of them were formed millennia ago from rain and glacial water in natural reservoirs, formed due to volcanic eruptions. Landscape these ponds provide fantastic, therefore, it constantly attracts numerous tourists. One of such natural attractions of our planet is a beautiful crater Lake (The Crater Lake) – that is, literally, “Crater lake”, which is located in the U.S. state of Oregon.
This reservoir has an ancient history – he appeared more than 7700 years ago, after the last eruption of the mazama volcano (Mount Mazama). Over time, they formed on the site of the eruption, the Caldera is a huge depression with almost straight vertical walls and the bottom deep was filled with water and formed lake, leaving on the surface only a few small objects of volcanic origin. One – Hex island (Wizard Island), and today dominates the clear waters of the lake. All the beauty of natural attractions just a professional photographer .
Crater lake is located at an altitude of about 2400 m above sea level and has a fairly large dimensions: 8 by 9.6 km Maximum distance from the surface to the bottom of this reservoir reaches 594 m, making it the eighth place in depth world and second in North America.
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