In the modern world some people rely on technological progress, others are waiting for the end of the world, but in everyday life we do not even suspect what a stunning wonders is hidden away by Mother Nature.
China Red mountains
Once upon a time, the ruthless sun slowly burned dry rocky surface. Red-hot stones could not withstand; they were cracking and crumbling into sand. And every grain of sand has saved a unique glimpse of the heavenly light.
.. A hundred million years have passed. Colorful mountain peaks have ascended, proudly shimmering solar shades from yellow terracotta to red crimson. Once the Silk Road passed through this magnificence, today the Chinese province of Gansu with true oriental wisdom offers tourists and visitors not only enjoy the vivid scenery, but also absorb energy primordial power and arouse a new strength and aspirations.
Marble caves of Chile Chico
Blue, light blue, turquoise, cornflower blue, indigo, ultramarine, sapphire — what other adjectives you can use to describe this amazing and unique beauty of the intricate stone patterns and mirrored surface of the water - Marble Cave Patagonia on Lake Gral Carrera.
Glacial lake was formed by snowmelt and has undermined and polished for centuries the Andes Mountains, creating a fantastic maze of caves and grottoes, which are reverently styled by locals as Marmara cathedral and chapel. Cold lake water iridescent by patches of sunlight reflected on the marble walls, as if hundreds of ghostly creatures keep watch over each, who has violated their privacy ... Water and stone, yin and yang - the opposite in fact, common in beauty.
Precious river Rio Tinto
People have done this river precious. The manufacture of iron ore copper, silver and gold was conducted for centuries in the Sierra Morena (Andalusia, Spain), and all waste were merged in originating at the foot of these mountains river Rio Tinto. The high concentration of heavy metals has formed acidic environment and has dyed her water into characteristic red shades, and refraction in water of sunlight has completed an amazing picture – as if flowing across the plain flow of molten gold, and precious stones: rubies, amethysts, topaz and aquamarine.
But this is sacrificial beauty. There is no fish or water plants in the river, birds do not nest on its banks. But Rio Tinto does not give up. Water, which was poisoned, has become an ideal environment for aerobic bacteria extremophilic that has attracted the attention of scientists, who study the probability of the existence of other planets of all forms of life.
The natural habitat of man is not only a natural landscape and its inhabitants, but also electromagnetic fields, ultraviolet rays, atmospheric layers and many other physical and chemical phenomena, which we know from the school curriculum, scientific and popular programs. They are an integral part of the living space. And only a few lucky ones get the chance to see firsthand the manifestation of some of them.
Northern or polar radiance — is a result of the interaction of the upper layers of the magnetosphere with the charged particles of the solar wind. That’s the theory. In practice - bright flashes of all rainbows’ colors light up the black of bottomless sky, hanging over the hushed tundra. It is a unique spectacle, which has not disclosed all of its secrets, and it still attracts and fascinates and ordinary travelers, and prominent scientists.
Place, where the land merges with the sky
This place really exists. It is a salt lake Uyuni, which is situated in the southern plains of the Altiplano, Bolivia on an area of more than ten and a half thousand square kilometers. Rather, it is not a lake, but a marsh, which thickness of the salt reaches up to eight meters. After rainy seasons salt marsh is covered with a thin film of water, which specularly reflects the sky with moving clouds. Extending as far as the eye almost completely flat surface, creates the illusion of roads in the sky and leads to the place where dreams are born ...
Treasure, that blooms
From bird's-eye they look like a huge patchwork blanket, woven from colored slips and neat rectangles. Closer look gives you the feeling of delight and pride for the great work of natural tenderness and painstaking selection of human labor - Plantation of tulips in Holland. Introduced back in the mid-sixteenth century, plain onions have become truly flourishing treasure for a small country. Enterprising Dutch have not missed their chance - carefully and frugally nurturing and growing unusual flowers, they create a real tulip empire. Today, Dutch tulips is not only profitable floral and tourism, it is a unique example of harmonious symbiosis between technological progress and the preservation of the environment.