Nature surprises us every step of the way. The strangest natural phenomena in the world surprise and attract tourists. For some, the scientific cause that causes them is unknown. Others came to light after many years of unanswered questions.
Natural phenomena intervene in several lakes that are dazzling due to their color
Lakes, in which natural phenomena intervene, generally change the color of their water. Lake Hillier on Middle Island in Australia is an attractive chewing gum pink color. There is still no scientific explanation that clarifies the reason for the color. It is said to be due to the presence of algae that contain beta-carotene and halobacteria. The combination of the two would create this phenomenon.
In the lakes of Banff National Park in Canada, you can observe a very special fact in winter. They are covered in methane gas bubbles that form when a dry leaf or dead animal sinks into the lake. The bacteria then consume the inanimate organism and release methane gas, which forms these types of pockets trapped under the ice.
The water of Lake Kawah Ijen in Indonesia is turquoise. The incredible picture is completed by citrine stones and cream colored mist. The lake is one kilometer long and is located on the volcano of the same name. The sulfur in combination with dissolved metals that come from the volcano penetrates the lake and creates this effect.
The volcano itself is also an attraction for tourists. It is 2,386 meters high and has a large crater 20 kilometers in diameter. But its biggest attraction is that it exudes blue lava. It only happens in summer, at night, and in dry weather. When the high sulfur content burns and its temperature rises above 600 degrees.
Blood falls in the Antarctic
This phenomenon is unique in the world. The unknown invaded scientists for more than a century. But in 2017 the cause of this incredible waterfall was discovered. More than two million years ago, a saltwater lake was trapped under the glacier.
Water that was insulated from light, oxygen and heat all this time. The glacier currently has a crevice through which the water it contains flows away. When it comes into contact with the oxygen in the air, it changes its color to this reddish hue.
A beach that falls in love
It may be known when visiting Mexico, but you need to know how to swim very well to get there. They call it Playa del Amor or Hidden Beach. They estimate that the origin of this dream location was created by a bomb. In 1900, Mexico carried out test detonations in the Marietas Islands, which caused a large crater on one of the islands.
Time and climate factors filled the crater with sea water and sand, turning it into an Eden. Currently, the Marietas Islands are a biosphere reserve in the national park and in them the Playa del Amor.
To visit it, you must follow some rules that were created to protect the flora and fauna of the place.
- It can be visited by 110 people at the same time.
- You can only stay on the beach for 10 minutes.
- Diving equipment, visors, fins and snorkels may not be used.
Visitors can access the beach by swimming through a tunnel that connects the beach to the sea. It is 24 meters long. Therefore the visit depends on the tide that allows it.