November 30, 2009

Otherworldly Landscapes

Filed under: Other Worlds — Jonathan @ 2:46 pm

The seven giants of the Urals, Ural Mountains: Komi Republic, Russia

“In the northern Urals, where these leave behind vegetation to become velvety hills that blend into the horizon, seven giants majestically rise. Seven stone colossi that, in the middle of nowhere, seem to have made a stop in their journey to contemplate the scenery from the top of a high plateau. With heights varying from 30 to 42 meters, these seven moais, that nature has molded during more than 200 million years, form one of the most impressive and magic geological legacies on the planet.”

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November 25, 2009

Otherworldly Landscapes

Filed under: misc., Other Worlds — Jonathan @ 12:11 pm

Chocolate Hills, Philippines

On the Philippine island of Bohol, nearly 1,300 grass-covered, limestone mounds called the Chocolate Hills dot an area of approximately 20 square miles. The mounds range from 100 to 400 feet high. In the dry season, the hills look like giant chocolate chips. Legend says they were formed by a defecating giant buffalo given food poisoning by vengeful local farmers, but scientific evidence suggests that they were created either by limestone weathering or volcanic debris.

source: msn

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