After one of the main exciting adventures throughout his life — dip the bottom of the Mariana trench, the Director James Cameron has admitted that the feeling was such as if he'd landed on another planet. The bottom resembled a desolate lunar surface, the only living things which were tiny crustaceans.
Although the deep oceanic trench is the deepest place on Earth and has its unique ecosystem, this "parallel universe" hidden in places readily available. The unique combination of various forms of relief sometimes creates absolutely fantastic landscapes reminiscent of another world, in which, in contrast to the Mariana trench, can get anyone and without any special equipment.
Pancake rocks, New Zealand
Rocks are located on the West coast of New Zealand. They formed several million years ago, at a time when, instead of the sushi here was the sea. After education has risen from the depths of the sea, wind and water modified landscapes, creating grooves, through which the rocks resemble stacks of pancakes.
The curves of the trees, Canada
This natural phenomenon for scientists remains a mystery. Only the researchers suggest that this may be one manifestation of a genetic mutation. As a result of the impact of tree trunks in a grove of Saskatchewan began to curl up, forming a winding forest.
White desert, Egypt
In the East of the Sahara desert is located in a unique area 365 days a year looks like him just a few minutes ago were covered with snow. Several million years ago, it housed the bottom of the ocean. Stepping back, the water left on the land limestone deposits formed from the remains of marine microorganisms. Some of them eventually wind shaped sculpture.
This is one of the most isolated archipelago in the world of continental origin. Presumably, it is separated from Africa about 6 million years ago. The island is home to some of the rarest plants on the planet, a third of which are found nowhere else.
The Atacama Desert, Chile
The driest desert Land used by researchers to test NASA spacecraft designed to explore the surface of Mars. It is believed that the soil of the desert is similar to the rocks of the red planet. It contains a slight amount of moisture, and in some areas, the rain falls for several decades, because of what life there is completely absent.
17 thermal springs with water temperature from 35 to 100 °C formed a bizarre system of reservoirs. In form they resemble terraces. Made of natural reservoirs of travertine.
Cave of crystals, Mexico
Limestone cave, discovered in 2000 by miners, paving a new tunnel, reaches 11 meters long and 4 meters wide. The cave filled with the world's largest Selenite crystals: they're everywhere in different directions. Their age is estimated at 500 000 years. The temperature reaches 58 °C, relative humidity 90-100%.
Natural Park is in the Northwest of Hunan province. Its territory covers 13 000 sq. km. Park is covered with dense green forests, coterminous with thousands of giant pillars of quartzite and Sandstone, which became the prototype of the landscape of the planet Pandora in the movie "Avatar".
Chocolate hills, Philippines
Almost symmetric elevation is nearly 50 square kilometers in the province of Bohol. According to various sources, there are about 1200 to 1800 hills. Most of the year they are covered with grass, but during the dry season, it acquires a brown color, because of what the landscape looks completely alien.
The Park is notable for its incredible formations. Under the influence of water, wind and other factors, it formed an unusual shape, resembling a stone or mushrooms, for example, the profile of Queen Elizabeth.