Dangerous far away: 10 incredibly beautiful, but awe-inspiring placesPictolic
The ability to enjoy the beautiful is inherent exclusively in man, because the planet has no concept of aesthetics. Many terrestrial and underwater inhabitants, having a stunning appearance, can actually be extremely poisonous and dangerous. In the same way, the landscapes whose beauty we enjoy are not always as harmless as it seems from the monitor screen. We have selected 10 places, once in which you are likely to forget about their beauty.
1. Commonwealth (translated as "The Common Good") is a bay almost 50 kilometers wide between Capes Alden and Gray in Antarctica. In the Guinness Book of Records (as well as in many other ratings), it appears as the windiest place on Earth. Wind gusts sometimes reach 240 km / h, and the average annual wind speed is 80 km / h.
2. The South African Gansabai is famous for one of the largest populations of great white sharks. Although this phenomenon was turned into a tourist attraction — diving with sharks 20 years ago — it will be quite risky for an unprepared person to be in the local open waters.
3. The village of Oymyakon, in Yakutia, is known as one of the"poles of cold". According to a number of parameters, the Oymyakon Valley is the most severe place on Earth where a permanent population lives. On January 26, 1926, a temperature of -71.2 degrees was recorded here.
4. The water in the Spanish river Rio Tinto has an increased acidity. And so much so that it can be compared with our gastric juice. This is more than enough to kill any fish that turns out to be in it, as well as a person. This unique property appeared in the river thanks to bacteria and iron, which dissolved in the water for many years. Similar phenomena have been discovered on Mars, so Rio Tinto may be able to help scientists in the study of the red planet.
5. The islands of Tristan da Cunha are located in the south of the Atlantic Ocean. Their uniqueness is that the nearest piece of land from them is about 2000 miles away. Moreover, the main island is so small that it does not even fit a runway. Therefore, ordering goods there by mail is not the most promising thing. However, for the 272 people (who have only 8 surnames) who inhabit the islands, this does not seem to be a problem.
6. The Everglades is a special ecoregion in the south of the state of Florida, USA. Here you can meet crocodiles, alligators, venomous snakes, and even bears with panthers. Fortunately, the risk of being face to face with them is not so great — the territory is reliably protected from accidental passers-by.
7. There are differences about the hottest place on Earth. Some call it the Libyan El Azizia, others-the Valley of Death in the United States. However, according to NASA, a record temperature of + 71 degrees was recorded in the Deshte-Lut desert in Iran. This is supposedly the highest temperature ever recorded on our planet.
8. The Drake Strait is a very dangerous navigable area with strong winds and icebergs between Antarctica and Cape Horn in South America. However, the main reasons why this place can be a threat to ships are the underwater currents created by underwater mountain ranges. Before the Panama Canal was built in 1914, the main route from the South Pacific to the South Atlantic ran just through the Drake Strait.
9. The average height of the territory of Tibet is 4000 meters above sea level. Given the popularity of these undoubtedly beautiful places among tourists, we must understand that not everyone likes such a high-altitude area.
10. The Amazon Rainforest, the largest rainforest on Earth, is home to 20% of all living species on the planet. As you can probably guess, there may also be a threat here for someone who finds himself in this area without special training.