25 Places That Look Not Normal


1. Mt. Roraima, Venezuela

Mt. Roraima, Venezuela

2. Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

3. Moravia, Czech Republic

Moravia, Czech Republic

4. Tulip fields – Lisse, Netherlands

Tulip fields - Lisse, Netherlands

5. Iceland

Iceland
Source: 500px.com

6. Mare Island Naval Shipyard – Vallejo, California

Mare Island Naval Shipyard - Vallejo, California

7. Namibia

Namibia

May 17, 2011

Camel Thorn Trees, Namibia

Photograph by Frans Lanting, National Geographic

This Month in Photo of the Day: Travel and Adventure Photos

Tinted orange by the morning sun, a soaring dune is the backdrop for the hulks of camel thorn trees in Namib-Naukluft Park.

See more pictures from the June 2011 feature story “Africa’s Super Park.”

8. Naica Mine – Chihuahua, Mexico

Naica Mine - Chihuahua, Mexico

9. Tunnel of Love – Kleven, Ukraine

Tunnel of Love - Kleven, Ukraine

10. Metro – Stockholm, Sweden

Metro - Stockholm, Sweden

11. Lapland, Finland

Lapland, Finland

12. Zhangye, China

Zhangye, China

13. Mount Grinnell – Glacier National Park, Montana

Mount Grinnell - Glacier National Park, Montana

14. The Richat Structure – Mauritania

The Richat Structure - Mauritania

15. Hang Son Doong Cave – Vietnam

Hang Son Doong Cave - Vietnam

16. Chand Baori – Abhaneri, India

Chand Baori - Abhaneri, India

17. The Stone Forest – Yunnan, China

The Stone Forest - Yunnan, China

18. Berry Head Arch – Newfoundland, Canada

Berry Head Arch - Newfoundland, Canada

19. Lake Retba – Senegal

Lake Retba - Senegal

20. Gullfoss – Iceland

Gullfoss - Iceland

The Icy Pit to Hell

This is Gulfoss, the frozen waterfall in Iceland (not 100% on the Geotag, but it is a well-known spot in the area).

Dark age theologians used to believe this was the entrance to hell, which was originally a cold place; the innermost circle of Dante’s version was frozen. True believers would come here and cast themselves down into the chasm to try to rescue souls they were told had gone to hell.

It’s hard to describe how slippery this place is. I guess I could say it’s slippery as hell. The ground is already solid ice, and then there is a fine mist from the waterfall that forms tiny little perfect spheres on top that somehow take friction into a negative physics impossibility.

from my daily photo blog at www.stuckincustoms.com

21. The Wave – Arizona

The Wave - Arizona

22. Socotra, Yemen

Socotra, Yemen

23. Grand Prismatic Spring – Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Grand Prismatic Spring - Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

24. Door to Hell – Derweze, Turkmenistan

Door to Hell - Derweze, Turkmenistan

25. Crystal Cave – Skaftafell, Iceland

Crystal Cave - Skaftafell, Iceland

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