Do you like traveling? Even if you have visited every country in the world, here we have the 10 absolutely amazing photos of the places which we bet you haven’t seen before. At least not from this perspective.
A Marvelous Desert in the Southwestern Africa
This is the place where the Namib Desert meets the Atlantic Ocean. It is one of the oldest and the largest deserts in the world, belonging to both Namibia and Angola. Even though having a harsh climate, there are few animal and plant species adapted to live there. Among the animals which consider the Namib Desert as their home is one unique type of elephants which can go for days without drinking any water.
The astonishingly beautiful Swiss landscape
A common reader would probably not believe that this woman is actually bathing in a Swiss hotel pool. Located in the Alps, the hotel offers its visitors the unique experience of enjoying the view while resting in an outdoor heated pool. Would you prefer spending your time in this pool looking at the ski hill, or actually skiing over there in the snow?
Victoria Peak near Hong Kong
Have you ever seen so many skyscrapers at once? Not many cities in the world have this amount of skyscrapers in one place and definitely not so beautiful like these ones. What about this view from the above? The Victoria Peak, located near the city of Hong Kong, enables people to see the city itself from the bird perspective which gives us this unbelievable feeling of amazement.
English White Cliffs
These cliffs are made of chalk and can be found on the coast of Kent. Being white, it has always been easy to identify them, so they’ve been used by fisherman to orient themselves while approaching England from the sea. The Romans called England ‘Albion’, from the word ‘albus’ which means ’white’, precisely because of these white cliffs.
The Twelve Apostles of Australia
For more than 10 million years, the ocean was eroding the limestone cliffs of the Victorian coastline. It created caves that became archways and then the isolated columns were formed. So, today we have the 12 amazing columns there in the ocean. In the morning, the apostles glow yellow under the direct sunlight, but as the sun sets over the ocean, the color changes and becomes just a dark shadow. No photograph can depict the real beauty of this scenery, so the best way to know it is to see it in person.
Fjallabaksleid in Iceland
What we see in this picture is the result of a many-years-long geological activity on the land of Iceland. Even though Fjallabak may refer to two highland routes, South Fjallabaksleid or the North Fjallbaksleid, the same scenery of vast beauty is present in both of them. The South Fjallabaksleid is a popular mountain track for hiking and jeeps and is easy to be walked or driven in. The area is very dry with a scarce vegetation and located among the mountains with a strong volcanic activity.
The Lion’s Head of the South Africa
Are you scared of the height? Then be advised not to go to the mountain called Lion’s Head near the Cape Town in the South Africa, since it peaks at 669 meters (2,195 ft) above the sea level. The English in the 17th century called the peak Sugar Loaf. The view is beautiful, but the route is dangerous. From the above, you can see the whole town surrounded by the ocean.
Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania
Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania is a dormant volcano which has three volcanic cones called “Kibo”, “Mawenzi”, and “Shira”. Being the highest mountain in Africa, it is 5,895 meters (19,341 ft) high above the sea level. Many people have tried to climb this mountain, but that is a very dangerous adventure. Kilimanjaro’s summit is well above the altitude at which the life-threatening forms of acute mountain sickness can occur.
The Troll’s Tongue (Trolltunga) in Norway
This is one of the favorite hiking destinations in Norway. Placed around 700 meters above the lake Ringedalsvatnet, Troll’s Tongue offers a breathtaking view. The cliff is thought to be formed during the ice age, probably about 10,000 years ago. Thousands of people visit this place every year during summer months. Even though the route to this place is very dangerous, there is only one record of an accident ever happened here.
Melissani Cave in Greece (Kefalonia)
According to the Greek mythology, Melissani was the home of Nymphs. It is 3.5 km long, 40m wide and 36m high cave. The geologists said it was created by the dissolution of rocks (karstikopoiisi) during which water entered the calcareous rocks, eroded them and created hollows. The underground Melissani lake was discovered in 1951. The story said that the lake was a place of worship to Pan and Nymph Melissani. Myths mention that Melissani committed suicide and fell in the lake because Pan was not responding to her love.
Corcovado mountain, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
This statue was completed in 1931 on Mount Corcovado near the city of Rio de Janeiro. It is 30 meters tall (98 feet) and horizontally outstretched arms span 28 meters (92 feet). It represents Christ the Redeemer. Simple presence near this statue gives you a God-like notion of being above all the world’s troubles. It is not surprising at all that its creators had chosen exactly this place for its home since being 700 meters (2,300 feet) above the sea level – a real God-like position.