>What is the most bizarre natural place you've visited?
The Burren in Ireland (and the aran islands) are pretty odd places on earth. That glacial push and receding made some weird geology for sure. I found the little lichen and flowers in the cracks pretty beautiful too. Had a sore throat from the cold salt air in Aran Islands, and guide doing our horse buggy, jumped out and cut off some stalks of wild garlickly grass, which I chewed on, and my throat miraculously soothed the rest of the day. :o
I enjoyed the diverging continental split of Thingvellir, but most of all the geysir Strokkur in Iceland, watching several iterations of the eruption, and found the whole tourist experience nearby bizarre and surreal, from the wrestling statue to the highend ski gear shop.
Wrong pic, I meant to show the (completely not natural) wrestling statue that seemed so out of place near the geysirs.
I was going to say the burial mounds, in Bahrain, but I guess that isn't natural
So I guess I will go with Tree of Life in Bahrain
iceland. there's no plants or trees anywhere except for like 2 "forests" and some imported lupin that went crazy
Posting a few, can't really decide.
Tongariro Alpine Crossing, NZ. Pic taken from the summit of Mt. Ngauruhoe aka Mt. Doom from LotR.
Wai-o-Tapu, NZ - a geothermal freak show hotspot.
Quite sure you can boil eggs in the water of this stream.
Same goes for previous pic.
In short, NZ is full of strange shit.
Glacier suspended above lush forests? Nothing special, half of the country's glaciers fit into this category.
Northern slopes of Mt. Elbrus, Caucasus mountains, Kabardino-Balkaria, Russia.
This thing was huge.
pretty amazing I was there last year for two weeks
Amman, Petra, Rumm,Karnak, dead sea and Aqaba.
The food was great I rented a car too was easy, It wasnt cheap, especially in Aqaba where I stayed at a pretty ritzy resort hotel on the beach. I've been to Morocco, Egypt, UAE to provide some comparison to some other "middle east" countries (inb4 geographical autism) and Jordan surpassed them in every respect.
Galapagos Islands. The really diverse wildlife that varies like it does from Island to Island and does not give a rat's ass that you are thee was interesting, the geology was dramatic, the seas beautiful... 10/10, would bankrupt self again for the experience.
Honorable mentions: Bryce Canyon, Yellowstone and Iceland's south coast.
I'm not sure what you mean. If you're saying it isn't natural you're technically correct. It started with drilling in the 60's but the crazy colors are from minerals in the ground that were brought up as the geyser started to flow.