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Derweze, also known as "the door to hell," is a 70 meter wide hole in the middle of the Karakum desert in Turkmenistan. The hole was formed in 1971 when a team of soviet geologists had their drilling rig collapse when they hit a cavern filled with natural gas. In an attempt to avoid poisonous discharge, they decided to burn it off, thinking that the gas would be depleted in only a few days. Derweze is still burning today.
Derweze, also known as the door to hell, is a 70 meter wide hole in the middle of the Karakum desert in Turkmenistan. The hole was formed in 1971 when a team of soviet geologists had their drilling rig collapse when they hit a cavern filled with natural gas. In an attempt to avoid poisonous discharge, they decided to burn it off, thinking that the gas would be depleted in only a few days. Derweze is still burning today
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The Darvaza Gas Crater in Turkmenistan also known as “The Door to Hell” was discovered when a rig drilling for gas hit the gas-filled cavern. The hole was soon lit on fire to avoid releasing methane into the air and has been burning for 40 years. (I put this in 'travel' but I'm not sure I want to actually travel here...)
A giant hole in the desert which has been on fire for more than 40 YEARS - The Door to Hell, Karakum Desert, Turkmenistan
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5. The Door of Hell, Turkmenistan Near the village Darvaz, which is located in the Karakum Desert in Turkmenistan in 1971, a team of researchers from the Soviet Union drilled a large chamber filled with natural gas. The roof collapsed, leaving a crater 25 meters deep 60+ meters around. It became evident that natural gas still coming out through the deeper sources of the crater, According to sources, since the fire keeps burning, the locals call the place “The Gate of Hell”.
10 Natural phenomena of the world. The Door of Hell: Located in Turkmenistan, a team of researchers drilled a large chamber filled with natural gas. The roof collapsed, leaving a crater 25 meters deep by about 60-70 meters wide. It became evident that natural gas was coming out through the deeper sources of the crater, so the decision was made to ignite the gas and not risk it expanding or leading to local poisoning. Since the fire keeps burning, the locals call the place “The Gate of Hell”.
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Cloud cumulonimbus at the Baltic Sea
Shelf cloud over the Baltic Sea close to Øland, Sweden In this image, the snaking shelf cloud looks almost ethereal in nature.
9 scary images of shelf clouds: Öland, Sweden
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Shelf Cloud Over Saskatchewan, Canada, illuminated by a rising Sun from the east as it advanced from the west. Shelf clouds are typically seen leading thunderstorms, although they may precede any well defined front of relatively cold air. Shelf clouds differ from roll clouds because shelf clouds are attached to a larger cloud system lurking above. Similarly, shelf clouds differ from wall clouds because wall clouds typically trail storm systems.
Shelf Clouds - Low, wedge-shaped structures, associated with a thunderstorm gust front or sometimes with a simple cold weather front. Shelf clouds are always attached to the base of the parent clouds above
Mother Nature Network Any of you seen a shelf cloud before? This one over the prairies of Saskatchewan, Canada, is spectacular
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Shelf Cloud over Saskatchewan, Canada - photo by Jeff Kerr; Shelf clouds are typically seen leading thunderstorms, although they may precede any well defined front of relatively cold air. Shelf clouds are attached to a larger cloud system lurking above. The rising sun illuminated the impressive cloud from the east as it advanced from the west.
**WOWZZA** Shelf Cloud Caught in #Canada. Photo Credit: Echo Storm Team via @MikeFrancisWX - Canada | Frrole
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WOW!!! A Shelf Cloud Caught! This is simply an amazing picture taken by storm chasers in Canada of all places!!! Thanks to Beach Harrison for finding this amazing photo! Make sure you share this if you like it! Photo Credit: Echo Storm Team
[24 Luglio 2012] Supercelle e tornado in Saskatchewan (Canada)
This unique geological phenomenom known as Danxia Landform, can be seen in several places in China. The color is a result of millions of years of accumulated red sandstone and other sediments which have dried and oxidized.
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Este é um fenômeno singular geológico conhecido como Danxialandform. Estes fenômenos podem ser observados em vários lugares na China. Este exemplo está localizado em Zhangye,Província de Gansu. A cor é o resultado de uma acumulação de milhões de anos de arenito vermelho e outras rochas.
The Danxia Landform in Taining County, southeast China's Fujian Province is one of the most colorful and unique natural formations on Earth. Potted with natural caves and gigantic towering rock formations, the landform is colored by the erosion of red sandstone and other minerals.
This is a unique geological phenomenon known as Danxia landform in Zhangye, Gansu, China. The color is the result of an accumulation for millions of years of red sandstone and other rocks. One of Life.com’s Photos of the Year for 2009. Photo by Han Chuanhao/Xinhua/Landov
Fire Tornado --- California Wildfires 2003
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Fire Fighters watching a fire tornado, California
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Fire Tornado, California. Mother Nature is beautiful but deadly
Fire Tornados or Fire Whirls are rare phenomenon. They from in certain conditions and can cause multiple wild fires which can themselves keep on with the fire devastation. California wildfires photo
Amazing picture of a firewhirl!!
Fire Tornado --- California Wildfires 2003 cool but oh god if that thing is coming towards us your being left behind!
Lenticular Cloud over Klyuchevskaya Sopka Mountain, Russia by Denis Budkov: Klyuchevskaya Sopka is a stratovolcano, the highest active volcano of Eurasia. Its steep, symmetrical cone towers about 100 kilometres from the Bering Sea. and is part of the natural Volcanoes of Kamchatka UNESCO World Heritage Site. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klyuchevskaya_Sopka Here is the link to what seems to be the original image. http://1x.com/photo/45962/portfolio/119867 #Stratovolcano #Lenticular_Cloud
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"A lenticular cloud above the Klyuchevskaya Sopka Mountain in Russia" yes the Mt. exsists Lenticular clouds look like this sort of... But this is drastically elongated via photoshop. Here is a link to the real place. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klyuchevskaya_Sopka
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Lenticular Cloud over Klyuchevskaya Sopka Mountain, Kamtchatka, Russia. Klyuchevskaya Sopka is a stratovolcano, the highest active volcano of Eurasia. Its steep, symmetrical cone towers about 100 kilometres from the Bering Sea and is part of the World Heritage Site Volcanoes of Kamchatka since 1996. Photo by Denis Budkov.
Stockholm Public Library
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Stockholm Public Library: Wall of Knowledge
Wall of Knowledge at the Stockholm Public Library, Sweden. Designed for the International Competition of Architecture, students from the Architecture School of Paris La Siene imagined this incredible concept! The Wall of Knowledge, the Stockholm Public Library concept won the Master Award for an award winning Architectual Image. — at Stockholm, Sweden.
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This is one of the coolest bookshelves I've seen. There are a dozen more like this if you click on this photo.
Stockholm Library Wall of Knowledge. Amazing! Pin if you like it! :) #library #books #knowledge
The Kingdom of Salt Salar de Uyuni stands out as the earth's biggest salt flat at 4, 086 sq mls. It's positioned in the Potosí and Oruro departments in south west Bolivia, close to the crest of the Andes.
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Each year from mid- to late February, Yosemite National Park's Horsetail Fall is lit up by the sun's rays when the weather is right, creating the illusion that the water flowing down is lava or fire. The phenomenon is called a 'firefall.' FIREFALL!!!! http://oak.ctx.ly/r/1n67c (via Our Amazing Planet on Twitter)
A window of time just opened in Yosemite National Park when nature photographers wait, as if for an eclipse until the moment when the sun and earth align to create a fleeting phenomenon. This marvel of celestial configuration happens in a flash at sunset in mid-February _ if the winter weather cooperates. On those days the setting sun illuminates one of the park's lesser-known waterfalls so precisely that it resembles molten lava as it flows over the sheer granite face of the imposing El Capitan
Every February Yosemite waterfall turns to lava - This marvel of celestial configuration happens in a flash at sunset in mid-February — if the winter weather cooperates. On those days the setting sun illuminates one of the park's lesser-known waterfalls so precisely that it resembles molten lava as it flows over the sheer granite face of the imposing El Capitan in Yosemite National Park.
California springtime usually brings spectacular, fiery displays of flowers and flowing waterfalls, but this year's drought is putting a damper on the state's natural wonders. At Yosemite National Park, the ongoing drought dried up waterfalls earlier this month, including flaming Horsetail Fall. Photographers travel from around the world to the park in February to try and capture Horsetail Fall glowing in the setting sun.[Full Story: California's Springtime Wonders Struck by Drought]
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Thors Well. The Pacific gateway to the underworld. (Oregon Coast)
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Thor’s Well – “the gates of the dungeon.” CapePerpetua, Oregon. At moderate tide and strong surf, flowing water creates a fantastic landscape
Thor's Well, Cape Perpetua Scenic Area, Oregon - a salt water fountain driven by the power of the ocean tide.
Washed Away by Nathaniel Reinhart: Thor's Well, located on Cape Perpetua on the Oregon coastline is a salt water fountain powered by the Pacific. While you can see it from the over look, it's so far away and right near the edge so it is hard to distinguish it from the incoming waves.To truly appreciate this you have to stand just a couple of feet next to it. Although, whatever you do though, don't fall in! #Oregon #Thors_Well would like to visit this
Thor's Well an amazing place to visit located at Cape Perpetua, Oregon, the surf surge rock without doubt is very unique. In any event, it makes a great photo. It occurs at a moderate to high tide with strong surf. However, it is not easy to take a snap of the place because of sharp rocks are everywhere. Plus, a very strong surge could sweep right up and be very dangerous. The hole can be seen from the parking area at the far end of the rock shelf on the north side of Cook's Chasm.
Thor's Well in Cape Perpetua - For at least 6,000 years Native Americans hunted for mussels, crabs, sea urchins, and clams along the coast near Cape Perpetua. Evidence of their lives can still be found in the huge piles of discarded mussel shells that lie along the shore near the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center
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This is a rare meteorological phenomenon called a skypunch. When people see these, they think it's the end of the world. Ice crystals form above the high-altitude cirro-cumulo-stratus clouds, then fall downward, punching a hole in the cloud cover. #Meteorology #Weather #Clouds