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    A yardang in the Algerian desert. A feature caused by wind erosion. The ‘pedestal’ effect is created by wind-blown sand whose cutting force is strongest near ground level.

    Hand of the Desert, Atacama / Chile

    Ol Doinyo Lengai, Tanzania. The only active carbonatite volcano in the world. Its lava erupts at only 500 degrees C.

    The natural phenomenon of Trovants: stones that literally grow by themselves. Romania may be known as the land of Dracula, but it is also a land where nature has had an interesting activity. Far less known to the world than Dracula, stand an impressive number of stones which quite literally grow by themselves. The stones are real and known as Trovants.Near a village, just south of central Romania a number...

    Idol Rock - Brimham Rocks Covering an area of over 1 square kilometre on Brimham Moor in Nidderdale these millstone grit stacks have been eroded by glaciation, wind and rain to produce many fantastic shapes. Great natural rock stack.

    Located on the western edge of the Sahara desert at central Mauritania in NW Africa, there is a giant quartzite circle called Richat Structure. The diameter is approx. 38km.

    vampires fantasy... lol “Blood Lake” in Texas. Water levels in the reservoir receded, which, mixed with the warm weather, helped lower oxygen levels. The low oxygen levels prompted a fish kill and spurred the growth of bacteria called Chromatiaceae, which thrive in such conditions. Chromatiaceae are purplish in color, prompting the “blood” red colors.

    Snow rollers are formed when the wind blows wet snow into a roll. Three weather conditions must occur simultaneously and in the proper order for snow rollers to take shape. First, there has to be sufficient accumulation of light, fluffy snow. Secondly, once the snow has stopped falling, the temperature has to rise above the freezing mark, making the snow sticky. Finally, a strong wind is required to roll the snow up in layers. If the wind is strong enough, the moving ball of snow becomes cylindr

    Sand when it’s struck by lightning

    Lenticular clouds over Mount Fuji, Japan. These are stationary lens-shaped clouds that form at high altitudes, usually perpendicular to the direction of the wind.

    ✮ Alvord desert, Oregon

    desert

    Wave Rock is a natural rock formation located east of the small town of Hyden in Western Australia. The 'wave' formation was formed 60 million years ago and the shape of the rock is not caused by a wave phenomenon, rather its rounded wave-like shape was formed by subsurface chemical weathering followed by removal of the soft weathered granite by fluvial erosion, thus the weathering occurred below ground level before it was exposed.

    Pahoehoe Lava- One of the more interesting types of pahoehoe lava is called ropey pahoehoe and looks like a series of twisted ropes spaced evenly along the ground. The twisted ropes may be fairly straight, or may loop and wind in and out much like a fingerprint.

    Wind carved stone on the east coast of Sardinia

    This gruesome tree in the grounds of Stowlangtoft Hall, near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, shares an uncanny resemblance with Edward Munch's classic Scream painting.

    Tornado in Nambia

    Jade Iceberg by ducan777: Penguins ride an iceberg in the Southern Ocean of the Australian Antarctic Territory.

    Where the Namib Desert meets the Atlantic Ocean (Photo by Roberto Moiola)

    Takes a minute to get your bearings on this one but it's lovely ♥

    Derweze, also known as the door to hell, is a 70 meter wide hole in the middle of the Karakum desert in Turkmenistan.