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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.

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.

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...

when lightening strikes sand. It is formed when lightning strikes dry sand and becomes extremely hot 3270 degrees Fahrenheit actually and forms a hollow fragile rock.

Wind carved stone monument south of Olbia on the east coast of Sardinia

Baobab trees store up to 32,000 gallons in their swollen trunks to survive the sometimes harsh drought conditions in which they must survive.

Masada - Israel's mountain fortress constructed by King Herod; situated atop an isolated rock cliff at the western end of the Judean Desert, overlooking the Dead Sea; one route up is the Snake Path, a winding path that climbs 1,400 feet to the summit

Lightening strikes during a firework display- Mother Nature and man working together to put on a glorious show!

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Supernatural & Mythical Stones of Scotland

Stones, rocks, hill or mountain! They all hold a fascination for humans past and present. So much so, that rich legends and myths are told about them. But are they just cold and lifeless minerals? Or do they, as some maintain, have a force within them - a supernatural force?