There are so many amazing places in the world that exist despite the horrible places that surround your immediate environment.
We at BuzzNigeria have put together 40 beautiful pictures of amazing nature hotspots and their locations around the world. We hope that one day you are able to visit these places with your loved ones, but until then, enjoy these photos.
Glen Canyon, Arizona, USA
Glen Canyon Dam is a concrete arch dam on the Colorado River in northern Arizona in the United States.
The dam was built to provide hydroelectricity and flow regulation from the upper Colorado River Basin to the lower.
Its reservoir is called Lake Powell, and its the second largest artificial lake in the country, extending upriver well into Utah.
The dam is named for Glen Canyon, a colorful series of gorges, most of which now lies under the reservoir.
Salar de Uyuni (Salt Flats), Bolivia
Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat at 10,582 square kilometers (4,086 sq mi).
It is part of the Altiplano of Bolivia in South America.
Light Pillars, Moscow, Russia
A light pillar is an atmospheric optical phenomenon in the form of a vertical column of light which appears to extend above and/or below a light source.
The effect, sometimes also called the crystal beam phenomenon, is created by the reflection of light from numerous tiny ice crystals suspended in the atmosphere or clouds
Sarychev Peak Volcano, Kuril Islands, Russia
Sarychev Peak Volcano is a stratovolcano covering almost the entirety of Matua Island in the Kuril Islands, Russia.
It is a young, highly symmetrical stratovolcanic cone. On 12 June 2009, the volcano erupted, sending out ash plumes.
Sarychev Peak previously erupted in 1760, 1805, 1879, 1923, 1927, 1928, 1930, 1932, 1946, 1954, 1960, 1965, 1976, 1986 and 1989.
The peak was named after admiral Gavril Sarychev of the Imperial Russian Navy.
Tea Gardens, Mount Fuji in Fujinomiya City, Japan
Found near Japan’s majestic Mount Fuji, these verdant tea gardens are worth seeing.
Glacier National Park, Montana, USA
Glacier National Park is a national park located in the U.S. state of Montana.
The park encompasses over 1 million acres (4,000 km2), over 130 named lakes, more than 1,000 different species of plants, and hundreds of species of animals.
Glacier National Park has almost all its original native plant and animal species.
Large mammals such as the grizzly, moose and mountain goat, as well as rare or endangered species like the wolverine and Canadian lynx, inhabit the park.
Hundreds of species of birds, more than a dozen fish species, and a few reptiles and amphibian species have been documented.
The Canadian Rockies
The Canadian Rockies, which lie between the Interior Plains of Alberta and Northeastern British Columbia on the east to the Rocky Mountain Trench, have numerous high peaks and ranges, such as Mount Robson (3,954 m – 12,972 ft) and Mount Columbia (3,747 m – 12,293 ft) and are composed of shale and limestone.
The Canadian Rockies are noted for being the source of several major river systems, within the range itself and outside. The Rockies also form the divide between the Pacific drainage on the west and that of Hudson Bay and the Arctic Ocean on the east.
Avenue of the Baobabs
The Avenue or Alley of the Baobabs is a prominent group of baobab trees lining an untarred road in Morondava, western Madagascar.
The trees, which are up to 800 years old, are a legacy of the dense tropical forests that once thrived in the country. The forests were, however, cleared for agriculture and urbanization as the population grew.
The trees today provide an amazing landscape that draws travelers from around the world, making it one of the most visited locations in the region. It also has been a center of local conservation efforts as it was granted temporary protected status in July 2007 by the Ministry of Environment, Water and Forests, the first step toward making it Madagascar’s first natural monument.
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Vaadhoo Island is located in Raa Atoll, Maldives. Its waters are mesmerizing at it has been famously called the “sea of stars”.
The shining water looks like a mirror, that reflects the sparkling stars above. This is, however, caused by phytoplankton – a marine microbe which is bioluminescent and emanates the blue glow.
The species create the most romantic natural lighting in the world.
The Antelope Canyon is located on Navajo Land east of Page, Arizona, Southwest, USA. The Antelope Canyon is a slot canyon, which is formed by the wear and erosion of gushing rivers that have since carved their way through the canyons.
What the rivers leave behind is a smooth wave effect embedded into the rock in such a way as to form characteristic “flowing” shapes in the rock.
These canyons are typically narrow in diameter, but very deep.