When you think of world landscapes you might think about mountains, hills and the countryside, but landscape means so much more. Landscape is actually broadly defined as all of the visual features of an area of land, and there is no doubt that this beautiful planet is bountiful with mind blowing sites that will take your breath away. These areas can include natural and man-made places of areas serenity and beauty. They are places that inspire us to travel and tap into our adventurous spirit.
This post will explore some of the best landscapes around the globe through video and pictures.
Here is a video of the World’s Most Beautiful Landscapes from all over the world, including Canada, Zimbabwe, Finland, Taiwan, United States Of America, Australia, Zambia, Bolivia, Norway, New-Zealand, China, French-Polynesia and more.
Here are some unique pictures that will make you think that these bizarre locations are extravagant movie sets, but they’re real destinations that you might want to see for yourself.
The Wave Landscape – Utah
The Wave is a sandstone rock formation located near the Utah-Arizona border in the United States. It is famous for its colorful, undulating forms, and the rugged, trackless hike required to reach it. It consists of intersecting U-shaped troughs that have been eroded into Navajo Sandstone of Jurassic age. After their formation, the drainage basin, which fed rainwater to these troughs, shrank to the point that the runoff became insufficient to contribute to the cutting of these troughs. As a result, the troughs are now almost exclusively eroded by wind as indicated by the orientation of erosional steps and risers cut into the sandstone along their steep walls.
Source: excerpt from wikipedia.org
Cappadocia – Turkey
Cappadocia is set down upon the stark Anatolian plains in Anatolia, Turkey. It is a geographical oddity of honeycombed hills and towering boulders of fantastical topography and otherworldly beauty. This region’s accordion-ridged valley, shaded in a palette of dusky orange and cream, is a lunarscape panorama that you’ll remember.
Source: excerpt from lonelyplanet.com
Socotra Dragon Tree
The Socotra dragon tree is iconic and known only from the island of Socotra in Yemen where it lives within remnants of prehistoric ‘Dragonsblood’ forest on granite mountains and limestone plateaus. The dragon tree’s strange looks and ancient age belie a species expertly adapted to its environment. This remarkable tree has been economically important for centuries. Local people value it as food for livestock: feeding very small quantities of berries to cows and goats improves their health, though they cause sickness in excess.
Source: excerpt from globaltrees.org
Plitvice Lakes – Croatia
Plitvice Lakes is one of Croatia’s most popular tourist destinations. It is a series of 16 lakes that are interconnected by stunning waterfalls that cascade down rock formations. Set deep within a UNESCO World Heritage designated national park, the lakes amazingly change colors from azure and green to gray and blue. The water is crystal-clear due to the deposits of travertine, or white limestone that sits beneath the water. The lakes are a natural phenomenon, created as shallow basins as they gradually fill with water. It is a must-visit for anyone who is a photo or nature enthusiast. Nowhere else in the world can you see such a perfect convergence of lakes, waterfalls, rivers and forest.
Source: excerpt from mymodernmet.com