Yosemite National Park, California
Eyjafjallajökull, Iceland by anjči
Scottish Highlands by loic le quéré
Frozen Lighthouses on Lake Michigan
The Danxia landform refers to various landscapes found in southeast and southwest China that “consist of a red bed characterized by steep cliffs”. It is a unique type of petrographic geomorphology found in China. Danxia landform is formed from red-coloured sandstones and conglomerates of largely Cretaceous age. The landforms look very much like karst topography that forms in areas underlain by limestones, but since the rocks that form danxia are sandstones and conglomerates, they have been called “pseudo-karst” landforms.
Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park in China View of colourful rock formations at the Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park in Gansu Province, China. The Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park is 40km from Zhangye city. The park spans more than 400 square kilometers in Gansu. The unusual terrain is the result of red sandstone and mineral deposits carved over the years by natural forces. A number of boardwalks have been built to encourage visitors to explore the rock formations.
Photography: ImagineChina/The Grosby Group
Mount Nyiragongo is a stratovolcano in the Virunga Mountains associated with the Albertine Rift. It is located inside Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The main crater is about two km wide and usually contains a lava lake. The crater presently has two distinct cooled lava benches within the crater walls - one at about 3175m (10,400 ft) and a lower one at about 2975 m (9800 ft). Nyiragongo’s lava lake has at times been the most voluminous known lava lake in recent history. Nyiragongo and nearby Nyamuragira are together responsible for 40% of Africa’s historical volcanic eruptions.
Glowworm Caves in New Zealand (by amusing planet)
Hoshinoya Karuizawa, Hot Springs, Hotel and Spa, Nagano Prefecture, Japan
chan kwok hung (in photos almost reminiscent of a norman rockwell painting) documents the life of buddhist monks in myanmar and china.