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4. Iceland

Photo courtesy: Victor Montol/Flickr

Iceland’s landscapes are often described as “alien worlds”, and for good reason.

Home to auroras, a “midnight sun” during the summer months, and a seemingly never-ending stretch of stunning, frozen landscapes, Iceland is truly out of this world.


RELATED: Check out more incredible aurora photos


Upon photographing the country’s landscape from above, Andrey Ermolaev said:

“Every time they see [my photos], people react differently. The landscape seem so strange that I’ve gotten all sorts of reactions from people. Because, really, you can’t tell you’re looking at the Earth the first time you see the pictures. Many think they’re some sort of painting.”

5. Rio Tinto, southwestern Spain




Both photos courtesy of MaxPower/Flickr

The Rio Tinto in southwestern Spain has been mined for precious minerals for centuries, namely: copper, silver and gold.

The river is acidic enough to dissolve iron, contributing to the water’s reddish tint.

6. The grand prismatic spring, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, U.S.A.


A lot of you were interested in last week’s profile on Yellowstone’s Grand Prismatic Spring, so we thought it deserved an honourable mention.

Discovered by geologists in 1871, it is the third largest hot spring in the world with a diameter of 90 metres and a depth of 50 metres.

The colourful spectrum is the result of pigmented bacteria in microbial mats that form around the edges of the spring, and the amount of colour the bacteria produces depends on the ratio of chlorophyll to carotenoids present and the temperature of the water, which varies with the seasons.


RELATED: Learn more about Yellowstone’s grand prismatic spring


7. Pamukkale, Turkey


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Pamukkale,which translates to "cotton castle" in Turkish, is a natural site containing hot springs, travertines and carbon terraces in southwestern Turkey.

Located in an area that has a temperate climate for most of the year, Pamukkale is a huge tourist draw.

In fact, it has been attracting crowds for thousands of years.

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