Many places provide natural beauty, sometimes disappointing some who have visited these places. This disappointment arises because most of these places are not in accordance with the expectations expected by them.
High expectations of the place appear, when they see references from various sites on the internet that provide photos of landscapes or views that have been edited, so as to create beautiful places that are in fact fake or just edited.
However, unlike most of these places, 14 places in various parts of the world truly present a beauty that is second to none. This beauty is created not from a photo editing application, but occurs naturally, either because of the help of microorganisms or because of earth activities such as erosion.
Well, here are the 14 places that are naturally beautiful and can also be made as a place for a vacation.
1. Morning Glory Pool
The combination of bright yellow, blue and green in this hot spring, really makes you want to see it directly. When talking about the origin of why the hot springs that are printed in Yellowstone National Park have a beautiful color, then microorganisms are the cause.
Initially, the source of this spring was only dark blue, but the tourists who came were very fond of throwing coins and stones into the pool, which caused the water temperature to rise and bring up new microorganisms. The presence of these microorganisms is what causes these color changes to occur.
2. Lake Hiller
If you think that part of the pink color is the island, then you are wrong. The reason is, the part that is shown in that color is a lake with pink or pink colored water.
Similar to the Morning Glory Pool, the color of lake water which was first discovered by the British Royal Navy in 1802 and located on Middle Island, Western Australia, is also thought to be caused by microorganisms, a type of microalgae named Dunaliella Salina.
It is this microalgae that is thought to produce carotenoid pigments, which are a type of beta-carotene, which triggers the appearance of pink in this lake.
3. Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park in China
The place which was made a world heritage site by UNESCO in 2009 has also become its own attraction for travelers. How not, it looks with bright colors from emerald green, brown, yellow, blue to red that overlap on the relief of the rocks can really spoil the eye.
Not because of edits, these charming colors exist because of the geomorphological phenomenon of petrography, namely erosion and sedimentation that occurs on a chronic basis. These deposits create rock formations from red sand and minerals with beautiful colors.
4. Northern Lights
Known as Aurora Borealis, you can see this beautiful light in Ireland. This beautiful light is created because of a coalition between electrically charged particles that are reflected from the sun and natural gas particles in the earth’s atmosphere. Because of these reflections, light is created with super beautiful color combinations.
5. The Wave
Certainly already familiar, right, with the picture above? Yes, this picture, which is one of Microsoft’s desktop backgrounds in 2009, is one of those beautiful places that is truly natural. Located in Coyote Buttes, Arizona, these hills have an optical illusion that makes the hills look like ocean waves.
This optical illusion occurs because of the lines called eolian lamina in the body of the hill. The Eolian Lamina itself contains layers of stone made of sand blown by the wind.
6. Uyuni Salt Falt
This place is one of the largest salt lakes in the world. Located in Bolivia, this place really presents a stunning panorama. Salt lake area of approximately 4,086 square kilometers arises because of the drying of ancient lakes that have evaporated for years.
Because there was no river flow, the salt did not evaporate and eventually filled the bottom of the lake and created the Salar de Uyuni.
7. Grand Prismatic Spring
The hot tubs whose colors are rainbow, red, orange, yellow, green, and blue are located in Wyoming, United States. Having the name Grand Prismatic Spring, this hot spring pool has an area that ranges from 250 to 300 feet with a depth reaching 160 feet.
The pool, which was first discovered by European explorers in 1839, has a very beautiful color due to the presence of several bacteria in it. The bodies of these bacteria secrete colored pigments that cause America’s largest hot spring pool to become colored.
8. Devil’s Bath
The lake, nicknamed “Devil’s Bath” because of its unusual color, is located in New Zealand. Light green, this lake emerges from a hot spring mixed with silt. The color of the green water itself comes from the sulfur content that rises to the surface and floats to the top. Even though it’s called “Devil’s Bathing Place,” this place is really suitable for family travel.
9. Serrania de Hornocal in Argentina
These beautiful mountains are unique because 11 mountain peaks have 11 different colors. The place which is also included in one of UNESCO’s cultural heritages has very diverse colors because at the peak of Mount Hornocal there is a rocky layer of several types of stones that successfully form a very beautiful color formation.
Not only mountains, green grass in the valley of Quebrada de Humahuaca also makes the color of the Hornocal mountains two times more beautiful.
10. Cano Cristales River
This river of five colors is located in Colombia. With its five colors, the Cano Cristales River is also referred to as the “Five Color River” or “Liquid Rainbow.” The five colors in the river are red, yellow, green, blue and black that emerge from the riverbed.
These five colors are the result of reproduction of an aquatic plant called Macarenia clavigera in the river. If you want to see the beauty of the color of this river, you are advised to visit the river at the change of seasons, ie in mid-September to November.
The place that looks like this painting is located in the Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia. Deadvlei itself is a swamp that dies from the heat of the sun in a dry oasis surrounded by giant golden sand dunes.
The swamp itself is formed from the flow of the Tsauchab River which overflowed in the area to form Claypan, which is a layer below the surface of the soil that has clay content. This swamp is fed by Tsauchab River water every 5-10 years.
Therefore, many acacia and thorn tree species have grown dry in the claypan region for hundreds of years because the water is too quickly absorbed into the ground and also evaporates.
12. Rainbow Mountain
Located in Peru, these colorful mountains are no less amazing. the variety of colors that surround the mountain is due to the ice covering the mountains. When it starts to melt, water will mix with minerals in the soil which will turn the soil into many colors.
Now, for the red area caused by a mixture of rust, the yellow area is caused by iron sulfide, the purple area comes from oxidized goethite or limonite, and the green area comes from chlorite. If you want to enjoy perfect beauty, don’t visit this place during the rainy or snowy season .
This place is the largest tulip park in the world. Located in the Netherlands, this park can only be visited during spring, ie late March to mid-May. In the garden, dubbed the Garden of Europe, there are more than 800 species of tulips with a total interest of seven million. So beautiful.
14. Grand Canyon
Well, if this one does not need to doubt its popularity. National Park in the United States is a rugged valley that formed naturally for millions of years. This place is also one of the seven wonders in the world , you know.