Nature Archive

Himalayas, India Tibet Border

The Himalayas or Himalaya is a mountain range in the Indian subcontinent, which separates the Indo-Gangetic Plain from the Tibetan Plateau. The Himalayan range runs northwest to southeast in a 2,400-kilometre (1,500 mi)-long arc. The range varies in width from 400 kilometres (250 …

Great Blue Hole, Belize

The Great Blue Hole is a giant submarine sinkhole off the coast of Belize. It lies near the center of Lighthouse Reef, a small atoll 70 km (43 mi) from the mainland and Belize City. The hole is circular in shape, over 300 …

Niagara Falls Canada/ USA

Niagara Falls is the collective name for three waterfalls American Falls, Horseshoe Falls and Bridal Veil Falls – that straddle the international border between Canada and the United States; more specifically, between the province of Ontario and the state of New York. Niagara …

Mammoth Cave, USA

Mammoth Cave, located in the state of Kentucky, has the world’s largest network of natural caves and underground passageways. It is more than 365 miles of five-level cave system (with new caves continually being discovered) which are characteristic examples of limestone formations. Two …

Uluru, Australia

Uluru is also known as Ayers Rock which was created over some 600 million years ago. Uluru lies west of the Simpson Desert, not far from the ‘Red Centre’ of Australia, about 335kms southwest of Alice Springs. It originally sat at the bottom …

Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Kilimanjaro, by any name, is a metaphor for the compelling beauty of East Africa. Not only is this the highest peak on the African continent; it is also the tallest free-standing mountain in the world, rising in breathtaking isolation from the surrounding coastal …

Cave of the Crystals, Mexico

Cave of the Crystals or Giant Crystal Cave is a cave connected to the Naica Mine 300 metres below the surface in Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico. The main chamber contains giant selenite crystals, some of the largest natural crystals ever found, which are spectacular …

Great Barrier Reef, Australia

The Great Barrier Reef is blessed with the breathtaking beauty of the world’s largest coral reef. The reef contains an abundance of marine life and comprises of over 3000 individual reef systems and 900 islands stretching for over 2,300 kilometres (1,400 mi) over …

Mendenhall ice caves, USA

Mendenhall Glacier is a glacier about 13.6 miles long located in Mendenhall Valley, about 12 miles from downtown Juneau in the southeast area of the U.S. state of Alaska. The Mendenhall Glacier ice caves are among the world’s most stunning, with their eerie, …

Aurora

An aurora, sometimes referred to as a polar light, is a natural light display in the sky, predominantly seen in the high latitude (Arctic and Antarctic) regions. The bright dancing lights of the aurora are actually collisions between electrically charged particles from the …