32 Surreal Places That Exist On Earth

Check out these 32 surreal places that exist on earth I can’t believe this isn’t photographer. 

Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia

Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia

earthporm.comDuring the rainy season, the world’s largest salt flat becomes the world’s largest mirror. The Salar was born when several prehistoric lakes joined into one. The salt flat is so reflective, it’s used to calibrate satellites.

Tianzi Mountains, China

Tianzi Mountains, China

michaelyamashita.comThese unqiuely tall and thin mountains are so alien that they were used in James Cameron’s “Avatar.” Formed underwater 380 million years ago, the flow destroyed surrounding sandstone, leaving only resilient stone pillars. Some of the columns have reached over 4,000 feet above sea level.michaelyamashita.com

natureflip.comThis 240-meter-long cave system has been one of Guilin, China’s most popular attractions for over 1200 years. The beautiful stalactites, stalagmites and pillars were all created through water erosion. In the present day, they are highlighted by multi colored lights which create a truly surreal environment.amusingplanet.com

Skaftafell Ice Cave, Iceland

Skaftafell Ice Cave, Iceland

all-that-is-interesting.comIce caves are temporary structures that form at the edge of glaciers when flowing water melts a hole into glaciers. The tightly packed ice has very few air bubbles and absorbs all light except for blue, giving the ice its unique color.amusingplanet.com

Antelope Canyon, Arizona, United States

Antelope Canyon, Arizona, United States

all-that-is-interesting.comThis canyon was formed by millions of years of flowing water that carved out a deep, yet narrow crevice. Since significantly less light makes it down to the deeper depths, the walls often appear to be different colors.wikipedia.org

Bigar Waterfall, Romania

Bigar Waterfall, Romania

500px.orgThe locals call this waterfall “the miracle from the Minis gorge.” The moss formation which the falls travel over is 8 meters tall, creating one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world.

Grand Prismatic Hot Spring, Wyoming

Grand Prismatic Hot Spring, Wyoming

mostbeautifulplacesintheworld.orgGrand Prismatic Hot Spring is the largest hot spring in the United States. The vivid colors in the spring are the result of pigmented microbes, which grow around the edges of the mineral-rich water.wikipedia.org

nationalgeographic.comNo, the above images are not surrealist paintings. They’re photographs of “dead valley,” where trees stand against a background of the highest sand dunes in the world. Once a thriving forest, the approaching desert has killed all life.wikipedia.org

Turquoise Ice, Lake Baikal, Russia

Turquoise Ice, Lake Baikal, Russia

reddit.comLake Baikal is the oldest freshwater lake in the world. In the winter, the lake freezes, but the water is so clear that you can see 130 feet below the ice. In March, frost and sun cause cracks in the ice crust, which results in the turquoise ice shards we see at the surface.mymodernmet.com

nationalgeographic.comOne third of the plant life on Socotra Island is found nowhere else on planet Earth. One of the most bizarre forms of life is the dragon blood tree, which resembles an umbrella.abduzeedo.com

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