“See About The Pink Lake And Other Surprising Things In The World That You Don't Know”


1. Reflective Salt Flats in Bolivia

Bolivia's Salar de Uyuni is considered one of the most extreme and remarkable vistas in all of South America, if not Earth. Stretching more than 4,050 square miles of the Altiplano.

It is the world's largest salt flat left behind by prehistoric lakes evaporated long ago.

2. Giant Crystal Cave in Naica, Mexico

Mexico’s Cueva de los Cristales (Cave of Crystals) is home to the largest natural crystal formations found anywhere in the world.

3. Pink Lake Hillier in Australia

Lake Hillier on Middle Island, Australia, is the color of bright pink bubble gum. Researchers recently discovered that the lake's unique color is caused by algae, halobacteria and other microbes. Additionally, this body of water is extremely salty just as salty as the Dead Sea.

4. Volcanic Lightning in Iceland

Volcanic lightning is an electrical discharge caused by a volcanic eruption rather than form by ordinary thunderstorm.

The electrifying phenomena happens when rock fragments, such as ash collide with ice particles in a volcanic cloud. as it is carried up into higher than normal parts of the atmosphere, it starts creating static with the surface of the planet thus providing the electrical charge needed for lightning.

5. Frozen Air Bubbles in Abraham Lake

Trapped methane causes frozen bubbles to form under the ice on the lake's surface. This phenomenon results when decaying plants on the lake bed release methane gas, which creates bubbles that become trapped within the ice, in suspended animation, just below the surface as the lake begins to freeze.

6.Spiderweb Cocooned Trees in Pakistan

With more than a fifth of the country submerged, millions of spiders climbed into trees to escape the rising floodwaters. The water took so long to recede, the trees became covered in a cocoon of spiderwebs. The result is an eerie, alien panorama, with any vegetation covered in a thick mass of webbing.

7. Shimmering Shores of Vaadhoo Maldives

There are many types of phytoplankton that are known to have an ability called bio-luminescence which allows them to glow as a defensive mechanism to scare predators and lure bigger predators to eat the ones looking to eat them (Oh, the circle of life). When these plankton are agitated they let off their glow creating stars in the ocean as the waves ripple them to shore.

Dr.Kibet kenya_public@operanewshub.com