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Mon Jun 10, 2013, 10:22 PM

25 Places that look not normal, but are actually real (WARNING: Picture heavy)

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1. Mt. Roraima, Venezuela

2. Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

3. Moravia, Czech Republic

4. Tulip fields - Lisse, Netherlands

5. Iceland

6. Mare Island Naval Shipyard - Vallejo, California

7. Namibia

8. Naica Mine - Chihuahua, Mexico

9. Tunnel of Love - Kleven, Ukraine

10. Metro - Stockholm, Sweden

11. Lapland, Finland

12. Zhangye, China

13. Mount Grinnell - Glacier National Park, Montana

14. The Richat Structure - Mauritania

15. Hang Son Doong Cave - Vietnam

16. Chand Baori - Abhaneri, India

17. The Stone Forest - Yunnan, China

18. Berry Head Arch - Newfoundland, Canada

19. Lake Retba - Senegal

20. Gullfoss - Iceland

21. The Wave - Arizona

22. Socotra, Yemen

23. Grand Prismatic Spring - Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

24. Door to Hell - Derweze, Turkmenistan

25. Crystal Cave - Skaftafell, Iceland

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Reply 25 Places that look not normal, but are actually real (WARNING: Picture heavy) (Original post)
Jamaal510 Jun 2013 OP
Earth_First Jun 2013 #1
Tuesday Afternoon Jun 2013 #2
shenmue Jun 2013 #22
MsPithy Jun 2013 #3
AsahinaKimi Jun 2013 #4
AnotherDreamWeaver Jun 2013 #5
MichaelSoE Jun 2013 #6
Solly Mack Jun 2013 #7
geardaddy Jun 2013 #8
BlancheSplanchnik Jun 2013 #25
Dash87 Jun 2013 #9
NJCher Jun 2013 #10
Curmudgeoness Jun 2013 #13
Arugula Latte Jun 2013 #11
Raffi Ella Jun 2013 #12
alphafemale Jun 2013 #14
Chan790 Jun 2013 #16
olddots Jun 2013 #15
discntnt_irny_srcsm Jun 2013 #17
WorseBeforeBetter Jun 2013 #18
dipsydoodle Jun 2013 #19
malthaussen Jun 2013 #27
Lucky Luciano Jun 2013 #20
a kennedy Jun 2013 #21
A Little Weird Jun 2013 #23
BlancheSplanchnik Jun 2013 #24
A Little Weird Jun 2013 #26
cemaphonic Jun 2013 #28
valerief Jun 2013 #29
ailsagirl Jun 2013 #30
JNelson6563 Jun 2013 #31
savalez Jun 2013 #32
airplaneman Jun 2013 #33
sakabatou Jun 2013 #34

Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2013, 10:25 PM

1. StumbleUpon is one of my favorite sites/apps...

Thanks for the OP!

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2013, 10:39 PM

2. DU Rec

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 12, 2013, 08:04 AM

22. Wow

My eyes popped.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2013, 01:11 AM

3. Thanks!

These are really extraordinary!

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2013, 01:31 AM

4. AMAZING ..

Sugoiiiiiiiii!

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2013, 03:46 AM

5. I have seen a few of those, but all are great photos. Thanks. nt

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2013, 08:55 AM

6. wow ... just wow ... tyvm

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2013, 10:14 AM

7. Awesome.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2013, 10:29 AM

8. Cool!

Here's a couple from Yehliu in Taiwan.


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Response to geardaddy (Reply #8)

Wed Jun 12, 2013, 09:04 AM

25. coffee beans!



and I think the first one might be a butt

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2013, 10:36 AM

9. 22. Solstheim changed over the years

18. Watch out for spawning creepers and skeletons.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2013, 10:37 AM

10. wouldn't you just swear that

No. 8, the orange background with black trees, was a product of Illustrator?


Cher

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Response to NJCher (Reply #10)

Tue Jun 11, 2013, 06:26 PM

13. I thought the same thing.

This is the only one that I cannot believe is real. I have to see that to believe it.

But all are awe inspiring places.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2013, 11:02 AM

11. Love these. Here's another one, in Sintra, Portugal:

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2013, 01:26 PM

12. Rec.

So interesting, thanks for the post.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2013, 06:45 PM

14. So many places to marvel at.

The pink water can't possibly be a good thing I am guessing.

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Response to alphafemale (Reply #14)

Tue Jun 11, 2013, 08:28 PM

16. If memory serves, it's a product of thermal springs venting minerals into the lake and bacteria...

that live off the minerals. There's a similar lake in Australia called Hiller Lake which is separated from the ocean by a strip of land 50' across.


Lake Hiller

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2013, 08:16 PM

15. # 16 is very odd

please explain ...........

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Response to olddots (Reply #15)

Tue Jun 11, 2013, 09:10 PM

17. From wikipedia:

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2013, 09:19 PM

18. "Tinted orange by the morning sun,

a soaring dune is the backdrop for the hulks of camel thorn trees in Namib-Naukluft Park."

http://www.npr.org/blogs/pictureshow/2011/05/27/136711536/is-that-nat-geo-photo-a-painting

Thanks for this thread!

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2013, 05:13 AM

19. #16 looks like something Escher was in the process of dreaming up.

A recent oddity here too :

Toxic Derbyshire 'Blue Lagoon' dyed black............for safety.

A pool at a disused Derbyshire quarry, known locally as the Blue Lagoon, has been dyed black in a bid to deter people from swimming in it.

Despite the water at the quarry at Harpur Hill, near Buxton, having a pH level of 11.3 dozens of people still swim there.

Bleach has a pH level of 12.3 and signs warn swimmers the water could cause skin complaints.

Swimmers are also warned the water contains rubbish and dead animals.



http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-22843481

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Response to dipsydoodle (Reply #19)

Wed Jun 12, 2013, 11:26 AM

27. Rubbish and dead animals?

Sounds like my old swimming hole.

-- Mal

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2013, 06:39 AM

20. Very nice!

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2013, 07:54 AM

21. A W E S O M E eom

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2013, 08:14 AM

23. Wow

Makes me want to travel. And learn photography!

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Response to A Little Weird (Reply #23)

Wed Jun 12, 2013, 09:00 AM

24. me too! let's go!

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #24)

Wed Jun 12, 2013, 09:25 AM

26. Woohoo!

Now I just need to find my suitcase and a winning powerball ticket!

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2013, 11:52 AM

28. another weird karst formation in Madagascar



#10 looks like the architects were inspired by the hellmouths that Flemish painters in the Renaissance loved to paint.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2013, 12:36 PM

29. Those photos blew me away!!! nt

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2013, 05:06 PM

30. WOW!! Thanks for posting

Utterly breathtaking


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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2013, 05:31 PM

31. Really spectacular!

Thanks for posting!

Julie

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2013, 05:45 PM

32. Fantastic post! n/t

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2013, 10:43 PM

33. cool and thanks. n/t.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2013, 11:39 PM

34. The Naica Mine should be re-named Superman's "Fortress of Solitude"

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