10 most amazing basalt formations in the world
Basalt - a volcanic rock, is formed as a result of rapid cooling of lava. In a world of huge amount of basalt formations below a selection of 10 of the most beautiful of them.
Litlanesfoss, one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland. Millions of basalt columns make the waterfall is even more fantastic.
He enjoys immense popularity among photographers, but before shooting the place to get pretty difficult, so each frame is made to this waterfall, its weight in gold.
This amazing cave is on Akun Island, northwest of Alaska. And part of the Aleutian Islands
Many of the islands of the Aleutian chain composed of columnar basalt. Akun Island and consists mainly of basalt and has a number of sea caves.
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Occasionally visit, hidden gem Vietnam - marvel of nature, formed from volcanic basalt rocks that are sculpted columns of different heights.
This formation remains almost untouched by tourists as it is located away from the tourist route - in the commune of Ninh Dong Phu Yen Province.
Takachiho Gorge, Japan
Deep V-shaped gorge, river education Gokase, vymyvshey lava of Mount Aso.
It is also next to the gorge runs the 600-meter picturesque trail
Los Organos is a sheer rock formations that rise from the ocean near the north coast of La Gomera. Thousands of high vertical basalt columns resemble the pipes of a giant church organ
Natural Monument Los Organos is located in the region Vallehermoso in the north-west coast of the island, but it can not be seen from land.
Garni gorge - quite unusual Gorge, located near the village of Garni, Armenia. It is the sheer cliffs, consisting of high-five, mostly hexagonal basalt columns, which extend to the foot of the valley.
Near the gorge is famous monastery Gegard made to the list of World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO.
Fingal's Cave, located in the south of the island and which is part of his reserve, it got its name in honor of the hero of Irish and Gaelic epic Fingal giant.
Cave length 75 meters, 20 meters high and 14 meters in width formed basalt columns lined up next to each other. Sound of rolling waves are given to the entire 75-meter length of the cave, and it is literally "sings", creating amazing sounds, because the acoustics in the cave is a fantastic and unique.
The road or trail the Giants - a unique coastal area in Northern Ireland. It represents about 40 tysyach basalt columns, which are interconnected and appeared after ancient eruption.
Giant Trail is the most popular tourist attraction in Northern Ireland. It is located about 3 km north of the town of Bushmills
The waterfall Svartifoss ( "Dark Falls") is the most memorable landmark in the national park "Skaftafell" in Iceland. The rock on which the water falls, consists of black basalt hexagonal columns. The waterfall is 25 meters.
It is interesting that such forms of columns formed the basis of the architectural creativity of Iceland - Reykjavik Cathedral and the National Theater.
Cape Pier is located on Kunashir, the southernmost island of the Greater Kurile chain. He is listed in the UNESCO's registry as a natural monument of world importance.
When a volcano on Kunashir Island have been very active. Cape Stolbchaty arose as a result of the periodic eruptions of the volcano. Lava basalt composition poured, cooled and cracked. Due to the resulting in a number of places of special temperature conditions it pour, basaltic array divided into four-, five- and hexagonal columns