Natural World Phenomena

From the vivid colors of a beautiful hot spring to a random rock formation that looks just like an elephant - these are the extraordinary phenomenons of the natural world. The outlandish landscapes might look like something from another planet but they are in fact completely natural eccentricities. And while these mind-blowing quirks of Mother Nature might continue to puzzle scientists, they also continue to draw in tourists fascinated by the surreal spectacles.

The Puente del Inca natural rock bridge in Argentina - Bright orange and yellow bacteria mats are created by natural sulphur springs which cover the rock walls. PIC BY STEFFEN AND ALEXANDRA SAILER / ARDEA / CATERS NEWS

The elephant rock formation in Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada - A strange natural sandstone rock formation resembling an elephant. (Steffen and Alexandra Sailer/Ardea/Caters News)

The sliding stones of Death Valley, California - The movement of the rocks continue to baffle experts, with some rocks sliding across a perfectly flat bed despite weighing up to 700 pounds each. (Alexandra Sailer/Ardea/Caters News)

The Moeraki Boulders of New Zealand  - The gigantic boulders started forming on the ocean floor and can now been seen sitting mysteriously on the coastline thanks to centuries of erosion. (Alexandra Sailer/Ardea/Caters News)

The Great Blue Hole in Belize - A large submarine sinkhole which is over 984 feet across and 407 feet deep. The sinkhole was formed during several episodes of quaternary glaciation when sea levels were much lower. (Kurt Amsler/Ardea/Caters News)

Giant crater lake - The crater lake at Crater Lake National Park in Oregon was formed about 150 years ago by the collapse of the volcano Mount Mazama. PIC BY FRANCOIS GOHIER / ARDEA / CATERS NEWS

Balls Pyramid  - The worlds tallest sea stack, at 562 metres, in Lord Howe Island, New South Wales, Australia. (Jean Paul Ferrero/Ardea/Caters News)

Tufa pinnacles at Mono Lake in Sierra Nevada - Mono Lake is a closed hydrological basin meaning water flows into it but it doesnt flow out. The only way for water to leave is through evaporation. Four vertical feet of water can evaporate during the course of a year. (Bob Gibbons/Ardea/Caters News)

The peculiar pinnacles at Nambung National Park, Western Australia - These amazing natural limestone structures, some standing as high as five metres, were formed approximately 25,000 to 30,000 years ago after the sea receded and left deposits of sea shells. Over time, coastal winds removed the surrounding sand leaving the pillars exposed. PIC BY JEAN PAUL FERRERO / ARDEA / CATERS NEWS

The Beauty Pool of Yellowstone National Park - The hot spring allows luminous algae and bacteria to flourish creating a vivid array of colors. (Francois Gohier/Ardea/Caters News)

The pink Lake Hiller lake in Western Australia - Scientists have proven the strange pink color is due to the presence of algae which is usually the cause of strange coloration. (Jean Paul Ferrero/Ardea/Caters News)

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