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    A lone tree stands among the mysterious Fairy Circles of Namibia -


    Patterns in Nature: Mysterious Earth

    • Sand Dunes, Empty Quarter - The borders of four nations—Saudi Arabia, Oman, Yemen, and the United Arab Emirates—blur beneath the shifting sands of the Rub al Khali, or Empty Quarter, desert.
    • Water Reflection, Utah - Reflecting off water, light paints peacock-feather patterns onto a rock wall in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.
    • Shoreline Salt Piles, Senegal - Salt piles line the shoreline of Lake Retba.
    • Fairy Circles, Namib Desert - Fairy circles, or grassless patches in Namibia, seen here from an airplane.
    • Drying Fronds, Kenya - Fronds dry in neat lines around a tree.

    (Source: National Geographic)


    These ‘fairy circles’ appear in Namibia and stretch for over 1,200 miles of land up to Angola. Scientists have been trying to figure out what causes them for years. For a time, it was believed termites were the culprits, but there wasn’t enough evidence to completely settle the matter. The circles were then found to actually occur in patterns, and aren’t random at all, and scientists are now under the impression that the grass naturally organizes itself this way due to the arid nature of their surroundings, and this is how they get their water. Nature in other parts of the world show similar patterns on smaller scales. While nothing is absolutely certain about the circles, that seems to be the most accurate and boring theory.


    1. Door to Hell,” Derweze, Turkmenistan
    Dragon’s blood trees, Socotra, Yemen
    Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
    Giant Buddha, Leshan, China
    Cappadocia, Anatolia, Turkey

    Sırt çantamı, çadırımı alıp kendimi yollara vurmamın tam yaşı. Bunları kendi gözlerimle görmekten beni ne alıkoyuyorsa hepsinin icabına bakacağım.  Son fotoğraf Kapadokya üstelik. Burada yani. Yaza doğru oraya gidip balona binmeyeni kendim döveceğim.

    Bakmaktan kendimi alamadığım da Giant Buddha elbette


    The Door to Hell

    Derweze is basically a village in Turkmenistan of about 350 inhabitants, located in the middle of the Karakum Desert, about 260 km north from Ashgabat. It got its nickname, “the door to hell”, due to a drilling rig accident gone terribly wrong.

    via techeblog.com


    Derweze, also known as the door to hell, is a 70 meter wide hole in the middle of the Karakum desert in Turkmenistan. The hole was formed in 1971 when a team of soviet geologists had their drilling rig collapse when they hit a cavern filled with natural gas. In an attempt to avoid poisonous discharge, they decided to burn it off, thinking that the gas would be depleted in only a few days. Derweze is still burning today 


    Dirty thunderstorms

    A dirty thunderstorm (also, Volcanic lightning) is a weather phenomenon that occurs when lightning is produced in a volcanic plume. A study in the journal Science indicated that electrical charges are generated when rock fragments, ash, and ice particles in a volcanic plume collide and produce static charges, just as ice particles collide in regular thunderstorms.



    1-Chaiten in Chile

    2-Chaiten in Chile

    3-Eyjafjallajokull in Iceland

    4-Eyjafjallajokull in Iceland

    5-Chaiten in Chile

    6-Eyjafjallajokull in Iceland

    7-Puyehue in Santiago, Chile

    8-Kilauea in Hawaii

    9-Shinmoedake in Japan



    Volcanic Lightning, Sakurajima Volcano, South Japan by Martin Rietze

  2. (Source: imforeverjustyours)