As you get stuck in the day-to-day of life, it can sometimes feel like the world is becoming a very boring place. You pass by the same places day in and day out, and you have the same kinds of experiences day in and day out, too. But, it’s terrible that we all come to feel this way in our lives at one time or another! The fact is that it’s a great big and incredible world out there, and it’s one that’s full of all kinds of secrets and cool things to see!
In fact, there are some places on this planet that look and feel as if they’re not a part of this planet in the very least. They look like places that you’d see in a science fiction film – and in fact some of them have even popped up in just those kinds of films!
On the list below, we’re going to share 20 places on our planet that look like they’re from another planet. From crazy rock formations, to incredible geysers and even to beaches the light up at night, it’s all here. So, if you want to open your eyes to majesty of the world once again and see things different, then read on… These places are about to blow your mind!
There’s an incredible diversity of flora and fauna on this small island, a diversity that exceeds even that of Galapagos.
2. Hillier Lake
Due to bacteria and algae, this Australian lake get a bright pink color that closely resembles Pepto-Bismol.
3. Fly Geyser
An abandoned well is responsible for this amazing sight, which is made from calcium carbonate.
4. Giant’s Causeway
These strange columns in Ireland were actually created by a volcanic eruption a long time ago
5. Fingal’s Cave
And wouldn’t you know that ancient volcanic activity is also responsible for the unique look of this incredible Scottish cave.
6. Lake Baikal Ice
During the month of March, fissures open up in this frozen lake revealing iridescent blue ice.
7. Cascata Bigar
These are some of the world’s most beautiful waterfalls, and they’re rightly considered to be sacred by those who live near them.
8. Uyuni Salt Flats
After it’s just rained, you can walk out onto these salt flats and get the sensation that you’re actually walking on the sky.
9. Skaftafell Ice Cave
Located in a national park of the same name, these distinctive ice caves get their blue hue from the way the ice refracts light.
10. Lake Natron
This incredible lake gets its deep red color due to the small organism that inhabit this incredibly salty body of water.
What makes this small volcanic island so interesting? How about the fact that it features a volcano inside of a volcano.
12. Glowing Waters in Maldives
Because of bioluminescent phytoplankton, the waters around Vaadhoo Island appear to glow at night.
13. Glowworm Caves
Speaking of bioluminescence, it’s bioluminescent worms that give this New Zealand cave its distinctive look.
14. Playa Escondida
With a name that literally means “hidden beach”, this is just what it sounds like! Beach hidden inside of a cave.
15. Yuanyang County
When you’ve got just the right vantage points, these working rice terraces become a thing of unrestrained beauty.
16. Cano Cristales
A variety of different algae give this pool its signature rainbow look. When you see it, you won’t believe your eyes!
17. Pamukkale Thermal Pools
These hot spring are the most beautiful in the world, if you ask us, and they get their almost ice-like look due to the fact they’re made from limestone.
18. Naica Mine
These huge crystals, which are made of selenite, are caused by the heating of the planet and definitely resemble the Fortress of Solitude.
19. Dead Vlei
Once long ago, there used to be a forest that stood here… Now, these dead trees are all that remains of that forest.
20. Sentinels of the Arctic
What on Earth cold these be? Well, the answer is quite simple! They’re trees that are forever covered in snow.