Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Unique


Tepui Mountains, Venezuela


Forbes Traveler just listed their “10 Most Unique Landscapes”. Their definition is “instantly recognizable views that are found nowhere else in the world” and created by specific and unusual geological forces.

This sounded like a useful list for any resourceful photographer (although they left out my particular favorite, Badlands National Park in South Dakota which looks completely other-wordly). Nevertheless, in no particular order here are the 10:


Inle Lake, Myanmar


Petra, Jordan


Tauo, New Zealand


Li River Valley, China


Uyuni, Bolivia


Skeleton Coast, Namibia


Western Highlands, Scotland


Cappadocia, Turkey


Redwood National Park, USA


And my personal pick:


Badlands National Park, South Dakota

7 comments:

Hailey @ stylesymmetry.com said...

It's unbelieveable that there are places like this in the world. I would love to visit them all, especially New Zealand.

The greatest gift said...

well, i don't know these beautiful sceneries exist! Luv to see all these pix.....Well, admiring u for being so dedicated getting all these pix

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Adrienne Rewi said...

Your New Zealand geothermal shot is actually in/near Rotorua not TAUPO...though theoretically it could be said to be between the two towns. :-) This, the Champagne Pool, is New Zealand's largest bubbling mud pool and is part of the very spectacular Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland www.geyserland.co.nz

carolyn said...

For me, they skipped Uluru (Ayer's Rock) Australia, which blows away any other "red rocks" spots...

moe lauher said...

Just found your site and I'm enjoy looking back over your postings. Thanks for sharing.

caramelo said...

Thank you, those pics are a beautiful gift!

Anonymous said...

We “me and family” made a trip to Petra in Jordan in April 2007. it was a piece of art and  fabulous.


We flew from Berlin to Amman- Jordan. We traveled at modern buses with a guide/driver.



Our route was Amman, Jerash, Ajloun , Petra , Dead Sea.



On the way we experienced architectural, archaeological, historical and cultural places: noble mosques, interesting museums, ancient castle, unique ruins, stone paths, the lowest point on earth with mineral salty water at Dead sea. Also we went to see how nomads live in their tents.

 


Before our trip we got a lot of warnings and surprising comments on Jordanians' hostility toward Westerners. Anyhow in every city, town and village we felt ourselves very welcome and every person was polite and hospitable to us.



Our guide was the best possible guide. His knowledge of Jordan, the past and the present is enormous and his driving style is convincing, A trip with him was like a trip with a friend not with a formal guide.

 
From my experience, http://libertytourism.com/Programs.html is one of the best tours at Jordan where all you may need and ask on one place.



Hans Herrman