20 Tourist Destinations That Look Like They Should Be On Another Planet
Dracena Cinnabari, is a tree that is native to Socotra, which are four small islands in the Indian Ocean. The trees are also known as Dragonblood trees and as seen in the image, have a umbrella-shaped top, with leaves that measure up to 60cm long and 3cm wide.
50 to 60 million years ago, a very strong volcanic activity occurred in Count Antrim, Northern Ireland, which formed a group of around 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, most of these columns are a hexagonal shape, some of the tallest are about 30ft high and 92ft thick.
These dunes are known as the Painted Dunes and are located in the Lassen Volcanic National Park, Northern California. These dunes are a result of a volcanic eruption, and can be seen from the top of the Cinder Cone, also located in the Lassen Volcanic National Park.
Fortress Of Solitude
Although, this picture looks similar to Superman’s Fortress of Solitude, it is actually a mine that is location in Mexico, known as the Naica Mine. The mines contain crystals of selenite (gypsum) as large as 4ft in diameter and 50ft long, it also contains other elements such as lead, zinc and silver. This mine was largely underwater until it was drained, and has extremely high humidity levels. Due to this humidity, paired with the high temperatures, personnel are required to wear specialized equipment and cannot be down there for more than 30 minutes at a time.