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Popocatepetl, Mexico (Russ Bowling/Flickr)
Volcanic activity is a regular and harsh reminder that the planet we live on features an ever-changing geology. Located along the edges of tectonic plates, volcanoes are fissures that allow the boiling magma, ash, and gases from beneath the earth’s surface to explode violently in response to shifts in the tectonic plates. Types of Volcanoes There are numerous forms that volcanoes...
Deserts are some of the harshest places on Earth. While humans can live off the land in several, severe climates, being stranded in the desert is virtually a death sentence for even the most capable wilderness survivor. It’s this particular reason that makes deserts so interesting. They’re devoid of almost everything life needs to thrive, but it perseveres anyway. Deserts...
namib desert with landmarks and cities
Along the southwest coast of Africa, you’ll find the expansive desert known as the Namib. Aptly named, Namib translates to “vast place” in English. The desert exists along the coasts of Angola, Namibia, and South Africa and covers over 1,200 miles of the African landscape. Thanks to its interesting geological conditions, the Namib is one of the most interesting deserts...
sarma cave
A lot of different landscapes form part of our day to day existence.  Most of us, even city dwellers, have spent time in the forest, mountains, desert, or plains.But how much time have you spent underground, plumbing the depths of the earth?  Many people can only remember a handful of times they ever had a chance to explore a...
Victoria Falls
Anyone who's seen a waterfall up close will agree that their majesty is almost indescribable. If even a small fall can inspire these feelings, imagine what it's like to look at the world's largest waterfall.These are the 10 biggest falls on the planet, based on their width, rather than height or volume. Each one is wonderful in its own...
Northern Lights over silhouetted tree line
One of the most spectacular phenomenon that you can see when you look up at the sky is the northern lights, also called aurora borealis. The northern lights occur when solar activity from the sun ejects a cloud of gas that travels to the Earth's atmosphere and collides with the Earth's magnetic field, creating the beautiful dancing streams of light...