Magnificent rock formations around the world that are really worth seeing.
Rock formations are amazing creations of nature. These magnificent rock formations have been sculpted by nature through weathering and erosion hundred to million years ago. There are numerous scenic and spectacular rock formations from around the world. Here are some of them:
All photos are courtesy of Wikipedia.
Delicate Arch – Utah, USA
Delicate Arch is a world famous arch located in Arches National Park, Utah, USA. It is a lone-standing arch which has become a symbol of Utah.
Karlu Karlu or Devil’s Marbles – Australia
These marvelous rock formations of naturally rounded and oval boulders are called Karlu Karlu by the local Aborigines is located in Wauchope, a traditional Aboriginal sacred site and important to the local Aboriginal people. The Kaytetye people believe that the boulders are the eggs of the rainbow serpent and the site is still very important to the tribe and may be considered to be among the oldest religious sites in the world.
The Pinnacles – Australia
These beautiful limestone formations called The Pinnacles are contained within Namburg National Park in Western Australia. The Pinnacles were formed from lime leaching from the sand and by rain cementing the lower levels of the dune into a soft limestone.
Wave Rock – Australia
This 15 meters high and 110 meters long impressive natural rock formation is located in Western Australia. It derives its name from the fact that it is shaped like a large, smooth wave. The total outcrop covers several hectares. The unusual shape of the rock is greatly highlighted by vertical darker streaks of algae, which grow on the surface of the wave, and by dark black stains which change to brown during the dry season.
The Wave – Arizona, USA
This spectacular sandstone formation called “The Wave” is located on the slopes of the Coyote Buttes, Arizona. This incredible formation can be reached by hiking approximately 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) across rugged, trail less landscape, making the round-trip to and from The Wave a nearly 6-mile (9.7-kilometer) hike that climbs about 350 feet (107 meters) in altitude.
The Cheesewring – UK