Sometimes nature surprises with places of authentic fantasy. And these that we are going to show you are. Surely you will find it difficult to believe that they really exist, but they are neither sets designed for a science fiction film nor the work of an imaginative photographer. These are corners full of color that will surprise you, they will fascinate you, and, of course, they will not leave you indifferent.
1. Caño Cristales, Colombia
It is the river of five colors, the most beautiful river in the world, the river that escaped from paradise… It has been described in a thousand different ways, but doing justice to the beauty of this place is difficult. An incredible mix of crystal clear waters, rocks, sand, and aquatic plants creates this magical effect.
2. Zhangye Mountains, China
Reds, yellows, ocher, violets… the chromatic range of these mountains is not only incredible, but it is in perfect order. Beauty in its purest form in a place as inhospitable as the Gobi desert. Always beautiful postcard, but almost dramatic when day falls.
3. Dead Vlei, Ethiopia
The petrified skeletons of the trees that once populated the shores of a lake and the immense dunes of the desert create this landscape. Little can be said about him. Absolutely awe inspiring.
4. Antilope Canyon, United States
Sinuous shapes, strange lighting effects and unique reddish and orange tones that at times turn violet. Entering this narrow canyon is like diving into another dimension.
5. Dallol, Ethiopia
A place as beautiful as it is surprising. A volcanic area where salts, acids and magma give life to one of the most unusual corners of the planet, due to its color and its strange image.
6. Prismatic Fountain, United States
Perhaps its colors attract attention and make you want to touch its waters to see if this place is real. Better not to do it, the waters gush at 70º. In fact, only the peculiar bacteria that give it such striking colors can survive here.
7. Red Beach, China
It does not look like a beach, and in fact, even if it is called that, it is not. It is the Liaohe Delta, which each fall is covered in a dense and fluffy red blanket. What forms it? Millions of algae that when dried acquire this peculiar color.
8. Rice fields, China
In this case, nature and the hand of man come together to create a spectacular landscape. Endless terraces where rice crops create a fabulous landscape that seems to have been copied from a surreal painting.
9. Pamukkale, Turkey
Only two colors: white and blue. White of the calcium carbonate of swimming pools and blue of mineral-laden waters. A truly dreamy place, perfect also to relax because in some of them bathing is allowed.
10. Lake Hillier, Australia
Although it seems incredible, this is its natural color. A bubblegum pink caused by bacteria that grow in the waters of this particular lake. With the ocean floor, on the one hand, and the vegetation of the terrain that surrounds it on the other, it is one of the most curious images of nature.