The Galapagos Islands are a unique archipelago in the Pacific Ocean, which is home to many rare species of flora and fauna. The islands, covering an area of 7800 sq. Km, are located from the state of Ecuador at 972 km.
The archipelago consists of 19 islands, 13 of which are of volcanic origin and are the province of Ecuador with a population of about 25 thousand people.
A bit of history
According to scientists, the formation of the first islands began about 5 million years ago. The volcanic eruption in 2005 on one of the young islands makes it possible to assume that the formation of the youngest of them is in an active process. Continue reading
Winter Baikal gives tourists ski slopes, snowmobile rides and dog sledding, snowkiting and snowboarding. Winter fishing on Lake Baikal gathers fans of ice fishing for the annual March tournament. Baikal ice is another local phenomenon. Its transparency allows the underwater flora to receive sunlight even in winter.
Winter holidays on Baikal
Fantastic forms of ice, created at the whim of nature, amaze the imagination, and a mystery such as hollow “ice hills” 5-6 meters high still has not been explained by scientists. Another oddity is the giant dark rings (5-7 km) on the ice of Lake Baikal. Satellite photos record their formation in different parts of the lake. The exact mechanism for the appearance of mysterious rings was also not found. Continue reading