Top 10 World’s Strangest Natural Wonders

It’s a far cry from the stereotypical landscapes of clear blue lakes, rolling green hills, and white-sand beaches that inspire most travelers—and that’s part of what makes strange natural wonders like Spotted Lake so thrilling. A recently discovered cave that grows crystals the size of four-story buildings or a lake the color of a strawberry milkshake remind us that there’s plenty of mystery left to explore. These are the top 10 world’s strangest natural wonders.

Marble Caves, Chile

1Marble Caves, Chile

Lake Retba, Senegal

2Lake Retba, Senegal

Spotted Lake, British Columbia


Travertine Pools at Pamukkale, Turkey

4Travertine Pools at Pamukkale, Turkey

Sailing Stones, Racetrack Playa, Death Valley, Calif.

5Sailing Stones, Racetrack Playa, Death Valley, Calif.

White Desert (Sahara el Beyda), Egypt

6White Desert (Sahara el Beyda), Egypt

Moeraki Boulders, New Zealand


The Eye of the Sahara, Mauritania


Caño Cristales River, Colombia


Asbyrgi Canyon, Iceland