Mesa, Tuyya, or Amba. We can call it whatever we like, but these tabletop mountains are a sight to behold all on their own. They are unique wonders of nature. They are rare phenomena that display the beauty of the mountains.
Mountain climber or not, I’m sure you’ll appreciate the picturesque elegance of these flat-topped mountains. Let’s have a virtual tour of the 10 most stunning tabletop mountains in the world.
1. Mount Roraima – Venezuela / Brazil / Guyana
Located on the triple border point of Venezuela, Brazil, and Guyana. It is the most famous “tepui” or tabletop mountain in South America. Mada is famous by the novel “ The Lost World”, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
2. Table Mountain – South Africa
It offers an incredible panoramic view of the city of Cape Town, South Africa. The Table mountain also features an unusual cave system formed in sandstone.
3. Autana Tepui – Venezuela
More popularly known as the “Tree of Life,” this formation stands 4,000 feet above the sea level. This natural spectacle is located in the Amazonas state of Venezuela.
4. Ptari Tepui – Venezuela
Venezuela has the most number of “tepuis” or flat summit plateaus in the world. One of them is Ptari Tepui, which has a maximum elevation of 7,900 feet.
5. Ben Bulben – Ireland
Ben Bulben is home to Ireland’s unique plant species. It is a massive rock formation made from shale and limestone. It is believed to be formed during the Ice age.
6. Auyantepui – Venezuela
Called the Devil Mountain by natives, Auyantepui houses Angel Falls, the world’s highest waterfall. It is the most visited tepui in Venezuela.
7. Mount Garfield – USA
Part of the White Mountain range, Mount Garfield is a favorite hiking destination in the state of New Hampshire.
It has a relatively easy trail and offers a grand view of the wilderness surrounding it.
8. Mount Conner – Australia
Mount Conner is a horseshoe-shaped mountain with a stunning flat summit plateau. The native aborigines believe it is the home of the icemen who created the cold weather.
9. Kukenan – Venezuela
One of the view tepuis that boasts of his own waterfall. Kukenan Falls is the second highest after the Angel Falls, which is situated in the nearby Auyantepui.
10. Sarisariñama – Venezuela
The name originated from tales about an evil spirit that eats human flesh. This is one of the most remote areas in Venezuela.
While all of these mountains are equally stunning, some of them are accessible and can be conquered, while some are dangerous enough that it’s better to appreciate its beauty through photos.
For those who wish to climb one of these stunning mountains, good luck. And always remember, the best view comes after the hardest climb.
The Unsolved Mystery Of Poland’s Crooked Forest
Is it gravity, man-made, or work of aliens?
In the small town of Gryfino in Poland, lies one of the world’s unanswered mystery. The eerie and strange woodland earned its nickname due to the curved bases of around 400 pine trees surrounding the forest.
The bizarre area is locally known as Krzywy Las. The trees bend towards the north and form a “C” shape before growing straight up. They grow up to 50 feet in height and are basically healthy apart from their curved bases.
Several theories have come up to explain the mysterious appearance of the crooked trees.
10 Heart-Shaped Natural Formations Around the World
There is, literally, a heart in nature.
Heart-shaped designs, landscapes, and architecture often create the most beautiful sceneries. Heart shapes become even more special when they are part of natural formations.
If you are a fan of the heart shape, you will find these landscapes fascinating. Here are 10 beautiful heart-shaped formations that will make you love nature.
1. Heart-Shaped Mangrove, New Caledonia
9 Mesmerizing Pink Lakes Across The Globe
Colors are the smile of nature. -Leigh Hunt
Bodies of water are usually marked blue in a map but Mother Nature likes to pull tricks on us. Some of them she has turned pink. Awesome, right?
The presence of algae that creates carotenoids like Dunaliella salina is the cause of the change in color in lakes. Oftentimes, it changes the water into red or pink. Take a look at these pink lakes and enjoy their beauty.
1. Lake Hillier, Australia