The Most Extraordinarily Sci-Fi Places On Planet Earth

The Most Extraordinarily Sci-Fi Places On Planet Earth

Most of us have only been able to see the planet since 1972. Amazing as it might seem, we had no idea what our floating rock really looked like until the infamous "Blue Marble" photo was taken by Apollo 17.

There are some exceedingly strange places on this planet, which can make you think you're looking at another planet. Like one producers could have dreamt up on a television show. As the saying goes, reality is weirder than any fiction we could draw inspiration from.

You can get immersed in the wonders of the 50 strangest secrets the world is hiding here:

If you'd like to explore them in greater detail for yourself:

  1. Lake Hillier, Australia
  2. Darvaza Gas Crater, Turkmenisation
  3. Hinatuan River, Philippines
  4. Richat Structure, Mauritania
  5. Catatumbo River, Venezuela
  6. Atacama Desert, Chile
  7. Namib Desert, Namibia
  8. Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland
  9. Lighthouse Reef, Belize
  10. Dongchuan Red Land, China
  11. Badab-e-Surt, Iran
  12. Tianzi Mountains, China
  13. Socotra, Yemen
  14. Bohol Island, Philippines
  15. Panjin Beach, China
  16. Great Rann of Kutch, India
  17. Danakil Depression, Ethiopia
  18. Miao Room, China
  19. Kawah Ijen, Indonesia
  20. Ik-Kil Park, Mexico
  21. Vaadhoo Beach, Maldives
  22. Breidamerkurjokull, Iceland
  23. Loktak Lake, India
  24. Kyoto Forest, Japan
  25. Lake Kaindy, Kazakhstan
  26. Le Morne Brabant, Mauritius
  27. Qrendi, Malta
  28. Cano Cristales River, Colombia
  29. Phong Nha-Ke Bang Park, China
  30. Ilha De Queimada Grande, Brazil
  31. Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia
  32. Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii
  33. Lake Baikal, Russia
  34. Chile Chico, Chile
  35. Klevan, Ukraine
  36. Naika Mine, Mexico
  37. Kitakyushu, Japan
  38. Rio Tinto, Spain
  39. Mount Roraima, Venezuela
  40. Zhangye Danxia Park, China
  41. Ascension Island, Atlantic
  42. Mutnovsky, Russia
  43. Iguazu Falls, Argentina
  44. Kamchatka Krai, Russia
  45. Waitato, New Zealand
  46. Goreme, Turkey
  47. Los Glaciares Park, Argentina
  48. Huacachina, Peru
  49. Mount Kelimutu, Indonesia
  50. Pamukkale, Turkey
  51. Antelope Canyon, Arizona