Perhaps the most intriguing of Mono Lake’s natural phenomena are the tufa towers, visible along much of the shoreline. Tufas form exclusively underwater when calcium comes into contact with carbonates, causing a chemical reaction which results in limestone. Over the course of decades to centuries, the build-up of limestone causes a tufa tower to grow. Declining lake levels have exposed the tufa towers we see today. Some of these towers have grown up to 30 feet.
Vik is Iceland’s southernmost village and faces the open Atlantic Ocean, framed by a long black volcanic sand beach. Less than 300 people live in Vik, but it is the biggest settlement for some 70km (43 mi). Click through to read why Vik Iceland is a MUST See!
The Pink beach stands in Budelli, one of the islands of Sardinia (Italy). This odd beach takes name from the particular pink coral colour of the sand, due to the numerous shells and little fragments of red corals.