Thursday, May 31, 2012
The United Nations estimates that there are more than 3 million shipwrecks on the ocean floor. But, also, shipwrecks can be found on deserted beaches, on coral reefs in the middle of the ocean, at restricted diamond areas, uninhabited islands or other remote & uncivilized places. Therefore, this is a list dedicated to picturesque shipwrecks which are still visible on beaches around the world.
1. Dimitrios Shipwreck, Greece
Friday, May 25, 2012
In geography, a confluence is the meeting of two or more bodies of water. Sometimes, these places can be very unusual... The confluences below were selected for their dramatic visual contrast - you can see the boundaries, where the two (or three) differently colored rivers mix to form one larger river.
1. Confluence of the Rhone and Arve Rivers, Switzerland
|The river on the left is the Rhone, and the river on the right is the Arve [link]|
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
The International tripoint is a geographical point at which the borders of three countries meet. There are currently 157 international tripoints (i.e., tricountry points) by some accounts. Usually, the more neighbours a country has, the more international tripoints that country has. China with 16 tripoints and Russia with 11 to 14 lead the list of states by number of tripoints. This is list of 8 interesting international tripoints worldwide.
1. Treriksröset (Sweden/Norway/Finland)
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
While landlocked countries are obviously unable to develop a sea-going blue-water navy, they may still deploy armed forces on major lakes or rivers. There are a number of reasons a landlocked country may choose to maintain a navy. If a river or lake forms a national border, countries may feel the need to protect and patrol that border with a military force. In some regions, roads may be unreliable or circuitous, and a river or lake may be the easiest way to move military forces around the country. Sometimes, possession of a body of water may actually be contested – for example, countries around the landlocked Caspian Sea have different views of how ownership should be divided.
|Ship of Azerbaijanian Navy link|
Sunday, May 13, 2012
A stack or sea stack is a rock formation made up of a steep or upright column or columns of rock in the sea near a coast. They are formed when part of a headland is eroded by water crashing against the rock or as a result of wind erosion. These impressive formations are intricately created by nature only through time, tide and wind. Here are 10 famous sea stack formations from around the World.
1. Dun Briste, Ireland
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
A bay is loosely defined as a body of water partly enclosed by land. Generally they have calmer waters than the surrounding sea and are a good place for ships to shelter from the weather. Also, bays are often very beautiful and represent unavoidable tourist attractions in the countries where they are located. This is our selection of some of the most beautiful bays in the world, enjoy the post.
1. Wineglass Bay, Tasmania, Australia