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10 Lake Natron
With its remarkable color characterized by bright shades of pink, Tanzania’s Lake Natron is truly a sight to behold. It’s also the only breeding ground in East Africa for about 2.5 million lesser flamingoes. With their matching pink color, these birds add to the lake’s natural beauty. There are several campgrounds for tourists near the lake. With a pH level higher than that of ammonia and temperatures that reach 140 degrees Fahrenheit.
9 Cliffs of Moher
Ireland’s spectacular natural landscapes make it a popular destination for tourists from all-over the world. In County Clare, overlooking the rough waters of the Atlantic Ocean, are the Cliffs of Moher, which offer some of the country’s most breathtaking views. Yet, for those who want to explore the rugged charm of these cliffs, the hike can be quite dangerous. As the trail extends along the top of the cliffs, sections of the path become steeper and feature loose gravel and smooth stones. Unpredictable heavy rainfall and high winds make the trek difficult and slippery.
Number 8 Alnwick Gardens
Jane Percy, Duchess of Northumberland, decided to go a different route when selecting the plants to be included in the gardens of England’s Alnwick Castle. The Duchess didn’t want another banal garden full of medicinal or decorative plants. Instead she saw it as an opportunity to teach schoolchildren and get them intrigued about other types of plants that aren’t so common in botanical gardens. One example is the angel’s trumpet, which delivers an aphrodisiac effect. The castle grounds feature a gated area.
Translated as Troll’s Tongue, Trolltunga has been recognized in recent years as one of Norway’s most dangerous attractions. It’s located at an elevation of almost 3,600 feet above sea level and reaching Trolltunga on foot requires a difficult 10-hour climb. The natural rock plateau was most likely created millions of years ago by glaciers that eroded the cliff below. As the plateau extends above the beautiful Norwegian landscape, trekkers are treated to stunning views. In recent years it has become a popular photo opportunity for people visiting Norway.
6 Boa Viagem Beach
Brazil is home to some of the world’s most sought-after beaches and Boa Viagem used to be near the top of the list. Tourists from all-over the world were drawn to the perfect weather, famous sunsets and warm, clear ocean waters. Some argue that the reason for this was the construction of Porto de Suape, which sealed off several estuaries actively used by sharks as breeding grounds.
5 Colorado River
White-water rafting is an activity that the whole family can enjoy. The river system features Class 5 Rapids, which for the level of experience is placed at ‘Expert’ by the international scale of river difficulty. It essentially means that paddlers and swimmers will face a number of challenges that range from rapids to drops with large waves and this is often difficult, even for professionals. Heavy rains contributed to the problem but the main factor was the melting ice from higher up in the mountain range.
4 Danakil Desert
The Danakil Desert is located in what’s known as the Afar Triangle, bordered by Ethiopia in the northeast, Eritrea in the south and Djibouti in the northwest. Researchers believe that even a short stay in Danakil can affect health.Temperatures that can exceed 122 degrees Fahrenheit.
3 Half Dome
The hike to the half dome in Yosemite National Park takes an entire day and involves a climb of more than 5,000 feet. Hikers that take on the last 400 feet of the trail face a difficult, nearly vertical climb. These incidents can happen even in dry weather but the trail becomes even more dangerous in wet conditions, when the rocks and cables become slippery. To make matters worse, the Half Dome is basically a gigantic lightning rod.
2 Gruinard Island
For many years since 1942, Scotland’s Gruinard Island was quarantined. Concerns were raised after a group calling themselves ‘Operation Dark Harvest’ sent anthrax contaminated soil from the island to several government facilities across the UK, demanding a decontamination of Gruinard.
1 Predator Shield
Thrill seekers have the chance to come face to face with one of the largest predators on Earth before a live studio audience. While Japanese game shows are well known for putting their contestants through some outrageous experiences, this particular case might be the most dangerous one yet. It shows a woman in a see-through Plexiglas cube that’s being pushed around by a large grizzly bear.