Ahaggar is a highland located in the south of Algeria, in the central part of the Sahara, east of the city of Tamanrasset. Ahaggar is the foundation of the Sahara platform, which came to the surface 2 billion years ago. Within the highlands, young lava plateaus also stand out: Tassilin-Adjer, Tassilin-Adrar, Tassilin-Anakhev, Tassilin-Atakor and Tassilin-Tahalra.
The unusual cliffs of Ahaggara always amazed the people and created mysterious legends. The indigenous inhabitants of the highlands, Tuareg, believe in jinn, who, fighting to the last, petrified in the form of rocks. A more humane version of the legend says that the remnants are traces of the battles of giant creatures. Continue reading
Paracas is the only marine reserve in Peru. Most of it is occupied by water spaces. Created in 1975, Paracas is famous for its unique fauna and above all significant colonies of sea lions. Numerous species of birds live here, including condors and black ostriches on the verge of extinction. In addition to the protection of animals, the reserve has another task – the preservation of the remnants of the ancient parakas culture, which existed in this area in the first millennium BC. Nowadays, a unique underground necropolis with forty mummies, which are now stored in the Ica Museum, was discovered here. Continue reading
The Lapland nature reserve is located in the west of the Kola Peninsula, on the shores of Lake Imandra. Here, in the mountain ranges of Monchetundra and Chunatundra, one of the largest protected zones of Europe is located. The core of the reserve is made up of territories whose nature has been preserved in its original form: ancient virgin forests, crystal clear lakes, and intact tundras. Access here is closed to tourists, but the primitive beauty should remain on our planet. Continue reading