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Indonesia’s Foja Mountains: The Last Untouched Refuge on Earth

Golden Monarch in Indonesian Rainforest on Papua Photo: Richard001 The Foja Mountains on the Indonesian side of the island of Papua New Guinea represent one of the world’s last rainforest frontiers. In fact, the area covers over 9,000 square kilometers and is the largest un-roaded rainforest in the Asian-Pacific. The preservation of this area is …

The View from the Seven Highest Mountain Passes on Earth

Image: Praful Tripathy Khardung La shot from a few metres above the pass. Dizzying heights, rarefied air and brutally cold temperatures. That’s the Himalayas and surrounds for you – home to the highest peaks on earth; the highest mountain passes too. We’ve compiled seven of the highest that are accessible – passes only the toughest …

The Amazing Mud Volcanoes Of Azerbaijan

Photo: Image: Gernott444 Bubbling and belching away like witches’ cauldrons, mud volcanoes are one of nature’s more murky oddities. They’re found spattered throughout the world, but astonishingly around 300 of the earth’s estimated 700 mud volcanoes lie in Azerbaijan and the Caspian Sea. Capable of ejecting millions of cubic metres of hydrocarbon gasses plus mountains …

10 Incredible Underwater Volcanoes

Image: brewbooks Did you know that Hawaii’s Mauna Kea or White Mountain is the world’s tallest peak, measuring 16,400 m (47,000 feet) from base to summit? And that underwater volcanoes account for 75% of annual magma output? Just like Mauna Kea’s height, with 10,000 m (33,500 feet) under sea level, underwater volcanoes and their eruptions …

Highest Sports Match On Earth

Photo: Gorak Shep Image by: féileacán For those sports fans who reckon a game of American football at Denver’s Mile High Stadium was hard on the lungs, spare a thought for the group of intrepid cricketers heading to Everest to play a record-breaking high altitude competitive cricket match – nearly 17,000 feet above sea level. …