Man-made sculptures are beautiful but sculptures created by mother nature are breathtakingly gorgeous. These rock formations are created by many elements like wind, heat, rain, and erosion. These works of nature took millions of years to be created using the hardest materials in the planet. Here are some of the Amazing Rock Formations in the World.
Split Apple Rock / Tokangawha
A geological rock formation in the Tasman Bay at the South Island of New Zealand. The rock is made of granite and has the shape of an apple what has been cut in half. Accessible by wading, the rock sits in shallow waters at low tide. It is popular tourist attraction in the waters of Tasman Sea. In 1988, the name Split Apple Rock was made official and in August 2014 it was officially altered to Tokangawha / Split Apple Rock.
Devils Tower, USA
Also known as the Bear Lodge Butte, Devils Tower is a laccolithic butte made of igneous rock in the Bear Lodge Mountains. The summit is 5,112 feet above sea level, it rises 1,267 feet aboce the Belle Fourche River, standing 867 feet from summit to base. It was the first declared United States National Monument, established by President Theodore Roosevelt on Spetember 24, 1906. The name originated in 1875, during an expedition led by Col. Richard Irving Dodge his interpreter reportedly misinterpreted a native name to mean “Bad God’s Tower”.
Aphrodite’s Rock, Cyprus
Petra tou Romiou (Rock of the Greek), also known as Aphrodite’s Rock, is a sea stack in Pafos, Cyprus. Since the ancient times, this sea stack has been regarded as the birthplace of Aphrodite, goddess of love and fertility. The area has become a popular tourist attraction because of its beauty and its status in mythology. The tourists are not persuaded to swim in the location and climbing the rocks is not allowed since the sea in this region is generally rough.
Uluru / Ayer’s Rock
Another on of the amazing rock formation in the world is Uluru, a large sandstone rock formation in the southern part of the Northern Territory in central Australia. It is sacred to the Pitjantjatjara Anangu and is home to an abundance of springs, rock caves, waterholes, and ancient paintings. Uluru is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of Australia’s most recognizable natural landmarks. It rises 2,831 ft above sea level with most of its bulk lying underground. It stands 1,142 ft high and has a total circumference of 9.4 km. The rock formation is also notable for appearing to change color at different time of the day and year.
Arbol de Piedra
Arbol de Piedra, also known as Stone Tree, is an isolated rock formation found in the Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve of Sur Lipez Province in Bolivia. It has the shape of a stunted tree, hence the name, about 7 m high. It’s shape, particularly are due to strong carrying sands and eroding the soft sandstone.
Ko Ta Pu, Khao Phing Kan (James Bond Island), Thailand
Ko Ta Pu is a limestone rock about 66 feet tall with the diameter increasing from around 13 feet near the water to around 26 feet at the top. The rock formation lies about 130 feet to the west from the northern part of Khao Phing Kan.