#4- Green Lake, Austria: An Underwater fairy tale
Set among the snowcapped Karst Mountains of Austria, the Gruner See or more famously known as the Green Lake is a worthy tourist spot. After all the water is only a meter deep. However, an unusual natural phenomenon caused by the melting of the snowcapped Hochschwab Mountains turns the lovely park into a massive pool with all of its footpaths and benches submerging into the underwater world.
Such is nature’s beauty- it literally changes with the seasons. During the winter the lake is only three to six feet deep and is surrounded by a scenic parkland that is perfect for hiking and exploring. But cometh the spring the ice and snow from the surrounding hills start to melt filling the lake up to a maximum depth of 40 feet. As a result this natural beauty becomes a hotspot for the water sport of scuba diving.
#3- Aurora Borealis
Unpredictable yet breathtaking, the Aurora Borealis or the Northern lights are the nature’s most sumptuous light shows. When the spectacle is in full flow, the sky is ablaze with a range of cosmic greens, reds and yellows. This natural phenomenon can be seen in the northernmost regions of the world including the likes of Norway, Iceland, Greenland and Alaska.
Most Auroras occur in a band known as the auroral zone. The Aurora Borealis occurs when highly charged electrons from the solar wind interact with the elements of the Earth’s atmosphere. Solar winds stream away from the Sun following lines of magnetic force generated by the Earth’s core. As the electrons enter the Ionosphere, they encounter atoms of Oxygen and Nitrogen. The color of the aurora depends on which atom has been struck and at what altitude.