We all yearn to spend time in nature, and thankfully there’s no shortage of incredible sights to enjoy; from mighty mountains and roaring waterfalls to thick forests and beautiful beaches, we’re spoiled for choice. In this article, we will explore one natural phenomenon in particular—rock formations.
Whether for their shape, components, location or beautiful surroundings, tourists have long been drawn to these spectacular-looking rocks. Many of them are huge, and viewing them is breathtaking. Here, I endeavour to showcase 20 of the most incredible rock formations in the world.
Aphrodite’s Rock (Cyprus)
This is one of the most famous spots in Pafos, a coastal city in Cyprus. It is also known as Petra tou Romiou, which means ‘Rock of the Greek.’
Uluru aka Ayers Rock (Australia)
The Arbol de Piedra (Bolivia)
Balancing Rock (Canada)
Believed to be standing for thousands of years, Long Island’s Balancing Rock at Digby Neck seems to defy gravity. The columnar basalt rock has defied erosion and is standing tall at about 9 meters in height. Its lack of much visible support makes it a unique natural attraction.
Giant’s Causeway (Northern Ireland)
Horseshoe Bend (Arizona, USA)
Just outside of Page in Arizona, there is an amazing site called Horseshoe Bend. Over millennia, the Colorado River has cut a deep gorge in the rock, which wraps around in a breathtaking horseshoe shape.
Faraglioni dei Ciclopi, Sicily (Italy)
Devil’s Tower (Wyoming, USA)
Split Apple Rock (New Zealand)
Wave Rock (Arizona, USA)
Snapping photographs is a delightful activity, nowhere more so than at Wave Rock in Arizona. Deciding on the best angle is a challenge, as every degree of change only makes the formation more fascinating. A visit to this magical sandstone rock formation is an incredible hiking experience, though it can prove to be a harsh desert-like one, depending upon the prevailing weather conditions.