Breathtaking views, surreal landscapes, and the chance to come face to face with an active volcano, the Island of Hawai‘i offers the geotourist encounters of a lifetime, and scientists a window into a volcano’s inner workings.
The fault blocks of the Kutch Basin in western India offer to the visitor a unique opportunity to observe the Jurassic-Cretaceous-Paleogene sediments rarely outcropping anywhere else on the Western Indian continental margin. A visit to Kutch also gives an opportunity to view and enjoy the rich cultural traditions and handicrafts of western India.
To most people, the Canary Islands is a place to go on a charter or low-fare plane where you can sunbathe for hours on beaches with white sand imported from the Sahara. But
the Canaries have another face, with many natural features of interest to scientists, both above and below ground.
Miguel Ángel Caja's spectacular header photo, which shows the 25 km-long row of craters of Lakagigar, in southern Iceland, reveals a unique geological site and dramatic landscape. It also tells a story of catastrophe and climate change which still resonates today.
The Forest of Dean is an ancient royal forest, and is now a popular tourist destination. For much of its history, the people of the area have been dependent on the coal and iron found within its rocks.
Petra, an ancient red city in the middle of the Arabian Desert of southern Jordan, reveals its glorious archaeological past in addition to its deep chronological history. In 2007, Petra was designated one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
Dr. Dorin Dordea, Mihai Nedelcu, Jean Gorie, Isabela Necsoiu, Prospectiuni SA
Slanic Prahova, a small town in the centre of Romania, is famous as the home of the second biggest salt mine in Europe, the spectacular Salt Mountain, a natural reservation that is unique in the world.