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This is a photograph of Osorno Volcano, located in Los Lagos (the lakes district) of Chile. Chile is a beautiful country with a LOT of really interesting and diverse natural beauty to offer tourists. This is one of the more famous locations associated with Chile’s natural beauty, and it’s easy to see why. This imposing Volcano stands at 8,701 feet, or 2,652 Meters, and is part of the Chilean Andes. If you are looking to Visit this area of Chile make sure you have to appropriate attire. It gets COLD here! We  visited a while ago, I think I took this like 6 years ago!  But one of the things I remember very distinctly about the experience, besides how gorgeous it was in this area, is that my family was not prepared for the elevation and the cold climate that comes with it. So just do your research!

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A close up of the very interesting large rocky platforms at Natural Bridges State Beach in Santa Cruz, CA

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A close up of hardened lava, taken in Hawaii

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Taken in the absolutely incredible ATM (Actun Tunichil Muknal) cave in Belize. This cave site is amazing, and if you are up for the physical challenge and don't mind getting wet, you NEED to go. It takes a fair trek to get here; a long hike, crossing two streams (rivers depending on time of year), a swim into the mouth of the cave, keep swimming/ trekking through water until you get to a monolith, which you climb up, ant then you get to walk around the dry area Here you can find lots of really cool geological formations, a ton of ceramics, including some complete vessels, and several skeletons, including this one. This female skeleton has been on the cave floor for so long that the calcification process has moved on to her bones, creating the crystalline structures you can see here. She is thought to have been a ritual sacrifice, and has come to be known as the Crystal Maiden. It's an amazing place, i've been twice, and I can't wait to get back there. If you have any interest in archaeology or you just want to see something really amazing, go here. It's a little bit pricey, but it is worth every penny. I'd recommend Pacz tours, they were really awesome, and had a lot of respect for the site.

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