The Bold and the Beautiful, Monoliths

Those who love nature will love this post. Ever been to Uluru (previously known as Ayers Rock) or perhaps the Rock of Gibraltar? If you have then you my friend have seen a monolith. These are perhaps the two best known monoliths out there, so lets see what others are out there in the world to see.

Ben Amera, what a name to give a monolith, this one is located in Mauritania in North Africa. Almost the same size as Uluru, this monolith sits plonked in the middle of a barren desert all by itself some 5km from the nearest town, which happens to be Tmeimichat.

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Another monolith to see is El Capitan, located in California, USA. This monolith is made from beautiful grey granite and was formed over 500 million years ago. Though I’m sure you’ll agree with me that its the erosion that has taken place over the years which has made it such a sight to see.

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El Capitan

This next one would best be described as breathtaking, it is Roraima which is found in Venezuela. Some of the oldest geological formations on the earth and rather stunning ones at that. A near vertical rock waterfall towering 2810m and on certain days, well above the clouds. A surprise awaits you if you get the chance to go up to the top, a whole ecosystem of its own, isolated from the rest of the world.

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Roraima

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