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Some people believe that there is nothing unexplored remaining on Earth, but the world doesn't cease to surprise us with its mysteries. Today I'll tell you about the lost places of the planet and animals that live only there.

1.The Melville Range, Australia

The amazing place is located high on a giant cobblestone in Cape York in the north of Queensland. In 2013 biologists discovered a tropical forest, which can only be reached by helicopter. MM8175_130319_51020-Version-2-1.jpg
Amazing species of animals were found that live only here in the forest. For example, a Gecko lizard with a leaf-like tail.Foxtails-Cape-Melville-A42.jpg
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2.Sima Humboldt, Venezuela

On a remote plateau in Venezuela are many funnels, but the largest of them is Seema humble. It was discovered only in 1961. The nearly circular pitfalls to a depth of almost 314 meters.CTtAJja.jpg
It is so large that has its echo system with many scientifically unknown plants has formed on its bottom. Given the mythical and mysterious placement, this funnel like a lost world turned out to be on our planet.IMG_5448-1080x675.jpg

3.The spine of Scotia, South Oceana

At a depth of 2 kilometers 400 meters in South Oceania, there is a unique water site, which was found in 2012. This place is heated by hydrothermal springs. It's temperatures reach 382 degrees Celsius. Huge colonies of unknown species thrive in a warm dark environment. Scientists have discovered a large number of albinos such as albinos octopus or the albinos' auntie crab that uses the hair on its claws to grow bacteria that detoxify the poison water. octopus.jpg

4.Mountains of Palawan, Philippines

In 2007 during an expedition on the isolated territory of the island of Palawan, mysterious plants were discovered. At the very tops of the mountains are the remains of another world. mmpl1.jpg
Scientists examined exotic species, which are found nowhere else on Earth. For example, such a large carnivorous plant that feeds on rodents and even small monkeys. There are pink ferns and blue mushrooms, which remain a mystery.palawan-lagoon-3-xlarge.jpg

5.Crater of Bosavi, New Guinea.

It was recently discovered that a one-kilometer crater is a home for many animals that have become isolated from the outside world since its last eruption, which occurred 200,000 years ago. Bosavi.jpg
It was investigated in 2009 for the BBC film ‘’The Lost World of the Volcano’’. The group found more than 40 unknown species of animals. For example, the giant rat measuring 82 centimeters in length.
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6.The Cave of Movile, Romania

In 1986 during geological investigations before the construction of the power plant, at a depth of 18 meters, a closed cave system with peculiar conditions was discovered. Fed by the subterranean waters, called móvile, it had its atmosphere. pestera_movile1.jpg
This cave contains a unique ecosystem that is existed and is developing presumably. For the last five million years without a connection to the Earth's surface, 46 terrestrial and aquatic invertebrates were discovered. Among them are arthropods, leeches, and mollusks. The inhabitants of the cave are blind and oriented to touch and smell as well as catching the slightest vibrations of the stone air or water. default-1464388859-520-here-s-what-scientists-found-when-they-opened-a-cave-that-had-been-isolated-for-more-than-five-million-years.jpg

7.Mount Roraima, South America

Mount Roraima-the most famous and concurrently highest Venezuelan Tighten. It reaches a height of 2810 meters. Researchers managed to find an unusual animal here, which was named the cadborosaurus. It looks like a huge snake with a horse's head and humps on its back. The length of its body is about 15 meters.7156630e541809f87fb94313bf0aa332.jpg
Ants Gulliver's, longer than five centimeters in length were found which have steel jaws snack on branches. But the biggest discovery was the remains of ancient animals that lived here quite recently. What they died from is not clear. Perhaps they were experimented on by aliens. This conjuncture is not without reason; since not far from the waterfall the expedition found a large round platform without vegetation and sprinkled with some silvery powder. Laboratory research later found that it is an alloy of rare metals that do not get out of the Earth. 218efa2dac853be6b9da7e393279a660.jpg

8.The Challengers Abyss

The Challengers Abyss is the deepest point of the Mariana Trench with the most amazing ecosystem on Earth. Its depth is 10,971 meters ( in comparison to the height of the highest point of the world Mount Everest at 8,848 meters).
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However, at a depth of 1600 meters from the surface of the Pacific Ocean, there are hydrothermal springs that heat the water to 450 degrees Celsius, but it does not boil here due to an incredible pressure which is 155 times higher than on the surface. At the bottom of the Mariana Trench ‘’giants 10-centimeter amoeba’’ were found ( in comparison the length of an ordinary amoeba is half a millimeter). The temperature, high pressure and lack of sunlight likely contributed to the fact that these amoebas have acquired non-standard sizes. Expl2233_-_Flickr_-_NOAA_Photo_Library.jpg

9.Cave Hang Son Doong, China

Hang Son Doong is a huge cave, which is the largest in the world. In 1991, a local resident discovered this cave. People who lived in these places were afraid to be near the cave, and all because of the whistling sound of a river flowing down the cave. cave76544148PM.jpgIn the underground hall of the cave, there is enough room for a 40 story-skyscraper. Many years ago in the roof of the cave holes were formed through which light penetrated the underground halls. Along with them came the plants. Now, you can see a real jungle. There is so much space here that its echo system has been formed. Inside, there is a forest a big river and many, many amazing things. hang_13.jpg

10.Lake Vostok

Lake Vostok is one of the largest lakes on the earth. For 15 million years it was separated from the whole world by a glacier of 4 kilometers. Screen-Shot-2017-12-21-at-10.15.29-AM-1080x675.png
Under this layer of ice is material that is invaluable to science. Samples taken from the surface showed that underneath there are a lot of living organisms whose DNA does not belong to any known species.

Such lost worlds are on our planet. It would seem that everything has already been investigated but no there are still many places on Earth where there was no man.

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