HereÂ’s a list of intriguing and unusual boulders in the world.
Some boulders are extremely massive and too large for a person to move. Smaller boulders are usually just called rocks or stones. Here’s a list of intriguing and unusual boulders in the world.
Murphy’s Haystack – Australia
Murphys Haystacks are intriguing rock formations in Eyre Peninsula in South Australia. Located between Streaky Bay and Port Kenny, these geological formations obtained their name from a traveler who thought that these are haystacks when he saw them from the distance.
Split Devil’s Marble – Australia
This is one of the most intriguing boulders among the numerous Devil’s Marbles located at the Devil’s Marbles Conservation Reserve in Northern Territory, Australia. This boulder cracked by weathering. See more Devil’s Marbles below.
Boulders Beach – South Africa
Most beaches are famous for their powdery and white sands but Boulders Beach is famous for its huge granite boulders. This sheltered beach is located in the Cape Peninsula, South Africa. This popular tourist spot is also commonly known as Boulders Bay and is part of the Table Mountain National Park.
Elephant Rocks – Australia
Another sheltered beach similar to the Boulders Beach is the Elephant Rocks. This sheltered beach is located in Western Australia. This peculiar rock formations’ name is derived from a series of exposed rocks that when viewed from particular angles looks like a herd of elephants.
Virgin Gorda Boulders – British Virgin Islands
These boulders are located at The Baths in Virgin Gorda, an island in the British Virgin Islands. Virgin Gorda is the 3rd most populous island of the BVI. The island was named by Columbus as "The Fat Virgin", because the island's profile on the horizon looks like a fat woman lying on her side.
Indian God Rock – USA
Another intriguing rock formation is the Indian God Rock, a large boulder in Pennsylvania, USA. It is located in Brandon and lies along the Allegheny River. This boulder is remarkably significant for the large petroglyph on one of its sides making it a popular tourist attraction. It is composed of sandstone measuring 7 meters long, 4 meters wide and 4 meters tall.
Kyejo-am - shaking Heundeulbawi – South Korea
Do you think this woman can move the boulder? The Kyejo-am - shaking Heundeulbawi unique boulder is located in Seoraksan National Park, South Korea. Seoraksan is the highest mountain in the Taebaek mountain range.
Granite Island Boulders – Australia
These fantastic boulders, photographed during sunset, are located on Granite Island, South Australia. Granite Island is a small and uninhabited island famous as a tourist attraction for Little Penguins sightseeing.
The Globe – UK
This rock formation had been included already in my article about the world’s most impressive karsts formations and world’s most spectacular balanced rock formations (link). The Sphere is an intriguing rock formation that seems to roll down anytime. Others call it “The Globe”. This spectacular karst formation is part of the Knockan Crag, a line of cliffs in Assynt, Scotland.
Moeraki Boulders – New Zealand
This rock formation had been included in my article about rock formations of New Zealand. Aside from this peculiar boulder, there are other boulders located this rock formation called “Split Apple”.
Other Moeraki Boulders…
More picture of Devil’s Marbles…
Devil’s Marbles are locally known as Karlu Karlu. These unusual rock formations in Australia had been included in my article about the world’s most impressive rock formations.
Rock City – USA
These peculiar rock formations called Rock City located in Kansas, USA had been included in my article about the world’s most impressive rock formations.
Balanced Rock – USA
This spectacular balancing boulder called "Balanced Rock" stands in Garden of the Gods Park in Colorado, USA. This rock formation had been included in my article about the world’s most spectacular balanced rock formations (http://scienceray.com/earth-sciences/geology/worlds-most-impressive-rock-formations/).
Here’s another view of the impressive Balanced Rock. The park, which is located in Colorado Spring, is open for the public for free.
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