Snake Island (Ilha da Queimada Grande), Brazil
Ilha da Queimada Grande, also known as Snake Island, one of many Snake Islands around the world, is an island off the coast of Brazil in the Atlantic Ocean. The island is known as the most dangerous place on the planet. The reason for this is very simple – the island is full of some of najotrovnite snakes in the world. The researchers found that about 5 snakes live on one square meter. Brazilian authorities banned all visits to the island.
Death Valley, Kamchatka, Russia
Kamchatka Peninsula in eastern Russia also has its own Valley of Death. It is located near the famous Valley of geysers. The high concentration of gases found in the area pose a serious threat to every living creature: animals and plants quickly die, while people start to feel sick, fever and dizziness.
Mount Washington, USA
Mount Washington, is the highest peak in the Northeastern United States at 6,288.2 ft (1,916.6 m) and the most prominent mountain east of the Mississippi River. The mountain is notorious for its erratic weather. On the afternoon of April 12, 1934, the Mount Washington Observatory recorded a windspeed of 231 miles per hour (372 km/h) at the summit, the world record for most of the 20th century, and still a record for measured wind speeds not involved with a tropical cyclone. Strong winds are not the only concern in this area – freezing temperatures can be lowered to -40 degrees and persistent heavy snowfall make this mountain very dangerous place. Whether the average altitude of 1,917 meters, Mount Washington is one of the deadliest peaks.
Lake Natron, Tanzania
Lake Natron is a salt and soda lake in the Arusha Region of northern Tanzania. The lake is close to the Kenyan border. High levels of evaporation have left behind natron (sodium carbonate decahydrate) and trona (sodium sesquicarbonate dihydrate). The alkalinity of the lake can reach a pH of greater than 12. The surrounding bedrock is composed of alkaline, sodium-dominated trachyte lavas that were laid down during the Pleistocene period. The lavas have significant amounts of carbonate but very low calcium and magnesium levels. This has allowed the lake to concentrate into a caustic alkaline brine. Alkaline salt crust on the surface of the lake is so dangerous that all living beings die as soon as you get in touch with her. For obvious reasons, swimming in the lake is strictly prohibited, and the strong smell of hydrogen sulphide which spread from the lake will not allow long to admire its beauty.
Death Valley, USA
Death Valley is a desert valley located in Eastern California. It is one of the hottest places in the world at the height of summertime along with deserts in Africa and in the Middle East. Death Valley has a subtropical, hot desert climate, with long, extremely hot summers and short, warm winters, as well as little rainfall. If Earth is our home, then Death Valley is its oven. This beautiful desert holds the record for the highest temperature measured on the planet – 56.7 degrees Celsius. No matter how strong you are, the sun and the immense heat of Death Valley will tire you very quickly.
Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands
Bikini Atoll is an atoll in the Marshall Islands. Lost somewhere in the ocean, the island looks like paradise. But Bikini Atoll in fact any place where there were a number of nuclear tests that turned the island into radioactive waste management. The population was forced to leave their homes, and even today the island is poisonous to living organisms, abnormally high level radiation can cause cancer.
Danakil Desert, Eritrea
The Danakil Desert is a desert in northeast Ethiopia, southern Eritrea, and northwestern Djibouti. Situated in the Afar Triangle, it stretches across 100,000 square kilometres (10,000,000 ha) of arid terrain. The area is known for its volcanoes and extreme heat, with daytime temperatures surpassing 50 °C (122 °F). Less than an inch of rainfall occurs each year. The Danakil Desert is one of the lowest and hottest places on Earth. It is inhabited by a few Afar, who engage in salt mining. Many people probably consider a “hell on earth”, but still attracts many brave adventurers from around the world. Just keep in mind that solo trip to the desert Danakil Desert, without an experienced guide, is strictly prohibited.