California rock formations (Stuck Between a Rock and a Hard Place): rock formation at Point Lobos near Carmel CA

California rock formations (Stuck Between a Rock and a Hard Place): rock formation at Point Lobos near Carmel CA

Deep in the ocean, underwater mountains form as tectonic plates spread apart, with the boundary between these spreading plates forming a mid-ocean ridge as molten rock from below rises up to fill in the gap. To see a mid-ocean ridge with your own eyes, though, travel to Iceland, the only place where the mid-Atlantic ridge runs on land.

Images: One-of-a-Kind Places on Earth

Iceland where 2 Tectonic Plates meet. Only place on land you can see. That's not a road but lava oozing deep fm the molten earth below.

Kissing Rocks Formation - Heart of Rocks Trail - Chiricahua National Monument

*ARIZONA~Kissing Rocks Formation - Heart of Rocks Trail - Chiricahua National Monument,

Punakaiki is on the road between Westport & Greymouth (New Zealand) & is a geological feature of stratified limestone formations created more than 30 Ma ago. The feature is known as the Pancake Rocks, New Zealand More

Pancake Rocks, New Zealand. Punakaiki is on the road between Westport & Greymouth (New Zealand) & is a geological feature of stratified limestone formations created more than 30 Ma ago. The feature is known as the Pancake Rocks, New Zealand

Mimetoliths: Rocks that look like faces.  This one is Grey Man Merrick.

I See Rock People: Mimetoliths of the World

Cross section of 1.8 billion year old fossil stromatolites at Great Slave Lake, Canada. Rock formations produced by successive layers of thin microbial films trapping sediment.

Cross section of billion year old fossil stromatolites at Great Slave Lake, Canada. Rock formations produced by successive layers of thin microbial films trapping sediment.

Fairy Chimney Rock, Turkey

Fairy chimneys (rock formations), Cappadocia, Turkey << rocks that look like dicks

Unusual rock formations near Bodo Norway

Extraordinary rock formation seen at Saltstraumen, near Bodo in northern Norway

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