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The greatest places on earth



  • Madagascar has the greatest variety of fauna of any island
  • The chameleon’s tongue is as long as its body
  • There are cactii that grow as tall as trees


  • The plateau of Tibet is higher in elevation than the tallest peaks of the Rockies
  • In Tibet temperatures can drop 80 degrees Fahrenheit in one day

Amazon river

  • The Amazon crosses 2/3 of the South American continent, and joins a thousand other rivers
  • The river basin is almost as large as the continental United States, encompassing 9 nations
  • Giant beetles, venomous caterpillars, spiders that walk on water!

Namib Desert

  • Of all deserts, the Namib in southwest Africa contains the greatest variety of life

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