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The Earth Strikes Back: Five Places Reclaimed by Nature

Reclaimed By Nature Pakistan Spiders

Sindh, Pakistan. Image Source: Flickr

The world is brimming with more than seven billion people. As the human population continues to rise, land and resources are increasingly engorged and it’s starting to look as if nature has a grim future. But, even on a planet blanketed by concrete and steel, plants and animals still find a way to survive and, in some cases, thrive. Be it because of natural disaster of hasty decisions, these places demonstrate what happens when the earth is reclaimed by nature.

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The Great Ocean Road, An Australian Treasure

Great Ocean Road Australis

Winding over 151 miles along Australia’s southeastern coast is the Great Ocean Road. A way to commemorate the infinite legacies of the finite human life, this scenic roadway was built by returned soldiers from World War One and was dedicated to the soldiers whose lives had come to a premature end during the battle.

Australia’s Breathtaking Pinnacles

Pinnacle Australia

Despite how arid the region might appear in this photo, the raw material for these picturesque limestone peaks comes courtesy of seashells from an earlier, much more marine-rich era.

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