Irish Category Winners
Limestone, Shale and Siltstone cliff face dropping into the Atlantic Ocean at Downpatrick Head, Co. Mayo.
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Seven Coloured Earth, Mauritius.
The natural phenomenon is due to decomposed basalt gullies. The hot and humid climate helps in the decomposition of the basalt into clay. The colours red, brown, violet, green, blue, purple and yellow never erode in spite of torrential downpours and adverse climatic conditions.