101 Incredible Rock Formations Around the World

Mother Nature truly amazes me sometimes. The other day I stumbled across a picture of a mountain, one side of this mountain had a rock-face that had been delicately sculpted by the wind and rain over millions of years to form what could be described as the perfect art form.

My curiosity was sparked so off I went in search of more of these natural rock masterpieces. Low and behold after hours of searching I discovered a plethora of these majestic forms.

I decided to put this post together to share my discoveries and piece together what is hopefully the most comprehensive list of incredible rock formations out there.

As with anything of this scale there is no such thing as a complete list. I purposely stopped at 101 simply because the images would take too long to load if I added any more (plus it sounded like a cool number)……. I still have a lot more on my list though.


These formations of different colored sandstone were shaped after thousands of years of rain and wind, and the region has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2010.

Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock is a large sandstone rock formation in the southern part of the Northern Territory in central Australia. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Preikestolen is a massive cliff in Forsand, Ryfylke, Norway. Each year it is visited by between 150,000 and 200,000 people, making it one of the most visited natural tourist attractions in Norway.

Cappadocia lies in eastern Anatolia, in the center of Turkey. The relief consists of a high plateau pierced by volcanic peaks.

Antelope Canyon is the most visited and photographed slot canyon in the American Southwest. It is located on Navajo land near Page, Arizona.

The Torres Paine (Spanish for “Towers of Paine”) is a National Park in Patagonian Chile famously known for three immense rock towers give the park its name.

The Giant’s Causeway is an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic eruption. It is located on the northeast coast of Northern Ireland, about three miles (4.8 km) northeast of the town of Bushmills.

The Moeraki Boulders are unusually large and spherical boulders lying along a stretch of Koekohe Beach between Moeraki and Hampden in New Zealand.

Kyaiktiyo Pagoda, also known as Golden Rock, is a well-known Buddhist pilgrimage site in Mon State, Myanmar. According to legend, the Golden Rock itself is precariously perched on a strand of the Buddha’s hair.

Half Dome is a granite dome in Yosemite National Park, located in northeastern Mariposa County, California. It is possibly Yosemite’s most familiar rock formation.

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21 thoughts on “101 Incredible Rock Formations Around the World

  1. you know mother nature did not create god did so get it right

  2. Where is mount kea everEst or mount agustus


    Iv’e been there

  4. nice

  5. Just ticked another one off my list this weekend. Morro Rock happened to be on the way for us while driving from San Francisco to Los Angeles.

  6. Awesome some really cool pictures I have always wanted to stand on the troll’s tongue in Norway

  7. Really incredible rocks. But please also include amazing rock formations from India.

    • Hey Gagan thanks for the info. It always seems to happen that we find out about many more amazing places from our readers.

      • Yanamalai mountain, IT is in a shape of elephant ppplease include that , Madurai Tamil Nadu.india 3 km long rock

  8. Awesome rocks! Great list!

  9. I thought I might see Bon Echo Rock here, on Lake Mazinaw in north Central Ontario Canada

  10. 1/101 :(… only Huayna Picchu

  11. Na, cant beat you. Have only been to 10 of them. But I have a suggestion to add another formation to the list. How about Taka Mountains in Sudan? I have been there, it’s an amazing structure….

    • 10 is good Marc. Thanks for the suggestion too. We could write another entire post on the ones we missed but hey…. maybe we will do that 😉

  12. Pancakes Rock – New Zealand pancakes http://bit.ly/1jr2mxS

  13. Very cool article with amazing pictures! (Just a head’s up tho, there is a mistake in the description of #88)

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