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“Stac Levenish” – St. Kilda, Scotland

Stac Levenish is a sea stack in Scotland’s St. Kilda archipelago, the remotest part of the British Isles and a World Heritage Site. Measuring about 203-feet high, the north cliff of Stac Levenish is said to resemble a profile of a face when viewed from the east.
Stac Levenish - St. Kilda, Scotland

Stac Levenish is a sea stack in the St Kilda archipelago in Scotland with a north cliff that resembles a profile of a face. (Wikimedia/Stephen Hodges)

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“Queen Nefertiti” – Arches National Park, Utah

Over eons, the elements — weather, wind, and heat — have sculpted spectacular rock formations. Wind shapes the fantastical forms in the Grand Canyon, for example, by eroding less dense rock, like sandstone, faster than surrounding rock, according to National Geographic. More info:

1-Queen Nefertiti - Arches National Park, Utah


Named for its resemblance to the famous bust of the 14th century B.C. queen of Egypt, the rock formation known as Queen Nefertiti (also called ‘Unjoined Rock)l measures 20 ft thick and sits 300 ft above the canyon in Arches National Park in eastern Utah. (Flickr/jsj1771).

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“The Sphinx” – Bucegi Mountains, Romania

A natural rock formation in Romania’s Bucegi Mountains, the Sphinx is said to resemble the human head of the mythical creature. It’s located at an altitude of 7,270 feet, a short walk from another notable rock formation and popular tourist attraction, the Babele.More info:

2-The Sphinx - Bucegi Mountains, Romania


The Sphinx of Romania, named because of its resemblance to the human head of the mythical creature, is a natural rock formation in the Bucegi Mountains in Romania, located at an altitude of 7,270 feet. (Wikimedia/Radu Privantu)


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“Heathen Maiden” – Prisojnik, Slovenia

In the Prisojnik mountain, in the Julian Alps of Slovenia, nature has carved the Heathen Maiden, a mysterious face on rock looking down on visitors below.More info:

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The Heathen Maiden, a rock formation that resembles a human face, is located Prisojnik near Kranjska Gora, in the Julian Alps in Slovenia. (Wikimedia/DancingPhilosopher)


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“The Queen’s Head” – Yehliu Geopark, Taiwan

A dramatic, otherworldly landscape welcomes visitors to Taiwan’s Yehliu Geological Park, home to a stunning, sea-eroded coastline, sloping ridges, honeycomb rocks and unusual rock formations.More info:

4-The Queen's Head - Yehliu Geopark, Taiwan


The Queen’s Head, named because it resembles the profile of Queen Elizabeth, is the most famous mushroom rock formation at Yehliu Geopark in Taiwan, and has been assessed to be 4,000 years old. (Wikimedia/Alton Thompson)

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“Indian Head” – Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Mich.

The first officially designated U.S. National Lakeshore, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore on the shore of Lake Superior in Michigan is known for its towering, multicolored sandstone cliffs for which the lakeshore is named.More info:

5The Queen's Head - Yehliu Geopark, Taiwan


The rock formation located along the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is named after what many say resembles an old ‘Indian Head’ carved into an impressive point of Pictured Rocks. (Wikimedia/Veryhuman)

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