Drones, satellite imagery, and exotic vacation destinations all help to reduce the number of locations on Earth where humans have never set foot. There are, however, a few places that are unspoiled, or almost untouched. Wouldn’t it be best if they remained that way?
Patagonia, which runs from Argentina to Chile, is home to stunning scenery such arid steppes, lush rainforests, glaciers, and fjords, but access is difficult due to the region’s “cruel geography.” It is a true Garden of Eden for the plants and wildlife that grow there since it is so difficult to explore.
The forests of Myanmar
A few mysteries still surround Myanmar, a tiny nation in Southeast Asia sandwiched between China, Bangladesh, India, Thailand, and Laos. One of such wonders is the Northern Forest Complex, which is located more than 5,000 metres (16,400 feet) above sea level. Herons, deer, and red pandas are among the animals that may be found there, and they are seldom ever disturbed by research missions. This wilderness area is isolated from people and is yet untouched, at least for the time being.
Captain Cook found this little island in the South Pacific, off the coast of New Caledonia, in 1774. Near the end of the 19th century, it was first charted. There has never been a person there, and there never will be. Why? simply because it doesn’t exist. Its appearance on earlier maps can be attributed to a swiftly detected cartographic mistake. In the 1970s, it was removed from the majority of official hydrographic charts, although not all. Even Google Earth fell for the deception and had to delete the island from its map in 2012 after the Australian research vessel RV Southern Surveyor came by and verified its nonexistence. The situation has at least been resolved definitively at this point.
The Ocean depths
For good reason, the scientific community is more knowledgeable about the Moon, Mars, and other celestial entities than it is about the bottom of our own oceans. Reaching the bottom of the Atlantic, which is around 3.6 km deep, is more difficult than getting to the international space station, which orbits 400 km above our heads. Exploration is exceedingly expensive, dangerous, and uncommon because the majority of submarines are unable to endure the pressure.
Roraima is an undiscovered mountain because of the steep slopes of this summit and the difficulties in obtaining the required permissions. It’s difficult to get there because, in addition to logistical difficulties, obtaining approval from the three nations that surround it—Venezuela, Brazil, and Guyana—is not an easy process. Due to these constraints, only indigenous wildlife may take in the beautiful view from the peak.
The Rub’ al-Khali
This desert, known in Arabic as “empty quarter,” extends into Saudi Arabia, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. It is referred to as “the largest sand-sea in the world” and covers an area of around 650,000 square kilometres (250,000 square miles). There are just scorpions, a few daring birds, and a few dead desert mammals on the far horizon. Try to locate some shade because the location may become as hot as 40 C (104 F) and is entirely uninhabitable. Bertram Thomas completed the full desert journey in 59 days in 1930, making him the first Westerner to do it. The majority of this arid country has never been inhabited by anyone, or at least none have come back to share their experiences.
The depths of the Yucatán caverns
Like other caverns on Earth, Mexico’s amazing unknown caves were formed when bedrock fell, exposing freshwater springs below. At the surface, tourists can swim, but the underground network is mainly undiscovered. Even the most seasoned speleologists are afraid to venture into the depths of these caves because they are so unreachable and hazardous for the aquatic environment. It’s likely for this reason that the Maya performed their human sacrifice ceremonies close by.