When this picture was first published in Africa Geographic, it set of a media firestorm; hundreds of letters and e-mails demanded to know if – and how – it was faked. Amazingly, it was not. The picture was taken by marine biologist Thomas Peschak when a a great white shark began to exhibit curiosity about a kayak inhabited by fellow marine biologist Trey Snow – and his explanation of the photograph’s circumstances are truly fascinating.
Want to get away? These hotels will help you do that. In fact, they will get you away from almost everything – not just people, towns, and traffic, but also any luxury of the modern world. Still, if you desire serenity and a one-of-a-kind experience, think about taking a trip to stay at some of these hotels on the edge of the world.
Longitude 131°, Australia
Situated close to the famous landmark Ayers Rock in the middle of the Australian Outback, Longitude 131° is one of the most unique experiences available to outdoor enthusiasts and travelers alike. It is accessible only be a three to four hour flight from Sydney, Perth, or Cairns, followed by a four-wheel drive to the property. Comprised of 15 bungalow-like huts and a main pool-side building, this destination resort offers luxury dining under the stars, camel riding, and even private Harley tours.