A balancing rock is a natural geological formation, a large rock or a very large boulder that rests on other rocks. Such a formation very often looks very shaky and unbalanced. In fact, this is just an illusion, these blocks are firmly connected to the main rock or support.
In this collection, I will tell you about the most famous rocks of the balancing rocks in the world
Top 6 amazing Balancing Rocks
1. Balancing Rock in Utah
This rock is one of the main attractions of the Arches National Park in Utah. The total height of the rock is 39 meters, while the height of the balancing part is 16.75 meters. The large boulder on top of the cliff is about the size of three school buses. Until recently, the rock had a companion, a similar but much smaller boulder that collapsed in the winter of 1975.
2. Colorado Balancing Rock
This boulder is located in Colorado Springs Garden of the Gods. The place is very popular among tourists, it is very often photographed here as a keepsake
3. Long Island in Nova Scotia
This rock seems to defy gravity as it sits on the very edge of a small plinth. The 9-meter-high column consists of two sections, looming menacingly over the raging ocean
4. Idol Rock, Brimham
Here you can see many curious rock formations scattered over an area of 50 acres. But Idol Rock stands out the most, it is balanced on a tiny stone. The amazing shape has been shaped by water and wind over millennia
5. Kansas Mushroom Rock
This wonder is located in the Mushroom Rocks National Park, in the smoky hills region of Kansas. These formations are the result of a process of heterogeneous erosion where the hard mass of sandstone resisted the process while the base was softer and formed a mushroom shape.
6. Balancing Chiremba Rocks in Zimbabwe
Despite the fact that similar formations can be seen throughout Zimbabwe, it was Chiremba that became famous all over the world thanks to its pattern on the Zimbabwean currency. These rocks have also been used as a metaphorical theme to explain the importance of balance in the fragile environment of man and nature.