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Don’t worry, that sheep isn’t lost, she’s just enjoying the view. This Awesome Natural Wonder is a boulder called the Kjeragbolten. Located in the Kjerag mountain in Rogaland, Norway, the Kjeragbolten is a 5-cubic-meter glacial deposit wedged in the mountain’s crevasse.

Found in a popular hiking area, the boulder is a spine-tingling tourist destination that’s accessible without any climbing equipment. However, because it’s suspended above a 984-meter deep abyss, we suggest that acrophobia sufferers give it a miss.

In addition to attracting both humans and livestock fond of standing (and sometimes dancing) on the rock and taking in the breathtaking scenery, it’s also a popular BASE jumping location.

1st photo by 7ty9, 2nd photo by Deeds, 3rd photo by Tijs Vrolix.

[via io9 and Atlas Obscura]

Michael Grab is a land artist who “creates astonishing towers and orbs of balanced rocks using little more than patience and an astonishing sense of balance. Grab says the art of stone balancing has been practiced by various cultures around the world for centuries and that he personally finds the process of balancing to be therapeutic and meditative.” 

Over the past few years of practicing rock balance, simple curiosity has evolved into therapeutic ritual, ultimately nurturing meditative presence, mental well-being, and artistry of design. Alongside the art, setting rocks into balance has also become a way of showing appreciation, offering thanksgiving, and inducing meditation. Through manipulation of gravitational threads, the ancient stones become a poetic dance of form and energy, birth and death, perfection and imperfection.

Head over to Colossal to view more of Michael’s awesome artwork and then visit his portfolio to see some more. You’ll also find videos of him working over on YouTube.

[via Colossal]

From the Department of Awesome Natural Wonders comes this impressive geological formation - an enormous rock perfectly balanced atop a smooth mound. Located deep inside the forests of Finland, the balancing rock is called Kummakivi:

"There is still no scientific explanation for how the rock, whose given name translates as ‘strange rock’ in Finnish, has wound up in such a perplexing position."

However it happened, it’s a pretty awesome sight. But we don’t recommend standing under it for too long.

[via My Modern Metropolis]

Are you a Secret Unicorn? Do you crave cake? Then this stunning and completely edible creation might just be a dream come true for you!

We first encountered a single photo of this incredibly awesome “Rainbow Pegasus-Unicorn Mama & Baby Cake” over at Design You Trust, but without any sort of information about who made it. Thanks to Google’s reverse image search we were able to track down the source. This phenomenal cake was made by H. Sherman of Art2Eat Art Cakes in Boulder, Colorado. 

H. Sherman, the Geyser of Awesome salutes you and your magical cake-making skillz! Despite the fact that we didn’t get to taste this awesome cake, you’ve still made an awful lot of Secret Unicorns happy today.