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An archipelago is a group or chain of islands clustered together in a sea or ocean.
An atoll is a ring (or partial ring) of coral that forms an island in an ocean or sea.
A bay is a body of water that is partly enclosed by land (and is usually smaller than a gulf).
A butte is a flat-topped rock or hill formation with steep sides.
A canyon is a deep valley with very steep sides - often carved from the Earth by a river.
A cape is a pointed piece of land that sticks out into a sea, ocean, lake, or river.
A cave is a large hole in the ground or in the side of a hill or mountain.
A channel is a body of water that connects two larger bodies of water (like the English Channel). A channel is also a part of a river or harbor that is deep enough to let ships sail through.
A cliff is a steep face of rock and soil.
A mountain pass.
The land mass on Earth is divided into continents. The seven current continents are Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America.
A cove is small, horseshoe-shaped body of water along the coast; the water is surrounded by land formed of soft rock.
A delta is a low, watery land formed at the mouth of a river. It is formed from the silt, sand and small rocks that flow downstream in the river and are deposited in the delta. A delta is often (but not always) shaped like a triangle (hence its name, delta, a Greek letter that is shaped like a triangle).
A desert is a very dry area.
A dune is a hill or a ridge made of sand. Dunes are shaped by the wind, and change all the time.
An estuary is where a river meets the sea or ocean.
A fjord is a long, narrow sea inlet that is bordered by steep cliffs.
A geyser is a natural hot spring that occasionally sprays water and steam above the ground.
A glacier is a slowly moving river of ice.
A gulf is a part of the ocean (or sea) that is partly surrounded by land (it is usually larger than a bay).
A hill is a raised area or mound of land.
An island is a piece of land that is surrounded by water.
An isthmus is a narrow strip of land connecting two larger landmasses. An isthmus has water on two sides.
A lagoon is a shallow body of water that is located alongside a coast.
A lake is a large body of water surrounded by land on all sides. Really huge lakes are often called seas.
A marsh is a type of freshwater, brackish water or saltwater wetland that is found along rivers, pond, lakes and coasts. Marsh plants grow up out of the water.
A mesa is a land formation with a flat area on top and steep walls - usually occurring in dry areas.
A mountain is a very tall high, natural place on Earth - higher than a hill. The tallest mountain on Earth is Mt. Everest.
An ocean is a large body of salt water that surrounds a continent. Oceans cover more the two-thirds of the Earth's surface
A prairie is a wide, relatively flat area of land that has grasses and only a few trees.
A river is a large, flowing body of water that usually empties into a sea or ocean.
A sea is a large body of salty water that is often connected to an ocean. A sea may be partly or completely surrounded by land.
A sound is a wide inlet of the sea or ocean that is parallel to the coastline; it often separates a coastline from a nearby island.
A source is the beginning of a river.
A strait is a narrow body of water that connects two larger bodies of water.
A swamp is a type of freshwater wetland that has spongy, muddly land and a lot of water. Many trees and shrubs grow in swamps.
A tributary is a stream or river that flows into a larger river.
A tundra is a cold, treeless area; it is the coldest biome.
A valley is a low place between mountains.
A volcano is a mountainous vent in the Earth's crust. When a volcano erupts, it spews out lava, ashes, and hot gases from deep inside the Earth.
When a river falls off steeply, there is a waterfall.
A wetland is an area of land that is often wet; the soil in wetlands are often low in oxygen. Wetland plants are adapted to life in wet soil. There are many types of wetlands, including: swamp, slough, fen, bog, marsh, moor, muskeg, peatland, bottomland, delmarva, mire, wet meadow, riparian, etc.