The 7 Natural Wonders of the World
The world itself is a marvelous work of art, filled with different colours and sceneries that will surely fascinate everyone. As ancient and modern works of architecture fills the list of the Seven wonders of the world, there are sites of natural beauty that are worthy of discovering. The Seven Natural Wonders organization came up with its own list to raise awareness of and protect mesmerizing beauty of the natural places. In this article, we’re going to showcase the 7 natural wonders, that the world has offered its inhabitants–for them to preserved, as well as for the next generation to appreciate.
The Aurora Borealis, or sometimes called as the Polar Light or Northern Lights; is a natural light display in the sky, predominantly seen in the high latitude regions. This fascinating light show is produced when the magnetosphere is sufficiently disturbed by the solar wind that the trajectories of charged particles of both solar winds and magnetospheric plasma, mainly in the forms of protons and electrons, precipitate them into upper atmosphere where their energy is lost. These naturally occurring lights put on a display in the skies above the magnetic poles. Also known as the Northern Lights, the Aurora Borealis appear as diffused lights glowing in the horizon and sometimes as waves. The closer you get to the Arctic Circle, the better the view.
This massive gorge in Arizona created by the Colorado River spans 277 miles with widths from four to 18 miles and a depth of one mile. Most is contained within Grand Canyon National Park. Perhaps the best way to see it is from the South Rim. The Grand Canyon is a steep-sided canyon carved by the Colorado river in the state of Arizona in the United States. It is contained and managed: Grand Canyon National Park, The Kaibab National Forest, Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument, the Hualapai Tribal Nation, the Havasupai people, and the Navajo Nation. President Theodore Roosevelt was a major proponent of preservation of the Grand Canyon area, and visited it on several occasions to hunt and enjoy the relaxing scenery.
Paricutin is a scoria-cone or cinder-cone volcano, located in the Mexican state of Michoacan, near the city of Uruapan. The volcano surged suddenly from a cornfield in 1943, attracting both popular and scientific attention. The eruption presented the first occasion for modern science to document a full-life cycle of an eruption of this type. This active volcano in Michoacan, Mexico, is the youngest in North America. The 9,101-foot cinder cone volcano last erupted in 1952 and is the first birth of a volcano witnessed by humans. Within its first year, it reached three-fourths of its current size. A 12-mile trip around the top of volcano can be done by hiking or horseback.
Victoria Falls or Mosi-oa-Tunya, is a waterfall in southern Africa on the Zambezi River at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe. This waterfall in southern Africa borders Zambia and Zimbabwe. Victoria Falls is one mile wide and 360 feet high, making it the largest waterfall in the world. The falls are bordered by natural parks in both countries. A view of the falls gives you a chance to see hippos, elephants and other wildlife along the way.
Well, no one would ever forget about Mount Everest’s title as: being the tallest mountain in the world, and no other mountain can top that *wink*. The Mount Everest reaches 29,029 feet in the Himalaya Mountains on the border between Nepal and Tibet. Guided flights of Mount Everest can take you around the mountain, while the more adventurous will want to hike to the base of the mountain.
Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system, composed of over 2,900 beautiful and colorful reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 2,300 kilometers over an area of approximately 344,400 square metres. The Great Barrier Reef is located in the Coral Sea, off the coast of Queensland, Australia; the best way to see it is by snorkeling or scuba diving for a view of the fish, coral and marine life.
Bay of Rio de Janeiro
Guanabara Bay is an oceanic bay, located in the Southeast Brazil, in the state of Rio de Janeiro. On its western shore lies the city of Rio de Janeiro and Duque de Caxias, and on its eastern shore the cites of Niteroi and Sao Goncalo. This bay in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is surrounded by mountains and is the largest bay in the world based on the volume of water.
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