Top Ten Natural Wonders
The list of the top ten natural wonders of the world is very hard to get 100% consensus on because there are so many woderful places on Earth. Our list is one version of the top natural wonders (in no specific order).
The Grand Canyon is one of the most spectacular features of the natural world, having been carved out by the Colorado River over millions of years.
This immense and intriguing canyon through arid desert 277 miles long and almost 18 miles wide, and more than 1,500m deep.
All about Grand Canyon Nationa Park
Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef system composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for 2,600 kilometres (1,616 mi) over an area of approximately 344,400 square kilometres (132,974 sq mi) along the north-eastern coast of Australia.
The Great Barrier Reef is a system of islands and coral reefs that is home to a vast biological diversity of plants and animals.
In addition to its environmental value, the area offers visitors the chance to do a variety of activities – including scuba diving, snorkeling, watersports and birdwatching – and many places along the Queensland coast also offer boat trips to the reef on a daily basis.
Harbor of Rio de Janeiro
The Rio de Janeiro harbor is a spectacular natural setting in south-east Brazil, stretching inland for about 20 miles.
Many people know the bay for its massive statue of Jesus Christ – known as Christ the Redeemer or "Christo Redentor" – which looms on the Corcovado Mountain overlooking the bay.
All about Rio De Janeiro
Mount Everest is the well-known highest mountain on Earth. Its peak (not including the snow covering) being approximately 8,844m (29,015ft) high – and it continues to grow by an estimated two to five millimeters per year!
The summit ridge marks the border between China and Nepal.
Aurora Borealis or Northen Lights
Aurora Borealis or the "Northern Lights" is the name given to a stunning light phenomenon often seen in the northern regions of countries such as Norway, Sweden, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Alaska and Canada.
Mesmerizing, eerie, and never the same twice, Aurora Borealis flickers across the northern sky most often from September to October and March to April.
The Northern lights have often been described as the most amazing natural firework display possible – with shimmering lights and surging colors in the sky.
Angel Falls in Venezuela is the world's highest free-falling waterfall at 979m (3,230ft), with an uninterrupted drop of 807m (2,648ft).
Angel Falls was officially discovered in 1933 by an American aviator, James Crawford Angel.
Getting to the falls can be tricky and usually involves taking a short flight from Caracus to Canaima and then a boat trip and trek to reach the falls. Alternatively, you could choose to just do an aerial fly-by of the waterfalls.
Paricutin Volcano in Mexico literally came from nowhere and emerged as a new volcano starting from a moment when the ground in a farmer's cornfield opened in February, 1943, and lava started flowing out! The lava flows then continued with little interruption until February, 1952.
The lava covered two villages with lava, although there were no casualties, and today the top of the church of one of those villages can be seen peeking out of the solidified lava. Many people have climbed the volcano, which stands at a height of 2,800 m.
Victoria Falls - Zambia/Zimbabwe
One of the world's mightiest falls, Victoria Falls thunders over a 100m-high, 1.5km-long cliff before rushing its enormous flow (120 million gallons of water a minute) into the Batoka Gorge.
Victoria Falls creates some of the world's most awesome white water, a spectacular view indeed. See large Victoria Falls picture
Located on the border between Canada and the USA, the Niagara Falls comprises three separate waterfalls: the Horseshoe Falls (sometimes called the Canadian Falls); the American Falls; and the smaller, adjacent Bridal Veil Falls.
It is not the height, but the width and splendor of the falls that takes your breath away.
See beautiful Niagara Falls pictures
Gunung Mulu National Park
Gunung Mulu National Park in Borneo contains the most extensive and spectacular cave system in the world.
Many of the caves are illuminated, and visitors can marvel at 600-foot indoor waterfalls.
Every evening, when more than a million bats stream from the caves like a dense black cloud, creating an awesome view.
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