Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
Natural Wonders reveal the beauty and majesty of our planet and are found all over the globe. It is important to have nature in our lives, because it is our home and teacher, and so we should protect and appreciate it.
Here are some of the world’s most beautiful natural wonders that you should add to your bucket list:
I. Aurora Borealis
In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.
This is also known as the Northern Lights and it’s nature’s best light show. It is a phenomena that occurs near the northern/southern magnetic poles, where charged particles from the sun collide with earth’s atmosphere and give off light. It can be seen in many parts of the world but some great best places to see them are Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Iceland, and Norway. In the southern pole, it is called the Aurora Australis.
Interesting Fact: Oxygen gives off the green and yellow lights while Nitrogen is responsible for the red and blue lights.
II. Dead Sea
The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea.
Located between Jordan and Israel, it is the deepest salt lake in the world and Earth’s lowest point on land, over 1350ft below sea level. It is so high in salt concentration that you can easily float in it.
Interesting Fact: The Dead Sea Scrolls, one of history’s greatest discoveries, were discovered here in the 1940’s.
III. Grand Canyon, USA
A river cuts through a rock not because of its power, but because of its persistence.
It is located in Arizona and created by the Colorado River, spanning 277 miles(446 km) long, 4-18 miles(6.4-29km) wide, and over 1 mile(1.6km) deep.
Interesting Fact: The formation on the bottom of the canyon is almost 2 billion years old.
IIII. Great Barrier Reef, Australia
True beauty lies beneath the surface.
It is the world’s largest coral reef making it the world’s largest living structure on our planet. It is over 1600 miles(2575km) long, and over 130,000 square miles(337,000 sq. km). It consists of almost 3000 individual reefs and 900 islands.
Interesting Fact: The Great Barrier Reef can be seen from space.
V. Marble Caves
The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
It is located in the General Carrera Lake in Patagonia, Chile or Lake Buenos Aires on the Argentine side.
Interesting Fact: The Marble Caves were formed from 6000 years of erosion.
VI. Mount Everest
May your dreams be larger than mountains and may you have the courage to scale their summits.
It is the highest mountain in the world, reaching an elevation of over 29,000 ft(8839 meters) and growing.
Interesting Fact: Mount Everest is over 60 million years old.
VII. Victoria Falls
Many a calm river begins as a turbulent waterfall, yet none hurtles and foams all the way to the sea.
Located in Zimbabwe and Zambia on the Zambezi River, and is considered to be the world’s largest waterfall by combined dimension, being 1 mile(1609m) wide and just over 350ft(107m) high. It is estimated to be 100,000 years old.
Interesting Fact: Over 132,000 gallons(500,000 liters) fall per second.
VIII. Sahara Desert
What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.
-Antoine de Saint
It is the largest hot or non-polar desert in the world, covering over 3.5 million square miles(5.6 million sq. km). It runs through the countries of Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Morocco, Sudan, and Tunisia.
Interesting Fact: The Sahara is the 3rd largest desert after the Arctic and Antarctica.
IX. Ha Long Bay
Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
It is located in the Quang Ninh Province in northern Vietnam. Ha Long Bay means “Descending Dragon Bay” and it has almost two thousand limestone islets in the 600 square miles(1554 sq km) it encompasses.
Interesting Fact: It’s limestone in the bay are over 500 million years old.
X. Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
Life is like a mirror. Smile at it and it smiles back at you.
It is the biggest salt flat in the world, expanding over 4000 square miles(10,360 sq km), making it nature’s largest mirror.
Interesting Fact: It contains 11 billion tons of salt and over half of the world’s supply of lithium.
I believe the world is incomprehensibly beautiful – an endless prospect of magic and wonder.
What are some of your favorite natural wonders?