Top Seven Natural Wonders of the World

Leia Smith | 03 - 07 - 2024

Let me ask you a question. Do you like exploring? well, am not asking about exploring the concrete streets buzzing with crowds and shops. It is all about real “exploration” of the world. If you do so, you must read this blog to learn about the Top Seven Natural Wonders of the World. 

There are magnificent places to visit and enjoy the beauty of nature. Let me walk you through the marvelous seven wonders of the world which you will surely add to your next holiday destination. If not all, add at least a few of them to your bucket list!

1. Aurora Borealis (Alaska, USA)


What is the other name of Aurora Borealis?
  • A. Lighting
  • B. Aurora
  • C. Northern Lights
  • D. Natural Lights

Aurora Borealis aka Northern Lights is a wonderful natural lighting show that occurs in polar regions like arctic circles. Scientists call it “Polar auroras.” The light show happens as a result of a collision between electrically charged particles of the sun and Earth’s atmosphere. The more you travel toward the North the more you can witness the magnificent lights dancing on the sky. 

This lighting often appears from September to October and from March to April. The Southern People call it aurora australis or Southern Polar Lights, while the Cree call it “Dance of the Spirits.” The particles are the major reason for color emission, green and red due to the atomic oxygen, mild red, and very high blue/ violet aurorae flash because of molecular nitrogen and nitrogen ions. 

2. Grand Canyon


The Grand Canyon is a miracle of nature carved by the Colorado River in Northern Arizona, United States. According to research, the canyon was formed 17 million years ago. It stretches 227 miles (446 km) in length and varies from 6.4 to 29 km in width. Once a settlement for Native American people, who built caves inside the canyon, it boasts a rich history. Apart from its ancient origins, the canyon’s stunning features include its vastness and vibrant hues, ranging from orange to deep red.

President Theodore Roosevelt played a significant role in preserving the beauty of The Grand Canyon. He not only visited the area to hunt mountain lions but also to admire its breathtaking vistas.

3. Great Barrier Reef


The Great Barrier Reef is a visual delight for people worldwide. Situated on the northeastern coast of Australia, this spectacular coral reef boasts the largest coral ecosystem on the planet. It comprises more than 900 islands, most of which are surrounded by coral reefs. These islands harbor a diverse range of animals, making them an attractive spot within the barrier reef.

The Great Barrier Reef is composed of more than 2,900 individual reefs and 1,000 islands, stretching over 2,300 km across an area of 344,400 square kilometers. Apart from its expansive size, the reef hosts approximately 400 coral species, 1,500 fish species, 400 types of mollusks, large green sea turtles, some endangered ocean species, and various bird species.

4. Mount Everest


Mount Everest is the highest mountain on the earth with a measurement of 8,848 meters above sea level. It is located in the heart of the Himalayas surrounded by places like Nepal, Sagarmatha Zone, Tibet, and China. The Nepalis call it Sagarmatha while the Tibetans call it Chomolungma which means “Mother Goddess of the World.” It was named after the surveyor of India George Everest. The weather in this place is a bit harsh and unpredictable as it tends to reach below  -60°C (-76°F). The local people’s survival is highly dependent on the mountaineering tourism.  

5. Paricutin Volcano


Although it is one of the seven wonders, some people remain unaware of it. Situated in the Mexican state of Michoacan, this volcano is shaped like a cinder cone and is located near a village of the same name. Initially, the volcano erupted on a farmer’s land and is considered the youngest volcano witnessed by humanity. Since then, it has grown to a height of 1,391 feet, covering an area of 25 square kilometers. If you find volcanoes fascinating, you should read this blog: “The Science Behind Volcanic Smoke Rings.”

6. Victoria Falls


The smoke that thunders(Mosi-oa-Tunya)–that’s how the local people mention them usually. Victoria Falls is the most prestigious asset in the world. It is one of the world’s largest waterfalls with a width of 1,708m. Victoria Falls flows in Southern Africa on the Zambezi River between  Zambia and Zimbabwe. Plus, it serves as a habitat for unique species and animals. 

7. Rio de Janeiro’s Harbor


Rio de Janeiro’s Harbour is the world’s largest natural bay. It is situated on the southwestern shore of Guanabara Bay, surrounded by the landscape of Rio de Janeiro. It spans nearly 412 square kilometers with a depth of 17 meters. Sugar Loaf Mountain, Corcovado Peak, and the hills of Tijuca are three striking mountains peaking near the location. 

Wow! Earth is indeed a majestic beauty. These are the major natural wonders that highlight the uniqueness of Earth. Besides we would like you to explore the Top 5 island holiday destinations around the world.

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