You might be acquainted with the Seven Wonders of the World, but ever heard about the Seven ‘Natural’ Wonders of the Earth? Well, Mother Earth has given us a lot to wonder about! here are the best 7 sorted out for you!
Top 7 Natural Wonders of the World
1. Aurora Borealis
Aurora is a beautiful colored light seen around the northern and southern magnetic poles. The Aurora that is seen in the northern hemisphere is known as Aurora Borealis and the one seen in Southern Hemisphere is known as Aurora Australis. This beautiful phenomenon occurs due to the collision between gaseous particles in the earth’s atmosphere with charged particles that are released from the sun’s atmosphere.
2. Harbor of Rio de Janeiro
The Harbor of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil was formed due to the erosion from the Atlantic Ocean. It is also known by the name Guanabara Bay. There are several islands in front of Guanabara Bay including Governor’s Island, Fundao, and Snakes Island. The bay is surrounded by beautiful mountains namely Sugarloaf Mountain, Corcovado Peak, and the hills of Tijuca.
3. Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon in the state of Arizona, North America is a canyon with steep sides and the river Colorado flowing through it. It is managed by the Grand Canyon National Park. It is about 446 km long, 29 km wide, and has a depth of about 1,857 meters.
4. Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef in Australia is the world’s largest coral reef. It consists of over 3000 coral reef systems and is immensely rich in marine life. It comprises hundreds of beautiful islands which have some remarkably stunning beaches.
5. Mount Everest
Mount Everest is the highest mountain peak on Earth known to mankind. It is about 29,029 ft above sea level and is 8,848 meters tall. It lies along the northern border of India.
6. Paricutin volcano
This volcano emerged in the corn field of a Mexican farmer in 1943 and left him and all the people around terrified. It is located in the Mexican state of Michoacán. The cone of the volcano is 424 meters high. This volcano allowed researchers to study the complete life cycle of a volcano.
7. Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls located at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe is also known as the greatest curtain of falling water in the world. It has a height of 108 meters and a width of 1,708 meters. It is located on the Zambezi River.