While this isn’t one of our normal ‘Top 10 Best Nature Lists‘. It simply would be egregious of us if we failed to acknowledge the 7 Natural Wonders of the World.
While Nature offers an abundance of awe-inspiring natural wonders. It’s not shocking to know that more than a few of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World are on nearly everyone’s bucket list.
Sadly, only a small percentage of people in their lifetime will ever get to visit even just one of these natural wonders.
7 Natural Wonders of the World
1. The Northern Lights: Aurora Borealis
The Northern Lights have become a sensation for tourists traveling in the Northern Hemisphere.
The Northern Lights are naturally occurring phenomena that consist of mystifying displays of light in the sky.
The northern lights dance across the sky and emanate a diffused glow along the northern horizon.
2. The Grand Canyon
You only need to stand on the rim of the Grand Canyon once to know why it’s one of the 7 natural wonders of the natural world.
The Grand Canyon is located in Arizona, and the closest major cities are Las Vegas, Nevada, and Phoenix, Arizona.
The Grand Canyon’s massive and colorful landscape provides breathtaking views that can’t be found anywhere else in the world.
Even avid travelers may not know about Paricutin, mainly because this natural wonder resides in Michoacán, Mexico, near the city of Uruapan which is located about 322 kilometers west of Mexico City.
This cinder cone volcano was named one of the 7 natural wonders of the world, even over other more famous volcanoes, such as Yellowstone.
Watch: Paricutin: The Active Volcano which Grew from a Farmer’s Field
4. Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls is a waterfall on the Zambezi River in southern Africa, which provides a habitat for several unique species of plants and animals.
It is located on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe and is considered to be one of the world’s largest waterfalls due to its width of 1,708 m. Read More
5. Mount Everest
Mount Everest has an approximate elevation of 29,029 feet. Mountaineers consider this mountain the highest spot on Earth; however, it is not the tallest mountain in the world, a title that belongs to Mauna Kea in Hawaii.
Everest lies within the Himalayan mountain range on the border of Nepal and Tibet, China.
6. Great Barrier Reef
As the world’s largest coral reef, the Great Barrier Reef includes over nine hundred islands, roughly three thousand separate reefs, and sustains a diverse ecosystem.
Boat trips offer visitors a chance to see the reef up close. Snorkeling or dive trips can be arranged and provide opportunities to see colorful fish, coral, and marine life.
7. Harbor of Rio de JaneiroThe Harbor of Rio de Janeiro is surrounded by granite mountains and pinnacles, including Sugar Loaf Mountain, Corcovada Peak, and the Tijuca hills.
It was created by erosion caused by the Atlantic Ocean. Tourists can explore the Harbor of Rio de Janeiro on a helicopter flight to capture a breathtaking aerial view.