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7 Wonders Of The World

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There is undoubtedly some of the most amazing places on our planet but the seven natural wonders of the world have been separated as the most awe-inspiring. These wonders of the world can be found on five different continents and are magnificent in their natural beauty.

Victoria Falls

In Southern Africa, the Zambezi River flows across a flat plateau that extends hundreds of kilometres in all directions. It is here that one will find the largest waterfall in the world.

Victoria Falls is one of the wonders of the world, stretching 1.7 kilometres wide and shared by the countries of Zambia and Zimbabwe. The falls are formed as the full width of the Zambezi River plummets into a 108 metre high cleft. During the wet season, the spray from the falls can be seen nearly 50 kilometres away, hence the local name Mosi-oa-Tunya (the ‘Smoke that Thunders’).

The falls drop into a deep, narrow chasm, which is connected to a long series of gorges. This unique form allows the falls to be viewed face-on 60 metres away from the opposite side of the gorge.

victoria falls from the sky

Northern Lights - Aurora Borealis

Aurora Borealis (another one of the natural wonders of the world) appears in the North sky and is visible only from the Northern Hemisphere. These northern polar lights appear inadvertently from September to October and March to April. The Aurora Borealis is named after the Roman goddess of dawn, Aurora and the Greek name for the north wind, Boreas. Often seen as a greenish glow or occasionally a faint red, the lights consist of solar wind and particles that appear as “curtains” or streamers extending in an east-west direction across the sky. Shaped by the earth’s magnetic field, the lights are constantly changing and evolving. The Cree call this phenomenon the “Dance of the Spirits.”

Northern Lights - Aurora Borealis

Grand Canyon

Located in North America is the Grand Canyon, extending 400 kilometres through the Colorado Plateau in northwest Arizona. The canyon is 6 to 30 kilometres wide and 1.6 kilometres deep. The canyon is an erosion formed by water, ice and wind and is considered one of the 7 wonders of the world. The layers of sedimentary rock were formed over millions of years ago and provide significant insight into the earth’s geologic timescale.

Grand Canyon

Parícutin Volcano

In 1943 the Parícutin Volcano erupted in the state of Michoacán, Mexico. The first man to witness the eruption was a Tarascan Indian farmer, named Dominic Pulido. The Parícutin is a Monogenetic cone, which means it stems from a single point of eruption. The volcano now stands at 410 metres above ground. Its hardened lava covers 16 square kilometres and its volcanic sand covers 32 square kilometres. Named after a small Tarascan Indian village, Parícutin is now counted as one of the seven wonders of the world.

Paricutin Volcano Mexico

Harbour of Rio de Janiero

The Harbour of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil is one of the 7 wonders of the world because it holds many illusions. The Harbour can be viewed in so many ways that it appears differently and can be deceptive. For example, the mountains create an entrance into the bay and can make it appear to be a lake. However, when the Portugese explorers arrived in 1502, they believed the bay was a large river and named it Rio de Janeiro, the “River of January,” in honour of the month they arrived.

Rio de Janiero Harbour

Mount Everest

On the edge of the Tibetan Plateau stands one of the most impressive of the 7 world wonders, Mount Everest. Like the rest of the Himalayas, Mount Everest rose from the floor of the ancient Tethys Sea. It is considered to be the highest mountain in the world and continues to grow today at the rate of a few millimetres each year. Mount Everest and the Himalayas were traditionally revered by the local people as the homes of the gods and were considered sacred.

Mount Everest viewed from Tibet

Great Barrier Reef

The last of the 7 wonders of the world is the Great Barrier Reef along the northeast coast of Queensland, Australia. The Great Barrier Reef stretches 2,600 kilometres and is the world’s largest coral reef ecosystem composed of 2,900 individual reefs. It supports a variety of vulnerable and endangered species. The Great Barrier Reef covers an area of approximately 344,400 square kilometres and is the only living organism on earth that is visible from space.

Great Barrier Reef

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Mutarazi Falls Honde Valley Zimbabwe 
Mutarazi Falls is among the wonders of the world since its falls is deep for approximately 500m and the way it was created it shows how Marvelous is the …

Great Barrier Reef 
I wonder how the great barrier reef got all its colors also I think it is awesome how you can see the Great Barrier all the way from space. I didn't know …

The Victoria falls makes Zambia & africa famous to the world.

Grand Canyon  
The most beautiful thing I have ever seen!

The Smoke that Thunders  
I have been to the Victoria Falls in Livingstone, Zambia. It's such a marvel to look at, makes me stand in awe of it's creator! This was such a wonderful …

The Amazing Kombinat 
I visited Kombinat today.Thats the most beautiful wonder of the universe . Ive never experienced such a beautiful feeling. I couldnt believe my eyes. It …

Grand Canyon 
Breathtaking views in each turn of the path on Bright Angel Trail. November was a great month to be there. View all directions at different times of the …

The grate barrier reaf 
I like it a lot becoz of the fishes in the sea there. They are special to me because the sea there holds lots of fishes that I havent seen when I go fishing …

Victoria Falls 
One of the seven wonders of the world that I have visited is the mighty victoria falls. The falls is located along the zambezi river. It covers the distance …

Waterberg Plateau in Namibia 
It is the most beautiful place that will give you shivers down your spine. To be one with nature. The lesson of all we need is less.

Refreshing wonders 
So far I have visited the Great Wall of China and Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe

Northern Lights 
The bright dancing lights of the aurora are actually collisions between electrically charged particles from the sun that enter the earth's atmosphere. …

Victoria falls  
In 2008 when I was in high school we had a trip to one if the 7 wonders of the world of the world of which was to Victoria falls. I never believed it at …

Victoria falls 
it's a great experience to visit Victoria falls the, atmosphere there is awesome and incredible

Carly Silver 
The Great Barrier Reef is bigger then Victoria and Tasmania combined! And yes, heart reef is all natural, I am just sharing with you 2 of my favourite …

Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa 
Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa is excluded here. Please include it. It is one of the Natural Wonders of the World.

niagara falls 
the Niagara falls beleve it or not has taken people over the falls. Like a 7 year old boy I heard was taking a cruise then all of a sudden he and his sister …

Grand Canyon 
It was great to see arizona's grand canyon it was an awsome view.

the great barrier reef 
The great barrier reef is bigger that 70 million football fields and the whole Italy put together

great barrier reef 
it is really bueatiful and i really want to visit the great barrier reef

The Victoria Falls 
The place is very beautiful indeed and also makes me proud to say that i am from Zimbabwe. My country might be one of the poorest but the Victoria encourages …

the leaning tower of peaser 
it was not suppose to be tilt it was built on different leavle grounds so ever since people have been trying to put stuff under it it so it will go strat …

Ndanga Tirivepi Isaac 
I have only visited 1 of the 7 wonders of the world. That is Victoria Falls better known as Mosi-a-tunya (the smoke that thunders) Its great with five …

Spectacular and Breathtaking 
When I first arrived at the Grand Canyon, I was absolutely mesmerized by its breathtaking beauty? I have never witnessed anything so massively beautiful. …

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Limestone Cliffs, Palawan 
Our pride in the Philippines is the Limestone Cliffs in Palawan, It is made of Human Teeth, Chinese specimen jars and rocks for Millions and Billions years …

Lake Powell 
House boating on Lake Powell on the fringe of the Grand Canyon, is truly a spectacular experience. Anchored in one of many inlets along the more than …

Dimensions of the Grand Canyon 
Size of the Grand Canyon The Grand Canyon truly reflects an inconceivable beauty and majesty. Not only does it have an amazing size but it is also …

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