Nature has delighting us immensely throughout human history with scenery unmatchable with manmade. We quite often see and read about manmade wonders of the world but have we ever thought about natural wonders surrounding us. Top ten natural wonders of the world is very hard to get 100% consensus on because there are so many wonderful places on Earth.
So here I have compiled some of the most beautiful natural wonders of the world. I hope you will like it and do share in comment section if i have missed out your favorite one.
Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights
These is stunning light phenomenon often seen in the northern regions of countries such as Norway, Sweden, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Alaska and Canada. The Northern lights have often been described as the most amazing natural firework display possible.
The Grand Canyon is one of the most spectacular features of the natural world, having been carved out by the Colorado River over millions of years. This immense and intriguing canyon through arid desert 277 miles long and almost 18 miles wide, and more than 1,500m deep.
Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for 2,600 km along the north-eastern coast of Australia.
Harbor of Rio de Janeiro
The Rio de Janeiro harbor is a spectacular natural setting in south-east Brazil, stretching inland for about 20 miles. Many people know the bay for its massive statue of Jesus Christ which looms on the Corcovado Mountain overlooking the bay.
Mount Everest is the well-known highest mountain on Earth. It is approximately 8,844m high. The summit ridge marks the border between China and Nepal.
Angel Falls in Venezuela is the world’s highest free-falling waterfall at 979m with an uninterrupted drop of 807m. Angel Falls was officially discovered in 1933 by an American aviator, James Crawford Angel.
Paricutin Volcano in Mexico literally came from nowhere and emerged as a new volcano starting from a moment when the ground in a farmer’s cornfield opened in February, 1943, and lava started flowing out! The lava flows then continued with little interruption until February, 1952.
Victoria Falls – Zambia/Zimbabwe
One of the world’s mightiest falls, Victoria Falls thunders over a 100m-high, 1.5km-long cliff before rushing its enormous flow of 120 million gallons of water a minute. Victoria Falls creates some of the world’s most awesome white water, a spectacular view indeed.
Located on the border between Canada and the USA, the Niagara Falls comprises three separate waterfalls. It is not the height, but the width and splendor of the falls that takes your breath away.
Gunung Mulu National Park in Borneo contains the most extensive and spectacular cave system in the world. Many of the caves are illuminated, and visitors can marvel at 600-foot indoor waterfalls. Every evening, when more than a million bats stream from the caves like a dense black cloud, creating an awesome view.
Author Ahsan Mukhtar