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Top Ten Natural Wonders

Top Ten Natural Wonders

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Top Ten Natural Wonders
The list of the top ten natural wonders of the world is very hard to get 100% consensus on because there are so many woderful places on Earth. Our list is one version of the top naturalwonders (in no specific order).
Grand Canyon
 The Grand Canyon is one of the most spectacular features of the naturalworld, having been carved out by the Colorado River over millions of years.This immense and intriguing canyon through arid desert 277 miles longand almost 18 miles wide, and more than 1,500m deep.All about
Great Barrier Reef 
 The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef systemcomposed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretchingfor 2,600 kilometres (1,616 mi) over an area of approximately344,400 square kilometres (132,974 sq mi) along the north-easterncoast of Australia.The Great Barrier Reef is a system of islands and coral reefs that is home to a vast biologicaldiversity of plants and animals.In addition to its environmental value, the area offers visitors the chance to do a variety of activities – including scuba diving, snorkeling, watersports and birdwatching – and many placesalong the Queensland coast also offer boat trips to the reef on a daily basis.
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 – known as Christ the Redeemer or "Christo Redentor" – which loomson the Corcovado Mountain overlooking the bay.All about
Mount Everest
 Mount Everest is the well-known highest mountain on Earth. Its peak (not including the snow covering) being approximately 8,844m(29,015ft) high – and it continues to grow by an estimated two tofive millimeters per year!The summit ridge marks the border between China and Nepal.
Aurora Borealis or Northen Lights
 Aurora Borealis or the "Northern Lights" is the name given to astunning light phenomenon often seen in the northern regions of countries such as Norway, Sweden, Finland, Greenland, Iceland,Alaska and Canada.Mesmerizing, eerie, and never the same twice, Aurora Borealisflickers across the northern sky most often from September to October and March to April.The Northern lights have often been described as the most amazing natural firework display possible – with shimmering lights and surging colors in the sky.
Angel Falls
 Angel Falls in Venezuela is the world's highest free-falling waterfall at 979m(3,230ft), with an uninterrupted drop of 807m (2,648ft).Angel Falls was officially discovered in 1933 by an American aviator, JamesCrawford Angel.Getting to the falls can be tricky and usually involves taking a short flightfrom Caracus to Canaima and then a boat trip and trek to reach the falls. Alternatively, you couldchoose to just do an aerial fly-by of the waterfalls.
Paricutin Volcano
 Paricutin Volcano in Mexico literally came from nowhere and emerged as anew volcano starting from a moment when the ground in a farmer's cornfieldopened in February, 1943, and lava started flowing out! The lava flows thencontinued with little interruption until February, 1952.The lava covered two villages with lava, although there were no casualties,and today the top of the church of one of those villages can be seen peeking out of the solidifiedlava. Many people have climbed the volcano, which stands at a height of 2,800 m.
Victoria Falls - Zambia/Zimbabwe
 One of the world's mightiest falls, Victoria Falls thunders over a100m-high, 1.5km-long cliff before rushing its enormous flow (120million gallons of water a minute) into the Batoka Gorge.Victoria Falls creates some of the world's most awesome whitewater, a spectacular view indeed. See large 
Niagara Falls

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