Photographing Natural Wonders of the World

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The Seven Natural Wonders of the World are

1- Aurora Borealis – Also known as the ‘Northern Lights’, Aurora Borealis provides some spectacular eye catching impressive displays in the sky especially seen in the northern hemisphere in countries like Alaska, Canada, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden etc. The best time to visit Aurora Borealis is between March-April and September-October.

2- Grand Canyon – Grand Canyon is a huge gorge situated in Arizona, a state in the US. It is a massive 446 Kms. long and is regarded as one of the spectacular scenes of the natural world. The right time to visit Grand Canyon is during the summer season.

3- Paricutin – This is a cinder cone volcano located in Mexico. The volcano generated from nowhere in the year 1943 at a cornfield belonging to a group of farmers. The volcano engulfed two villages completely with lava. Luckily there were no loss of human life but the monetary loss to the entire village was very high. The official height reported for this volcano is between 2,774 meters to 3,000 meters. It was dormant after the last eruption in the year 1952. The best time to visit Paricutin is during the rainy season beginning from May to September.

4- Victoria Falls – This is considered to be the largest waterfalls in the world based on its length and its width. Victoria Falls is located in the middle of Zambia and Zimbabwe. The waterfall is 108 meters in length and 1.7 Kms in width. The best time to visit Victoria Falls is from November to April.

5- Great Barrier Reef – This coral reef is one of the largest in the world which stretches over 2,600 Kms. and can even be seen from the outer space. The Great Barrier Reef consists of more than 2,900 different reefs. The right time to visit is between November and May which is the rainy season.

6- Mount Everest – Known as the highest peak mountain on Earth at nearly 8,848 meters high and is known to grow by 2 to 5 millimeters every year. Mount Everest is situated between Tibet and Nepal and the best time to visit is during the dry season from October to November.

7- Harbor of Rio de Janeiro – As the name states, this beautiful harbor is located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and is even more famous because of the statuette of Jesus Christ (one of the 7 Wonders of the World). Best time to visit is from September to October.

The above mentioned are the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Do we all know the official Seven Wonders of the World? Well, if there are some of us reading this article still answering in the negative, here it is – Chichentiza (Mexico), Christ Redeemer (Brazil), Colosseum (Italy), Taj Mahal (India), Great Wall of China, Petra (Jordan), Machu Piccu (Peru). The listings mentioned above are all in random order and is considered to be the global heritage of the world. The Seven Natural Wonders of the World have to be explored once in our lifetime and cannot be missed out.

One could also consider CNN’s bucket list of scenic splendor or National Geographic‘s list of the seven natural wonders. It would be prudent to be covered for unexpected eventualities such as injuries or sicknesses while travelling.