7 Natural Wonders of the World

The 7 Natural Wonders of the World represent some of the most awe-inspiring and remarkable features that our planet has to offer. These wonders are a testament to the Earth’s incredible diversity and the forces of nature that have shaped its landscapes over millennia. From the Great Barrier Reef’s sprawling biodiversity to the towering majesty of Mount Everest, these wonders captivate the imagination and draw travelers and nature enthusiasts from around the globe.

Each wonder possesses its unique characteristics and significance, showcasing the sheer grandeur and beauty of nature. From the breathtaking cascades of Victoria Falls to the surreal landscapes of the Grand Canyon, these wonders offer a glimpse into the wonders of the natural world, serving as both a source of inspiration and a reminder of the need to preserve and appreciate the delicate balance of our planet’s ecosystems. Visiting the 7 natural wonders of the world and the wonders beyond is a journey into the heart of the Earth’s unparalleled beauty, providing a profound connection with the forces that have shaped our world.

Aurora Borealis

Aurora Borealis

  • The Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, is a mesmerizing natural light display in the polar regions. Caused by charged particles from the sun colliding with Earth's atmosphere, it creates vibrant, dancing hues of colors across the night sky, captivating observers with its ethereal beauty.
7 Natural Wonders of North America

Grand Canyon

  • The Grand Canyon, an awe-inspiring geological marvel in Arizona, USA, is a colossal chasm carved by the Colorado River over the years. Its layered rock formations showcase Earth's history, and its vast expanse, stretching 277 miles, is a breathtaking testament to the forces of nature.
Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef

  • The Great Barrier Reef stretches over 2,300 kilometers along Australia's northeastern coast. A vibrant underwater wonder, it teems with diverse marine life, dazzling coral formations, and breathtaking ecosystems, making it a captivating destination for snorkelers and divers.
Rio Harbor at Sunset

Harbor of rio de janeiro

  • The Harbor of Rio de Janeiro, framed by iconic landmarks like Sugarloaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer, captivates with its natural beauty. The azure waters, nestled between lush hills, create a stunning backdrop for the vibrant city, making it one of the world's most picturesque harbors.
Mount Everest 7 Natural Wonders of the World

Mount Everest

  • Mount Everest, Earth's highest peak at 29,032 feet (8,848 meters), is located in the Himalayas. This iconic summit, a symbol of human determination, beckons climbers with its daunting challenges and mesmerizing views, making it an extraordinary destination for adventurers worldwide.
Paricutin

Paricutin

  • Paricutin Volcano in Mexico emerged unexpectedly in 1943, transforming a cornfield into a volcanic spectacle. Rising 1,391 feet, its ash-covered landscape narrates nature's transformative power, offering a unique testament to the Earth's dynamic forces.
Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls

  • Victoria Falls, a breathtaking natural wonder on the Zambezi River, is a curtain of cascading water that spans the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. The sheer force and beauty of this massive waterfall, known as "The Smoke that Thunders," create an awe-inspiring spectacle for all who witness it.

FAQ’s

1. How were the original natural wonders determined?

The original 7 natural wonders of the world were declared by an investigative reporter for CNN.  Although not a scientist, this reporter leveraged his investigative skills and placed personal preferences aside.

Each natural wonder represents statistical significance and not personal bias.  Each wonder represents the tallest or largest with two exceptions.

First, the aurora borealis is a natural phenomenon that earned its status as such.  Second, Paricutin Volcano was selected because it was the youngest volcano in the world.

2. Why is Paricutin Volcano included as a natural wonder?

The Paricutin Volcano in Mexico was included as one of the 7 natural wonders of the world because it’s birth was witnessed in our lifetime.

It is recognized as the youngest volcano in the world.

There has been pushback against Parictin because it does not follow the traditional statistical significance.

Seven Natural Wonders is considering working with experts to select an alternative that would come into alignment with the traditional statistical significance.