Our Earth is full of marvels carved out by nature. Gigantic mountains, breathtakingly beautiful waterfalls, fiery volcanoes, mysterious forests and many more beauties like that. But some stand out among the rest. The top seven natural wonders of the world are:
Grand Canyon – Grand means large and Canyon means big crack in the ground. Grand Canyon refers to a place in Arizona, United States, where this enormous crack formed in the ground because of the Colorado river.
Great Barrier Reef – Great Barrier Reef near the coast in Queensland, Australia has 14000 different plants and animals and is the biggest coral reef in the World. A coral reef is an underwater structure made up of corals.
Mount Everest – Mount Everest, which lies in the Himalayas, is the Earth’s highest mountain.
Aurora – Aurora is the natural display of Bright red, green and blue lights in the sky. They are usually associated with winter nights when it is the darkest.
Parícutin Volcano – is a volcano at the top of the conical hill made out of a volcano in the Mexican state of Michoacan. We know when it was formed and that makes this volcano special. It started as a small fissure in the cornfield of a Mexican farmer. For three weeks, there were strange noises that came out from the ground and then finally ash and stones erupted out. It kept on erupting for nine years before finally settling down in 1952.
Victoria Falls – Victoria Falls in Africa is the largest waterfall on Earth. It is on Zambezi river between Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Harbor of Rio de Janerio – Rio de Janeiro Harbor is also known as River of January and as one of the most beautiful natural harbors. It is said, “God made the world in six days and on the seventh, he concentrated on Rio.”
You might be wondering why only seven…why not five or ten. It’s because ancient Greek associated number seven with perfection!