Seven Natural Wonders - Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon is a rocky gorge (ravine) in Arizona, USA. It was created by millions of years of wind and water erosion from the Colorado River, which cut through layer after layer of sediment. The overall age of the rock range from about over 2 billion years old at the bottom to about 250 million years old at the top of the range. Each layer of rock represents a distinct geological period of the Earth's past.
Seven Natural Wonders - Paricutin Volcano
Paricutin Volcano erupted out of a cornfield on February 20, 1943. Paricutin grew to 10,400 feet in just nine years, making it the fastest growing volcano ever recorded in history. It is located just outside a city called Michoacan, about 200 miles west of Mexico City. Three people died from lightning associated with the eruption but caused no other major fatalities. Lava flows destroyed two villages and hundreds of homes, (although Seven Natural Wonders - The Harbour at Rio de Janeiro)
Rio De Janeiro
A picturesque scene of towering mountains and beautiful beaches exist on the east coast of Brazil. The Harbor was first seen by Portuguese explorers who were the first Europeans to see, also known as Guanabara Bay, on January 1, 1502. The Explorers assumed that they had reached the mouth of an immense river and named it Rio de Janeiro, which means River of January. The site of a gigantic statue of Jesus Christ and other Landmarks including Sugarloaf Mountain and Corcovado Peak are present.
Seven Natural Wonders - Northern Lights
Northern Lights, also called Aurora Borealis, are nature's fireworks. This can be seen from many parts of the world, and this spectacular light show takes place in the northern regions, but. They occur when solar particles from the sun collide with gases in Earth's atmosphere. Atmospheric gas is emitted as a photon, the collision energy between the solar particle and the light particle. Lights that seem to dance across the sky are seen when there are many collisions, thereby creating an aurora.
Seven Natural Wonders - Victoria Falls
The world's largest waterfall is created with a sudden 420 feet plummeting of tranquil Zambezi River over a cliff on the African border of Zambia and Zimbabwe. Devil's Cataract, Cataract Island, Main Falls, Rainbow Falls and Eastern Cataract Victoria Falls are all five different parts of Victoria Falls. The first white man to see the waterfall in 1855 was David Livingstone, a Scottish missionary. Africans continue to call it Mosi-oa-Tunya, which means the smoke that thunders because the water makes thunderous spray clouds as it falls although David Livingstone named it after the Queen of England.
Seven Natural Wonders - Mt. Everest
India was a separate continent that rapidly moved northward and collided with Asia about 60 million years ago. The highest mountain range in the world known as the Himalayas was created due to the crash pushed up with the northern rim of India to create the Himalayas. At 29,035 feet, making it the tallest on the planet Mt. Everest stands well above the other mountains. Even at 97 degrees below freezing, thousands of people have tried to climb the treacherous mountain. More than 700 have succeeded, but at least 150 have died to try to achieve.
Seven Natural Wonders - Great Barrier Reef
In the Coral Sea off the coast of Queensland in Australia, the world's largest coral reef is located. It stretches over 1,400 miles in length and can be seen from space. On the Great Barrier Reef, an estimated 1,500 species of fish and 350 types of coral life and grow.