The 7 natural wonders of the world
Post on 01-Apr-2016
DESCRIPTIONhttp://www.scenic.com/ | The seven natural wonders of the world represent the highest, largest, and most beautiful sights to occur on Earth. Well travel around the world and highlight what makes these seven natural phenomenons so wondrous.
The seven natural wonders of the world are the highest, largest, and
most beautiful sights to occur on Earth. On the next few pages well travel around the world and see what makes these seven marvels so
What makes it
Its the worlds
largest coral reef
miles and is
composed of over
reefs. The Great
Barrier Reef is
made by living
can be seen from
18.2861 S, 147.7000 E
Coral Sea, off the Coast of Queensland, Australia
What makes it so special? The Grand Canyon is the largest canyon in the world 277 miles long, 18 miles wide, and over a mile deep. The canyon displays over 2
billion years of the Earths history within its walls; it was formed by the erosion caused by the Colorado River, starting over 17 million years ago.
3606N, 11206W Arizona, United States, North America
What makes it so special? It is the worlds largest bay, and also has the largest volume of water with over 49 million cubic gallons the surface covers 238 square miles. Within the harbor there are 130 islands, and the perimeter has over 50 miles of
beaches a truly spectacular sight to see.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, South America
What makes it so special? Everest is Earths highest mountain; its peak is over
29,000 feet above sea level. It is the 5th furthest point from the center of the Earth.
Most people need to supplement their oxygen when trekking the mountain's higher
275917N 865531E Solukhumbu District, Sagarmatha Zone, Nepal, Asia
Tingri County, Shigatse Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region, China, Asia
What makes it so special? The evolution of the volcano from creation to extinction
was witnessed and studied. It first began in 1943 and went extinct in 1952. Within the
first year the volcano grew 1,102 feet. It is also the youngest volcano that exists in the
Trans-Mexican Belt and North America.
192934.8N 102153.6W Michoacn, Mexico, North America
What makes it so special? Aurora is a natural display of light caused by the collision
of solar wind and magnetospheric charged particles in a high altitude atmosphere.
Auroras are also known as the Northern or Southern Lights, in relation to its
hemisphere. Auroras are different colors depending on the altitude at the high end of
the spectrum is red and at the low is blue and purple green is most commonly seen.
Seen best near the
Arctic and Antarctic regions
What makes it so special? It is the worlds largest waterfall over 5,500 feet wide and 350 feet tall, it represents the largest sheet of falling water. The Zambezi Rivers mean annual flow rate over the falls is 38,430 cubic feet per second that is a lot of water!
175528S 255124E Livingstone, Zambia, Africa
Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe, Africa
For over half a century, Scenic Airlines has been setting the standard in aerial
sightseeing tours. They were the first company to offer an air tour over the Grand
Canyon. Today, over 300,000 people a year will fly with Scenic its no wonder their name has become synonymous with the Grand Canyon.
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