The internet is a fantastic tool for inspiring holiday plans and allowing us to see incredible natural wonders. But seeing a picture on a screen is not the same as seeing it up close and experiencing it first-hand. The world is jam-packed full of these wonders which often cannot be explained. They can make you realize how powerful Mother Nature really is and how we often take this beautiful world of ours for granted.
So instead of looking at these wonders on social media or on Google, why not go and find them for yourself. Here is a brief list of some natural wonders you need to see to truly believe:
1. The Great Barrier Reef
Many of us have seen the pictures and footage of the Great barrier reef in Australia. But seeing really is believing. It is the largest coral reef in the world created by living organisms. It is home to the most diverse eco systems of any habitat on the planet and can be seen from space.
You can go Scuba diving to see the reef in all it’s splendour and allow you to discover plants, animals and fish you can only dream of. The diversity of hues you will see will be unlike anything else you have seen and make you realise how incredible the ocean can be. To find out even more about this aquatic wonder take a look at the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority website.
2. The Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon is often considered one of the most stunning natural wonders in the world. Located in Arizona, this enormous gorge has been created over six million years by the movements of the Colorado river. The vast size of the canyon will take your breath away and will make you feel small in comparison. Over the years, it has been home to Native Americans who live in the caves and it is also considered a holy place by Pueblo people. You can take a train or helicopter ride through the canyon and take in it’s magnificent scenery and wildlife. For more information visit the Grand Canyon Railway website.
3. The Aurora Borealis
Seeing the Aurora Borealis, or the Northern lights as they are more commonly known, is a fantastic and eye-opening experience. These naturally occurring lights fill the starry sky with vivid, unearthly colours. Reds, greens, purples and blues make a lasting impression on all who see them. The best chance of seeing them is travelling to countries such as Greenland, Norway and Iceland. These are the locations the lights are most vivid but they have also been known to appear in Scotland and Canada.
They cannot always be predicted and many have been unable to see them due to the weather conditions. So use The Aurora Zone website to find out the best times to see the lights and to find out more about this stunningly beautiful light show.
These are just three of the world’s most iconic natural wonders that need to be seen to be believed. But there are plenty of others to discover too so go explore and find them for yourself.
Have you witnessed any of these natural wonders? What is the most beautiful natural wonder you’ve ever seen?