If you want to experience something regarding natural beauty then we have a few lists of them for you. You can enjoy these natural wonder destinations with your family and friends. They are beautiful and you get the awe feeling when you see it.
Redwood National & State Parks, California, United States
Most of us have seen an impressively large tree at some point or another. But you don’t realize just how colossally big they can actually grow until you’ve seen California’s iconic forest of redwoods. To walk amongst these trees is to be in the presence of living giants. Here you’ll encounter some of the oldest living trees on the planet and the world’s tallest known simply as the tall tree. The parks reigning champ is approximately six hundred years old and stands over three hundred and fifty feet tall. For context the Statue of Liberty measured ground level to the top of its torch is 305 feet. It’s not just height that makes the redwoods impressive however but equally therewith. Melkor and ARCo Giant is the largest tree in the park boast widths of over 22 feet.
Iguazu Falls, Argentina
Why go see a single waterfall when you could see two hundred and seventy-five of them at once. Located on the border of Brazil and Argentina the Iguazu Falls are not only breathtaking but also a crash course in the raw power of nature. The hundreds of individual Falls averaged two hundred and ten feet in height and together span a distance of 1.7 miles. Collectively the Falls displace approximately 62 thousand cubic feet of water per second that’s a difficult volume to mentally process. But, when you stand in the presence of the Falls the immense force of it all, hits you. Located in a national park the lush greenery and abundance of wildlife in the surrounding rain Forrest only helps to further heighten the beauty of it all. Anyone lucky enough to visit will agree that one thing becomes immediately evident. At Iguazu falls nature reigns supreme.
Sahara Desert, Northern Africa
This destination requires no introduction. For many people around the world, Sahara is the very first name that comes to mind when you hear the word desert. The Sahara spends much of northern Africa and is the largest hot weather desert on earth. Encompassing three million six hundred thousand square miles of land. To put that in perspective in terms of size that falls just short of the whole of the United States. Receiving on average between one and four inches of rain annually depending on the region. It’s among the driest places on earth. More than just sand as far as the eye can see the Sahara is equally characterized by rocky plateaus, breathtaking sunrises, and sunsets. The night sky devoid of pollution, unique tracks, and the culture of the Bedouin people.
The Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Yes, we’re calling the Galapagos Islands as a whole a natural wonder. Because the sheer diversity and uniqueness of its flora and fauna all crammed into a relatively modest footprint. Makes the Galapagos Islands feel like a natural miracle. A full ninety-seven point five percent of this archipelago is protected land known as the Galapagos National Park. These islands might fall under the ownership of Ecuador which does an excellent job of protecting them. But from the moment you begin to approach the Galapagos, it immediately becomes clear that the land belongs to the flora and fauna. Staggering in their natural beauty the islands are teeming with wildlife including a number of endemic species found exclusively here. The unique island ecosystem actually served as Charles Darwin’s inspiration for his theory of natural selection. And has continued to inspire a sense of awe in subsequent travelers.
The Serengeti, Tanzania & Kenya
Ever dreamed of going on safari this is the place to do it. The Serengeti refers to a distinctive ecosystem and region in western Central Africa primarily falling within Tanzania and Kenya. It’s home to not only a staggering variety of African wildlife but also arguably the single most impressive movement of animals on earth the great migration. Most notable amongst the park’s diverse population is approximately 1.5 million wildebeest, roughly a half-million gazelle and a quarter million zebras. Each year they make a 310-mile journey following the available grazing land. Add to that beauty and diversity of the landscape and the opportunity to see Africa’s big five. Lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and Cape buffalo. The Serengeti National Park becomes a must-visit. In 2013 the Serengeti was rightfully named one of the seven natural wonders of Africa.
The Amazon River & Rainforest, South America
Amazon is home to not only the largest river in the world at least based on volume but is also the largest rainforest on earth. And after seeing so much of it lost to wildfires in 2019 we find ourselves appreciating it more than ever. The Amazon basin encompasses two million seven hundred thousand square miles of land. 2,100,000 square miles of which is rainforest though humans as the species have made our presence felt around the globe. In the rainforest, you’re reminded that thankfully there are still environments that remain as wild and untamed as ever. This wondrous ecosystem is thought to be home to 10% of all known species of flora and fauna on earth. If, not more weather cruising down the Amazon River or trekking through the rainforest a trip to this natural wonder is sure to be a life-changing dose of perspective.
Great Barrier Reef, Australia
The moment you dive underwater you plunge into an entirely alien world. This is true of oceanic exploration around the globe. But few aquatic environments are more spectacular than that of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. The largest of its kind on the planet can actually be seen from outer space. The coral itself is stunning but it’s the colorful assortment of aquatic creatures who call it home that really makes the reef shine. Unfortunately, like our previous entry the Amazon rainforest, the Great Barrier Reef finds itself with an uncertain future. So rather than last chance tourism makes your trip to this underwater wonderland, one rooted in respect for the habitat and a commitment to an environmentally-friendly approach. Given that it’s home to endangered turtles, 30 species of marine mammal, and thousands of types of fish. The Great Barrier Reef’s importance can’t be understated nor can its Beauty.
Lencois Maranhenses National Park, Brazil
Learning about this unique National Park in Brazil usually starts with confusion. The reason it’s hard to wrap your mind around what exactly it is that you’re looking at. Especially if you’re looking at a still photo with no people in the frame to give you a sense of scale. Located in Maranhão state Lencois Maranhenes National Park consists of three hundred and eighty thousand acres of protected land bordered by 43 miles of the coast. The interior section is made up of light sand dunes. Though it is an intriguing environment year-round. During the wet season, freshwater lagoons form in the spaces between the dunes with eye-catching results. Nature has produced countless sites that inspire awe but a landscape that feels like abstract art that’s something truly special. Best of all you can actually go for a swim in these crystal-clear waters.
If our previous entry is nature’s abstract phase then this must be its foray into multimedia projection-based art. The Aurora Borealis is one of the most captivating natural phenomena on earth. Thanks to modern science we now understand that this spectacular light show is the result of solar wind causing reactions in the Earth’s magnetosphere. Unlike so many other of Earth’s natural mysteries that once puzzled past generations. The Northern Lights lose none of their appeal for having been explained. When you gaze upon them on a clear night you’ll find yourself utterly at a loss for words. They can be seen in a number of different countries but be it in Sweden, Norway, Iceland, or some other northern nation. You’ll need to dress warmly as they’re only visible in high latitude regions inconvenient though they might be to reach this is one sight you put a price on.
Milford Sound, New Zealand
For an awe-inspiring dose of natural wonder that can rival even Iceland’s dramatic landscapes head to New Zealand’s Milford Sound. Located on the country south island this Fjord is arguably New Zealand’s most popular tourist destination. Here you can kayak or cruise through the dark blue waters and marvel at the towering surrounding landscape of cliffs and mountains. The crowns jewel of which is miter peak, the epic scale of the fjord is hard to fathom. until your smack in the middle of it. At which point you feel minuscule by comparison. The entire landscape is all the more impressive after rain when small waterfalls running down the cliff face Famous author and journalist Rudyard Kipling once went so far as to claim Milford Sound as the 8th wonder of the world.