When it comes to natural wonders around the world, many of them are impressive partly due to their sheer size. These natural wonders have that going for them, as well as a whole bunch of other interesting and beautiful things. Here our are top pics:
The biggest warm weather desert out there does have plenty of sandy dunes, but much of its land is made of hard, rocky flatlands…and it’s almost as large as the entire United States! The North African desert only gets around three inches of rain a year, and some areas might go without for years at a time.
Mount Everest is the tallest mountain in the world, which makes it a popular spot for serious outdoors people to attempt climbing missions. (Many of which don’t end well.) The mountain is right on the border of Tibet and Nepal, and is a massive 29, 029 feet tall. In addition to dangers such as extreme weather and wind, there is also the altitude to deal with which can make people incredibly sick. When people pass away during their attempts at climbing the mountain they are generally left where out of convenience, where they can be seen by other climbers. Not for the faint for the faint of heart.
The Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is the largest structure made entirely of living organisms, and the largest system of coral that exists in the world. The reef is a massive 1,900 miles long, which means that it can actually be seen from space. In addition to being a living structure, the reef also is home to many sea creatures including turtles, whales, and dolphins.
The Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon was carved out of the rocks by the Colorado River, which took several million years to accomplish. The canyon is over 277 miles long and at some points one mile deep. It is located in Arizona and remains one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country. The Grand Canyon is pretty easy to access and has places nearby to stay, which has also increased its popularity of the years. Some people decide to hike down into the canyon, while other prefer to take photos from the top.
The Amazon River is the biggest river in the world when you go by volume, and its river flow makes up a fifth of all the river flow in the world. As of now researchers have identified over 3,000 different types of fish in the river and they are discovering more all the time. The Amazon river is surrounded by the Amazon rainforest, which makes up half of all the rain forests in the entire world.
The Serengeti plain is in both Tanzania and Kenya. African safari tours of the area cover 300 miles of space, and for good reason. The Serengeti has the largest mass movement of land animals that exists in the world, and people come from all over to experience the wild, natural behavior of a variety of animals including the zebras and wildebeests.