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Election of the Seven Natural Wonders on Each Continent

Updated on February 4, 2013
Mosi-oa-Tunya
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Natural Wonders

Several of the answers to this Hub Question made me laugh, so it has been a good morning.

For our friend that asked what the seven wonders are, the current list is here:

  1. Aurora Borealis - My favorite. If I am going to die, put me outside where I can see this wonder and I'll never know I'm dead. My favorite Circumpolar Peoples see this incredible Heavenly light show quite often. I have seen a small display of this phenomenon once in Central Ohio and once in Michigan. The animated film Brother Bear featured a lovely sequence in which the symbols and historic wildlife and peoples whirled among the Aurora Borealis.
  2. Grand Canyon - I once flew over what I thought was the canyon and was impressed by its size. Then we reached the actual Grand Canyon and I was speechless. One of my students in his youth at age 8 or 9 vacationed there with his family and left the group to walk down to the canyon floor. He was successful and had a good time, but he was not found for a couple of days, worrying his parents.
  3. Paricutan -Michoacán, Mexico. This is the cinder cone volcano Paricutan, of which my class made a working model in the 7th Grade. We also made a model of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World from sugar cubes: The Great Pyramid of Gizeh. In this class, we learned that a timeline for Humanity is located inside the pyramid. Years are marked, but no events described - the last event is around 2008 or 2010, followed by a long line without events, and an ending in 2020 that looks like a dropoff. Did the artist die before he could complete the timeline?
  4. Mosi-oa-Tunya: Victoria Falls - In Africa and named by the Scotsman Stanley Livingstone, I think its African names are more beautiful. It is also called the Thunder of Mists and the Smoke the Thunders. I like those, too,
  5. Mount Everest - Cold and treacherous, stately and magnificent. The peoples of the Earth seem always to heave revered the tallest mountain on the planet as well as the tallest mountain in each of any of their countries. They inspire fine arts, poetry, and music.
  6. Great Barrier Reef - The land and oceanic regions of Australia, New Zealand, British Guyana, and surrounding islands is the most extraordinary on Earth, supporting probably the largest numbers of distinct life forms found nowhere else.
  7. Harbor of Rio de Janeiro - I know least of all about this wonder, but it is the largest bay on Earth. However, I wonder if ice melt in North America and Asia will increase the size of some of those bays.

This photograph of aurora borealis, northern aurora, was taken during the Spacelab-J (SL-J) mission (STS-47).
This photograph of aurora borealis, northern aurora, was taken during the Spacelab-J (SL-J) mission (STS-47). | Source

VOTE AND REVIEW THE RESULTS

At the link below, all the world has a chance to vote for additional Wonders of the Natural World. Please visit the link and experience the breathtaking nature of the artistic creations that Someone or Chance placed on the face of our planet. One views these geographic giants and wonders how they could have come about by chance. And for fans of chance, the chance is brilliant!      

A Selection of Nominees for New Natural Wonders

  • Autsralian Region/Oceana - The Ross Ice Shelf. Ice near Australia? This is the largest ice shelf in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • ASIA - The Cedars of Lebanon. Named in the Old Testament and taken as a name of a civic organization that helps the Muscular Dystophy Assocation every year, these trees are as magnificient as the California Redwood. At 130 feet tall and 8 feet in diameter, some of these Cedars are giants across 5 countries.
  • ASIA - Mt. Fuji - Not yet an official Wonder, but the object of much art and poetry in Japan.
  • ASIA - Philippines - The Chocolate Hills - 20 square miles of wonder.
  • ASIA - The Dead Sea - Friends of mine say that they can lie back in the thick water and read a newspaper. Another istorical and Biblical landmark.
  • AFRICA - The Avenue of Boababs in Madagascar (see photo).
  • NA, Canada - Dinosaur Provincial Park.
  • SA - Andes Moutains of Chile - El Tatio, thel argest gyrser in the Southern Henmisphere.
  • EUROPE - UK - The White Cliffs of Dover - Natural phenomenon and subject of WWII era songs.

Dozens more nominess await your visit at the above link.

Aurora Borealis by Frederick Edwin Church. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/3.0/
Aurora Borealis by Frederick Edwin Church. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/3.0/ | Source
White Cliffs of Dover, resulting from chalk.
White Cliffs of Dover, resulting from chalk.

(There'll be Bluebirds Over) the White Cliffs of Dover: Nat Burton / Walter Kent)

 There'll be bluebirds over
The white cliffs of Dover
Tomorrow, just you wait and see

There'll be love and laughter
And peace ever after
Tomorrow, when the world is free

The shepherd will tend his sheep
The valley will bloom again
And Jimmy will go to sleep
In his own little room again

There'll be bluebirds over
The white cliffs of Dover
Tomorrow, just you wait and see

The shepherd will tend his sheep
The valley will bloom again
And Jimmy will go to sleep
In his own little room again

There'll be bluebirds over
The white cliffs of Dover
Tomorrow, just you wait and see

Avenue of Baobabs

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    • stars439 profile image

      stars439 

      6 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Very beautiful pictures , and our world is so fascinating. I wish you many more wonderful scenic views in you're life. You're joy in the wonderful things is well explained in words. God Bless You Precious Friend.

    • Patty Inglish, MS profile imageAUTHOR

      Patty Inglish 

      7 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      Hello hello and Support Med - the world is beautiful if we can leave the tumult of chaos and find these places. I love them.

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      Support Med. 

      7 years ago from Michigan

      Mt. Olympus is breathtaking!!

    • Support Med. profile image

      Support Med. 

      7 years ago from Michigan

      Definitely beautiful pics! Cotopaxi, Ecuador [1] by Frederick Edwin Church.jpg - is also very pretty. V/R.

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      Hello, hello, 

      7 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you for your brilliant hub and pictures. I haven't seen any of them apart of the White Cliffs of Dover.

    • Patty Inglish, MS profile imageAUTHOR

      Patty Inglish 

      7 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      All through the selections on the werbsite, I kept thinking, "Why is this not already an Official wonder?

      Thanks, Nellieanna, Pamela99, dallas93444.

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      Nellieanna Hay 

      7 years ago from TEXAS

      Lovely hub and pictures! I've seen only the Grand Canyon and the White Cliffs of Dover on the list. Well worth seeing, though I'd love to see the Aurora Borealis. I didn't realize baobabs were real trees. I though they were fictional out of the fertile imagination of Antoine de Saint Exupery in his "The Little Prince"! LOL. Now I know! Thanks for the marvelous few of some of these wonders!

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Absolutely awesome picture. It is good to remember how many beautiful things we have in this world. I love the aurora borealis the best also.

    • dallas93444 profile image

      Dallas W Thompson 

      7 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

      Great photos. Great locations. Thanks for sharing.

    • Patty Inglish, MS profile imageAUTHOR

      Patty Inglish 

      7 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      I was astounded by all the natural features on the several continents up for vote. I want to print out all the pages in color - lots of paper and ink.

      Thanks for asking the question! Travel as much as you can - there's nothing like it.

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      Sheila Craan 

      7 years ago from Florida

      Wow, Patty! This hub is an awesome answer to my question "Which natural "Wonder of the World" intrigues you the most?" You made my day! I hope by God's grace I get a chance to visit one or two of these natural wonders in my life time!

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