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Five Natural Wonders that Deserve to Be in Final Seven
The 3rd stage of new 7wonders of nature is currently in progress. In this stage, 28 finalists have been chosen from a list of 77 candidates. It was all started in 2007 when there were 440 nominees from 220 countries in the primary list. In the second stage, the top 77 nominees could qualify to compete in the short list of 28. Finally this list will be shrunk to best 7. But so far you might have discovered that some vital candidates were eliminated from the list. Since everyone has the right to vote for 7 candidates, it should be kept in mind that the following candidates can come in the list of seven and I think everyone will agree with me.
Grand Canyon (USA)
It’s one of the most prominent sights of natural world that was carved out by the Colorado River in the state of Arizona of US over millions of years. The Grand Canyon is 277 miles (446 km) long, up to 18 miles (29 km) wide and attains a depth of over a mile (1.83 km) (6000 feet). History tells us that this place once was populated by the Native Americans who built community within the canyon and many of its caves. Due to become world’s premier natural attractions, it attracts about 5 million visitors per year. Aside from casual sight-seeing, this place offers rafting, hiking, running and helicopter tours to visitors.
Great Barrier Reef (Australia)
The largest single structure of the earth compiled of billions of tiny organisms, known as coral polyps which can be seen from outer space. It’s also the largest coral reef system made up of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 2,600 km (1,600 mi) over an area of approximately 344,400 square km (133,000 sq mi). The reef is situated in the Coral Sea, off the coast of Queensland in north-east Australia. The Great Barrier Reef is a system of islands and coral reefs that is home to a vast biological diversity of plants and animals. When it comes to environmental value, Great Barrier Reef offers its visitors to enjoy a lot of activities including scuba diving, snorkeling, water-sports and bird-watching.
Amazon Rainforest (Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana)
Also known as Amazonia or Amazon jungle, it’s a moist broadleaf forest that covers most of the Amazon Basin of South America. This basin encompasses seven million square kilometers of which five and a half million square kilometers are covered by the rainforest. The Amazon represents over half of the planet's remaining rainforests and comprises the largest and most species-rich tract of tropical rainforest in the world and most of all it has an unparalleled biodiversity. The Amazon River is the largest river in the world by volume, with a total flow greater than the top ten rivers worldwide combined. This region includes territory belonging to nine nations.
Dead Sea (Jordan, Palestine and Israel)
Despite its name, Dead Sea is a salty lake bordering west bank to the west, Jordan to the west and Israel. It’s called “dead” because fish and aquatic plants cannot grow in it because of its high salt and mineral content. The Dead Sea is 420 meters below sea level and its shores are the lowest point on Earth that are on dry land. With 30 percent of salinity, it is 8.6 times saltier than the ocean. Because of it’s salinity, the Dead Sea is famous among tourists because one can float in it without using a life vest. Tourists mostly like to read a book while floating.
Mount Vesuvius is a volcano east of Naples, Italy. It is the only volcano on the European mainland to have erupted within the last hundred years, although it is not currently erupting. Vesuvius is best known for its eruption in AD 79 that led to the destruction of the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. It has erupted many times since and is today regarded as one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world. The area around Vesuvius was officially declared a national park on 5 June 1995. The summit of Vesuvius is open to visitors and there is a small network of paths around the mountain that are maintained by the park authorities on weekends.