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Wonders of Nature

Updated on July 24, 2015

Natural phenomena around the world

The Cheops Pyramid, Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Statue of Zeus at Olympia, Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, Colossus of Rhodes and Lighthouse of Alexandria, are the original seven wonders of the world we've all heard about.

So here will list some less known wonders that exist around the world. Some of these wonder if not all, are really worth visiting to check out!

The Gates of Hell
The Gates of Hell

The Gates of Hell

In the desert of Turkmenistan Karakoma, a hole where the fire has been burning for decades. A hole of about 20 meters deep and a diameter of 100 meters. While acting as a wonder of nature, it was actually a result of an accident in a mine that occurred in 1971, while geologists where drilling in a cave filled with poisonous gas. Experts had decided to eliminate it by burning it off, but they made a mistake in their assessments and 40 years later, the fire still burns.

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Slot Canyons narrow passage
Slot Canyons narrow passage

Slot Canyon

Thousands of years of water and wind passed by this very narrow passages. Canyons stretch between the U.S. states of Utah and Arizona. The smallest among them is the Buckskin Gulch, which is in parts so narrow that people could hardly whip through it.

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Tsingy National Park
Tsingy National Park

Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park - Madagascar

Tsingy de Bemaraha is one of the youngest national parks in Madagascar. It is characterized by its 50 meters height sharp spikes of limestone. There live more than 200 animals and over 650 plant species. About Eleven species of lemurs are listed, five families of bats, 103 species of birds and about 34 species of reptiles and amphibians.

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Belize Barrier Reef

This is a group of about 300 kilometers length of coral reefs along the Central American country of Belize. It is considered the second largest such body, after the Great coral reefs in Australia. Belize is one of the few remaining gems of the Caribbean Sea where life has kept its unrushed pace.

Yellowstone national park
Yellowstone national park

Grand Prismatic Spring

Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park in the U.S. is considered of the supervolcanoes. NASA scientists found that at a depth of 8,000 meters there are the largest open magma chambers. Yellowstone's volcanism is powered by magma rising from a hotspot. The relatively thick continental crust causes large amounts of magma to build up underground. Each year 1000-2000 earthquakes hit this area.

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Wulingyuan National Park in China
Wulingyuan National Park in China

Wulingyuan National Park in China

This national park extends over the entire river Suoxi in the Chinese province of Hunan. It is full of wonderful natural beauty in addition to two spectacular natural bridges: Xianrenqias (Bridge of the Immortals) and Tianqiashengkong (Bridge Across the Sky), which is believed to be the highest bridge in the world.

Namib Desert

African desert, whose name means "huge", extends over an area of 50,000 square kilometers. Almost uninhabited of humans and is believed that the Namib is the oldest desert in the world.

Salar de Uyuni
Salar de Uyuni

Salar de Uyuni - Bolivia

In the southwest of Bolivia lies is the largest salt lake in the world. Covered with a crust of salt for several feet deep. Because the crust is so flat, cars regularly cross over it. Below it, lies a thick crust of about 70 percent of worlds reserves of lithium.

Richat Structure
Richat Structure

Richat Structure - Mauritania

Circular shape of this geological phenomenon located in the southwestern part of the Sahara is a mystery to scientists. It is believed that it was created by a meteor impact or that it was an extinct volcano. It is also thought that it has been caused by uplifted rock sculpted by erosion. Scientists are not sure about its origin and still keep developing new theories.

Socotra
Socotra

Socotra Archipelago - Yemen

The Socotra Archipelago reaches 250 miles east from Somalia into the Indian Ocean. Its four islands lie about that same distance south of Yemen. The area of the large island, Socotra, is 1400 square miles. Quiet and remote, its population is some 44,000. (Only sixty or so people live on the three small islands.)

The archipelago was placed under UNESCO protection and is considered to be the strangest in the world.

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Inspired by this youtube video, so decided to gather some info and present them through this hub.

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      chinaholiday 5 years ago

      I have been to Wulingyuan National Park in China, and I think it is amazing and I want to explore other wonders. Thank you for sharing.

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      intermarks 5 years ago

      I would love to visit all these beautiful natural wonders.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Nice job - love unusual travel destinations like these!

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      anooptu 5 years ago

      I think this kind of wonders are the inspiration for travelers......

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      Charlotte Green 5 years ago

      Wow. All these places look beautiful and fascinating, I'd love to visit all of them places.

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      srsddn lm 5 years ago

      It is difficult to imagine that there so much on this earth about most of us are knowing about. Thanks for this great lens.

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      sivadarsh1 5 years ago

      I am a traveler but i never heard of these places before... Awesome lens

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      ansruthi 5 years ago

      Enjoyed a lot.....

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      Mikewrites LM 5 years ago

      cool lens, very intriguing!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Fascinating wonders of the world. :)

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      floppypoppygift1 5 years ago

      Cool stuff here! Cheers~cb

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      These are very rare and unusual places, enjoyed reading about them.

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      Lindrus 5 years ago

      Beautiful places! Thanks for sharing!

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      vaigavenugopal 5 years ago

      thax for sharing wonders of nature in a lens...keep postin...:),,did u heard about andaman nicobar islands. There are some specialities there andaman climate, watersports, cellular jail etc..:)..hope you enjoy the reading..