Photos of Natural Wonders of the World - posted by TravelBlog bloggers.
I watched a great show on BBC Prime the other night - David Attenborough narrating over footage of some of the natural wonders of the world. I was surprised by how many of these actually appeared in photos on travelblog. So here goes:
Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon. Missing: Death Valley, Yellowstone NP.
Moreno Glacier. Missing: Amazon River, Andes, Angel Falls.
Uluru, Twelve Apostles. Missing: Mount Cook.
Asia and Africa
Well for Asia and Africa there were many shown and listed - should try and get a full list - but no photos as yet. Any one been to Victoria falls?
BTW: To post photos that already appear on TravelBlog - find the id - hover your mouse on the photo and look in the status bar (at the bottom of the browser - /Photos/xxxx.html - the xxxx is the id) then type [photo=xxxx] and magically it will appear with all the links 😊
The Seven Natural Wonders of the World
• Mount Everest
• The Great Barrier Reef
• The Grand Canyon
• Victoria Falls
• The Harbor of Rio de Janeiro
• Paricutin Volcano
• The Northern Lights
I don't know how or who decided that these were the seven - a few of them are shown on travelblog - can anyone fill in the gaps?
I'd love to see the northern lights - aurora borealis - Alaskan Northern Light Photos
and Norwegian Northern Lights
- plus a few tips to help photography of them - looks like I'll have to visit Alaska or northern Norway sometime.
A few more wonders have been added by the guys and girls on the road here we go. Please add any natural wonder photos that you might spot in the blogs by replying here 😊
Just had a first time peek in here...can't believe you missed my Mt. Everest pic. (from my tibet blog)
...keep up the excellent work on this site mate - its the best in the business!
Yeah - it's about time I updated this thread! I think this was just before the Tibetan leg of your journey. So here goes:
So missing from the original list are; Yellowstone NP USA, Mount Cook NZ, Paricutin Volcano and The Northern Lights - plus a complete list from Asia and Africa - will surf and see what I find later. Full versions of the photos now include the forum code for copy and paste so easier to play this game 😊
ps. will keep working on TravelBlog - and thanks 😊
Ok dudes, I´m a little new to the forum- and have no idea how to include those images and the quotes and all that in a message.
Hang on, i think i´ve just worked it out.
Natural wonders of the world eh? let´s see what i can come up with - here´s our top few....
The Iguazu falls of course,
My personal favourite of Perito Moreno,
The salar de Uyuni, Bolivia - largest salt flat in the world
Lake Titikaka, highest navigable lake in the world
And, of course who could forget the Galápagos Islands, Ecudaor
Hope you enjoy dudes!
- Mount Cook - from the original post 😊 No longer missing. I'll have to see if I can get the full list of places from the show.
PeteSarah - great shots thanks for posting! Anyone else?
Any images that you think qualify for this discussion - view the full image and there is a small piece of code listed at the bottom - with which you can copy and paste to this thread.
That's really an Amazing Journey....
I'm wondering ...... so nice!!!!!!
Yellowstone NP, Wyoming, USA
How about the Southern Light?
Good catch halefg 😊
Been a while since I updated this thread - pretty much all the world wonders have been photographed now... anyone else find some missing ones?
The Giant's Causeway along the Antrim Coast in Northern Ireland is a World Heritage Site and is often billed as the eighth wonder of the world. It IS pretty amazing, though my photo doesn't begin to do it justice.
A useful listing of worldy wonders by category ... get ticking them off (no photos of the Channel Tunnel yet I see).
In my opinion the Monarch Butterflies are a true natural wonder. For a more lengthy explanation why they are a true natural wonder I can recommend you to read this blog entry Mexico Part II - Monarch Butterfly Reserve
Here is a shorter explanantion
In October each year between 50 and 100 million Monarch Butterflies arrive in the highlands of Mexico. In March, when the weather is starting to get better, they fly north. In the middle of the summer the butterflies have come as far as the great lakes at the border between Canada and USA.
Soon after the butterflies arrive in southern Canada they start to fly down towards Mexico again. The butterflies that were in Mexico at New Year are at this point all dead. They have all died simply because their life span is too short to allow them to fly all the way from Mexico to Canada. So the butterflies that now start flying back south are the children or grandchildren of the butterflies who started the journey up north in March. Most of the butterflies who leave Canada in summer to migrate south will not make it to Mexico either for the reason given above.
It actually takes from three to five generations of butterflies to make the journey from Mexico up north in the USA and into Canada and then back to Mexico.
Here are some of The Northern Lights and, in our humble opinion a great wonder of the world, Iguacu Falls.
Here are some of the Grand Canyon:
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the Grand Canyon is truly Grand
Suprised nobody has included a Death Valley picture on this thread. Here's some I took:
Redwood forests are truly a natural wonder: