7 Natural Wonders of the World

The Seven Natural Wonders of the World

I just came back to my hotel room, after a great day snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef with our group, and it got me thinking: what makes something considered one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World?

I did a little research and found compelling reasons for each of the current 7 Natural Wonders.  Here is a list, as well as why they are, well, wonderful.

The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest individual formation created by living organisms. 

The Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights, are naturally occurring lights that create intriguing and spectacular displays in the sky.

The Grand Canyon is an almost unbelievably massive gorge located in the state of Arizona, created by the Colorado River.

Paricutin is a cinder cone volcano in Michoacán, Mexico. It's the youngest in America and its birth was witnessed by a human.

Victoria Falls is a waterfall in southern Africa on the borders of Zambia and Zimbabwe. It is considered to be the world's largest sheet of falling water.

Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world, reaching a peak of 29,029 feet and the greatest altitude on the earth's surface. 

Rio's Guanabana Bay has been eroded by the Atlantic ocean and is surrounded by majestic mountains that offer many different perspectives of the harbor. 

Currently, Zoom Vacations visits Four of the Natural Wonders:  the Great Barrier Reef, Guanabana Bay in Rio, Mount Everest, and Victoria Falls.