Can you name all seven natural wonders of the world?
Posted on 22/07/2015
You may be au fait with the seven wonders of the Ancient world, but what about the wonders of the natural world? From cascading waterfalls to impossible mountains, these phenomena will blow you away. Keep scrolling for those all important answers...
You'll find these falls on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe...
This is the magical point at which the Zambezi River thunders over a fracture in the landscape's natural plateau, creating the world's largest sheet of falling water. Indigenous people from the surrounding area call the falls 'Mosi-oa-Tunya', meaning 'the smoke that thunders'.
The birth of this volcano was witnessed by a man...
Admittedly this is a difficult one. Located in the Mexican state of Michoacán, Paricutin is the youngest volcano in America and its birth was witnessed by local farmer Dionisio Pulido in 1943. This slide, taken in 1943, shows the volcano in full eruption but it now lies dormant.
You only get one guess at this one...
If you didn't recognise the world's highest mountain...well, learn some geography. At 29,029 feet, Everest reaches the greatest altitude on the earth's surface.
One of the world's most spectacular natural harbours...
Harbour of Rio de Janeiro
For centuries, the Atlantic Ocean has been hard at work eroding Rio's incredible natural harbour. You'd be forgiven for thinking it's the meeting point of a large river and the sea, but in fact it is a huge balloon-shaped bay that stretches 20 miles inland.
Think 'Finding Nemo'...
The Great Barrier Reef
Yes, you guessed it. The world's largest coral reef is a designated UNESCO World Heritage site and home to a staggering amount of species. Humpback whales, dolphins, clownfish, sea snakes, sea turtles, saltwater crocodiles, sharks, stingray, eagles... the list is literally endless.
Take a leap of faith...
The Grand Canyon
Arizona's Colorado River winds its way ever so gracefully along the 227 miles of the Grand Canyon. Recent evidence suggests that the river established its course through this stunning landscape at least 17 million years ago.
The picture says it all really...
Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights; whichever name you know these dancing shades of green, red, yellow, blue and violet by, they never fail to captivate explorers, travellers and internet trawlers. Some of the best places to see the lights in Europe are over the southern tip of Greenland and Iceland, and the northern coast of Norway.