The 7 wonders of nature
Living on a planet with endless natural resources, man has felt the need to express admiration for them and probably in line with the spirit of competition, rank them in various lists and charts, which often starts with "the ... "or" most ... "of all. Beyond the numerous and different preferences, what matters in the end is that they are put into the beauty and majesty of these natural landscapes.Once in 2007 chose the 7 new wonders of the modern world, in November 2011, following open competition for the same association "New 7 Wonders" of the 7 Wonders of Nature list was completed and published. Were left on the top Vesuvius volcano, Dead Sea, Mount Kilimanjaro, the Great Barrier Reef, Angel Falls, the Matterhorn, the Maldives or the Grand Canyon and won: 1. AmazonThe largest pool in the world (seven million square kilometers) and the highest flow (as the next seven largest rivers of the world put together), Amazon River easily surpasses its competitors. Just as long (6400 km) ranks second after African Nile (6650 km). With springs in the Peruvian Andes, the Amazon across Peru, Colombia and Brazil, before they flow into the Atlantic Ocean through a wide estuary 250 km. If the width of the river during the dry season is between 1.6 km and 10 km, summer rains bring an abundance of water away from the banks of the Amazon by over 50 km of each other.But these figures only determined that this great river of the world is considered a natural wonder, but also biodiversity which I maintain waters of the Amazon Basin - a huge geographical area in which the 1100 River tributaries and hundreds of thousands of miles of rain-forest are home to the largest living collection of plants and animals. Only in the area of ??water swims over 2000 species of fish - about 10 times more fish than in European waters. And other data are staggering: 2.5 million insect species, 40,000 plant species, over 1200 bird species, 800 species of reptiles and amphibians, 420 species of mammals. In total, 30% of species living world live in the Amazon River system. 2. Ha Long BayNature has been generous and conceived a beautiful landscape in the province of Quang Ninh in northern Vietnam: high limestone cliffs hundreds and hundreds of picturesque islands are scattered in the emerald waters of the bayHa Long . Some of these "spots" of limestone were occupied by fishing villages, others attract visitors with their lakes with clear or deep caves. Ban Sen Island is covered by dense rain-forest, so few people living on it. Opposite happens on Van Dan, a large island almost completely conquered by civilization. Quan Lan welcomes guests with lovely beaches and good hotels, while Cat Ba is a small haven for cavers and nature lovers. Swimming and diving, the area around Dau Be Island is the best. Wonderful caves were dug by the waters and islands Bo Hon Dau Go.In 2012, the official Vietnamese celebrated with much pomp and joy choosing Ha Long Bay as a wonder of nature.Unveiled a plaque engraved and reminded everyone that UNESCO, with almost two decades ago, has transferred their HERITAGE limestone islands. 3. Iguazu FallsOn the border between Brazil and Argentina, Iguaçu River cascading down the cliffs in a long curtain of water, forming over 270 waterfalls (during rainy year). Their thunder cries cover surrounding jungle monkeys, home to many animal species, some endangered. Iguaçu National Park, protected by UNESCO, covers both sides of the river, one belonging to Brazilian territory, the other Argentina. A spectacular panorama visitors are accessing the waterfalls from Brazil, but for the wildlife, explore the park and the largest waterfalls in the Iguazu, Garganta del Diablo (Devil's Throat) - with a height of 80 meters , gate Argentina is the recommended access (80% of the waterfalls is in Argentina).Stretching over almost three kilometers long and the greens surrounding the intense jungle Iguaçu Falls were rated as the finest in the world. Their rival Niagara, at a rate three times smaller and lacks the exotic, it is recognized, finally, defeated. 4. Jeju Island130 kilometers from the southern coast of Korea (South), Hallasan , a dormant volcano, rises to 1950 meters above the East China Sea waters, amid an island. It is guarded by another 360 smaller volcanoes. This glimpse of nature as lava molded into cylinder, flowering meadows and steep cliffs called Jeju Island, a destination already included in the major tours.Part of the beauty of the largest Korean island but hiding underground where lava streams created centuries ago a hollow cave. Wide channels, where the volcano has magma poured out, streams of tourists traveling today, impressed by the colors or shapes depths cool and hospitable walls. 5. KomodoOnce delivered, the name "Komodo" image is associated with giant reptiles, heavy body moving and looking for prey. Indeed, dragons (or varanii - the largest reptile in the world) are historical figures Komodo National Park in Indonesia, but the three islands Komodo, Rinca and Padar, as well as several other smaller hosting this UNESCO protected territory more other protected species - including the aquatic environment of the neighborhood coast island.In contrast to Savannah and clumps of trees in the national park, salty waters beyond coastal landscape adds deep blue. Komodo is one of the attractions of pink sand beach, white sand mixed with red sand, pigment such fossils offoraminifera ( a protozoan with shell). 6. Puerto Princesa Underground RiverWith a length of 8.2 km, navigable river crossing Puerto Princesa underground limestone mountains of the province of Palawan in the Philippines . What makes it special is its output directly into the South China Sea, of which the lower flow influences - among others, continuously sculpts walls karst system. Moreover, a recent discovery has reserved the right to uniqueness: the walls of caves carved by the river were discovered fossils of Sirenia,herbivorous mammals who lived over 20 million years and the only one known to become completely adapted to marine life ('s father disappeared long ago-the-sea cows).Because limestone mountains, jungle and sea give rise to a special habitat, many endemic species are protected within the National Park Puerto Princesa. Authorities do not allow facilities along the underground river, just as the beauty of wild life which is not disturbed maintain or endangered. 7. Table MountainAs the mountains near Cape Town, South Africa, has high peaks (1086 m) transformed into a set of three kilometers long, it was called "Table Mountain". Raised 500 million years ago in an ass big, block of sandstone resembles a hardened forehead on the Atlantic coast.On its flat top and steep slopes, Table Mountain hosts the richest collection of flowers, 1470 species (more than all the British Isles taken together), some of them endemic and rare. Gone But here, as a result of excessive hunting, lions, leopards and hyenas, remained master in this small universe several species of antelope mountain.Daily peak cable car ascends visitors eager to wander the paths tipe snake the shelf and look up the city or even Cape Town Cape of Good Hope. From the Atlantic Ocean, Table Mountain high line and sees it from 200 miles away.
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