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Seven (7) Natural Wonders of the World

Seven Wonders of the Natural World is a list of important places and things that are wonders today and are still around right now. They became wonders and major tourist attractions when world travelers going around the world discovered them and thought they were really special. In 1997, CNN announced a listing of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World…

1- Aurora (Northern Lights)

Aurora Borealis/U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Strang

An aurora is a natural light display in the sky particularly in the high latitude (Arctic and Antarctic) regions, caused by the collision of energetic charged particles with atoms in the high altitude atmosphere (thermosphere). The charged particles originate in the magnetosphere and solar wind and, on Earth, are directed by the Earth’s magnetic field into the atmosphere.

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2- Grand Canyon

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The Grand Canyon is located in the northwest part of Arizona. The Grand Canyon was made by the cut of running water. The Colorado River flows through the canyon. Some people think the Colorado River was there to start with and that over the years it cut through the rock, and now it is still there. If you look in the canyon, you can see many layers of rock. Geologists believe these rocks are at least two billion years old, which is almost certainly true, but no one can be exact.

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3- The Great Barrier Reef

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The Great Barrier Reef is actually a series of smaller reefs. Reefs form under water and can be made of coral, sand, or rock. The top of the reef sits about two to three feet below sea level. Coral reefs are found in warm, shallow, clean water. The Great Barrier Reef is the largest reef of all, stretching an amazing 1,250 miles, or 2,000 kilometers, across the blue of the ocean. It forms a natural break water between the strong waves of the Pacific and the coast of Australia. It’s location is in the Coral Sea, the area of the Pacific close to Australia’s northeastern coast. The waters around it cover roughly 80,000 square miles, or 208,000 kilometers, an area slightly smaller than the state of Minnesota. Reefs may be found as deep as 250 feet below the surface. Corals that grow below 150 feet don’t make very good reef builders.

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4- Mount Everest

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Mount Everest is the Earth’s highest mountain, with a peak at 8,848 metres (29,029 ft) above sea level. It is located in the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas. The international border between China and Nepal runs across the precise summit point.

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5- Paricutin Volcano

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On Feb. 20, 1943, a cinder cone started growing in a corn field near the village of Paricutin, Mexico. The volcano buried the town of San Juan Parangaricutiro and the village of Paricutin. Paricutin gave volcanologists the chance to see the birth, growth and death of a volcano. It was greatly studied by them. Over the first year, the cone grew 1,100 feet (336 meters), the cone grew for another 8 years but only added on 290 feet (88 meters) to it’s current height.

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6- The Harbor at Rio de Janeiro

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The Harbor of Rio de Janeiro is a natural beauty surrounded by the city of Rio and formed by the Atlantic Ocean which wore out the soil and rocks along the coast. Rio de Janeiro Harbor is located on the south-western shore of Guanabara Bay, which is surrounded by the city of Rio along a strip of land between the Atlantic Ocean and the mountains: Sugar Loaf Mt, Corcovado Peak, and the hills of Tijuca. The harbor was formed by the Atlantic Ocean which wore out the soil and rocks along the coast.

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7- Victoria Falls

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Victoria falls is one of the greatest waterfalls in the whole world lies on the Zimbezi River, which forms the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. Some people think it is one of the most beautiful sights in the world! Upstream, the river flows through a wide valley. You could probably see Victoria Falls from 25 to 40 miles away, and see its spray rising 1,000 feet into the air from seven miles away! Long before you even see the waterfalls you can hear the roaring of the water! The native people call it “mosi-oa-tunya” which means “smoke that thunders.” The falls were formed by a deep rift in the rock that lies directly across the path of the Zimbezi River. The rift was caused by movement of the earth about 150 million years ago. At the broadest point, the falls are 5,545 feet across. The height of the falls varies from 256 feet to about 354 feet in the center. Victoria falls was discovered by David Livingstone in 1855. The falls were named in honor of Queen Victoria.

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You have seen the Natural 7 Wonders of the World, man also made some marvelous wonders which are normally known as 7 wonders of the world.

Porto Katsiki Beach Lefkada – Greece Beaches

Porto Katsiki on the Ioanian Sea island of Lefkada is one of the most famous beaches in Greece and Europe in general. Translation to English means “Port of the Goat”, because before only a goat could reach this area.

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Rain Cover Photos For Facebook Timeline

Summer is on its way and it is also raining season. The first drops of rain always bring a smile on our faces. The smell of wet soil, the damp grass, and the slosh of puddles under our feet make us want to dance with wanton joy. Rains make a heart go romantic. Ever danced in the rain? The feeling is inexplicably beautiful. Hold your sweetheart’s hand and walk in the rains while the clouds play cupid. We have collected some Rain Facebook cover photos for your facebook timeline. Hope you like and enjoy……

 

“I always like walking in the rain, so no one can see me crying.”
? Charles Chaplin

 

“Poetry is just so emo,’ he said. ‘Oh, the pain. The pain. It always rains. In my soul.”
? John Green, Paper Towns

 

“I am a being of Heaven and Earth, of thunder and lightning, of rain and wind, of the galaxies.” – Eden Ahbez

 

 

“Love like rain, can nourish from above, drenching couples with a soaking joy. But sometimes under the angry heat of life, love dries on the surface and must nourish from below, tending to its roots keeping itself alive.”
? Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

 

“I love you because no two snowflakes are alike, and it is possible, if you stand tippy-toe, to walk between the raindrops. ”
? Nikki Giovanni

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beautiful Cano Cristales River – Pictures

Cano Cristales (The Chrystal River), local people call it the river of five colors. The water in this river is so clean so you could see the bottom of it with all it’s beautiful colors. There are no fish in this river because of the complexity of it’s channel. There are five colors: yellow, blue, green, black and red. All of them are produced by the life of different kinds of algae, and the saturation of these colors changes depending on the season from brightest to dim.

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This river is also known as the most beautiful river in the world, and it’s not easy to get there too, just to take a look at this beauty. You need to take a flight from Vilvisensio to Macarena (Columbia), then by the boat, and afterwards by feet until you reach this river. Cristales is 100 kilometers long and 20 meters wide, and it’s not that large comparing to Amazon. But it’s unusual color spectrum makes it so unique among the other rivers…

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Cano Cristales transparent water, It’s colors become most saturate during the hot season, that’s why this river is open for tourists from June to November. During the winter and spring seasons you can’t get to this river, it’s closed from visiting and is guarded by UNESCO, which gave it a status of the natural heritage of mankind.

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Feel the abundance that the Nature shares with us, the whole Universe shows us the miriads of colors, plenty of space, infinite beauty and the flourishing life. The Life is everywhere and it goes on with ease and joy. Enjoy these beautiful photos, and be grateful to the Mother Earth for such amazing places as this river.

Source: http://www.positiveonly.info/en/pictures/65-cano-cristales-the-worlds-most-beautiful-river.html

 

Cool Backgrounds And Wallpapers for Desktop

A background ns is cool, if it is something that creates upon the mind of the audience, a sense of appreciation or adoration to its unique and beautiful appearance. Cool background may appear in different forms and desigbut as a whole, they are things that titillates the viewer. Here are some cool backgrounds for your desktop….

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Hummingbird Pictures And Facts

Hummingbirds are birds that comprise the family Trochilidae. They are among the smallest of birds, most species measuring in the 7.5–13 cm (3–5 in) range. Indeed, the smallest extant bird species is a hummingbird, the 5-cm Bee Hummingbird. They can hover in mid-air by rapidly flapping their wings 12–80 times per second (depending on the species). To conserve energy while they sleep or when food is scarce, they have the ability to go into a hibernation-like state (torpor) where their metabolic rate is slowed to 1/15th of its normal rate. They are also the only group of birds able to fly backwards. Here are some interesting hummingbird pictures, facts and general information about hummingbirds.

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Hummingbirds are the tiniest birds in the world.

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Hummingbirds can flash their bright colors, as well as hide them when needed.

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The bright radiant color on hummingbirds comes from iridescent coloring like on a soap bubble or prism.

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A Gorget is the bright flashing colored feathers of the hummingbird’s neck.

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A hummingbird’s brain is 4.2% of its body weight, the largest proportion in the bird kingdom.

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Hummingbirds are very smart and they can remember every flower they have been to, and how long it will take a flower to refill.

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Hummingbirds can hear better than humans

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Hummingbirds can see farther than humans.

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Hummingbirds can see ultraviolet light.

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Hummingbirds have little to no sense of smell.

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A hummingbird will use its tongue to lap up nectar from flowers and feeders.

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A hummingbird’s tongue is grooved like the shape of a “W”.

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Hummingbirds have tiny hairs on the tip of the tongue to help lap up nectar.

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A hummingbird’s beak is generally shaped like any other bird beak, just longer in proportion to its body.
The edges of the hummingbird’s top beak will overlap the edges of the hummingbird’s bottom beak.
A hummingbird’s bottom beak is slightly flexible.
Hummingbirds do not drink though their beaks like a straw. They lap up nectar with their tongues.
A hummingbird’s heart beats up to 1,260 times per minute.
A Hummingbird’s heart beats about 250 times per minute at rest.
A hummingbird’s heart is 2.5% of the total body weight.
A hummingbird will take about 250 breaths per minute while at rest.
A hummingbird’s metabolism is roughly 100 times that of an elephant.
Hummingbirds have very weak feet and can barely walk. They prefer to fly.

Hawaii Pictures

Hawaii is the 50th state of the United States of America. Situated nearly at the center of the north Pacific Ocean, Hawaii marks the northeast corner of Polynesia. While it was once a major hub for the whaling, sugar and pineapple industries, it is now economically dependent on tourism and the U.S. military. The natural beauty of the islands continues to be one of Hawaii’s greatest assets. Honolulu is the state’s capital, largest city, and cultural hub. Hawaiian and English are the official languages of Hawaii. Here are some beautiful pictures of Hawaii…..

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Hawaii, almost always called the Big Island to avoid confusion – is the largest of the islands and home to Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa (the largest and one of the most active volcanoes on Earth)

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Hawaii has many colorful ways of life. Some of these customs come from Pacific Islanders called Polynesians, who were the original settlers of Hawaii. Many of the people of Hawaii are of Polynesian descent. The people’s great friendliness toward tourists gives Hawaii its nickname of the Aloha State – Aloha means love in the Hawaiian Language.

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Hawaii is made up of seven main islands, stretching from the majestic Big Island of Hawaii to the garden isle of Kauai. Waterfalls abound on each of the islands, as well as other beautiful sites. The entire chain of islands was formed by a single hot spot in the earth’s crust, which is currently busy building a new island off the coast of the Big Island.

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Hawaii Hanauma Bay

 

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Hawaii after sunset

 

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Hawaii is the birthplace of big wave surfing. In the 1950’s surfers began to ride the powerful winter waves of Makaha on Oahu’s west shore and Waimea Bay on the North Shore. Big wave season in Hawaii happens roughly between November and February on Hawaii’s north shores. Some of the best surfing competitions in the world are held on Oahu’s North Shore in November and December including the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing (the Super Bowl of surfing). If you’re planning to watch the pros in action, get to the North Shore early because traffic can be heavy.

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