Our planet is truly spectacular. There are so many amazing, breath-taking sights to be seen that, were we able, we could dedicate our whole life to visiting the natural wonders of the world. Sadly, for most of us, that just isn’t possible, but we can make it our mission to see some of the most impressive natural spectacles before we shuffle off this mortal coil.
It’s hard to choose just a few natural wonders to recommend, but we have tried and here are our top picks of natural wonders to see before you die:
Cave of Crystals, Mexico
The Cueva de los Cristales is an amazing location. Due to it reaching temperatures of 112 degrees Fahrenheit and because of its 90-100 percent humidity levels, the crystal is able to produce spectacularly huge crystals, which line the entirety of the cave for spectacular views. Amazingly, the cave was only discovered in the year 200 when a pair of brothers were drilling into a mine.
Aurora Borealis, Various Locations
Often elusive, but always spectacular the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, as the phenomenon is more commonly known, is a spectacular natural light show that fills the sky with the most vivid greens, pinks, reds, and blues. It’s like a natural fireworks display, but much more impressive. To give yourself the best chance of viewing the Aurora Borealis, visit TheAuroraZone.com for expert advice.
Gran Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
Gran Salar de Uyuni is the world’s biggest salt flat, and it covers approximately 3.86 miles. A truly astonishing sight, the salt flat came into being when a prehistoric lake on the site evaporated leaving behind a colossal salt plain, which was later baked into the surface by the sun, leaving an impressive geometrical area of salt behind.
Fairy Pools, Scotland
Located on the Isle of Skye, which is just off Scotland’s west coast, the fairy pools are pretty clear water pools that reflect the Scottish skies perfectly, and although the pools are truly magical, you will probably be even more impressed by the sweeping landscapes of Skye and the views out to Scotland, that surround them.
Lauterbrunnen Valley, Switzerland
Lauterbrunnen is Swedish for ‘many fountains,’ and many fountains is what you will get when you visit the valley which is home to no less than 72 spectacular waterfalls. Perhaps, the most well-known fall in the valley is Staubbacj Fall due to its staggering 984-foot drop, but every inch of this valley in the Swiss Alps is well worth exploring.
The Great Barrier Reef, Australia
The Great Barrier Reef is something every nature lover should make an effort to see before they die. Perfect for a family holiday and one of the biggest living structures on the planet, covering a total of roughly 1430 miles, the reef can be seen from outer space, but it is infinitely more impressive close-up.
According to experts, the reef is home to 600 types of hard and soft coral, 200 different jellyfish species and 1625 species of fish, and that’s just scratching the surface of marine life that can be found there. For more information on the Great Barrier Reef check out GreatBarrierReef.org.