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The Beauty and Wonder of Nature

As we look up at the clear sky above us, we can’t help but be impressed by the sheer size of the universe. Diamond-shaped stars, symbolising distant worlds, shine brightly from hundreds of light years away. Amazing as it is, we never get tired of seeing it.

We often reflect on life’s wonders while we stare up at the night sky in search of a falling star. We truly wish that everyone will get the chance to see all the amazing sights this planet has to offer in their lifetime. Having had the good fortune to experience several of them, we are still amazed by them.

Insects like the tireless bees that play an essential role in pollination are just one example of the approximately 900,000 different types of insects that God has created. Not to mention the innumerable additional species of plants, we have 250,000 different types of plants, including 25,000 types of orchids and 20,000 types of roses. The diversity of the natural world is reflected in the tens of thousands of species of fish and insects. No amount of time spent learning will allow us to even begin to comprehend everything the world has to offer.

The Grand Canyon in Arizona is one of the seven natural wonders of the world that have captivated humans for centuries. The Colorado River has been slowly and steadily eroding the rock for millions of years, resulting in a spectacular landscape that is more than 275 miles long, up to 18 miles broad, and a mile deep at its deepest point in the Grand Canyon. Tourists from all over the world travel to the Grand Canyon to take in its stunning scenery and learn about the area’s fascinating geology and history. Several visitors explore the canyon by foot, either by hiking the paths or by riding mules down the cliffs, or by taking a helicopter tour to gain a bird’s-eye view. Whichever your preferred mode of exploration, the Grand Canyon has the potential to instil in you amazement and a sense of wonder at the wonders of the natural world.

Every year, millions of people flock to Niagara Falls to take in one of the world’s most famous natural attractions. The falls span the international boundary between the United States and Canada at the mouth of the Niagara River, which connects Lakes Erie and Ontario. Although it’s only around 50 feet deep at its deepest point, the Niagara River is capable of transporting a tremendous volume of water. There is a deafening roar that can be heard for kilometres around as over 750,000 gallons of water surge over the falls per second. Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls are the three distinct components that make up the whole of the waterfalls. Horseshoe Falls, named for its horseshoe form, is the most well-known of these. Its width is roughly 2,600 feet. The water drops from a height of 167 feet, making it the highest and largest of the three waterfalls. The Great Lakes supply roughly one-fifth of the world’s fresh surface water, and this is where the water that cascades over Niagara Falls originates. The mist produced by the falling water is visible from great distances. This mist freezes over the winter, transforming the area around the falls into a mystical icescape. Several people throughout history have attempted to use the force of the Niagara River for their own ends. The falls were harnessed to provide hydroelectric power in the late 19th century, illuminating towns like Buffalo and Detroit in the process. Hydroelectricity generated by Niagara Falls today is sufficient to provide over three million homes. Niagara Falls is still a symbol of natural beauty and amazement despite the various alterations that have taken place there over the years. Whether you’re on the Canadian or American side of the falls, taking in the sight of the water plunging over the edge is an unfogettable experience.

The discovery of Angel Falls is a fascinating tale in its own right. A man named Ernesto Sanchez la Cruz, an American adventurer, set out in 1910 to explore the Venezuelan rainforest in pursuit of a legendary “hidden planet.” While he was making his way through the forest one day, he heard a deafening rumble off in the distance. Sanchez la Cruz, curious, followed the noise and stumbled at the magnificent Angel Falls. Because of his admiration for the scenery, he gave the falls their namesake: Angel Falls, for the American pilot who was the first to land a plane on the top of the falls. Angel Falls is a gorgeous natural wonder, but it is unfortunately located in an inaccessible part of the world. A long journey through the forest, complete with perilous river crossings and challenging ascents of rocky terrain, is required to reach the waterfalls. Yet, those who are willing to go through with it will be rewarded with a sight of one of the world’s most spectacular natural attractions. Angel Falls and the surrounding surroundings have become increasingly popular with intrepid tourists in recent years. Visitors may now enjoy this spectacular waterfall in a variety of ways, including by trekking into the jungle to get a closer look, by taking a boat ride to the foot of the falls, or even by paragliding over the crashing waves.

It is very amazing to see mud pools, geysers and sulphur pools at Taupo and Rotorua, New Zealand. Volcanic activity, which can be found in many places of the world, is to blame for these one-of-a-kind natural phenomena. But, going inside of an active volcano is a very perilous and deadly thing to do. The heat produced by the region’s volcanoes reaches an incredible six thousand degrees Celsius. It’s true that the heat is dangerous, but it’s also responsible for the beautiful sight of brilliant diamonds and crystals. The sparkle of diamonds, the vivacity of emeralds, the intrigue of sapphires, and the allure of rubies are on full display in the showcase. Pearls are another natural phenomenon that arise from the cooperation of living creatures with their surroundings. A pearl is formed when a foreign grain enters an oyster called as Paua and Paua has beautiful shell when propely polished. Pearls’ signature lustre is achieved through a special and stunning procedure. The power of nature to shape such stunning landscapes and priceless artefacts is utterly enthralling. There are many beautiful things to be found in nature, such as hot glaciers, sparkling jewels, and shiny pearls.

Wai-O-Tapu thermal wonderland

The unique and exotic fauna of Australia is one of the country’s greatest attractions. The kangaroo was impressive to see because of its strong hind legs and its trademark hopping. Kangaroos were formerly a popular target for European colonists looking to bring home a meal or a new coat, but these days they serve as a revered national symbol. Nonetheless, the platypus was unmatched by any other anima. It has a bill like a duck, webbed feet like an otter, and a beaver-like tail, earning it the nickname “living fossil” due to its unusual features. The fact that it can use electrical impulses to locate prey in the water is even more remarkable. The cuddly koala with its lazy disposition and cute, floppy ears won everyone over. These marsupials spend their entire lives dozing off on eucalyptus trees, where they get their nutrition from the leaves. They were particularly interested in Tasmanian devils. This terrible ailment, known as Devil Face Tumor Disease, is a threat to this fierce-looking marsupial, which is endemic to Tasmania. Despite popular belief, Tasmanian devils are rather small and subsist primarily on carrion. Everybody was amazed by the saltwater crocodile. Among the largest reptiles, this dangerous predator lives in the estuaries and rivers of northern Australia. It is one of the most deadly animals in Australia due to its reputation for power and ferocity. Still, it plays a significant role in the environment, thus measures are taken to safeguard its populations without compromising the security of the people who depend on its habitats for their livelihoods.

As we draw to a close on our discussion of the natural marvels of the world, it is abundantly clear that there are a great deal of stunning sights to take in that inspire awe and amazement. The immensity of the universe, with all of its uncountable stars and planets, never ceases to captivate our interest. The inventiveness of nature is demonstrated by the wide variety of plant and animal life, which includes the hardworking bees as well as countless of species of fish and insects. We are reminded of the power and beauty of natural forces whenever we witness sights such as the breathtaking panorama of the Grand Canyon or the roaring waters of Niagara Falls. Even if some of the world’s natural wonders, such as Angel Falls in Venezuela or the heated glaciers in New Zealand, are difficult to get, it is well worth the effort to make the trip to see them. At the conclusion of it all, we are left with a sense of awe and appreciation for the wondrous globe that we get to call home.