Category: Natural Wonders

Greatest Earthquake on Record

Taking the honors for the greatest earthquake ever felt is Chile, in 1960. The reason it is entitles the greatest is not the amount of damage or the number of deaths it caused, but instead the amount of energy that was measured during the active rumblings of the earthquake. About 100 miles off the coast

Paricutin Volcano

Location: 19.5N, 102.2W Elevation: 10,400 feet (3,170 m) Volcanologist don’t often get to see the birth, entire growth and the death of a volcano. One of the very few volcanoes to provide this opportunity is Paricutin, in Mexico. The eruption that began Paricutin started in 1940s and continued until 1952. Paricutin Most of the explosive


In the year 1883, on a volcanic island in the Sunda strait a series of the most extreme volcanic activity ever felt was experienced by Krakatoa. The ash from the volcanic activity was sent over fifty miles up into the atmosphere and the explosions were heard over two thousand miles away. On that single day

Angel Falls

Located on the Churun river, which is a tributary of the Carrao, Angel Falls is the highest freshwater, freefalling waterfall in the world. It has an uninterrupted fall of 2,648 feet with an overall fall of 3,212 feet. First seen by and explorer Ernesto Sanchez La Cruz, the western world was not aware of this


Located in Great Britain in the county of Wiltshire, near Salisbury, Stonehenge is one of the most famous monuments in the world. It is considered a prehistoric site. Made of earthworks in a circular area it is comprised of large standing stones which archeologists think were erected around 2000 BC. Stonehenge The earth bank and

Devil’s Tower

Legends tell of Sioux girls who were out picking flowers one day when they found themselves chased by bears. The Great Spirit who felt sympathy for them lifted the ground beneath their feet and raised them to safety. The bears were not able to climb the rocks and fell, leaving scratching marks down the side

Mammoth Caves

The legends say that John Houchins was hunting and chased a wounded bear to the entrance of a large cave, which opened near the Green River to find the inside of what was Mammoth cave. He found one of the greatest cave systems know from which many different native American remains were recovered. Mummified remains

Great Barrier Reef

Ocean reefs form under water, and may be formed from, coral, rock, or sand. Generally the top of the reef is positioned from two to three feet below the surface. Coral reefs are located in shallow, clean ocean water. Among the most amazing of this type is the Great Barrier Reef. It is actually a

Carlsbad Caverns

Located in Southern New Mexico, Carlsbad Caverns National Park is situated in the Guadalupe mountains, about 18 miles southwest of Carlsbad New Mexico. Explorer Jim white named many of the rooms, and prominent features, such as the totem pole, and the witches finger. On October 25, 1923, it was named a National Monument, and then

Sandia Mountains

Located primarily in the Bernalillo and Sandoval counties of New Mexico, the Sandia mountain range is north of the city of Albuquerque. Nearly encased and surrounded by the Cibola national forest it is also home to the Sandia mountain wilderness area. The highest point in the ranges is Sandia Crest, which rises nearly to a

Niagara Falls

The Niagara River is a residual effect of the last Ice Age. About 15,000 years ago the southern aspect of Ontario was completely covered in ice sheets, which were miles thick. As they moved south, they gouged out great caverns which are now the great lackes. Melting for the last time, they released massive amounts

Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon offers incredible scenery and amazing history to those who visit its rim. While it is not the deepest canyon in the world is be by far the most rich in both vista and history. The amazing play of color on the rocks will keep you reaching for the camera again and again.

Garden of the Gods

Located in Colorado USA, the Garden of the Gods is a unique red rock formation which has been millions of years in the making. The basis for the rock formation was laid down in what was known as the Triassic period. The red color is unique to this area of the world, and incredibly took