Natural Phenomena You Need To See For Yourself

There are some things in the world that inspire you to jump on that plane and travel the globe. It may be an incredible line-up at a music festival. Or maybe there is a beautiful building you want to see up close and personal. There are many photos online of weird and wonderful places. But it’s the ones that provide an image of a natural phenomenon that may inspire you the most. After all, if you’re going to part with your hard-earned cash and fly thousands of miles, it really needs to look good! Here are just some of the Earth’s natural phenomena that are even better than the photos:

Midnight Sun
The term Midnight Sun is given to the phenomenon of endlessly long days that can be experienced in places like Nellim in Finland. Photographers from all over the world come here in the early part of the summer to experience and capture this incredible phenomenon. The light is golden, orange, and warm like candlelight. But it’s position in the sky lends itself to some of the most remarkable shots you’ll ever see. 

Northern Lights
When you’re trying to come up with bucket list travel ideas, chances are, you’ll consider somewhere that you can view the Northern Lights. Greenland, Finland, Sweden and Norway all offer opportunities to view the dancing spectacle in the night sky. It may depend on the time of year you wish to visit. Many photographs depict the lights as being brilliant green. But many viewers of this beautiful phenomenon have seen a myriad of marvelous colors on show.
Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon is so vast and so deep that it can be viewed from many different places in many different ways. Helicopter tours that fly over each of the crevices, and even down inside them, are popular. Explore on foot to get stunning views from the bottom looking up. The colors and patterns within the walls are quite beautiful in places. But you have to be there to truly appreciate the enormity of this incredible place.

Victoria Falls
Found on the Zambezi River in Southern Africa, this spectacle has inspired humans for thousands of years. The sunlight catching the water can create the impression of a smokey atmosphere. It is considered one of the most beautiful places in the world. It can also be pretty loud

Giant’s Causeway
The Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland was created when an ancient volcano erupted. The result was approximately 40000 columns of interlocking basalt. This weird but wonderful sight is the inspiration for many tales and folklore. These hexagonal stepping stones can be as high as twelve meters. 

Zhangjiajie (China)
Found in the Hunan province, this remarkable place is one that photographers love to spend time in. The view changes with each step. There are vertical and horizontal details to capture here. Quartzite Sandstone columns and stalactite caves provide plenty of places to explore. The forest is lush and green and is home to several endangered species.

Earth’s most beautiful natural wonders are worth a visit. Who wouldn’t want to see them up close and personal? What will you see today?


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