Wonders of our World
Iguazu Falls, Argentina and Brazil
Iguazu Falls, Argentina and Brazil
Whether you’re a photographer, influencer, or just a person that likes to experience the godlike views on planet earth, the Iguazu Falls are perfect. You get the possibility to take pictures from loads of different angles, with different scenery. With opportunities of observing the mighty falls from both the Brazilian and Argentinian side, you won’t go home emptyhanded.
The Iguazu Falls of the Iguazu River is based on the border of the Brazilian state of Paraná and Misiones, a province in Argentina. What is made off of these is the world’s most significant waterfall system, counting 275 diverse falls and islands of all sizes with Argentina hosting 80% of them and Brazil taking their share with 20% of the full amount.
Iguazu Falls is not only taller but also twice as wide as Niagara Falls, with a width of 1.7 miles and waterfalls with drops up to 80 meters! In the rainy season, the water flow can get insanely high. At peak, about 12.6 million liters of water flow over Iguazu Falls, per second!
The reasoning behind the existence of Iguazu Falls draws back to a volcanic eruption. This left a large crack in the planet, which has ended up being quite fortunate now that it happens to be an incredible phenomenon.
If you find yourself wanting to go visit Iguazu Falls, it would be ideal to do it either during spring or fall, due to fewer visitors in these periods. There aren’t really any bad times throughout the year to visit Iguazu Falls due to consistent weather all year round. However, may there be some things to consider before going. For example, summertime in that area is really humid, which can be irritating when it’s hot at the same time. Furthermore, transport can be quite tricky, so make sure you have everything sorted out in advance for your trip.
A lot of people visit Iguazu Falls in the rainy season (May and July), because the water levels are high and, therefore, there is a powerful flow. Two to four days is advised to allocate if you plan to go visit Iguazu Falls, depending on how much you want to see.
Things to do near Iguazu Falls
Grand Canyon, USA
There isn’t much that can compare to the first time you see the breathtaking anomaly that is Grand Canyon. The name of it also couldn’t be more precise – it is massive. Grand Canyon has a length of 446 kilometers, a depth of 1800 meters, and a width that varies from 6.4 kilometers at the narrowest point to 29.4 kilometers at the widest point.
Through the canyon, another well-known attraction, the 2334 kilometers long, Colorado River. The cliffs in the Grand Canyon are made by a lot of different sorts of rocks. Actually, there are 40 major sedimentary rocks in the Grand Canyon. However, there are 3 main types of rocks, which are sandstone, limestone, and limestone.
Several million years ago, the Colorado River carved its way through the landscape, carrying 500.000 tons of sand, making it possible for the river to polish its way through the canyon. This formed the beginning of what we today know as “the Grand Canyon.” However, back then, the Grand Canyon wasn’t as gigantic as it is today. Back then, the canyon was narrow. Concurrent with rain and ice slowly shattered the cliffs, the canyon opened up and is now almost 30 kilometers wide, at its most wide point!
Grand Canyon is one of the most tourist-packed places in America. Having more than 6 million visitors per year, it is a very popular attraction, which is understandable. The Grand Canyon is neither the longest, deepest, or the widest canyon in the world, but it definitely is one of the most fascinating canyons, if not the one. On almost every list of “best attractions in America” or similar, the Grand Canyon is rated as the number one thing to visit. To fully explore every aspect of Grand Canyon, you might need quite some time there, but a good rule of thumb is to have two overnight stays so that you have the opportunity of being there half a day more if necessary. There are tours down in the canyon, but these tours can take a long time, some even include overnight stays there.
You pay 35$ per vehicle to get access for a week, and then you get to enjoy all that Grand Canyon has to offer!
Things to do in Grand Canyon
Great Barrier Reef, Australia
The Great Barrier Reef could easily be one of the most beautiful places in the world. For a lot of people that imagine being in paradise, Great Barrier Reef might be what people think of, without actually knowing. With the clear sea, loads of different species of life and just… paradise-like surroundings.
The reef is made out of more than 2900 separate reefs. It holds more than 900 islands extending for more than 2600 kilometers, making it the world’s largest reef system. The Great Barrier Reef can like the Grand Canyon, be seen from outer space, which is quite an indication of how significant they are. The Great Barrier Reef is more prominent in size than the United Kingdom, Holland, and Switzerland put together.
Species and life in the Great Barrier Reef:
- 30 species of whales, dolphins, and porpoises
- 17 species of sea snakes
- 6 species of sea turtles
- 215 species of birds
- More than 1500 of fish species
- More than 330 species of ascidians
All of this is to be found in the reef system and on the islands in the Great Barrier Reef.
The reef is an amazingly antiquated, gigantic host of living things, made of living coral developing on dead coral going back maybe as much as twenty million years. Numerous ages of dead coral have incorporated themselves with incredible dividers of stone canvassed in a various scope of living life forms, for example, coral, green growth, anemones, wipes, fish, worms, starfish, turtles, molluscs, snakes, shellfish, and an exceptional cluster of thousands of types of plants and creatures. Even though there is no physical evidence, the first human interaction with the reef must’ve happened occurred a long time ago. As of what we know, Aboriginals possessed great parts of the Australian continent for approximately 40.000 years. They, therefore, fished and hunted its waters back in the day.
For large parts of that time, during periods of glacial activity, the area that we today know as “Great Barrier Reef”, was dry with large flat coastal plains covering it all. Today it is less than 100 metres below see level.