The world is a vast place filled with many wonders, some of them natural, others man-made. While a lot of us dream to visit all the natural and man-made wonders of the world, only a handful can afford to do so. That is why we have trimmed down the list to a couple of destinations, where you can capture stunning photos to fill your portfolio, and enjoy an adventure of a lifetime at the same time.
Victoria Falls, border of Zambia and Zimbabwe
Few sights and natural wonders in the world are as breath-taking as the massive Victoria Falls in Southern Africa. Nestling at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe, it is officially recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World by CNN. With a combined height and width of 1,816 metres, it represents the largest sheet of falling water known in the world. Viewed from the top, the majestic waterfalls is truly a massive sight to behold. The water from the falls comes from the Zambezi river, which plummets straight down through the mouth of the chasm, which spans 1,708 feet wide. Capturing the imposing size and beauty of the falls through the lens of your camera would make for great nature and landscape photography.
Rainbow Mountains, Zhangye Danxia, China
The Rainbow Mountains in Zhangye Danxia is a surreal playground of colours, which is caused by the presence of iron and trace minerals. Millions of years ago, the area used to be a flat surface. However, due to a collision between the Eurasian Plate and the Indian plate around 55 million years ago, the Tibetan Plateau and the Himalayan Mountains were formed. This same phenomenon caused the formation of the Rainbow Mountains. Today, visitors flock to this UNESCO World Heritage Site in Gansu province to see its dazzling display of colours.
Northern Lights, Reykjavík City, Iceland
The Northern Lights is a captivating natural phenomenon that can only be witnessed in the lovely landscape of Iceland. While there is no way to predict when the Northern Lights may appear, visiting anytime between August and April will make for better chances for you to see and photograph them. Travel advisers suggest a stay of at least one week to ensure you get a good look at the Aurora through clear skies. On some days, you can see the Aurora despite the city lights of Reykjavík. But if you want to see the Northern Lights at their best, a short trip outside the city would lend an awesome view of this marvellous spectacle.
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