Victoria Falls (or Mosi-oa-Tunya ( Tokaleya Tonga : the Smoke that Thunders ) is a waterfall in southern Africa on the Zambezi River at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe .
Parícutin (or Volcán de Parícutin , also accented Paricutín ) is a cinder cone volcano in the Mexican state of Michoacán , close to a lava -covered village of the same name.
Images of the aurora australis and aurora borealis from around the world, including those with rarer blue and red lights An aurora (plural: aurorae or auroras; from the Latin word aurora , "sunrise") is a natural light display in the sky particularly in the high latitude ( Arctic and Antarctic ) regions, caused by the collision of energetic charged particles with atoms in the high altitude atmosphere ( thermosphere ). The charged particles originate in the magnetosphere and solar wind and, on Earth, are directed by the Earth's magnetic field into the atmosphere.
Mount Everest ( Nepali : सगरमाथा , Sagarmāthā ; Tibetan : ཇོ་མོ་གླང་མ , Wylie : jo mo glang ma ; Chomolungma [ 4 ] [ 5 ] [ 6 ] [ 7 ] or Qomolangma / ˈ tʃ oʊ m oʊ ˌ l ɑː ŋ m ə / [ 7 ] [ 8 ] " Holy Mother "; Chinese : 珠穆朗玛峰 ; pinyin : Zhūmùlǎngmǎ Fēng ; [ 9 ] ) is the Earth 's highest mountain , with a peak at 8,848 metres (29,029 ft) above sea level and the 5th tallest mountain measured from the centre of the Earth . [ 10 ] It is located in the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas . The international border between China and Nepal runs across the precise summit point.
Rio de Janeiro ( pron.: / ˈ r iː oʊ d eɪ ʒ ə ˈ n ɛər oʊ / or / ˈ r iː oʊ d eɪ dʒ ə ˈ n ɛər oʊ / ; Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈʁi.u dʒi ʒaˈnejɾu] , [ 1 ] January River ), commonly referred to simply as Rio , [ 2 ] is the capital city of the State of Rio de Janeiro , the second largest city of Brazil , and the third largest metropolitan area and agglomeration in South America , boasting approximately 6.3 million people within the city proper, [ 3 ] [ 4 ] making it the 6th largest in the Americas, and 26th in the world. [ 5 ] Rio de Janeiro has become a home of a World Heritage Site named "Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea" , as granted by UNESCO on 1 July 2012 in the category Cultural Landscape. [ 6 ] The city was the capital of Brazil for nearly two centuries, from 1763 to 1815 during the Portuguese colonial era , 1815 to 1821 as the capital of the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and Algarves , and 1822 to 1960 as an independent nation.
The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef system [ 1 ] [ 2 ] composed of over 2,900 individual reefs [ 3 ] and 900 islands stretching for over 2,600 kilometres (1,600 mi) over an area of approximately 344,400 square kilometres (133,000 sq mi). [ 4 ] [ 5 ] The reef is located in the Coral Sea , off the coast of Queensland , Australia .
The Grand Canyon ( Hopi : Ongtupqa ; Yavapai : Wi:kaʼi:la ) is a steep-sided canyon carved by the Colorado River in the United States in the state of Arizona .