Visiting the Wonders of Nature Nature has its own way of impressing us. More often than not it presents visuals which leave us gasping in wonder with its beauty, vividness and uniqueness.
Great Blue Hole, Belize
The Great Blue Hole is a large underwater sinkhole off the coast of Belize. Located near the center of Lighthouse Reef, it’s a small atoll about 100 kms from the mainland and Belize City. A large almost perfectly circular hole approximately one quarter of a mile across, it’s one of the most astounding dive sites to be found anywhere on earth. This is a popular spot amongst recreational scuba divers, who are lured by the opportunity to dive in crystal clear water and meet several species of fish, including giant groupers, nurse sharks and several types of reef sharks such as the Caribbean reef shark and the Blacktip shark.
Antelope Canyon, Arizona
Antelope Canyon is perhaps the most-visited and most-photographed slot canyon. Located on Navajo land near Page, Arizona the canyon includes two separate, photogenic slot canyon sections, referred to individually as Upper Antelope Canyon or The Crack and Lower Antelope Canyon or The Corkscrew. Antelope Canyon is a popular location for photographers and sightseers and a source of tourism business for the Navajo Nation. It has been accessible by permit only since 1997, when the Navajo Tribe made it a Navajo Tribal Park.
The Wave, Arizona & Utah
The Wave is made of 190-million-year-old sand dunes that have turned to rock. This little-known formation is accessible only on foot via a three-mile hike and highly regulated. The wonder located near Arizona and Utah border on the slopes of Coyote Buttes is famous among hikers and photographers for its colorful, undulating form, and the rugged, trackless hike required to reach it. It’s not an easy place to find and with a view of maintain the integrity of the region there is no permanent trail. You can find it through GPS or a prominent landmark known as “The Black Crack”. Hikers must choose their own route across the open desert.