Attraction is deadlier than Mount Everest

Attraction is deadlier than Mount Everest

IT’S one of the world’s most majestic natural wonders but it’s also one of the most deadly, often claiming more lives each year than Mount Everest. Almost one million tourists flock to Table Mountain, at the foot of Cape Town on the southern coast of South Africa, each year. But not all of them make it down alive. The flat-topped mountain stands at 1085m tall and is often blanketed by a layer of clouds pouring…

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Snap natural wonders for shot at prize

Snap natural wonders for shot at prize

One of last year’s Nature Conservancy annual photography competition entries.Picture: The Nature Conservancy The Pilbara’s amateur photographers are being encouraged to enter a nationwide photography competition by unveiling the treasures of the natural world. The Nature Conservancy’s annual photography competition opened this month and encourages photographers of all abilities to capture images of Australian lands, waters and wildlife. With more than $8000 in prizes to be won, this year will see a rare opportunity to…

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Banbury museum is showing the natural wonders of the world, all made from Lego

Banbury museum is showing the natural wonders of the world, all made from Lego

NINETY square metres and a quarter million pieces of Lego depicting the natural wonders of the world have taken over Banbury museum. Among the wonders on show are the Great Wall of China, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Great Pyramid of Giza and Niagara Falls – all made from Lego. Dale Johnston, Exhibitions Manager at Banbury Museum told the Oxford Mail: “Surprisingly there are more adults coming than children. But it’s great for kids…

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Enjoy four seasons of natural wonders at Lake Çıldır

Enjoy four seasons of natural wonders at Lake Çıldır

The nature and beauty surrounding Lake Çıldır in Ardahan draws tourists from far and wide all year round. It is the second-biggest lake and the biggest freshwater lake in the eastern Anatolia at 123 square kilometers. With tourism options offered both in summer and winter, the lake sees tourists all year long. Attracting thousands of visitors from Georgia, Nakhichevan and Iran in addition to locals, the lake is a popular spot with 17 fish species…

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Take a drive to Rainbow Beach to discover natural wonders

Take a drive to Rainbow Beach to discover natural wonders

IF RAINBOW coloured sand and turquoise water wasn’t enough to bring you to Rainbow Beach, the abundance of outdoor activities will. Whether you’re visiting for a holiday or a day trip, we’ve put together our top picks that’ll take your experience to the next level. Poona Lake     Perched between dunes and surrounded by native trees, cool off in the fresh water or make your way to the white sand beach for a picnic.  WHERE:…

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Chris Packham’s top 5 natural wonders of the world

Chris Packham’s top 5 natural wonders of the world

Wildlife presenter and environmentalist Chris Packham, who has written the foreword to a new book, Natural Wonders Of The World, reveals five of his own favourites… [Read more: Countryfile’s Adam Henson’s 6 travel favourites revealed] 1. Yosemite’s El Capitan, California Yosemite, El Capitan (left) and Bridalveil Falls (right). (Imagelibrary India Pvt Ltd/Mike Wilson/PA) “I went there in winter and it was extraordinarily beautiful. It’s one of those landscapes which has great depth to it, and you…

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On the trail to wonder

On the trail to wonder

Most people are inclined to take up some kind of trail in life that will lead them to various destinations. Some of the more rewarding goals for treks into tomorrow are found in pursuing the trails of natural and historical wonders that leads and enthralls hiking enthusiasts, who, in the love of nature, hold communion with her visible forms. One of those enthusiasts, Laurie Kavenaugh, formally on the Enterprise-Record editorial staff, who also wrote the…

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5 natural wonders you need to see in the United States–Aleteia

5 natural wonders you need to see in the United States–Aleteia

America is beautiful, thanks in part to these awe-inspiring sights. The United States National Parks Service (NPS) has published a comprehensive online guide for tourists who would like to get to know the country’s natural beauty. Here, we offer five of these places, from the driest desert to the richest in biodiversity and greenery.   Shutterstock Death Valley, California-Nevada – Located below sea level, Death Valley is the driest and hottest place in all of North America. A…

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Chihuahuan Desert Fiesta Celebrates Natural Wonders of the Franklin Mountains Saturday

Chihuahuan Desert Fiesta Celebrates Natural Wonders of the Franklin Mountains Saturday

The 13th Annual Chihuahuan Desert Fiesta at the Tom Mays section of Franklin Mountains State Park is planned for Saturday, September 30, from 9am to 3pm. The free family event helps people connect with the great outdoors of the Franklin Mountains and is sponsored by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department with the help of volunteers from the Chihuahuan Desert Education Coalition. Organizes say the annual event attracts hundreds of people to the desert mountain park in Northwest…

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How a Teddy Roosevelt Biopic Could Help DiCaprio Save the Planet

How a Teddy Roosevelt Biopic Could Help DiCaprio Save the Planet

The actor will be donning a mustache and spectacles for the presidential role. In news that only adds to a steadily growing pattern of collaboration, Variety are reporting that Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio are teaming up again on Roosevelt, a biopic about the first President who had that name. Despite not exactly being a dead ringer for Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., DiCaprio is set to star in the title role, with Scorsese directing. The duo is…

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Tourists are thrilled more by man-made attractions than natural wonders

Tourists are thrilled more by man-made attractions than natural wonders

4. China One of the iconic symbols of China, “the Great Wall of China” is the longest wall in the world. It is placed among “the Seven Wonders of the World”. When it comes to tourists arrival, China is at number 4. The Terracotta Army is significant because of detailed terracotta models, representing the Imperial army that triumphed over other armies in the Warring Period (475-221 BC), and they were the catalyst in making…

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Exploring Connecticut’s Natural Wonders at Milford Library on September 30

Exploring Connecticut’s Natural Wonders at Milford Library on September 30

Connecticut may seem tame, but look closely and you will find a state where incredible discoveries about geology, dinosaurs, and wild places have been made for centuries. Exploring Connecticut’s Natural Wonders, presented on Saturday, September 30 at 10:30 am, at Milford Library, 57 New Haven Ave., tells the stories of our state’s many natural wonders – places where its natural history comes to life – and are easily explored. The program explains how our state’s…

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Protect and enjoy public parks | Downriver Life

Protect and enjoy public parks | Downriver Life

Millions of people visit public parks across North America every year. Nature preserves and natural parks are home to picturesque landscapes, monuments, natural wonders, and abundant wildlife. Visiting parks is a great way to enjoy the beauty of nature and learn something along the way, but such visits also come with a great degree of responsibility. The National Parks Service and The British Columbia Ministry of Environment provide these guidelines to remain good environmental stewards…

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Protect and enjoy public parks | News

Protect and enjoy public parks | News

Millions of people visit public parks across North America every year. Nature preserves and natural parks are home to picturesque landscapes, monuments, natural wonders, and abundant wildlife. Visiting parks is a great way to enjoy the beauty of nature and learn something along the way, but such visits also come with a great degree of responsibility. The National Parks Service and The British Columbia Ministry of Environment provide these guidelines to remain good environmental stewards…

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On the importance of museums and nature centers

On the importance of museums and nature centers

In case anyone has forgotten, while in the pursuit of domestic business, or traumatized by anxieties caused by flood and fire around Oroville, what the importance of museums and nature centers is all about. Maybe we need some fresh reminders. The Feather River Nature Center that rose from the ruins of the old bathhouse down by the riverside, has been a community effort to build a place with a mission of bringing nature and people…

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