Natural Landmarks

Landmarks that are not man-made.

Amazon Rainforest

Brazil
Amazon-Rainforest
The Amazon Rainforest covers most of the Amazon Basin of South America. This basin encompasses 7,000,000 square kilometres (2,700,000 sq mi), of which 5,500,000 square kilometres (2,100,000 sq mi) are covered by the rainforest. This region includes territtop

Amazon River

Brazil
Amazon-River
The Amazon River is the second longest river in the world with a length of about 6,650 kilometers (4,130 mi), although this is sometimes disputed. The Amazon Basin is the largest in the world.top

Band-e Amir National Park

Bamyan Province, Afghanistan
Band-e-Amir-National-Park
The white travertine dams were created by fault lines, which are prevalent in the Band-e Amir Valley, form the barriers between the lakes. top

Devils Tower National Monument

Wyoming, United States of America
Devils-Tower-National-Monument
Devil's Tower rises 1267 feet (386 m) above the surrounding land and is part of the United States first official National Monument. It played a large role in the movie "Close Encounters of the Third Kind."top

Everglades National Park

Florida, United States of America
Everglades-National-Park
The Everglades are subtropical marshlands, large areas of wetland which are subject to continuous flooding and features grasses, rushes, reeds and other herbaceous plants in shallow water.top

Glacier National Park

Flathead, Montana, United States of America
Glacier-National-Park
To commemorate the long history of peace and friendship between the United States and Canada, the two nations have combined Glacier National Park and Waterton Lakes National Park and created the Waterton/Glacier International Peace Park.top

Gobi Desert

China
Gobi-Desert
The Gobi is a large desert region in Asia. It covers parts of northern and northwestern China, and part of southern Mongolia. The desert measures over 1,600 km (1,000 mi) from southwest to northeast and 800 km (500 mi) from north to south.top

Great Barrier Reef

Queensland, Australia
Great-Barrier-Reef
Built from the exoskeletons of stony corals over many years, the Great Barrier Reef has one of the most diverse ecosystems on Earth. It is currently under threat from many man-made problems.top

Great Blue Hole

Belize District, Belize
Great-Blue-Hole
The Great Blue Hole is an underwater sinkhole or vertical cave that formed during the last ice age when the sea level was much lower. When the weather warmed and the sea level rose, the hole was flooded with water.top

Kalahari Desert

Botswana
Kalahari-Desert
The Kalahari Desert is a large semi-arid sandy savannah in southern Africa extending 900,000 square kilometres (350,000 sq mi), covering much of Botswana. A semi-desert, it supports more animals and plants than a true desert.top

Mojave Desert

United States of America
Mojave-Desert
The Mojave Desert occupies a large portion of southeastern California and smaller parts of central California, southern Nevada, southwestern Utah and northwestern Arizona in the United States.top

Mount Fuji

Japan
Mount-Fuji
Mount Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan and is an active volcano that last erupted in 1707. Mount Fuji's exceptionally symmetrical cone, which is snow-capped several months a year, is a well-known symbol of Japan, and it is frequently depicted in art.top

Niagara Falls

Ontario, Canada
Niagara-Falls
Niagara Falls is made up of three waterfalls on the international border between the Canadian province of Ontario and the U.S. state of New York. The largest of the three waterfalls, Horseshoe Falls, is on the Canadian side of the border.top

Painted Desert

Arizona, United States of America
Painted-Desert
Painted Desert is the name for a broad area of colorful badlands located in Northern Arizona in the United States.top

Perito Moreno Glacier

Santa Cruz, Argentina
Perito-Moreno-Glacier
The Perito Moreno Glacier located 78 kilometres (48 mi) from El Calafate.top

Petrified Forest National Park

Arizona, United States of America
Petrified-Forest-National-Park
The Petrified Forest features one of the world's largest and most colorful concentrations of petrified wood. The park covers 341.5 sq mi.top

Redwood National and State Parks

California, United States of America
Redwood-National-and-State-Parks
With an area of 133,000 acres, the parks protect 45% of the remaining groves of coastal redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) trees, the tallest and one of the most massive tree species on Earth.top

Rocky Mountain National Park

Colorado, United States of America
Rocky-Mountain-National-Park
Rocky Mountain National Park encompasses approximately 265,770 acres of land in Colorado's northern Front Range. The park is split by the Continental Divide, which gives the eastern and western portions of the park a different character.top

Saguaro National Park

Arizona, United States of America
Saguaro-National-Park
The park was established as Saguaro National Monument on March 1, 1933 and changed to a national park on October 14, 1994. The total area of Saguaro National Park in 2002 was 143 square miles (370 km2).top

The Pinnacles

Western Australia, Australia
The-Pinnacles
Scientists debate how these limestone dunes were formed, but the area receives over 250,000 visitors a year. When the sun is low in the sky, the light brings out the colors and the extended shadows create a contrast that brings out their features.top

Tsodilo

Kalahari Desert, Botswana
Tsodilo
Tsodilo is a set of four hills that have unique religious and spiritual significance to local peoples, as well as containing unique record of human settlement over many millennia. It contains over 4,500 rock paintings.top

Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Northern Territory, Australia
Uluru-(Ayers-Rock)
This world-renowned sandstone formation stands 348 m (1,142 ft) high (863 m/2,831 ft above sea level) with most of its bulk below the ground, and measures 9.4 km (5.8 mi) in circumference.top

Valle de la Luna

El Loa Province, Chile
Valle-de-la-Luna
The Valle de la Luna or Valley of the Moon has an impressive range of color and texture, looking somewhat similar to the surface of the moon. The landmark was declared a Nature Sanctuary in 1982 for its great natural beauty and strange lunar landscapetop


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