Awe-Inspiring Natural Phenomena You Just Need To See Before You Die

11 January 2017

We all know that there are some cities that we need to add to our bucket lists. Places like New York City, Sydney, and London are all very high up on our bucket lists. But have you ever thought about traveling somewhere just to see some of its amazing natural phenomena? There are hundreds of awesome natural phenomena around the planet that are beautiful and mystifying. One thing is for sure: they will make some awesome pictures for Instagram! So which ones do you definitely need to see before you die? Here are some of the best!

Salt Flats

There are a number of different salt flats around the globe, but the most famous ones are probably the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, America. So what are these exactly? These gorgeous flat plains were once the site of lakes. However, the water all dried up centuries ago and left behind this impressive reminder of their existence. As the lakes dried up, they left behind magnesium, potassium, and many other minerals to create these salt flats. The flats are dazzling white and so huge, it can be difficult to see where the flats end and the sky begins!

The Northern Lights

If you ask a photographer what is the one image that they want to capture, I can guarantee that they will say the Northern Lights! Also known as the Aurora Borealis, these glowing lights appear in the skies above the Arctic Circle. They are the result of lots of collisions between the charged particles from the sun’s rays that enter our atmosphere. Wondering where can you see the Northern Lights? Most people head up to northern Scandinavia, but you will also be able to catch them in the north of Canada as well.

Giant Crystals

If you love things that glitter and sparkle, then you should consider a trip to Mexico to see the amazing giant crystals in Chihuahua’s Naica Mine. The large crystals were found by miners who were digging for zinc and silver. Instead, they found a chamber of these impressive crystals! Unfortunately, the cave itself is closed to the public, but you will be able to see some examples of the crystals in the town itself.

Rain Of Fish

The small town of Yoro in Honduras is famous for something very unusual indeed! The town is home to the rain of fish, which has been puzzling people for over a century. Scientists have come up with various reasons as to why fish rain down on the town every year, but none have been conclusive. The locals like to think that a priest who prayed for an end to hunger in the town in the mid-1800s helped to bring on this phenomenon! This annual rainfall is so popular now that the town holds a festival, which is visited by hundreds of curious tourists.

The world is full of some truly incredible sights. Make sure you add them all to your bucket list! You’ll certainly make all your Instagram followers super jealous!

1 comment

  1. Woah! It's my first time to hear rain of fish. I thought they were only real on cartoons like raining frogs. Haha! :D I also want to see the Northern lights. *sigh* There's something magical every time I see photos of it. :)

    Augustin Ra / Indie Spirit


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