Iguazú Falls Just Chosen as one of the New Seven Natural Wonders of the World

The Iguazú Falls, which sits along the border of Argentina and Brazil in South America, were just chosen as one of the new natural seven wonders of the world in a contest in which thousands of people voted via text messages, by phone and online. The result will be made official in 2012 with a big celebration.

Alongside the Iguazú Falls, the Amazon river, Halong Bay in Vietnam, South Africa’s Mesa Mountain, the subterranean river in Puerto Princesa, Phillipines, Jeju island in South Korea and Komodo, Indonesia also made the cut.

The new seven wonders were chosen as the result of voting from the 28 final candidates, chosen by a group of experts after analyzing over 450 bids. Voting ended on Friday November 11th 2011 at 11.11, and 11 seconds.

Congratulations to all of the supporters of the campaign to help Iguazú reach this lofty status. Having been there in March of this year, I know it’s a tremendous source of pride for the local people. The above photo, On Earth as it is in Heaven, was taken at sunrise from the Brazil side of the falls.

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  1. Posted November 12, 2011 at 6:21 am by Anne Jutras | Permalink

    Wow! Simply gorgeous!

  2. Posted November 12, 2011 at 9:16 am by Erika | Permalink


  3. Posted November 12, 2011 at 10:21 am by Kristine Whittaker | Permalink

    What an impressive photograph! I love it. Waterfalls are one of my favorite things on Earth. Thank you for sharing this news with us, as well as your photograph.

  4. Posted November 13, 2011 at 6:51 am by Cleodete Gomes | Permalink

    Linda foto!!!! As cataratas são realmente um lindo espetáculo da natureza. Eu amo fotografia e acho que para conseguir uma boa imagem como essa tem que ser realmente “apaixonado pelo que faz”. Parabéns!

  5. Posted November 13, 2011 at 8:59 am by Westley murphy | Permalink

    That is beautiful!

  6. Posted November 13, 2011 at 11:30 am by Lance Warley | Permalink

    Let’s go to all of them! When do we leave?

  7. Posted November 13, 2011 at 3:06 pm by Tom | Permalink

    Now that’s a wonder! Great photo

  8. Posted November 16, 2011 at 6:08 am by Jan Winther | Permalink

    Incredible place. Amazing shot. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Posted December 20, 2011 at 2:08 am by Donna Cannon | Permalink

    ~ Heavenly, indeed! …Be Still & Know That I Am GOD~~Psalm 46: 10

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