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.