Wednesday, July 22, 2009

my seven wonders of nature

planet Earth is itself a great wonder! the campaign to declare the planet's Seven Wonders of Nature is on its final stage of choosing the seven from the 28 finalist that qualified the previous list of 77.

i already voted and here are my seven after reviewing all the 28 and made a brief read from wikipedia. (in no particular order)

[Puerto Princessa Underground River]
known as the world's longest underground river. a length of 8.2kilometers transporting visitors to giant chambers of stalactites and stalagmites. great limestone karst dominates this winding river on the Philippine's last frontier, the island of Palawan. it has some of the most important forests in Asia gaining 8 out of 13 types of forest in Asia.


[Angels Falls]
the world's highest waterfalls with a height of 979meters. a visit to this magnificent waterfalls located in Venezuela takes an experienced trekker. i first learned about this through BBC's Planet Earth collection. but did you know that it's even higher than the present tallest building in the world? Burj Dubai stands 818meters.


[Great Barrier Reef]
divided into 70 bio-regions off the coast of Australia is the world's largest coral reef system. home to the many sea species that adapts its rich underwater environment. built by billions of coral polyphs that vastly expands like into a wall-like formation. it is visible from outer space.


[Amazon River]
being the largest river in the world that crosses seven countries of South America that includes Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru and Venezuela. it also has more than one third of all species in the world.


[Jeita Grotto]
amazed by caves, i included this underground cave system in Lebanon. it has a total estimated length of 9kilometers. it is composed of the upper and the lower cave of which the lower cave is an underground river of about 6,200kilometers. it is home to the world's largest stalactite in a chamber with 120meters in height.


[Grand Canyon]
a cut of layers and layers of rock believed to have been formed in a six million year period. home to the Native Americans and is a popular setting for movies. the intricate beauty of how nature formed this 447kilometer-long canyon makes it stand out.


[Galapagos islands]
one of the most diverse archipelago that holds to a great number of endemic species. popular to many as Darwin's studying site of his research on the theory of evolution. iguanas, tortoise, penguins and albatross inhabits the 19 islands and about 107 rocks and islets.


definitely each of the finalists has its own prime factor of taking the spot to be included in the Seven Wonders of Nature. but we're all given the chance to take part in this campaign so let's take part. vote now and share your own list now.

here's a link that leads to a more detailed information of each finalist in wikipedia.

take note of the following criteria:
  1. Unique beauty of the nominated site
  2. Diversity and distribution
  3. Ecological significance (in terms of either stand-alone eco-systems and/or their significance for human beings)
  4. Historical legacy (relation that human beings and/or indigenous populations have or have had with the site)
  5. Geo-location (even distribution of the 28 Official Finalists between all continents)

42 comments:

Jerick (the former Curbside Puppet) said...

sana nga makapasok ang underground river.

r-yo said...

so far, nakakaisa pa lang ako sa list mo. ang nakakahiya, grand canyon at hindi underground river. :-)

witsandnuts said...

I was just checking the site earlier. I hope to cast my vote soon.

Rico said...

Great list. I've yet to vote too! Parang ang hirap pumili kasi lahat pwede namang nasa top.

Blue Rose said...

a very nice list dongho. sana pumasok ang puerto prinsesa underground river. i'll check the site later.

gillboard said...

i agree with you sa Underground River, Great Barrier Reef tsaka sa Galapagos Island... ichecheck ko mamaya yung iba...

Blue Rose said...
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I am Xprosaic said...

sana kahit yang nagiisang entry ng pinas makapasok hanggang sa finals!... jijijijiji

Fjordan Allego said...

hoping for the underground river to make it to the list!

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Everlito (ever) Villacruz said...

balik balikan ko muna,puro kasi magaganda.

luna miranda said...

i also voted for the Underground River. i remember voting for the Grand Canyon, don't remember the rest.:P

Nanaybelen said...

napanuod ko nga sa Channel 7 kanina kasama sa list ang under water river ng Palawan. sana makasama sa 7 wonders

Bengbeng said...

agree with yr choices

EastCoastLife said...

That's interesting. I want to vote too.

atticus said...

ay naku dong, nangampanya pa ako sa opisina na iboto ang ating entry. "yes ma'am naman sila." at binantayan ko pa. pati sa facebook, ipinost ng isang kaibigan ko ang email ko para dumami ang boto.

teka, botohan pa ba ulit? ano na ang next step?

darkhorse said...

Dong seryosohan tong mga places ah...ako Buracay lang...lol tc

Photo Cache said...

galapagos island is on top of my list. kelan kaya ako makakarating doon?

grand canyon is really amazing. my husband and i wept at our first sight of the magnificence of the canyon.

oh i also would love to see and cruise the amazon river.

Borneo Falcon said...

They are all beautiful wonders and hard to choose

NenNen said...

Hmnn let me check..

Lawstude said...

dream ko grand canyon puntahan. sabi ko sa brother ko pupunta lang ako sa kanila if he is going to tour me to grand canyon lol.

see u sa sabado.

alicesg said...

Dong, as to your question about Universal Studio in Singapore. Yes, it is true, Universal Studio should be ready by next year. http://www.rwsentosa.com/en_universalstudio.html
More interesting attractions coming up next year, look out for it through my blog. :)

acey said...

great list, kuya dong! :D

Ax said...

makaboto nga rin! sana may Philippines!

Abaniko said...

I'm guilty for not having voted at all. :(

KRIS JASPER said...

Di pa ba tapos ang auditing nyan.. kasi parang last year pa yata ako nag vote.

mavs said...

whoa...
makaboto nga minsan parekoy...

optimistic dora said...

chakz, may choices ka nah friend hah... gud luck to ur beats! hehehe...

optimistic dora said...

chakz, may choices ka nah friend hah... gud luck to ur beats! hehehe...

Andy said...

I'm glad that the Puerto Princessa Underground River made it to the list. I hope I get to visit Palawan someday. It's second in my list next to Batanes. =)

dodong flores said...

Excellent choice, donG hO...

I hope the underground river can make it to the final list...

nuts said...

parang naka-vote na ko. alala ko tuloy, kasi my daughter keeps on campaigning to vote for palawan..

jeanny said...

i'll cast ny vote in a while. Hope the undergroind river will make it....keeping my fingers cross. :)

Pietro said...

Very good choice, Dong! Fabulous wonders indeed.

dr magsasaka said...

"amazed by caves, i included this underground cave system in Lebanon. it has a total estimated length of 9kilometers. it is composed of the upper and the lower cave of which the lower cave is an underground river of about 6,200kilometers. it is home to the world's largest stalactite in a chamber with 120meters in height."

A river 6,200 km long? Please check.

Also, there is an underground river in Vietnam longer than the St. Paul of Palawan.

People can google for it and read for themselves.

The Lady in Green Ruffles said...

yeah..let us all vote for tha underground river...

Hi! I'm Grace said...

Sure enough, napakaganda ng mundo natin. How I wish I will be blessed to see all of them. Pero...sana makapasok ang Puerto Princeza Underground Water natin. :)

Justkyut said...

Yep your right.. I just hope one of ours is still in the top 7.

Thanks for dropping by at my blog bro. Yes it's like the astronaut's wife but i don't like the ending of it... let's see this movies' outcome

aquamarine said...

just like everyone's wish, i also want underground river to be the top pick!that's something we can all be very proud of...

nice post Sir Dong..

i feel good to be back, hehe!

eunice said...

What a list! It's not surprised that I've not even been to any one of those yet! The world is so big!

chubskulit said...

I really want to see the grand canyon!

john said...

thanks for sharing this, will check it out!

mordsith said...

good thing you wrote this post. i almost forgot to vote. i hope the Palawan underground river wins! :)

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