Earth's Natural Wonders

Earth's natural wonders are parts of the natural world that nature has carved on such a scale that they defy belief. For human beings, survival within these extraordinary places can pose great challenges. Yet human ingenuity makes this possible.

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In Ethiopia Villagers Climb Sheer Cliffs for a Baptism


In Ethiopia’s Gheralta mountain villagers climb sheer cliffs for a baptism.

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In Brazil Villagers Use a Natural Toxin to Paralyze Fish


In Brazil, indigenous peoples use a natural plant toxin to paralyze hundreds of fish.

In the Faroe Islands Fulmar Eggs Are Collected from Cliffs


In the Faroe Islands, locals collect a traditional delicacy Fulmar eggs from high cliffs.

In Vanuatu the Islanders Depend on Fishing to Survive


In Vanuatu islanders depend on fishing to provide them with food from the sea.

The Nenet People of Siberia Migrate with Reindeer Herds


The Nenet people of Siberia migrate 500 miles across the ice with their reindeer herds.

In Australia Aboriginal Peoples Hunt for Crocodile Eggs


In Australia Aboriginal peoples risk their lives collecting saltwater crocodile eggs.

Collecting Mussels Under the Canadian Arctic Sea Ice


Collecting mussels from caves beneath the sea ice in the Canadian Arctic.