live-life-fully-205x300Whether you are seeking a gap year destination or something off the beaten path, here are 12 natural wonders you must see before you die. 

When we speak of wonders of the world, one’s mind travels to the Taj, or the Pyramid of Giza. These are man-made wonders; glorious and definitely must-see, but the natural world holds greater wonders than man will ever be able to create. Here are 12 such natural wonders you absolutely, simply must see before you pass on.

1.   Aurora

Aurora is a brilliant, natural display of colored lights that are created when electrically charged particles collide in the ionosphere, directed by the Earth’s magnetic field. This effect is called Aurora Borealis in the northern latitudes and as Aurora Australis in southern latitudes. These lights were named after the Roman goddess of dawn, Aurora. You can see these lights from high locations in Alaska, Sweden, Antarctica and south of Madagascar and north of Australia.