While humans now wander just about every corner of the planet, there is still something truly fascinating and mysterious about the natural world.
In fact, while we have extensively mapped Planet Earth, we still know staggering little about what lives on it.
In recent years, scientists have discussed what they consider to be the number of species which have been catalogued.
According to National Geographic, they believe only 15% of all species have been discovered, that’s right, 15%!
Even among that seemingly tiny 15%, it’s fair to say that the world is full of truly fascinating nature and wildlife.
Natural Wonders of the World
The excitement of seeing natural wonders is something which many of us travel in search of.
A number of things which feature on most bucket lists are the 7 Natural Wonders of the World. You can take a look at them in this list from World Atlas.
For animal lovers, there are a number of stunning creatures to see before you die. The most common tend to be The Big Five.
The Big Five are all from the continent of Africa and are the reason so many people go on Safari. They are the Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Rhino and Leopard.
Obviously, there is slightly more urgency to see certain natural wonders than others. This is because some species are closer to extinction than others.
13 Of The World’s Oldest Living Things And Where To Find Them
There are also a number of individual creatures which have lived for an incredibly long time. Witnessing them before they shuffle off this mortal coil is certainly something many travellers try to achieve.
You can find the most interesting of them in a new infographic by Globehunters. It’s called ‘13 Of The World’s Oldest Living Things And Where To Find Them’ and you can take a look below.
It covers everything from the world’s oldest living Black Rhino to the oldest standing tree in Europe!