Newest Wonders of the World

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Courtesy of UNESCO/Pinacate

These fascinating man-made and natural wonders are the latest to make it onto UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

El Pinacate and Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve, Mexico

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Desert bighorn sheep, black-tailed jackrabbits, Gila monsters, and the endangered Sonoran pronghorn all survive among the sand, cinders, and playas of this 1.75-million-acre reserve. The dramatic landscape includes 10 enormous, nearly perfectly circular craters, sand dunes that reach up to 650 feet, and granite massifs that rise 2,000 feet from the desert floor.

Newest Wonders of the World

El Pinacate and Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve, Mexico

Desert bighorn sheep, black-tailed jackrabbits, Gila monsters, and the endangered Sonoran pronghorn all survive among the sand, cinders, and playas of this 1.75-million-acre reserve. The dramatic landscape includes 10 enormous, nearly perfectly circular craters, sand dunes that reach up to 650 feet, and granite massifs that rise 2,000 feet from the desert floor.

Courtesy of UNESCO/Pinacate
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