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Stunning Satellite Photos Of 30 Natural Wonders Of The World. I’m Especially In Awe Of #16

Stunning Satellite Photos Of 30 Natural Wonders Of The World. I’m Especially In Awe Of #16

From the Grand Canyon to the Great Barrier Reef, this list has some of the most amazing natural wonders on planet Earth. The views provide a unique perspective of the areas that we all love, but rarely get to see from above, and the results are amazing!

1. Lake Carnegie – Australia
Carnegie, Australia

    Lake Carnegie is located in Western Australia and is 62 miles in length and 19 miles at its widest part. The only time it fills with water is during rare periods of heavy rainfall.

    2. Grand Canyon National Park – USA
    Grand Canyon

      The steep sided canyon is next to the Colorado River and is 277 miles long and its widest area is 18 miles across. The most amazing factor is that its depth reaches deeper than a mile!

      3. Tinakula – Solomon Islands
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        Tinakula is a stratovolcano that formed its own island. Its elevation is nearly 2,800 feet and it’s 2.2 miles wide. The island is currently uninhabited, since the last population during the 1840’s, experienced an eruption.

        4. Mount Nimba – Guinea, Liberia and Côte d’Ivoire
        Mount Nimba

          The mountain is located on the border of Guinea, Liberia and Côte d’Ivoire. You can see the thick forest that covers the slopes of the mountain and at the foot there are grassy pastures.

          5. Wadi Rum – Jordan
          Wadi Rum

            Commonly known as “The Valley of the Moon,” Wadi Rum is a valley that has been carved into sandstone and granite rock. The area was settled in 8,000 BC and covers an area of 280 square miles.

            6. Victoria Falls – Zimbabwe
            Victoria Falls

              Victoria Falls is a massive waterfall at 355 feet with one only drop. The water flows from the Zambezi River. This is the worlds largest waterfall because it has one unbroken sheet of falling water with a width of 5,604 feet.

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              7. Petermann Glacier – Greenland
              Petermann Glacier

                This glacier connects the Greenland ice sheet to the Arctic Ocean and is 43 miles long and 9.3 miles wide! Sadly, recent estimates suggest that it has lost 80% of its mass, which has become basal melt water.

                 

                8. Great Barrier Reef – Australia
                Great Barrier Reef

                  The world’s largest coral reef system has over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands coming to a total of 1,400 miles. This is the biggest structure ever created by living organisms.

                  9. The Himalayas – China, Nepal
                  The Himalayas

                    Towering at 29,029 feet, the Himalayan range has the world’s highest peaks, its highest being Mount Everest. The mountain range extends a staggering 1,500 miles and has over one hundred mountains.

                    10. Von Karman Vortices
                    Von Karman Vortices

                      This natural phenomenon pictured above, is caused by repeating patterns of swirling vortices, due to the flowing of fluids around objects. It’s common around mountain ranges and can only be witnessed from above.

                      11. Yosemite National Park – USA
                      Yosemite National Park

                        The United States park spans nearly 748,000 acres in the central eastern portion of the state of California. Yosemite reaches across the Sierra Nevada mountain chain and has 3.7 million visitors every year.

                        12. Petra – Jordan
                        Ikonos Petra, Jordan

                          A history rich city, filled with many archaeological endeavors, has natural beauty as well. The area is elevated at 2,657 feet and is believed to be first built on in the fifth century BCE.

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                          13. Deriba Caldera Crater – Sudan
                          Deriba Caldera Crater, Sudan

                            The Deriba Crater is located in Darfur, which is the western part of Sudan. It is nearly 10,000 feet at its highest point and between 5 km and 8 km in diameter across the outer crater. The depression was caused by rock and soil collapsing into a magma chamber.

                            14. Crater Lake – Oregon
                            Crater Lake, Oregon

                              The caldera lake is located in the western United States and is famous for its water clarity and rich blue color. There are two islands in the lake which are called “Wizard Islands” and “Phantom Ship.”

                              15. Coahuila – Mexico
                              Coahuila

                                The beautifully shaped and barren area is part of the Sierra Madre Oriental mountain range. It borders the Coahuila and Nuevo Leon provinces of Mexico.

                                16. Napa Valley – USA
                                Napa Valley

                                  While the wine may be exquisite, so is the landscape! The valley is next to the Mayacamas Mountain Range on the western and northern sides and is next to the Vaca Mountain on the east.

                                  17. Ngorongoro Crater – Tanzania
                                  Ngorongoro Crater Tanzania

                                    The site is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is a large volcanic caldera. The area is around 3,200 square miles and has been a home to various species for the past 3 million years.

                                    18. Maldives – Republic of the Maldives
                                    Maldives

                                      Located in the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea, there are 26 atolls that make up two different chains of islands.The Maldivians gained their independence from the United Kingdom in 1965.

                                      19. Bogda Mountains – China
                                      Bogda Mountains

                                        The highest mountain of the Bogda Shan mountain range, it reaches 17,864 feet at its highest point. The sides slope between 70 and 80 degrees making it a very difficult mountain to climb.

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                                        20. Gosses Bluff – Australia
                                        Gosses Bluff

                                          The Gosses Bluff Crater is the result of an impact crater, but much of the original impact has eroded away over time. The crater is thought to be formed around the Jurassic – Cretaceous periods.

                                          21. Desolation Canyon USA
                                          Desolation Canyon

                                            Located in the the state of Utah, it is a remote canyon on the Green River. The canyon goes as far down as 5,000 feet at its deepest point and was declared a national historic landmark in 1968.

                                            22. Parana River Delta – Argentina
                                            Parana River Delta

                                              The Parana Delta is 200 miles in length is is divided into three parts which are the Upper Delta, the Middle Delta, and the Lower Delta. it’s width varies between 11 miles and 37 miles.

                                              23. Galešnjak

                                              Island of Love

                                                More commonly known as the “Island of Love,” it is one of the few naturally occuring heart-shapes objects on earth. It is located in the Adriatic, between the islands of Pasman and the town of Turanj.

                                                24. Konari – Iran
                                                Konari Iran

                                                  The small town of Konari is a part of the Zagros Mountains, located in western Iran. The town also has the Mand River running around it.

                                                  25. Namib Desert – Southern Africa
                                                  Sand dunes, Namib Desert, Namibia

                                                    Namib is a coastal desert in sourthern Africa. It is more than 1,200 miles long and 124 miles wide. It is home to the Brandberg Mountain which is 8,550 feet tall.

                                                    26. Lonar Crater Lake – India
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                                                      The giant crater lake was created by a meteor impact during the Pleistocene Epoch. The average depth of the lake is around 450 feet and has a diameter of 5,900 feet!

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                                                      27. Serra Da Cangalha Crater – Brazil
                                                      Serra Da Cangalha Crater

                                                        Another impact crater, this one is in the state of Tocantins in northeastern Brazil. This is the second largest known crater in Brazil and is estimated to be around 220 million years old.

                                                        28. Nazca Desert – Peru
                                                        Nazca Lines

                                                          Located in southern Peru, the Nazca Desert is most known for ancient geoglyphs that were created between 400 and 650 AD on a plateau that stretches more than 50 miles in length.

                                                          29. Fiji Islands – Fiji
                                                          Fiji Islands

                                                            The islands are located in the South Pacific Ocean and are in an area of over 7,000 square miles. There are more than 330 islands and the majority of them were formed from volcanic activity, beginning around 150 million years ago.

                                                            30. Kilimanjaro – Tanzania
                                                            Mount Kilimanjaro

                                                              Mount Kilimanjaro has three volcanic cones and is now a dormant mountain in Tanzania. Its highest peak reaches 19,341 feet and it is the highest mountain in Africa. It’s also the highest free-standing mountain in the world.

                                                              Featured photo credit: B Rosen via flickr.com

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                                                              How to Improve Your Computer Skills to Get Ahead in Your Career

                                                              How to Improve Your Computer Skills to Get Ahead in Your Career

                                                              Technology has taken the business world by storm. People and businesses are progressively reliant on technology world these days. As a result, the people with impressive knowledge and experience with a computer are in demand.

                                                              Considering this growing market trend, if you too wish to bag a profitable job, this article is apt for you. Here, we will dig deeper into the business and technology world to look into what are the best computer skills one should invest in and what resources to get help from.

                                                              So, are you ready? Here we begin.

                                                              6 Most-In Demand Computer Skills This Year (and Beyond)

                                                              When talking about computer skills, following are the 6 computer skills that can fill your mailbox with endless job opportunities (besides, having an English and Hindi typing speed of 40+ WPM):-

                                                              1. Spreadsheets and Databases

                                                              Considering the treasure trove of data companies are handling these days, Spreadsheet and Database management skill tops the list. It is considered the most wanted job skill in the market, with a salary of around $53,129/yr for an entry-level position. However, the spreadsheet skill does not confine to auditing data from cells.

                                                              To get hired based on this computer skill, you need to become a Spreadsheet ninja. From storing data to organizing them, applying complex mathematics formulas, and creating complex macros, you need to be an expert at all.

                                                              In other words, you need to have an expertise at working with:

                                                              • Microsoft Excel
                                                              • Microsoft Access
                                                              • Statistics
                                                              • Data Analytics
                                                              • Adobe Campaign
                                                              • Quickbooks
                                                              • XML Database management system
                                                              • Filemaker Pro
                                                              • MATLAB
                                                              • Hive
                                                              • FORTRAN
                                                              • RDBMS (Relational Database Management System)
                                                              • SAS

                                                              2. Social Media, Email, and Blogging

                                                              Though people are socially active, not everyone knows how to use the social media tools on the professional front. In such a scenario, having an expertise at writing engaging yet professional emails, writing blogs, and managing social media activities is a ticket to entry in reputed organizations.

                                                              Some of the skills related to social media, email and blogging that will have a leg up in the hiring process are:

                                                              • Content Management System (CMS)
                                                              • Google Analytics
                                                              • Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
                                                              • Email Marketing
                                                              • Web Page Design
                                                              • WordPress
                                                              • Digital Media
                                                              • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
                                                              • Campaign Management Software

                                                              3. Graphic Design and Word Processing

                                                              A solid grasp of skills to present the gained information in the much readable form is another market need. When considering this computer skill category, you need to enhance your skills at:

                                                              • Adobe Photoshop
                                                              • Adobe InDesign
                                                              • Adobe Illustrator
                                                              • AutoCAD
                                                              • CorelDRAW
                                                              • Microsoft Visual Studio
                                                              • Maya
                                                              • Microsoft Word
                                                              • Microsoft Publisher
                                                              • Operating Digital Cameras

                                                              4. Software and Hardware Design and Development

                                                              The Software and Hardware development, in simpler language, means designing, implementing, and testing the computer software/hardware applications. It is the most profitable computer skill, with a different job opening, including Software Architect, Software Analyst, Software programmer, Hardware configuration, etc.

                                                              To be capable of developing and testing the software and hardware, you need to peruse your users’ needs and build an application that hits their pain points. You need to work with different web and mobile app coding languages for gaining the attention of your audience, some of which are:

                                                              • HTML
                                                              • C/C++
                                                              • Java
                                                              • Python
                                                              • XML
                                                              • UI/UX
                                                              • LINUX
                                                              • CISC and RISC architecture
                                                              • Embedded Processor Hardware Design
                                                              • Memory Management
                                                              • PCB Layout
                                                              • SQL

                                                              5. IT Troubleshooting

                                                              Working on computers is one thing and having a knack of looking into the associated issues and resolving them in real-time is another. There are various employees and graduates who work with computer systems in their daily lives, but get confused when it comes to dealing with frozen programs and performing routine maintenance.

                                                              So, if you are familiar with the basic anatomy of computers and machines and know the tricks to perform such tasks to streamline the working process, enter the IT support arena. The prime IT troubleshooting skills one needs to work upon are:

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                                                              • Backup management
                                                              • Diagnostics
                                                              • End User support
                                                              • Client-Server management
                                                              • Installation and configuration
                                                              • Issue tracking system (ITS)
                                                              • System administration
                                                              • Tech support

                                                              6. Enterprise Systems

                                                              Many Enterprises have their own enterprise solutions like PeopleSoft for managing their data and operations.

                                                              Becoming a master at using the enterprise solutions mentioned in their ‘Requirements’ area can also lessen the barrier to get a job.

                                                              The Roadmap to Excel Your Computer Skills

                                                              Now that you know the 6 most popular computer skills in the market, the first decision, you need to take is which computer skill you want to work upon. All the skills are equally considerable for making a career ahead. So, choose one as per your interest.

                                                              Once done, look forward to the following resources for boosting your computer skills and getting a reputed, handsome job.

                                                              Depending on the computer skill you opt, here are the online courses you can turn to for elevating your career opportunities:

                                                              1. Become a Spreadsheet and Database Ninja

                                                              a. Microsoft Excel Training Online Course – Basic & Advanced

                                                              Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or expert at working with spreadsheets, this online course has something new for everyone to become excel efficient users.

                                                              Divided into 48 interesting lessons, the course empowers you to learn the technique of using mathematical, statistical, logical and text functions, sorting and filtering the data, creating Pivot Tables, building macros, finding a value with VLOOKUp, and much more.

                                                              b. Excel- Online Courses, Classes, Training, Tutorials on Lynda

                                                              This is another impressive course to unlock the power of Excel. Designed for people from all walks of life and familiarity with Excel tools. This course helps you gain in-depth knowledge from the experts about this data-analyzing tool and make the magic in spreadsheet creation and management process.

                                                              c. SQL & Database Design A-Z™: Learn MS SQL Server + PostgreSQL

                                                              Build a successful career in the data analytics world with this online course.

                                                              Revolving around the two top databases, MS SQL and PostgreSQL, this course will give you a comprehensive knowledge of the working of the databases and understanding of all the related elements, including how to create, update, organize, and safeguard the data.

                                                              2. Rule the Social Media World

                                                              a. Free Social Media Course by HubSpot

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                                                              Introduced by the top experienced inbound professors from Hubspot, here you will get a comprehensive knowledge of Social media marketing.

                                                              From understanding how to build relationships on different social media platforms to creating a perfect strategy to engage them, leveraging the benefits of social advertising, and analyzing your social media ROI, this course will bring out the best out of you.

                                                              b. Write Professional Emails in English by Coursera

                                                              This online course will be the right weapon to look into the differences and similarities between different email styles, improve your English writing skills, write effective subject lines, maintain the formality tone in emails, and more to make a powerful impact on the receivers with your email.

                                                              c. Ninja Writing: The Four Levels of Writing Mastery

                                                              Founded by Udemy, this online course will excel your skills to build a masterpiece everytime you write.

                                                              Here, you will get the guidance from the editors of the top newspapers and websites, and understand what kind of words and tone to use for leaving a spellbinding impact on the readers.

                                                              3. Launch Your Own Software or Hardware Equipment

                                                              a. Hardware and Software Courses by Coursera

                                                              From Big Data to IoT, Sensor Circuit Design, Embedded Software and Hardware Architecture, and Motor Control Circuit, this course will give you a glimpse of all the hardware devices, equipment, and programming languages to build wonders.

                                                              b. Free Software and Web Development Certifications Online by Alison

                                                              Become the software developer market demands with Alison’s Java, C#, Python, R, PHP, or MySQL database course. From backend to frontend development and software testing.

                                                              The course helps you to learn how to design, develop and test software and working in a team while contributing to the team success.

                                                              c. Free Online Software Development and MOOCs Course by Class Central

                                                              The Class Central online course will make you a master of software development. Here, you will learn the basic concepts of development like Agile, Design Patterns, and Version Control with Git, along with gaining experience of working with the top programming languages.

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                                                              4. Live and Breathe Creativity

                                                              a. Udemy: Introduction to Graphic Design

                                                              It is a top-rated program for the new learners and designers to explore the Graphic Design world.

                                                              From the history of communication to the design principles, the course will help the students to learn everything specifically and implement in the real world.

                                                              b. Canva Design School

                                                              From a beginner to advanced level, this course will provide you with an elaborated and comprehensive knowledge of graphic design. In the form of 4 modules, this course will help the interested graphic designers to try out their skills at Graphics, ranging from fonts to colors, backgrounds, images, shapes, and layouts.

                                                              c. Microsoft Word – Basic & Advanced

                                                              62 personalized lessons, premium video tutorials, and unlimited tests and quizzes – this certified course has everything that will make your entry to the business world easier.

                                                              d. Microsoft Office: Word, Excel and Access Productivity Bundle

                                                              The course will make you productive in Word, Excel, and Access through video lectures, articles, and various other supplemental resources.

                                                              Besides, it will offer you exclusive tips and tricks to enhance your skills at using Microsoft office.

                                                              5. Raise Your Reflexes to IT Troubleshooting

                                                              a. IT Troubleshooting Skill Training by Udemy

                                                              IT Troubleshooting Skill Training will upgrade your logical concepts over technical components to find and repair faults.

                                                              It will provide you with a methodological approach to learn the basics of troubleshooting, practice them via exercises and drills, and enhance your IT troubleshooting intelligence.

                                                              b. IT Help Desk Online Course on Lynda

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                                                              The Lynda’s IT troubleshooting online course will train you how to respond to the issues related to Windows 10, Office 365, JIRA software, and more, from a local as well as a remote location.

                                                              Mobile Apps and Websites to Enhance Computer Skills

                                                              The aforementioned online courses will undoubtedly train you for a successful career ahead. But, in case you want a long-term support, turn towards the following websites and mobile apps:

                                                              • Duolingo – Duolingo app will improve your spoken and written communication skills in different languages. With the magic of gamification added to the study, the app will make learning a fun and addictive task.
                                                              • Hemingway – Hemingway app defines the length, complexity, and common errors associated with the sentences. In this way, it helps you to write effectively and go ahead in the career.
                                                              • Udemy – The Udemy, with its 2000+ courses, is a great platform to master new skills, advance your career and explore the newer technologies and programming languages. Enrol a course as per your budget and make a brighter future.
                                                              • eDX – eDX is yet another commendable platform you can look forward to. The platform offers you the best of the tutorials prepared by the business professionals and technology experts, ensuring a great boost in your computer skills.
                                                              • Excel Easy – Excel Easy, as the name depicts, will make working with Excel easier for you via their detailed tutorials and 300+ real-life examples.
                                                              • GCF LearnFree.org – It is a one-stop platform for accelerating your future in the computer world. From graphic design to Microsoft Office, resume writing, enhancing adaptability, and much more, the top experts will guide you with everything on this platform.
                                                              • QuarkXPress – The QuarkXPress will aid you to add soul to your design with its unparalleled collection of font style, size, and typography. The best part is that it is avails all the options in different languages, including English, Spanish, German, French, and Italian to name a few.

                                                              Bonus: Tips to Accelerate Your Approach For a Better Career Ahead

                                                              Though these resources will make you stand out from the crowd and get hired at once, you need to focus on various other things, such as:

                                                              1. Practice, Practice, Practice

                                                              It is common to forget what we learn. To ensure that you do not miss any opportunity just because you forgot, keep practising.

                                                              Make it your routine. Polish your computer skills and you will surely end up getting an offer letter from a recognized firm.

                                                              2. Work on Your Efficiency

                                                              Remembering what you learned is not enough; practice to enhance those skills to do better.

                                                              For example, if you take around 50 minutes to create a design, target for 40 minutes.

                                                              3. Look for Shortcuts

                                                              Smart work rules over hard work more often. So, look forward to learning shortcuts to do any task. This will increase your chances to crack an interview and get selected.

                                                              4. Apply for an Internship

                                                              Last but not the least, apply for an internship to see what’s trending in the market and how much you are ready for it. While doing an internship, pay attention to your weak points and work on them. This will ensure a success when you apply for your dream job.

                                                              By the late, it’s never too late to be an intern or grab whatever opportunity to learn something new! Here’s how:

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                                                              The Bottom Line

                                                              Seeing the current market scenario, it is evident that having computer skills is a boon for a better career ahead.

                                                              So, rather than struggling with thousands of other things and trying to crack interviews, focus on the computer skills mentioned in this article. Utilize the resources and experts’ tips shared and look forward to having a successful and prosperous future.

                                                              Featured photo credit: Glenn Carstens-Peters via unsplash.com

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