From Danube Delta to Niagara Falls: The World’s Most Instagrammable Natural Wonders

  • The number one most picturesque natural wonder has been revealed to be the Yosemite National Park in the US, with approximately five million Instagram hashtags.
  • The famous Niagara Falls in Canada comes second with just over 4.6 million hashtags posted in September 2020.
  • The Sahara Desert is fourth, with more than 2.2 million Instagram hashtags in total.
  • Part of Europe’s second-largest river, the Danube Delta, is ranked the fifth most Instagrammable natural wonder of the world.

Whilst beauty is subjective, people have always been compelled to create and surround themselves by it, from buildings such as the Duomo Cathedral in Milano, to landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower in Paris. However, before mankind started using their hands and brains to create and innovate, nature has been doing so for millions of years before us.

With that in mind, SaveOnEnergy sought to find out which are the most picturesque natural wonders around the world. To determine which destinations should be included in the study, SaveOnEnergy surveyed 2,230 respondents and asked them to name which natural wonder they most want to visit around the world. The top 15 most common answers were then ranked using the social media platform Instagram by counting how many times each destination has been tagged in total.

The top 5 most Instagrammed natural wonders are:

Yosemite National Park (4,934,924 hashtags), Niagara Falls (4,607,444 hashtags), Grand Canyon (4,137,161 hashtags), Sahara Desert (2,249,047 hashtags) and Danube Delta (1,638,573).

The number one most picturesque natural wonder has been revealed to be the Yosemite National Park in the US, with approximately five million Instagram hashtags. According to Wikipedia, around four million people visit Yosemite each year, and with an area of 748,436 acres (3,028.81 km2) they have plenty to see (and take pictures of).

The famous Niagara Falls in Canada comes second with just over 4.6 million hashtags posted in September 2020. The three waterfalls that form Niagara Falls are not only a place for sightseeing, they are also a valuable source of hydroelectric power, making this natural beauty incredibly valuable to people. In third place we have another US-based site, none other than the Grand Canyon (over 4.1 million hashtags). As the name suggests, this place is not only beautiful but huge, up to 277 miles (446 km) long and 18 miles (29 km) wide, and attains a depth of over a mile (6,093 feet or 1,857 meters) according to Wikipedia.

The Sahara Desert is fourth, with more than 2.2 million Instagram hashtags in total. Connecting to 11 African countries, the desert takes up a third of the entire continent!

Part of Europe’s second-largest river, the Danube Delta is ranked the 5th most Instagrammable natural wonder of the world, with over 1.6 million hashtags. Whilst the river is passing through 10 countries, the greater part of the Danube Delta lies in Romania (3,446 square km of a total 4,152 square km), before draining into the Black Sea. There you can find some of the rarest species of flora and fauna, making the Danube Delta very special.

For more information on the methodology and each location found in the study visit https://www.saveonenergy.com/uk/most-instagrammable-natural-wonders/.

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