Top 10 Tallest Mountains in the world

Tallest mountains in the world

This article is about mountains on Earth. For the Solar System, see List of tallest mountains in the Solar System.

There are at least 109 mountains with elevations greater than 7,200 metres (23,622 ft) above sea level. All of these mountains are located in southern and central Asia. Only those summits are included that, by an objective measure, may be considered individual mountains as opposed to subsidiary peaks.

Mount Everest

Location:  Mahalangur, Himalayas.

Height: 8,848 metres

mounteverest

Mount Everest, is the first highest mountain in the world. Mount Everest is the place of attractions so many highly experienced mountaineers as well as capable climbers willing to hire professional guides. The first recorded efforts to reach Everest’s summit were made by British mountaineers.

Mount K2

Location: Qogir, Godwin Austen

Height: 8,611 metres

k2

K2 is the 2nd highest mountain and most dangerous mountain in the world. This is because of the massiveness in the size of this mountain and the numerous unsuccessful attempts made on it by various expeditions, which include mostly American expeditions.


Kanchenjunga   

Location: Sikkim and Nepal, India

Height: 8,586 metres

kanchenjunga

 

The main peak of Kanchenjunga is the second highest mountain in Nepal after Mount Everest.it has five peaks connected continuously to it. Kanchenjunga has an enormous mass with numerous satellite peaks along its ridges.

Lhotse

Location: Nepal

Height: 8516 metres

lhotse

Lhotse is the fourth highest mountain on Earth and is connected to Everest via the South Col. Lhotse means “South Peak” in Tibetan. It is located at the border between Tibet (China) and the Khumbu region of Nepal.

Makalu     

Location: southern part of Mount Everest

Height: 8,485 metres

makalu

Makalu, One of the eight-thou sanders, Makalu is an isolated peak whose shape is a four-sided pyramid and it’s on the bordered between Nepal and China.

 Cho Oyu   

Location: China

Height: 8,188 metres

cho oyu

Cho Oyu is the sixth highest mountain in the world and in the Border of Tibet and china. The mountain is the westernmost major peak of the Khumbu sub-section of the Mahalangur Himalaya 20 km west of Mount Everest. The mountain stands on the Tibet-Nepal border.

 

Dhaulagiri I

Location: North of central Nepal

Height: 8,167 metres

dhaulagiri

Dhaulagiri is the seventh highest mountain in the world. Its name means “White Mountain”. This mountain, along with Annapurna, is home to a more dramatic scene than most of the other mountains, for they face each other while separated by a valley.

 

Manaslu    

Location: Mansiri himal, Nepal

Height: 8,163 metres

manaslu

Manaslu is the eighth highest mountain in the world.Its name, which means “Mountain of the Spirit”, comes from the Sanskrit word Manasa, meaning “intellect” or “soul”. It is said that just as the British consider Everest their mountain, Manaslu has always been a Japanese mountain.

 Nanga Parbat     

Location: Pakistan

Height: 8,126 metres

nanga parbat

Nanga Parbat is the world’s ninth tallest mountain. Although the name is Urdu for “Naked Mountain”, for first half of the twentieth century it was known as “Killer Mountain”. It was called this because it used to be an incredibly dangerous climb to the top. Now however, it is less dangerous to climb, but still very difficult. This mountain is an immense and dramatic peak that rises above its surrounding area in Pakistan.

Annapurna        

Location: central Nepal

Height: 8,091 metres

annapurna

Annapurna is a section of the Himalayas in north-central Nepal which is the tenth highest mountain in the world. Its peaks are some of the world’s most dangerous to climb. In fact, they have a fatality rate of about forty percent.

Top 10 largest birds in the world

Top 10 largest birds in the world

The small beautiful birds are always around in nature by making sweet sound. So the chances for thinking about heavy birds seems very little. But there are number of flying and non flying birds with noticeable massive body. Following are list of 10 largest living birds in the world, includes both flying and nonflying birds.

Ostrich

Location: Africa

Height: 2.1-2.3m

Weight: 63-145 kg

ostrich

 

The ostrich is the first largest bird on earth. Ostrich cannot fly with their heavy wings but they can run at high speed using their legs. It lay the heaviest eggs weighing about 1.4kg.The bird were lawn all over the world for its feathers, which are decorative and are also used as feather dusters. Its skin is used for leather products and its meat is marketed commercially, with its leanness a common marketing point. They mainly consume seeds, shrubs, grass, fruit and flowers; occasionally they also eat insects such as locusts.

When the ostrich bird eating, they fill their gullet with food, which is in turn passed down their oesophagus in the form of a ball called a bolus.

Southern cassowary

Location: Indonesia

Height: 155cms

Weight: 85 kg

southern cassowary

It is a double wattled cassowary, is the second largest bird in the world. The eggs of the cassowary measuring 95mms. It consumes the fallen fruit and is capable of safely digesting some fruits toxic to other animals. They also eat fungi, and some insects and small vertebrates. The blade-like claws are capable of killing humans and dogs if the bird is provoked. The male incubates the egg and rare the chicks alone.

Northern cassowary

Location: yapen, batanta, salawati

Height: 149cms

Weight: 75 kg

northrn cassowary

This cassowary is the third largest flightless bird, singled wattled with black plumage.it is a shy and solitary bird. Their diet consists mainly of fruits and small animals. They make grunting and hissing sounds, like other cassowaries.

Emu

Location: Australia

Height: 190cms

Weight: 70 kg

emu

The emu is the 4th largest bird has soft-feathered, brown, flightless birds. Emus do not sleep continuously at night but in several short stints sitting down. The eggs are on average by 89 millimetres. Newly hatched chicks are active and can leave the nest within a few days of hatching. They stand about 12 centimetres tall at first.

Emperor penguin

Location: Antarctica

Height: 122cm

Weight: 22 -45 kg

emperor penguin

The Emperor penguin is the 5th tallest and heaviest of all living penguins. Body fat behind the skin helps to survive in the high temperature. The back portion and the heads is covered with black waterproof feather helps to capture as much heat from the sunlight. It lives around 20 to 50 years.

Greater Rhea

Location: South America

Height: 135cm

Weight: 40 kg

greater rhea

The Greater rhea is the 6th largest bird and averagely lives about 10years. In fields and plantations they do not like to eat. They eat only cereals or eucalyptus, the greater rhea can be a species quite beneficial to farmers. It will eat any large invertebrate it can catch; its food includes locusts and grasshoppers, true bugs, cockroaches, and other pest insect.

 

Lesser Rhea

Location: South America

Height: 100cm

Weight: 30 kg

lesser rhea

Lesser Rhea is also known as Darwin’s Rhea is the 7th largest bird.it has a small head and a relatively big body and neck.it can run fast. The males of this species become aggressive once they are incubating eggs. Sharp claws in its powerful legs help to fight with predators to protect the eggs and dig for food.it consumes fruits and grasses.

 

King penguin

Location: Antarctica

Height: 92cm

Weight: 20 kg

king penguin

King penguins is the king of all penguins and largest than other. King penguins are social because of the temperature and circumstances it helps each other. Daily it swims for at least 100kms. This largest bird eats small fish, mainly lantern fish, and squid and rely less than most Southern Ocean predators on krill and other crust oceans.

 

Wandering albatross

Location: Southern ocean

Height: 3.5m

Weight: 10 kg

wandering albatross

The wandering albatross, snowy albatross, white-winged albatross is a largest sea bird has the largest wingspan of any living bird, typically ranging from 2.51 to 3.5m. The wandering albatross breeds every other year. They lay one egg that is white, with a few spots, and is about 10 cm long. They are night feeders, feeds cephalopods, small fish, and crustaceans. After eating excess at times they are unable to fly take rest in water. They can also make shallow dives.

Great Bustard

Location: Europe, Asia

Height: 110cm

Weight: 21 kg

great bustard

Great bustard is the largest bird. This species is omnivorous, taking different foods in differing seasons. Lives up to 10years of lifetime. The great bustard breeds in March, and a single male may mate with up to five females. One to three olive or tan coloured, glossy eggs are laid by the female in May or June.

Top 10 Highest Waterfalls

1.Denmark Strait Cataract

Denmark Strait cataract

Total Height :11,500 feet (3,505 m)

Location :Denmark Strait,Atlantic Ocean

The Denmark Strait cataract, also called the North Atlantic Circulation Pump or the Greenland Pump, is an underwater waterfall found on the western side of the Denmark Strait in the Atlantic Ocean. It is the world’s highest underwater waterfall, with water falling almost 3,505 metres (11,500 feet).

It is formed by the temperature differential between the water masses either side of the Denmark Strait, the eastern side being much colder than the western. Due to the different densities in the masses caused by this temperature difference, when the two masses meet along the top ridge of the strait, the colder, denser water flows downwards and underneath the warmer, lighter water, thus creating a downward flow of water, or waterfall.

2.Angel Falls

Angel Falls

Total Height : 3,212 feet (979m)

Location : The Canaima National Park, in the Gran Sabana region of Bolivar State, Venezuela.

Angel Falls (Spanish: Salto Ángel; Pemon language: Kerepakupai Vená, meaning “waterfall of the deepest place”, or Parakupá Vená, meaning “the fall from the highest point”) is a waterfall in Venezuela. It is the world’s highest uninterrupted waterfall, with a height of 979 metres (3,212 ft) and a plunge of 807 metres (2,648 ft). The waterfall drops over the edge of the Auyantepui mountain in the Canaima National Park (Spanish: Parque Nacional Canaima), a UNESCO World Heritage site in the Gran Sabana region of Bolívar State. The height figure 979 metres (3,212 ft) mostly consists of the main plunge but also includes about 400 metres (0.25 mi) of sloped cascades and rapids below the drop and a 30-metre (98 ft) high plunge downstream of the talus rapids.

3.Tugela Falls

Tugela-falls

Total Height :3,110 feet (948 m)

Location :Kwazulu-Natal,South Africa

Tugela Falls is a complex of seasonal waterfalls located in the Drakensberg (Dragon’s Mountains) of Royal Natal National Park in KwaZulu-Natal Province, Republic of South Africa. It is generally accepted as the world’s second-tallest waterfall[1] (though, as per point below, there is an argument that it is actually the tallest waterfall in the world, rather than Venezuela’s Angel Falls). The combined total drop of its five distinct free-leaping falls is 948 m (3,110 ft). At the right time of year, they are easily visible from the main road into the park, especially after a heavy rain. The source of the Tugela River (Zulu for ‘sudden’) is the Mont-Aux-Sources plateau which extends several kilometers beyond The Amphitheatre escarpment from which the falls drop. There is an undeveloped camp site and mountain hut immediately above the falls.

4.Three Sisters Falls

Three Sisters Falls

Total Height :3,000 feet (914 m)

Location :Ayacucho,Peru

Three Sisters Waterfalls Trail is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Descanso, CA that features a waterfall and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from March until October.

5.Olo’upena Falls

Olo'upena

Total Height :2,953 feet (900 m)

Location :Molokai,Hawaii,US

Oloʻupena Falls, or Oloupena Falls, is a waterfall located in the north-eastern part of Hawaiian Island of Molokai, and is unofficially cited as the fourth highest waterfall in the world.

The falls have formed on a short, seasonal stream and are falling over the edge of one of the tallest sea-side cliffs of the world, located between the Pelekunu and Wailau valleys. They have gnawed a groove in the cliff-face and can be observed only from the ocean or air.

6. Yumbilla Falls

Yumbilla

Total Height :2,938 feet (896 m)

Location :Amozonas,Peru

Yumbilla Falls is the name of a waterfall located near the town of Cuispes, in the northern Peruvian region of Amazonas. It is considered the world’s fifth tallest waterfall, becoming internationally known since late 2007 due to a geographical survey conducted by the National Geographic Institute of Peru (IGN).

7.Vinnufossen

Vinnufossen

Total Height :2,822 feet (860 m)

Location :More og Romsdal,Norway

Vinnufossen is the tallest waterfall in Europe and the sixth tallest in the world.The waterfall is located just east of the village of Sunndalsøra in the municipality of Sunndal in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The falls are part of the river Vinnu which flows down from the Vinnufjellet mountain and it is fed from the Vinnufonna glacier. The falls flow into the river Driva near the village of Hoelsand.

8.Balaifossen

Balaifossen

Total Height :2,788 feet (850 m)

Location :Hordaland,Norway

Balaifossen is the seventh highest waterfall in the world and 850m high. Fall is located in Hordaland, Norway. It’s a seasonal waterfall. This is one of most beautiful tourist attraction in the world. You can enjoy the miracle of nature and great memories.

9.Pu’uka’oku Falls

Puukaoku Falls

Total Height :2,756 feet (840 m)

Location :Hawaii,US

Pu’uka’oku Falls is a waterfall in Molokai, Hawaii. It is the 8th largest waterfall in the world.

10.James Bruce Falls

James-Bruce-Falls

Total Height :2,755 feet (840 m)

Location :British Columbia,Canada

James Bruce Falls is the highest measured waterfall in the continent of North America and ninth tallest in the world.

Top 10 Tallest Churches in the World

1. Ulm Minster

Height : 161.5 m (530 ft)

Location : Ulm, Germany

Ulm Minster (German: Ulmer Münster) is a Lutheran church located in Ulm, Germany. Although sometimes referred to as Ulm Cathedral because of its great size, the church is not a cathedral as it has never been the seat of a bishop.

Ulm Minster, like Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom), was begun in the Gothic era and not completed until the late 19th century. It is the tallest church in the world,and the 4th tallest structure built before the 20th century, with a steeple measuring 161.5 metres (530 ft) and containing 768 steps. From the top level at 143 m (469 ft) there is a panoramic view of Ulm in Baden-Württemberg and Neu-Ulm in Bavaria and, in clear weather, a vista of the Alps from Säntis to the Zugspitze. The final stairwell to the top (known as the third Gallery) is a tall, spiraling staircase that has barely enough room for one person.

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