Our planet has had millions of years to create its masterpieces, and it seems that it worked pretty hard. The Earth is rich with magnificent places — completely natural or ’improved’ by humans, they fascinate us and make us eager to travel and see everything ourselves. Our world is wonderful, and we want to share with you a few of the million reasons why.

We’ve collected pictures of places of breathtaking beauty.

1. Gorgeous natural elephant-shaped rock in Iceland

2. Darvaza Gas Crater in Turkmenistan — breathtaking and absolutely real

Darvaza Gas Crater, Turkmenistan

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3. Amazing Crystal Cave, Iceland

Enter Iceage - Vatnajökull Ice Cap, Iceland

4. The cave with a lake inside, Greece

Melissani cave, Kefalonia

5. These Chocolate Hills in the Philippines look like they’re from some fairytale.

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6. Who knew stones and trees were such a good match? Stone Forest, China

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7. Surreal geological formation called the “Eye of the Sahara” in Mauritania

Eye of the Sahara

8. 400-million-year-old Batu Caves, Malaysia

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9. Any ideas how this even happened? Split Apple Rock, New Zealand

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10. These fields in China become spectacular during the season of blooming.

Canola flower field in Luoping, Yunnan, China

11. Tanah Lot — a rock formation of the Indonesian island of Bali

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12. Marvelous Baatara Waterfall, dropping into a cave with 3 natural bridges in Lebanon

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13. The Underwater Waterfall in Mauritius is a completely natural optical illusion.

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This is unbelievable view, underwater waterfall, Mauritius. Many thanks for @oolesaintgeran resort for organizing this helicopter flight. It was my dream. Thank you. // Вчера мы увидели уникальное явление – подводный водопад. Вернее даже, подводный пескопад, так как иллюзия водопада создается именно песком, смываемым в глубокую расщелину у берега. Это очень красиво. Это была моя мечта, из-за которой мы отправились в такое далекое путешествие. И спасибо #oolesaintgeran за исполнение мечты. @ooresorts #discoveringanicon

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14. The Ik Kil Cenote in Mexico is definitely one of the most magical places on Earth.

Give me your hand, I will show you Mexico.

15. Gorgeous underwater Orda Cave in Russia

Main passage

 

16. Startling pink shore of the Komodo Island, Indonesia

17. During the rainy season this desert in Brazil is filled with lagoons of fresh water, making it truly astounding.

18. At the end of February the sun creates the illusion of a fiery waterfall.

19. And the last award for today for being the most secluded place on the planet goes to Busuanga Island in the Philippines.

Which place fascinated you the most? Have you ever seen any of these? Which is the most beautiful place you’ve ever seen in real life? Share with us in comments.

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