Our world is full of gorgeous sights: snow-capped mountains, lush green valleys, rolling sand dunes, palm-fringed beaches, waterfalls ... the list goes on. But we are also blessed with places that are so surreally beautiful it's hard to imagine they weren't conceived in a fairy tale. I'm sure you're going to love seeing this collection of pictures of wonderful places on Earth and they'll have you lunging for your passport.
Natural folds of rock have created an amazing wall.
The salt flats are so mirror-like the meeting of earth and sky is seamless.
Formed by volcanic lava cooling at different levels.
The stalactites form amazing shapes.
The spectacular display of colors is created by ionized particles in the atmosphere.
The colors come from the various species of riverweed.
The boulder is on Kjerag mountain, over a drop of 3,228 feet.
The charred looking remains of trees have led to the area being known as the "Dead Marsh".
Formed from hexagonal columns of basalt.
You might recognize this as the inspiration for Pandora in Avatar.
The color is created by algae.
Formed by soft tufa rock. Homes and hotels have been burrowed into the rocks.
The park is in bloom all year round with all colors of the rainbows varying season to season.
A huge sinkhole that offers incredible diving experiences.
The Danakil Depression is the hottest place on earth year-round.
A number of the "voodoo stones" have been given names according to their shapes.
The forest is actually high spiked towers of eroded limestone.
When the world's largest lake freezes the ice formations are incredible.
Examples of this form of rice cultivation can be found elsewhere in South East Asia.
The lights come from bioluminescent plankton.
The plants have been trained to grow over a frame and now they create an amazing canopy.
The cascading lakes are simply stunning.
The caves are big enough for a stroll.
A gas pocket that has been burning for 33 years.
The amazing erosion was caused mainly by flash floods.
The trees on the island of Socotra have red sap, hence the name.
The water runs through moss which created the unique pattern.
The home to some of the world's largest known crystals.
The largest hot spring in the USA is in Yellowstone National Park.
The name translates as "Cotton Castle" - it's easy to see why.
Formed from red sandstone and mineral deposits.
This lip of rock is situated about 1100 meters above sea level, hovering 700 meters above Lake Ringedalsvatnet.
The bubbles are frozen pockets of methane gas.
The color comes when the grass dries and turns brown.
The cherry laurel has been sculpted to look like something out of the mind of Tim Burton.
Surrounded by its cloud ring, the mountain looks like a chunk of rock floating in the sky.
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