Out-of-This-World Landscapes Across the Planet

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Out-of-This-World Landscapes Across the Planet

Out-of-This-World Landscapes Across the Planet

These places are otherworldly
Out-of-This-World Landscapes Across the Planet

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There are plenty of awe-inspiring wonders around the world, but some have the power to make you feel like you stepped onto a completely different planet. These breathtaking landscapes will leave you wondering how they even exist on Earth.

Zhangye Danxia (China)

Zhangye Danxia  (China)

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These breathtaking rainbow mountains are located in Gansu Province, China.

Fly Geyser (Nevada)

Fly Geyser (Nevada)

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Fly Geyser is a man-made wonder located in Nevada that was created by accident.

Lake Natron (Tanzania)

Lake Natron (Tanzania)

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One of the most mysterious places in the world, Lake Natron in Tanzania features patterns of red algae and salt formations in shallow salt waters.

Lassen Volcanic National Park (California)

Lassen Volcanic National Park (California)

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Painted dunes sit below the Cinder Cone in Lassen Volcanic National Park in California.

Salar de Uyuni (Bolivia)

Salar de Uyuni (Bolivia)

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The world’s largest salt flat, Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia looks like a lake that mirrors the sky.

Mount Roraima (Venezuela)

Mount Roraima (Venezuela)

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This majestic mountain, Mount Roraima, is located in Canaima National Park in Venezuela.

Tsingy de Bemaraha (Madagascar)

Tsingy de Bemaraha (Madagascar)

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Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park in Madagascar is home to stunning rock formations.

Marble Caves (Chile)

Marble Caves (Chile)

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The turquoise colors and splendid shapes create imagery of unearthly beauty in this beautiful sea cave in Patagonia, Chile.

Danakil Depression (Ethiopia)

Danakil Depression (Ethiopia)

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Dallol is a volcanic crater in the Danakil Depression in Ethiopia with dramatic hydrothermal features.

Lake Hillier (Australia)

 Lake Hillier (Australia)

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Lake Hillier is a photogenic pink lake on a remote island in Western Australia.

Tianzi Mountain (China)

Tianzi Mountain (China)

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Tianzi Mountain in China’s Zhangjiajie National Forest Park are a sight to behold.

Waitomo Caves (New Zealand)

Waitomo Caves (New Zealand)

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Among the the coolest caves in the world, the Waitomo Caves in New Zealand glow thanks to luminescent glow worms.

Antelope Canyon (Arizona)

Antelope Canyon (Arizona)

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This jaw-dropping photo is of a narrow passageway in Antelope Canyon located near Page, Arizona.

 

Ashikaga Flower Park (Japan)

Ashikaga Flower Park (Japan)

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Beautiful dripping flowers are lit up at night in Ashikaga Flower Park in Japan. This dreamy botanical garden is famous for its wisteria flowers.

Lake Retba (Senegal)

 Lake Retba (Senegal)

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The waters of Lake Retba in Senegal look pink.

Panjin Red Beach (China)

Panjin Red Beach (China)

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Panjin Red Beach in Liaoning, China, may seem like a rainbow beach you need to see to believe based on its name, but it’s actually a wetland covered by red seaweed.

Namib Desert (Namibia)

Namib Desert (Africa)

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Beautiful giant Namib Desert sand dunes sit under the blue summer sky in Namibia. The desert runs for 1,200 miles along the Atlantic coast of Africa.

Spotted Lake (Canada)

Spotted Lake (Canada)

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Spotted Lake near Osoyoos, Canada, is a beautiful lake that creates circles of minerals when water evaporates in the summer.

The Wave (Arizona)

The Wave (Arizona)

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A scenic hike takes visitors to the striated sandstone rock formation known as the Wave located within the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness in Arizona.

Stone Forest (China)

Stone Forest (China)

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The Stone Forest in China may not be what you traditionally think of a forest, but it’s still one of the most beautiful in the world.

Moon Valley (Brazil)

Moon Valley (Brazil)

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What’s more out-of-this-world than a beautiful place called Moon Valley in Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park in Brazil?

Cave of the Crystals (Mexico)

Cave of the Crystals (Mexico)

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One of Mexico’s most amazing natural wonders, the Cave of the Crystals in Chihuahua, Mexico is filled with giant gypsum crystals.

Wadi Rum (Jordan)

 Wadi Rum (Jordan)

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Wadi Rum may be nicknamed “the Valley of the Moon,” but it has been depicted as Mars in several films, making it a real-life movie location you can visit.

Vajolet Towers (Italy)

Vajolet Towers (Italy)

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Rifugio Re Alberto and the Vajolet Towers are seen in Italy on a beautiful summer day.

Bromo Volcano (Indonesia)

Bromo Volcano (Indonesia)

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Mount Bromo is an active volcano and part of the Tengger massif complex in East Java, Indonesia.

Namib Naukluft Park (Namibia)

Namib Naukluft Park (Africa)

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Dead camel thorn trees sit against red dunes and blue sky in Namib Naukluft Park in Namibia.

Skaftafell Glacier (Iceland)

Skaftafell Glacier (Iceland)

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Cool landscapes like the Skaftafell Glacier in Vatnajokull National Park could be why Iceland was one of the trendiest travel destinations of the 2010s.

Dragon’s Blood Trees (Yemen)

Dragon’s Blood Trees (Yemen)

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Dragon’s blood trees can be found on one of the most beautiful islands you’ve never heard of before: Socotra, Yemen.

Grand Prismatic Spring (Wyoming)

Grand Prismatic Spring (Wyoming)

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Yellowstone may be one of the hardest national parks to explore, but it’s worth it to see the amazing colors of the Grand Prismatic Spring.

Moon Valley (Chile)

 Moon Valley (Chile)

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The Moon Valley is one of the most-visited tourist attractions in the Atacama Desert, Chile.

Lençóis Maranhenses National Park (Brazil)

Lençóis Maranhenses National Park (Brazil)

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This is a cool nature photo of Brazil’s Lençóis Maranhenses National Park. It shows flat, flooded land interspersed with large sand dunes with blue and green lagoons.

White Desert (Egypt)

White Desert (Egypt)

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Rock formations in the shape of a mushroom and a chicken in the White Desert in Farafra, Egypt.

Giant’s Causeway (Northern Ireland)

Giant’s Causeway (Northern Ireland)

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The volcanic landscape of Giant’s Causeway features famous hexagonal basalt columns under a dramatic skyscape in Northern Ireland.

Pamukkale (Turkey)

Pamukkale (Turkey)

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Pamukkale, meaning "cotton castle" in Turkish, is a natural site in the Denizli Province in southwestern Turkey. It’s one of the world’s strangest natural wonders.

Plitvice Lakes (Croatia)

Plitvice Lakes (Croatia)

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