144-Year-Old Wisteria in Japan Looks Like a Pink Sky | 22 Words

The wonder that is planet earth should be celebrated - and one magical way to do so is through photography. But the latest stunning natural images to go viral might just be the most beautiful yet.

50. Snow-capped mountains

via: Shutterstock

Nothing gets us more excited for winter than this crisp scene.

49. A clear lake

via: Shutterstock

The way the water's still surface perfectly reflects the trees is almost poetic.

48. Mountain flowers

via: Shutterstock

The fact that nature can persevere even in harsh environments is pretty magnificent.

47. Sun on sea

via: Shutterstock

Be it sunrise or sunset, this is always a beautiful sight.

46. A valley stream

via: Shutterstock

This mountain valley between the Himilayas in Nepal looks like something out of a Disney movie.

45. Perfect honeycomb

via: Shutterstock

It's pretty miraculous that bees can create such perfect shapes, seemingly by accident.

44. A perfect snowflake

via: Shutterstock

Speaking of miracles - how crazy is it that no two snowflakes are ever exactly the same?

43. Fog on a lake

via: Shutterstock

There's nothing more relaxing than sitting in nature early in the morning and watching the world wake up.

42. A forest walk

via: Shutterstock

This beautiful woodland in England still has an element of magic about it.

41. A thunderstorm

via: Shutterstock

Sure, they're a little scary - but they're kind of wonderful, too.

40. A rainbow

via: Shutterstock

There's something reassuring about the fact that after rainfalls, we get to see a beautiful phenomenon.

39. Rainforests

via: Shutterstock

There are areas of our planet that have a truly astounding diversity of species.

38. Our oceans

via: Shutterstock

There's also an amazing variety of species living underneath the surface of the seas.

37. Insect life

via: Shutterstock

Even the smallest creatures are supported by our amazing planet.

36. The African savannah

via: Shutterstock

The incredible variety of different climates on earth allowed for many different species to flourish.

35. Sunsets

via: Shutterstock

Isn't it fantastic that we can start and end each day with a sight of natural beauty?

34. Mountain views

via: Shutterstock

The most beautiful view comes after the hardest climb, after all.

33. Mountain tops

via: Shutterstock

But you can still get a pretty good view from the bottom, too.

32. Cute animals

via: Shutterstock

The world supports all of our most cuddly creatures.

31. Starry skies

via: Shutterstock

The earth isn't just beautiful by day, either.

30. Pygmy elephants

via: Shutterstock

These tiny elephants (the smallest of the subspecies) are native to Borneo and Mongolia, and recognizable by their baby faces.

29. Camel thorn trees

via: Shutterstock

Have you ever seen a photograph that looks more like a drawing or collage?

28. Giant turtles

via: Shutterstock

These crazy looking reptiles seem almost like modern-day dinosaurs.

27. Lavender fields

via: Shutterstock

Lavender farms around the south of France are some of the most beautiful places on earth - both in sight and in scent.

26. Whales

via: Shutterstock

Our earth has gigantic mammals who live under the sea, proving that truth can be stranger than fiction.

25. Coral reefs

via: Pixabay

Coral grows in all shapes and sizes, and has been around since prehistoric ages.

24. Butterflies

via: Pixabay

Like something out of a sci-fi novel, a caterpillar dissolves itself into goo before emerging from its chrysalis as a totally different creature.

23. Palouse hills

via: Wikipedia

Is it just us, or do these fields in the Pacific North West look like an optical illusion?

22. Giant prismatic spring

via: Pixabay

This body of water in the Yellowstone National Park is all the colors of the rainbow.

21. Giant jellyfish

via: Shutterstock

What lurks under the ocean is seriously as weird as what we can expect from outer-space - but wonderful, too.

20. Sequoia trees

via: Pixabay

These giant and ancient trees are a sure-fire way to remind us how small we are in the grand scheme of the universe.

19. Tropic fish

via: Pixabay

Under our oceans, the sheer variety of visual differences is kind of astounding.

18. Crater lakes

via: Pixabay

In the Pacific North West, there are many of these lakes that form out of a seemingly sheer cliff drop.

17. Penguins

via: Pixabay

Birds, that can't fly, but can swim? The world is truly weird and wonderful.

16. Salt flats

via: Pixabay

These evaporated salt lakes leave behind some of the eeriest landscapes on the planet.

15. Cave of the crystals

via: Wikipedia

This amazing cave in Chihuahua, Mexico, contains some of the largest natural crystals found on earth.

14. Volcanoes

via: Pixabay

Lava, in general, is pretty phenomenal stuff - but the fact it erupts out of the ground at random? Crazy.

13. Glaciers

via: Pixabay

Large quantities of ice existing alongside regular mountains make for some pretty incredible sights.

12. The superbloom

via: Pixabay

When certain weather conditions come together, all the flowers in California and Arizona's Death Valley bloom at once, giving a truly amazing effect.

11. Palm trees

via: Pixabay

Is there anything that makes you feel more in the vacation spirit than gazing up at the underside of a palm leaf at the sunny sky?

10. Penitentes

via: Pixabay

These lethal-looking spikes of ice form during specific changes in temperature. Isn't nature beautiful (and terrifying)?

9. Rainbow halos

via: Pixabay

Even more magnificent than regular rainbows, in certain weather conditions they can actually join up and make concentric circles around the sun.

8. Fireflies

via: Washington Post

Seeing a big which creates its own light without using electricity is pretty wonderful when you think about it.

7. Aurora Borealis

via: Pixabay

One of the most stunning natural phenomena of all time, the Northern Lights are truly a feast for the eyes.

6. The Grand Canyon

via: Pixabay

What makes this amazing natural phenomenon even better? The fact that we still aren't sure why it exists.

5. Lake Hellier, Australia

via: Pinterest

Is there anything more aesthetically pleasing than this pink lake (thought to be so bright due to the presence of a particular microbiome).

4. Kawah Ijen Lake

via: Getty Images

What makes this vibrant turquoise lake in Indonesia even more outstanding? The fact it's right at the top of a mountain.

3. Rainbow eucalyptus

via: Amazon

The bark of this rare tree looks like it's been taken to with a packet of Crayola - but it's all natural.

2. Blood falls

via: Wiipedia

This eery looking body of water in Antarctica was a mystery for years - but rather than anything from a horror movie, it's due to the presence of a certain rare salt.

1. Pink Japanese wisteria

via: Flickr

This plant, located in Ashikaga Flower Park in Japan, has captured the internet's attention this week.

It spans over half an acre.

via: Flickr

And it is the oldest wisteria in Japan.

The huge vine is held up by steel supports.

via: Flickr

Which gives it a very whimsical vibe.

We want to go stand under this pink sky!

via: Flickr

Want more fantastic photography? Scroll on for the most powerful images of the past decade - including some adorable hugging penguins.