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: ShutterstockNothing gets us more excited for winter than this crisp scene.
49. A clear lake
via: ShutterstockThe way the water's still surface perfectly reflects the trees is almost poetic.
48. Mountain flowers
via: ShutterstockThe fact that nature can persevere even in harsh environments is pretty magnificent.
47. Sun on sea
via: ShutterstockBe it sunrise or sunset, this is always a beautiful sight.
46. A valley stream
via: ShutterstockThis mountain valley between the Himilayas in Nepal looks like something out of a Disney movie.
45. Perfect honeycomb
via: ShutterstockIt's pretty miraculous that bees can create such perfect shapes, seemingly by accident.
44. A perfect snowflake
via: ShutterstockSpeaking of miracles - how crazy is it that no two snowflakes are ever exactly the same?
43. Fog on a lake
via: ShutterstockThere's nothing more relaxing than sitting in nature early in the morning and watching the world wake up.
42. A forest walk
via: ShutterstockThis beautiful woodland in England still has an element of magic about it.
41. A thunderstorm
via: ShutterstockSure, they're a little scary - but they're kind of wonderful, too.
40. A rainbow
via: ShutterstockThere's something reassuring about the fact that after rainfalls, we get to see a beautiful phenomenon.
via: ShutterstockThere are areas of our planet that have a truly astounding diversity of species.
38. Our oceans
via: ShutterstockThere's also an amazing variety of species living underneath the surface of the seas.
37. Insect life
via: ShutterstockEven the smallest creatures are supported by our amazing planet.
36. The African savannah
via: ShutterstockThe incredible variety of different climates on earth allowed for many different species to flourish.
via: ShutterstockIsn't it fantastic that we can start and end each day with a sight of natural beauty?
34. Mountain views
via: ShutterstockThe most beautiful view comes after the hardest climb, after all.
33. Mountain tops
via: ShutterstockBut you can still get a pretty good view from the bottom, too.
32. Cute animals
via: ShutterstockThe world supports all of our most cuddly creatures.
31. Starry skies
via: ShutterstockThe earth isn't just beautiful by day, either.
30. Pygmy elephants
via: ShutterstockThese tiny elephants (the smallest of the subspecies) are native to Borneo and Mongolia, and recognizable by their baby faces.
29. Camel thorn trees
via: ShutterstockHave you ever seen a photograph that looks more like a drawing or collage?
28. Giant turtles
via: ShutterstockThese crazy looking reptiles seem almost like modern-day dinosaurs.
27. Lavender fields
via: ShutterstockLavender farms around the south of France are some of the most beautiful places on earth - both in sight and in scent.
via: ShutterstockOur earth has gigantic mammals who live under the sea, proving that truth can be stranger than fiction.
25. Coral reefs
via: PixabayCoral grows in all shapes and sizes, and has been around since prehistoric ages.
via: PixabayLike 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: WikipediaIs it just us, or do these fields in the Pacific North West look like an optical illusion?
22. Giant prismatic spring
via: PixabayThis body of water in the Yellowstone National Park is all the colors of the rainbow.
21. Giant jellyfish
via: ShutterstockWhat lurks under the ocean is seriously as weird as what we can expect from outer-space - but wonderful, too.
20. Sequoia trees
via: PixabayThese 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: PixabayUnder our oceans, the sheer variety of visual differences is kind of astounding.
18. Crater lakes
via: PixabayIn the Pacific North West, there are many of these lakes that form out of a seemingly sheer cliff drop.
via: PixabayBirds, that can't fly, but can swim? The world is truly weird and wonderful.
16. Salt flats
via: PixabayThese evaporated salt lakes leave behind some of the eeriest landscapes on the planet.
15. Cave of the crystals
via: WikipediaThis amazing cave in Chihuahua, Mexico, contains some of the largest natural crystals found on earth.
via: PixabayLava, in general, is pretty phenomenal stuff - but the fact it erupts out of the ground at random? Crazy.
via: PixabayLarge quantities of ice existing alongside regular mountains make for some pretty incredible sights.
12. The superbloom
via: PixabayWhen 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: PixabayIs 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?
via: PixabayThese lethal-looking spikes of ice form during specific changes in temperature. Isn't nature beautiful (and terrifying)?
9. Rainbow halos
via: PixabayEven more magnificent than regular rainbows, in certain weather conditions they can actually join up and make concentric circles around the sun.
via: Washington PostSeeing a big which creates its own light without using electricity is pretty wonderful when you think about it.
7. Aurora Borealis
via: PixabayOne of the most stunning natural phenomena of all time, the Northern Lights are truly a feast for the eyes.
6. The Grand Canyon
via: PixabayWhat makes this amazing natural phenomenon even better? The fact that we still aren't sure why it exists.
5. Lake Hellier, Australia
via: PinterestIs 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 ImagesWhat 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: AmazonThe 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: WiipediaThis 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: FlickrThis plant, located in Ashikaga Flower Park in Japan, has captured the internet's attention this week.
It spans over half an acre.
via: FlickrAnd it is the oldest wisteria in Japan.
The huge vine is held up by steel supports.
via: FlickrWhich gives it a very whimsical vibe.
We want to go stand under this pink sky!
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