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.
8. FirefliesSeeing 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, AustraliaIs 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 eucalyptusThe bark of this rare tree looks like it's been taken to with a packet of Crayola - but it's all natural.
2. Blood fallsThis 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. Deers under cherry blossoms
via: InstagramThese images, captured in Japan's Nara Park, have captured the internet's heart this week.
And it's not hard to see why.
via: InstagramIt honestly looks like a scene from a fantasy movie!