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After you’ve seen these photos, you will understand why simply getting out there and seeing the world should be number one on your bucket list.
However, with so many amazing places to see, and with so many corners of the earth to discover, it’s just as fulfilling to look at jaw-dropping photographic evidence of what an amazingly beautiful planet we live on.
All across the globe, there are amazing sights to behold, from the majestic Mount Everest that looms up into the sky, the Tongariro Crossing in New Zealand’s North Island beautiful with emerald lakes, the picture-perfect Canadian Rockies, and the scenery in Africa that’s so amazing it will blow your mind. It’s a spectacular planet and we are definitely lucky to live on it.
The moment you start to open your eyes to the backdrop to your lives, your surroundings, the settings, the background noises, you begin to see just how striking earth really is.
With such amazing diversity surrounding us, it is so important to experience and marvel at the natural creations that can be found in our world. While some are manmade, there is no getting past the beauty of those things that were crafted by Mother Nature’s fine hand.
From majestic waterfalls, to uncovered lost cities, to awe inspiring landmarks and natural wonders, there are sights to behold that once seen, can never be unseen. Have you ever clapped eyes on Hiller Lake – the famous pink lake of Western Australia? It has been proven by scientists the strange pink colour is legitimate and due to the presence of algae.
What about the Sea of Stars on Vaadhoo Island in the Maldives? The Grenada Underwater Sculpture Park? Have you ever seen the Bamboo Forrest in Japan?
Have you seen Venice? The Italian city, known as one of the most romantic places in the world, due to its charming canals?
It is important to take stock and look at the truly amazing places that are around the world.
Of course, it isn’t just the location or natural settings that make for stunning imagery, but the people and man-made locations that exist all over the globe.
Have you been lucky enough to see the swing at the very end of the world? You’ll find it deep within the Ecuadorian wilderness – a place known as the Casa del Arbol or also called “The Treehouse”. Built as a seismic testing station, it got its name because it is simply a small house that is built in a tree which is used for observing the Mt. Tungurahua, the active volcano nearby. The real attraction though is the swing hanging from one of the tree’s branches. There is no net, harness, or any other safety feature on the swing – which is about as basic as a plank of wood and two ropes can be – which carries those brave enough, out and into the void of a the canyon below.
Khari Baoli is a famous street that is Delhi’s bustling wholesale spice market. It is well worth taking a look at an image from here, you can almost taste and smell the place, where things have remained unchanged for centuries. Huge sacks of spices and herbs are wheeled to the market on long, narrow barrows.
Amazing images can be found from the La Tomatina food fight festival held each year in the town of Bunol near to Valencia in Spain. Where there are well over 100 metric tons of over-ripe tomatoes that are thrown all across the streets, thousands upon thousands of people from all around the world participate to compete in this ‘World’s Biggest Food Fight’.
There is no shortage of jaw-dropping imagery from around the world. The chance of experiencing these amazing events, natural or manmade in the flesh is often once in a lifetime. But the fantastic photos that are taken by those lucky enough to be there is something we can all share.
We’ve put together what we think are the 35 most jaw dropping photos from this earth, that you simply must see. Use them as your inspiration to get out there and see the world, or set one as your desktop background for a reminder of how lucky we are to live on earth – a particularly lovely reminder should you be having a bad day at the office.