16 Wonders of the Natural World That Everyone Should See in Their Lifetime

Sophie Miura

Thanks to Pinterest and Instagram, it seems like there are few places in the world that we haven’t seen before. While our feed is awash with travel photographs of Positano and Cannes, every now and then, we come across places in the world that stop us in our social media–scrolling tracks. From rose-hued lakes in Western Australia to hidden underground beaches in Mexico, these destinations almost seem too beautiful to exist. They might look like they’re from the realm of imagination, but believe us—they’re real.

Here, we spotlight 16 stunning wonders of the natural world that left of speechless. Skip major cities: Nature beckons.

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This story was originally published in July 2017 and updated in December 2017.

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