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Lake Anna, Virginia...perfectly beautiful!♥ _"A lake is the landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature." ~Henry David Thoreau"

25 jaw-dropping natural world wonders you probably didn’t know about

This picturesque nature reserve is known for its ribbon lakes, waterfalls and unusually colored pools. Rare animals like giant pandas, golden monkeys and white-lipped deer call the area home.

36 000 ans d'histoire dans La Grotte Chauvet-Pont d’Arc

|| This photo is taken in the highest mountains in the world- Himalayas. On the photo is Mardi Khola valley and beautiful Milky Way above it. The pureness of nature, beauty of the mountains and endless Universe inspired me to take this shot. Photo and caption by Anton Iankovyi. at Nepal, ACAP, Annapurna Sanctuary, Modi Khola Valley.

36 Jaw-Dropping Nature Photos

36 Jaw-Dropping Nature Photos -- I believe this is the road along the Fremont River canyon through the east limb of the Waterpocket Fold (anticline) in Capital Reef National Park

PLITVICE FALLS in Northern Dalmatia, Croatia. The waterfalls themselves segregate the many clear and colorful lakes that bring life to this lush and protected ecosystem.

A couple of hundred miles to the south of Tokyo in the Philippine Sea lies the island of Aogashima. Administered by Tokyo and part of the Izu Archipelago, the island’s 205 inhabitants (2009) enjoy a type of solitude that many will never experience. This island is known for having a volcanic caldera within a larger caldera, which makes the island’s unique shape resemble a tropical scene from the set of Jurassic Park or Lost. Only accessible by boat or helicopter, one could end up trapped here…

Glass Beach in MacKerricher State Park, California. Instead of sand, piles of polished and multi-colored sea glass cover the beach