16 Beautiful Places You Almost Won't Believe Are Real

Who knew Mother Nature had so many tricks up her sleeve?

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Who knew Mother Nature had so many tricks up her sleeve?

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Great Blue Hole

In Brazil, an underwater sinkhole was formed from an eroded limestone cave during the most recent glacial period. Now the aerial view reveals a in the middle of the ocean that's basically a scuba diver's dream come true.

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Bigar Waterfall

The water on this waterfall in Romania rolls off of a that covers the rock formation — which results in a magically soft display, much unlike a roaring waterfalls.

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Champagne Pool

The name of this is a nod to the carbon dioxide in the water, which causes a bubbling effect similar to everyone's New Year's Eve beverage of choice.

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Blue Lagoon

This geothermal spa is one of the biggest attractions in Iceland for good reason: The water is warm enough to swim in even when it's freezing outside, and it's also rich in minerals like silica and algae that give it its .

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Dead Sea

You probably know this body of water in Israel because of it's unique hypersaline water that allows swimmers to float. But the natural salt formations and pools that occur are a stunning perk to the unusual sea.

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Victoria Falls

There's a reason this is one of the most famous in the world: It's located on the fourth largest river in Africa (the Zambezi) and is the only waterfall in the world with a length that reaches more than a kilometer and a height of more than a hundred meters.

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Glowworm Caves

Since these particular glowworms are , the stunning, luminescent light they give off in pitch black caves are famous across the world.

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Grand Prismatic Spring

Sure, this Yellowstone National Park hot spring is the largest in the United States. But we'd also argue it's also the most beautiful. The rainbow-like discoloration is a result of in the microbial mats that grow around the edges of the water.

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Lake Hillier

The reason this Australian lake is pink is still not fully understood, but many thing it's a result of in the water (say that five times fast). However, you might be surprised to find out the pink color is less less accentuated from surface level.

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Mount Roraima

From the flat top of this South American mountain, to the clouds that look almost like a blanked wrapped around it, the Tepui Mountain rock formation is one-of-a-kind and boasts some of the on the planet.

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Salar de Uyuni

The world's largest salt flat (4,086-square-miles to be exact) in Bolivia is the result of several prehistoric lakes. Now, it's covered in a salt crust that results in natural hexagon-like shapes.

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Grand Canyon

OK, so you've heard of this one. But have you ever really looked at it? This canyon (also the 15th oldest national park of the U.S.) was craved into Arizona by the Colorado River and is a known for its unparalled size — it's a whopping .

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Fairy Pools

The crystal clear blue pools of water at the base of the waterfalls at the River Brittle in Isle of Skye, Scotland are known as Fairy Pools. The name comes from their spell-like quality: While they look warm enough to swim in, they're anything but.

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The Wave

This famous sandstone rock formation is located near the Arizona-Utah border and features bands of red, pink, yellow, and white arches that are a result of .

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Tunnel of Love

In the you'll find this tunnel that provides a passageway for a private train. It's only 1.8 miles long, is a reminder of what happens to nature when it's given free reign, and is the destination of lovers who who want to make a wish and have it come true.

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Stonehenge

This prehistoric monument located in Wiltshire, England is one of the world's greatest puzzles: Scientists cannot figure out how a civilization could build such a strong monument. And the green country setting that nearly 1 million people visit each year is just the cherry on top.

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