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Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
The largest source of fossilized insects anywhere.
Fireflies of the Great Smoky Mountains
For two weeks every June, fireflies in the Smoky Mountains perform an astonishing light show.
This barren sea spire is home to the world's rarest insect
Valley of the Butterflies
Swarms of dainty flying insects swarm into the Petaloudes Valley to get busy.
Giant Pink Slugs of Mount Kaputar
The unique ecosystem atop an Australian mountain is home to some colorful inhabitants.
Added by Leslie McIntyre
Lincoln, New Hampshire
Even Henry David Thoreau found this glacial pothole irresistible.
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Santa Catalina, Colombia
The Volcan de Lodo El Totumo
The caldera of this mini-volcano has been turned into a naturally heated mud bath.
Added by Joseph Alexiou
Vilémovice, Czech Republic
The deepest sinkhole in Central Europe comes with a grisly tale and an unusual nickname: “The Stepmother Abyss.”
Added by Dylan
Calcium-rich water has turned the water and rocks of these Philippines falls slightly green.
Added by bradtilka
Ashburton Lakes, New Zealand
Edoras, capital city of Rohan in Lord of the Rings, once sat atop this isolated New Zealand mountain.
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See Yellowstone's Beauty Change Through The Ages
How one photographer rephotographed the sites from an 1871 expedition.
March 23, 2016
Tonto Natural Bridge
The largest natural travertine bridge in the world is nestled in a small canyon in central Arizona.
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Wolf Creek Trout Lily Preserve
This protected reserve is home to a rare and beautiful species of flower.
Added by Mom0ja
Ses Fonts Ufanes
This "flat geyser" bubbles up out of the ground periodically like a disappearing river
Added by bquetglas
Province de Taza, Morocco
The true depths of these stunning Moroccan caves are unknown
Added by mhh60
Earth Pyramids of Platten
These delicate sand pyramids look like naturally occurring gothic spires
Added by cwl
This frequently-photographed waterfall takes only a short hike to visit
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Mystic Hot Springs
One man has installed bathtubs into the Utah desert floor to harness the powers of a natural hot spring
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