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Arecibo, Puerto Rico

Arecibo Observatory

The world's second largest single-dish radio telescope, once used to contact E.T.
18.3442, -66.7528
Parque Kennedy
Lima, Peru

Parque Kennedy

A Peruvian public park has a mysteriously large cat population that a number of locals would rather see dead.
-12.1220, -77.0308
Hummingbird
Nazca, Peru

Nazca Lines

Giant ancient line art drawn in the Peruvian desert so large that it can only be fully seen from the sky.
-14.7390, -75.1300
Machu Picchu.
Aguas Calientes, Peru

Machu Picchu: The Lost City of The Inca

The intricate stonework of Machu Picchu serves as a testament to Incan engineers.
-13.1631, -72.5450
Daniel Campos, Bolivia

Salar de Uyuni: Bolivian Salt Flat

A seemingly endless landscape of pure salt stretches far across Bolivia.
-20.1643, -67.5714
Uyuni, Bolivia

Great Train Graveyard

On the outskirts of a desert trading village high on the Andean plain, steel giants have been destroyed by salt winds.
-20.4604, -66.8250
(Flickr/SURF&ROCK (Miguel Navaza))
Sur Lípez, Bolivia

Laguna Colorada

Red lake 4,000 meters above sea level is home to rare flamingos.
-22.2083, -67.7735
Punakaiki, New Zealand

Pancake Rocks

This strange geological landscape erupts with sudden bursts of water.
-42.1084, 171.3363
Milford Sound, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
Milford Sound, New Zealand

Milford Sound

Dolphins, ancient clams and hundreds of waterfalls make this one of the world's top tourist destinations.
-44.6694, 167.9256
The Moeraki Boulders at sunrise. (Wikimedia Commons)
Hampden, New Zealand

Moeraki Boulders

Highly spherical boulders on the shores of New Zealand.
-45.3477, 170.8273
Starkly colors on the shores of Tekapo
Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

Lake Tekapo

A perfect turquoise lake colored with glacier dust.
-44.0051, 170.4775
South Island, New Zealand

Franz Josef Glacier

The glacier tucked within a New Zealand rainforest.
-43.4667, 170.1833
The Circo Teatro of Old Cartagena
Cartagena, Colombia

The Circo Teatro of Old Cartagena

A mouldering Colombian bull ring stands as a reminder of the country's complicated relationship with a brutal sport.
10.4137, -75.5336
Amarillo, Texas

Cadillac Ranch

A sculpture made of ten cadillacs as a monument to the "Golden Age" of the American automobile.
35.1872, -101.9871
Contrabando
Redford, Texas

Contrabando

An abandoned movie set in the desert of West Texas.
29.2796, -103.8412
Terlingua, Texas

Lajitas Ghost Town

Ghost town with a beer-drinking goat for mayor.
29.2618, -103.7768
Postcard of the ghost town cemetery.
Terlingua, Texas

Terlingua Ghost Town

An abandoned quicksilver mining town surrounded by the Big Bend parks.
29.3370, -103.5958
Carlsbad, New Mexico

Carlsbad Caverns

Second largest cave chamber in the world, discovered in 1898 by a sixteen year old and his friend known as "pothead."
32.1753, -104.4438
Marfa, Texas

Marfa Lights

Mysterious glowing orbs float through the desert night.
30.3094, -104.0206
Enchanted Rock
Fredericksburg, Texas

Enchanted Rock

An enormous pink granite batholith, long attributed with spiritual powers by the Tonkawa Indians.
30.5066, -98.8189
Sustainable, sun-powered art.
Austin, Texas

Mueller SunFlowers

A grove of colossal man-made flowers that collect the sun's rays to light up the night.
30.3061, -97.7119
Moonlight tower at night
Austin, Texas

Austin Moonlight Towers

Turning night into day in Victorian-era Austin to thwart a serial killer.
30.2717, -97.7452
An Indian Blue Peacock in courting mode. (amberjol/Atlas Obscura)
Austin, Texas

Mayfield Park

Free public park and gardens filled with peacocks and peahens.
30.3145, -97.7691
Austin, Texas

Congress Bridge Bats

Home to the largest urban bat colony in North America, estimated at 1.5 million bats.
30.2608, -97.7456