Spectacular Images That Prove Our World is Still a Beautiful Place

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With negative news blasting at us left and right, it’s easy to starting thinking badly about the planet we live on, but these spectacular images surely prove that our world is still a beautiful place. Pictured above, Godafoss, or “Goðafoss,” as it’s technically called in Icelandic, is known as the “Waterfall of the Gods.” While impressive all year long, there is something especially alluring about it in its frozen, winter dress.

Panjin Red Beach, China

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While you’d expect to find sand at a beach, this one is not only red, there is no sand. The phenomena is caused by a type of seaweed Sueda. It starts growing during April and May, stays green during the summer, but starts turning a vibrant red hue in autumn. It’s located in the biggest wetland and reed marsh in the world, and is home to more than 260 kinds of birds and 399 kinds of wild animals.

Moraine Lake, Banff National Park, Canada

Moraine Lake, Banff National Park, Canada

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There are still wild, remote places like this one in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada.

Antelope Canyon, Arizona

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Photo Credit: Chris Miller Photography

Antelope Canyon in northern Arizona was formed by erosion of sandstone, primarily due to flash flooding. The Navajo name for the area is “the place where water runs through rock.”

Nā Pali Coast, Kauai, Hawaii

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Photo Credit: Flickr: Paul Bica

Kalalau Beach on the Nā Pali Coast at the base of the Kalalau Valley on Kauai is the final destination of the Kalalau Trail, one of the most difficult and most scenic trails in the Hawaiian Islands.

Halema’uma’u Crater, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii

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Photo Credit: Flickr: Tom Bricker

This image of stunning star trails and the glow of Kīlauea in Halema’uma’u Crater on the Big Island in Hawaii reveal the terrifying yet spectacular beauty of a volcano.

Free for a smile

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It’s not just the endless breathtaking sights that can be found across the globe, but people who can restore your faith in humanity and our world. This kid, spreads happiness one lemonade at a time, giving away the refreshing beverage for a smile.

It’s not just kids that brighten the world

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If you look for it, you’ll find far more beauty than you think.