Grand Prismatic Spring, one of the largest hydrothermal features in Yellowstone National Park.

What On Earth?!

These places are so surreal you’ll have to see them to believe they’re real.

Pinch yourself to confirm you’re not dreaming. Because it may be hard to believe, but these jaw-dropping places exist right here on Earth.

PINK SALT LAKE len4foto PINK SALT LAKE Western Australia HUTT LAGOON greenantphoto HUTT LAGOON Western Australia LAKE NATRON Michael Fay LAKE NATRON Rift Valley, Tanzania, Africa ANTELOPE CANYON ClaudioVentrella ANTELOPE CANYON Arizona, USA NAIM-NAUKLUFT NATIONAL PARK FernandoQuevedo NAIM-NAUKLUFT NATIONAL PARK Namibia, Africa LAGUNA COLORADA (RED LAKE) Ignacio Palacios LAGUNA COLORADA (RED LAKE) Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve, Bolivia FLY GEYSER Virginia44 FLY GEYSER Black Rock Desert, Nevada, USA VINICUNCA (RAINBOW MOUNTAIN) sorincolac VINICUNCA (RAINBOW MOUNTAIN) Cusco Region, Peru GRAND PRISMATIC SPRING Tom Murphy GRAND PRISMATIC SPRING Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA HONGHE HANI RICE TERRACES Todd Brown HONGHE HANI RICE TERRACES Yuanyang County, Yunnan, China CHOCOLATE HILLS Per-Andre Hoffmann CHOCOLATE HILLS Bohol, Philippines TIANZI MOUNTAIN Peter Adams TIANZI MOUNTAIN Zhangjiajie, Hunan Province, China RICE PADDY FIELDS Jialiang Gao RICE PADDY FIELDS Yuanyang County, Yunnan, China THE MARBLE CAVES (MARBLE CHAPEL) Adria Photography THE MARBLE CAVES (MARBLE CHAPEL) General Carrera Lake, Patagonia, Chile DRAGON'S BLOOD TREE AGF/UIG via Getty Images DRAGON'S BLOOD TREE Socotra Island, Gulf of Aden, Yemen SEA OF STARS Doug Perrine/Nature Picture Library SEA OF STARS Vaadhoo Island, Maldives ICE CAVE vichie81 ICE CAVE Vatnajökull National Park, Iceland LAKE BAIKAL Streluk LAKE BAIKAL Northern Siberia, Russia COTTON CASTLE Ken Welsh COTTON CASTLE Pamukkale, Denizli Provence, Turkey SALAR DE UYUNI (SALT FLAT) sara_winter SALAR DE UYUNI (SALT FLAT) Daniel Campos Province, Potosí, Bolivia STONE FOREST Bruno Morandi / robertharding STONE FOREST Shilin, Yunnan Province, China VALE DA LUA (VALLEY OF THE MOON) Brazil Photos/LightRocket via Getty Images VALE DA LUA (VALLEY OF THE MOON) Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park, Brazil GIANT'S CAUSEWAY Andrea Pistolesi GIANT'S CAUSEWAY Antrim County, Northern Island CAVE OF CRYSTALS Carsten Peter/Speleoresearch & Films CAVE OF CRYSTALS Naica Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico