Nature sure knows how to put on a good show. With sub-zero temperatures and extreme heat waves, she is a force to be reckoned with.

However, nature can also be a beautiful, awe-inspiring creation even the most esteemed artist could not dream up. With its snowy mountain tops mirrored in looking-glass lakes to sandy beaches dotted with palm trees — some of the globe’s landscapes are so breathtakingly beautiful, they make us seriously wonder how Earth is even real.

Spanning the tropical shores of Hawaii to Sweden’s snowy trails, these jaw-dropping views will inspire you to close your laptop and enjoy the fresh outdoors. (Or maybe leave it open, and book a ticket.)

  • 1. Ransberg, Sweden

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  • 2. Hanauma Bay , Hawaii

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    IMAGE: FLICKR, BEN FERENCHAK
  • 3. Étretat, France

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    IMAGE: VINCENT JOLY
  • 4. Palm Coast, Fla.

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    IMAGE: FLICKR, ALAN STARK
  • 5. Zermatt, Switzerland

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    IMAGE: FLICKR, PROBLEMKIND
  • 6. Maroon Bells, Aspen, Colo.

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  • 7. Grand Canyon National Park, Ariz.

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  • 8. Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

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  • 9. Snæfellsjökull National Park, Iceland

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    IMAGE: FLICKR, BEN FERENCHAK
  • 10. Moab, Utah

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    IMAGE: FLICKR, ZACH DISCHNER
  • 11. Mount Evans, Clear Creek County, Colo.

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    IMAGE: FLICKR, ZACH DISCHNER
  • 12. Mount Hood, Ore.

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    IMAGE: FLICKR, ZACH DISCHNER
  • 13. Great Sand Dunes National Park , Colo.

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    IMAGE: FLICKR, ZACH DISCHNER
  • 14. Alverstoke Creek, Hampshire, United Kingdom

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    IMAGE: PETER PEARSON
  • 15. Estonia

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    IMAGE: FLICKR, KAIN KALJU
  • 16. Polder Schieveen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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    IMAGE: FLICKR, WILCOZPICS
  • 17. Chiang Mai Province, Thailand

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  • 18. Aurora Borealis, Palmer, Alaska

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    IMAGE: BOB MARTINSON/ASSOCIATED PRESS
    BY BRIAN KOERBER VIA MASHABLE