23 Amazing Waterfalls From Around the World

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Waterfalls are probably nature’s most beautiful creations and you can’t deny they all have something magical! They come in many different shapes and sizes but they’re all unique in their own way – it doesn’t have to be the biggest to be the most impressive, you will find beauty even in the smallest ones. We’re celebrating nature’s miracles with 23 amazing waterfalls from around the world.

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Stromboli Volcano Erupts in Italy

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Hot lava trickles down from the Stromboli volcano on August 9, 2014 in Aeolian Islands, Italy. Lava flows down the Mount Stromboli off the Sicilian coast in southern Italy. The volcano – at 3,034ft – is one of the most active in Europe and has been erupting continuously since 1932. (Photo by Tom Pfeiffer/Barcroft Media)

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Walls of Water

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People run away from a tidal bore as it surges past a barrier on the banks of Qiantang River, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province August 12, 2014. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)

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Timelapses of the Night Sky

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The stunning Milkyway in Midwestern U.S.A. captured by photographer Randy Halverson in 2013. The stunning skies in Midwestern U.S.A. captured by photographer Randy Halverson. The videographer captured rare footage of the Milky Way, the elusive Northern Lights and raging night storms in some of the most isolated regions of the U.S.A. The footage, which spans the skies of South Dakota, Wyoming and Utah, was taken between spring and autumn 2013. The 47-year-old spent 40 nights scattered across the eight-month period sat near his camera to capture the clear footage. Randy from Kennebec, South Dakota has been shooting timelapse for over 4 years. (Photo by Randy Halverson/Barcroft Media)

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Early Perseid Meteor Shower

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A multiple exposure picture taken in the early hours of August 12, 2014 shows a Perseids meteor shower in the night sky from the mountains of the Sierra Norte de Madrid near the municipality of Valle del Lozoya. The perseid meteor shower occurs every year in August when the Earth passes through the debris and dust of the Swift-Tuttle comet. (Photo by Dani Pozo/AFP Photo)

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Serene Icebergs

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A serene turquoise glow glimmers from underneath these powerful icebergs. Stood in the middle of Antarctica, the giant icebergs appear to be from an unearthly world. These stunning photographs were captured by American photographer Michael Leggero. “My images show pure nature, as that is how I describe Antarctica, simply pure nature”, says the 43 year old, of Carthage, New York. “It is the only place on our planet that humans have not left a presence behind”. (Photo by Michael Leggero/Hotspotmedia/Visual Press Agency)

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Tiny Humans Lost In The Majesty Of Nature

No matter how caught up we get in our stressful day-to-day lives, nature always gives us the perfect place to escape to. The great outdoors have a way of making you seem small and insignificant, and of putting all of your problems into perspective. With that in mind, here are some stunning photographs showing just how small we can seem when eclipsed by the powerful wonder of nature.

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British Columbia, Canada. Photo by Lizzy Gadd

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Flowers in the Wild by Adnan Mirani

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The Plants like flower grow up in the wild. Spring 2014 near Paveh, Kermanshah, Iran. In photographs by Adnan Mirani.

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The Colourful Hills in East Central Oregon

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Layers of breathtaking colour streak the rolling hills of this vast desert, making the landscape appear as though it has been tie-dyed. The natural phenomenon, nicknamed the “Painted Desert”, was formed when the area was once a river floodplain.

Each colour corresponds to a different underground geological feature – rocks which have seemingly dyed the layers of earth above. Formed from volcanic activity, the hills at the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument in East Central Oregon, USA, are almost bursting with colour. Pictured: The colourful hills at the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument in East Central Oregon, USA. (Photos by Mark Brodkin/Solent News/SIPA Press)

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Hitachi Seaside Park, Hitachinaka, Ibaraki, Japan

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Covering an area of 190 hectares, the park features blooming flowers around the year. The park has become known for its baby blue-eyes flowers, with the blooming of 4.5 million of the translucent-petaled blue flowers in the spring drawing tourists. In addition to the annual “Nemophila Harmony”, the park features a million daffodils, 170 varieties of tulips, and many other flowers. The park includes cycling trails and a small amusement park with a Ferris wheel.

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It’s Supermoon!

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In this picture made available Sunday, July 13, 2014 the full moon rises above the castle of Somoskoujfalu, 123 kms northeast of Budapest, Hungary, late Saturday, July 12, 2014. This phenomenon, is also called supermoon as the celestial body comes the closest to Earth therefore it seems brighter and bigger than an average full moon. (Photo by Peter Komka/AP Photo/MTI)

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Edyn, The Smart Garden System

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Let’s talk about gardening. But not any kind of gardening: SMART gardening. I mean sure, the “let’s just plant these seeds in these really good looking pots from IKEA and see what happens” routine might work for some, but for the people who actually want some sustainability from said gardening activities (aka grow their own food) that doesn’t quite hit the mark. Which is why, in the year of our Lord 2k14, it is possible to have a gardening system that connects to your smartphone and transforms this entire deal into a real life game. Talk about Farmville stepping it up a notch.

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Dreadful Mushroom-Cloud of Lightning Looks Like Nuclear Burst

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Photo: Stefano Garau/Carters News Agency

Residents of the normally-sunny island of Sardinia could have been forgiven for running for the hills when this terrifying mushroom cloud appeared in the skies during an intense thunderstorm.

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An Abandoned Bangkok Shopping Mall Hides a Fishy Secret

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Photo: Jesse Rockwell

In most post-apocalyptic films when the camera pans down the abandoned streets of New York or Tokyo, long after people have disappeared and the buildings have fallen into disrepair, we see nature again thriving. Trees and plants take hold in the sidewalks and wild animals like deer, bears, and lions stalk the ruins left behind by humans. But after descending the staircase at a vacant shopping mall in Bangkok, professional cook and photographer Jesse Rockwell discovered a wholly different take on beasts inheriting the Earth: fish. Specifically exotic koi and catfish, teeming by the thousands in a secret subterranean aquarium.

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Star Sands: Okinawa’s Incredibly Shaped Living Fossils

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Photo: Renee Janssen

Star sands, the minute wonders of nature found on beaches and in the sands of Indo-Pacific waters are protozoa that belong to the Foraminifera family. What made these earthly stars and how did they appear, though? Herelin lies a wonderful story that spars with modern biology.

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