Photos don’t do justice to some places on Earth – you just have to go and see them. From the ancient pyramids and the Taj Mahal to the Golden Rock and the Colca Canyon, some sights are too stupendous to appreciate on screen. Get your bucket list at the ready, these are 22 natural and man-made wonders you need to see to believe.

1. The ultramarine sea and sheer cliffs of Shipwreck Bay, Zákynthos

2. The Pyramids at Giza in Egypt

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3. The Wave in Arizona

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4. The floating grass Uros Islands in southern Peru

5. The Erg Chebbi dunes in Morocco

6. Tongariro National Park, New Zealand 

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7. The Pinnacles Desert in Nambung National Park, Australia

8. The Atrium of the Burj Al Arab in Dubai

9. Peru’s Colca Canyon

10. The Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland

11. Cholla cacti in Joshua Tree National Park, California

12. Australia’s Great Barrier Reef from the sky

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13. Ganghwa’s dolmens, South Korea

14. The gentle curve of Wave Rock, Western Australia

15. The colours of Yellowstone‘s Grand Prismatic Spring

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16. The ancient city of Machu Picchu in Peru

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17. Parque Nacional del Teide in Tenerife

18. The tufa rock formations at Mono Lake in California

19. The magical Golden Rock in Myanmar

20. India‘s mesmerising Taj Mahal

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21. The unforgettable approach to Petra in Jordan

22. The icy expanses of Lake Baikal, Siberia

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