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

Greece, Ionian Islands, Zakynthos, ultramarine sea and sheer cliffs at Shipwreck Bay

2. The Pyramids at Giza in Egypt

The Pyramids at Giza in Dan Breckwoldt / Danbreckwoldt

3. The Wave in Arizona

The Wave, Coyote Buttes, Arizona, Csongor Tari / Cstari

4. The floating grass Uros Islands in southern Peru

peru0000, Uros Islands, floating grass Islands., Southern Peru.

5. The Erg Chebbi dunes in Morocco

Morocco, Erg Chebbi dunes

6. Tongariro National Park, New Zealand 

Tongariro National Park, New Dmitry Pichugin / Dmitryp

7. The Pinnacles Desert in Nambung National Park, Australia

Australia, Western Australia, The Pinnacles Desert, Nambung National Park

8. The Atrium of the Burj Al Arab in Dubai

Atrium, Burj Al Arab, Dubai, UAE

9. Peru’s Colca Canyon

Peru, Arequipa, Colca Canyon and River, view of terraces spread across the hillsides

10. The Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland

Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland

11. Cholla cacti in Joshua Tree National Park, California

USA, California, Joshua Tree National Park, Cholla cactus set against blue sky with mountain backdrop

12. Australia’s Great Barrier Reef from the sky

Great Barrier Reef from the sky, Bin Zhou / Dropu

13. Ganghwa’s dolmens, South Korea

Ganghwa Dolmen, Bugeun-ri, Hajeom-myeon, Korea

14. The gentle curve of Wave Rock, Western Australia

Australia, Western Australia, Hyden, Wave Rock

15. The colours of Yellowstone's Grand Prismatic Spring

Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone, Derekteo

16. The ancient city of Machu Picchu in Peru

Ancient city of Machu Picchu (Peru) Jarnogz

17. Parque Nacional del Teide in Tenerife

Spain, Canary Islands, Tenerife, Parque Nacional del Teide, crags of La Caldera de Las Canadas

18. The tufa rock formations at Mono Lake in California

USA, California, Mono Lake, tufa rock formations near Navy Beach in Owens Valley at dusk

19. The magical Golden Rock in Myanmar

Myanmar / South east Myanmar / Kyaiktiyo / Golden Rock

20. India's mesmerising Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal, IndiaPhotolibrary: Corbis

21. The unforgettable approach to Petra in Jordan

Jordan, Petra, view of monastery facade

22. The icy expanses of Lake Baikal, Siberia

Lake Baikal, Dshamanov