The earth is full of wonders, whether you’re talking about historical or modern marvels, technical and architectural achievements, or breathtakingly beautiful geological and natural wonders.

Surprisingly enough, people rarely pay attention to the tiny yet intricate things around us, unless you’re talking about the world’s new seven wonders, that is.

The ‘World Beauties and Wonders’ Facebook group, created by a Turkey-based Anatolian Leo, has a collection of natural wonders compiled into one place, and today we are sharing some of the best images taken across the globe with you as well. If you’d love to see the previous post on Bored Panda too, then make sure to click here for part 1.

#1 Edith Steiner, A Jewish Woman Who Survived The Holocaust, And John Mackay, The Scottish Soldier That Saved Her. They Celebrated Their 71st Wedding Anniversary This Year

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#2 The Great Eared Nightjar Is Pretty Much A Dragon Bird

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#3 In 1960, David Latimer Planted A Tiny Garden Inside Of A Large Glass Bottle And Sealed It Shut

He opened the bottle 12 years later in 1972 to add some water and then sealed it for good. The self contained ecosystem has flourished for nearly 60 years.
For those who are wondering how this is even possible: the garden is a perfectly balanced and self-sufficient ecosystem. The bacteria in the compost eats the dead plants and breaks down the oxygen that is released by the plants, turning it into carbon dioxide, which is needed for photosynthesis. The bottle is essentially a microcosm of earth.

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With that being said, Bored Panda reached out to Sam, who has a business called “Designed Experiences.” Sam works remotely around the world and helps people plan special occasions while also doing a lot of traveling himself! “People hire me to plan seemingly coincidental wonderful days and adventurous treasure/scavenger hunts.” He told us.

#4 The Most Beautiful Corn On This Planet. It’s A Native American Variety Called ‘Glass Gem Corn’ And Yes It Really Does Grow Like That

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#5 Unexpected Photo Bomb

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#6 This Is A Pencil Drawing By 16-Year-Old Artist Shania Mcdonagh!

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Given how much of an interesting job Sam has we were wondering if he had any memorable responses to his attempts to describe the work he does for a living.

“To be honest, vast differences exist in the responses I give. The majority of people are quite excited about my job and have a ton of questions.

However, it is also understandable why some people find it silly too. I once met someone who was so enamored with the concept that they started bringing me to others and saying, “CAN SOMEONE PLEASE ASK HIM WHAT HE DOES FOR A LIVING?!’ To which I only laughed in response because what I do is quite strange indeed.”

#7 A Wheat Field Next To A Lavender Field

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#8 If You Are Having A Bad Day, Just Take A Second To Look At My Silly Crested Duck, Gertrude & She Will Put A Smile On Your Face! Yes, That Is Her Real Hair

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#9 A Seascape In The Sky

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Given that Sam also travels a lot himself (both for work and leisure), we were wondering if he went to any countries where he had difficulty speaking to his clients or just locals.

“I make an effort to at least learn a few travel vocabulary terms, such as ‘where,’ ‘how much,’ ‘when,’ ‘thank you,’ and so on. I speak a little French and a fair amount of Spanish. I’ve used audio CDs in my car to study Japanese and Russian. You can get to practically any place by knowing English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Russian.

The easiest places to travel are obviously those where English is spoken, and those are places like Guyana, the East Caribbean, Belize, East Africa, India, Singapore, Australia/New Zealand, Fiji, etc. There are signs in English and the local alphabet in many additional places.” He told Bored Panda.

#10 What An Amazing Photo! The Blue Bird, Beside The Sculpture Bird, Looking At San Francisco As Intently As If He Actually Heard It

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#11 Took Me A Second To See It. Mother Nature Is Amazing

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#12 Incredible Photo Captures A Woodpecker Flying With A Weasel On Its Back

The remarkable shot was taken by Martin Le-May while he was walking with his wife through Hornchurch Country Park in Havering, London.

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Interestingly enough, because of how much traveling Sam does his passport is rather full of stamps and visas that he had collected over the years. Of course, taking the opportunity we wanted to know which country had the most interesting stamp. “Yes, I’ve had to add pages three times; the current thickness is roughly 3/4″. The visa for Suriname was quite colorful. Most stamps are square or round. Guyana’s is a hexagon, which is pretty neat if I say so myself!”

#13 Upside-Down Fig Tree In Bacoli, Italy

“No one is quite sure how the tree ended up there or how it survived, but year after year it continues to grow downwards and bear figs.”

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#14 The Water In Both Tanks Is From The Same Time And Place. The Tank On The Right Has Oysters

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#15 Mongolian Archer Woman

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#16 Alley Of The Baobabs In Madagascar

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#17 Brazil, Emerald Sand Dunes

The lagoons, which can reach a depth of 3 meters and a length of 90 meters, are re-formed every year. Rainfall between January and June fills the sand dunes with water, and sometimes lagoons can be connected to each other by small streams.

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#18 Where Poseidon Takes His Walks. Zakynthos, Greece

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#19 This Library Is 114 Years Old

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#20 The Inside Of A Gypsy’s Caravan Carriage From The 1800s

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#21 When You Accidentally Find Your Doppelganger On A Painting Made Over 100 Years Ago

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#22 The Western Australian Town Installed Nets On The Outlet Of Drainage Pipes, Preventing Solid Waste And Gross Pollutants From Leaving The Sewers

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#23 The Skeleton Of A Puffer Fish. When You Think Nature Cannot Amaze You Anymore

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#24 It Was Found In Southeast Asia And Is A Flying Lizard

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#25 Imagine Finding This On Your Front Porch In The Morning

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#26 Rare Giant Amethyst Geode From Uruguay

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#27 Architecturally Unbelievable. Sumela Monastery In Trabzon Province In The Black Sea Region Of Turkey

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#28 A Parachutist Jumps With More Than 100 Million Seeds In The Amazon

The paratrooper, Luigi Cani, brought 100 million seeds to a remote deforested area of ​​the Amazon region.

They were transported in a biodegradable wooden box of more than 1m³ and 300 kg. Luigi dived at 300 km/h. He also held the world record for the shortest parachute jump on the planet in 2020.

The seeds collected for the project have a germination rate of over 95% and do not require any human intervention to germinate.

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#29 This Variety Of Orchids (Dracula Simia) Is So Amazing Looks Like Baby Monkeys

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#30 300 Year Old Oak Trees, Oak Alley Plantation, Louisiana

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#31 Ginormous Octopus!

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#32 Indian Flying Fox And Baby Along Ride. Photography By Hemanth Kumar

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#33 Dolphin Baby In Mother’s Womb, How Amazing Is This

Captured using revolutionary four-dimensional imaging technology and anatomically accurate models, scientists have managed to shed light on the world of mammals inside the womb.
As diverse a bunch as they are – elephant, dog, dolphin and penguin are all shown united by their similar stages of development.
Scientists captured the images for a National Geographic Documentary called ‘Animals in the Womb’.
The images were also used on a Channel 4 documentary ‘Animals in the Womb’ which aired in 2009.
They were created by using a combination of ultrasound scans, computer graphics and small cameras -as well as some carefully created models- to document the animals’ development from conception to birth, and give an unparalleled glimpse into a world that few of us would ever expect to see.

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#34 The Blue Dragon River In Portugal Seen From The International Space Station

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#35 Ice Eggs, Thousands Of Balls Of Ice Cover Beach In Finland, Due To A Phenomenon That Occurs When Ice Are Rolled Over By Water And Wind

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#36 A Grape Cluster Formed By Grape Clusters. This Cluster Is Called The Caleb Cluster

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#37 Earth’s Eye Lake, Croatia

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#38 The Prague Astronomical Clock, (Prague Orloj), A Medieval Astronomical Clock Located In The Capital City Of Prague. First Installed In 1410, It Is The Third-Oldest Astronomical Clock In The World And The Oldest Clock Still Operating

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#39 A Natural Beehive Filled With Honey Glowing In The Sunlight

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#40 Devil’s Tower, Black Hills, Wyoming. Photo: Charles Ankrom

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#41 Aboriginal Elder, Australia

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#42 This Artist Spent Eight Years To Create This Tree-Chair Using Methods Of Gradual Redirection Of The Branches, Which Consists Of Shaping The Trees As They Grow According To Predetermined Designs

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#43 Tree Burning From The Inside After Being Struck By Lightning

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#44 From Middle House, Egypt (Clairo)

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#45 A 16th Century Italian Fireplace

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#46 Two Rivers Meet Without Mixing In Georgia

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#47 Dragon Sculpture At The Town Hall In The Northern Part Of Marienplatz In Munich, Bavaria, Germany

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#48 An Enchanting Glass Work By René Jules Lalique “Suzanne” 1925

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#49 Largest Tree In The World

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#50 Queensland, Australia – Sailfish Are Considered The Fastest Fish In The Sea, Reaching Top Speeds Of 70 Miles Per Hour (112km/H)

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Author: Gabija Palšytė