Thanks to journalists, researchers, photographers, and scientists, we’re able to see outside of our bubbles and travel — at least vicariously — well beyond our means. Feast your eyes on this list of strange photos and facts of places and animals that prove just how incredible our planet is! From the pink water at Lake Retba, Senegal, to the soothing sounds of the Sagano Bamboo Forest in Japan, you’ll be reminded of earth’s natural wonders and beauty. The breathtaking view from “The Swing at the End of the World” will make you want to hop on a plane to Ecuador. Scroll below and let us know what you found most fascinating.