The natural world never fails to find ways to surprise us. Once we think we’ve seen and experienced it all, nature stuns us with imagery and phenomena that we never could’ve imagined.
Even seasoned world travelers haven’t witnessed some of the planet’s most incredible sights and sounds. Lucky for us, some people have gone out of their way to capture their amazing experiences in photographs and videos that bring these rare scenes to our screens.
Here are just 20 of the unbelievable images of all that is beautiful and bizarre that you can find on Earth—and beyond.