04/22/2014 08:27 EDT | Updated 04/22/2014 08:27 EDT

Earth Day 2014: 19 Natural Wonders To Remind You How Awesome Our Planet Is

If you travel around the world, you'll find no shortage of wonderful sights and sounds.

But after you've had your fill of leaning towers, skyscrapers and enormous man-made monuments, sometimes you've got to return to the basics, and go au naturale when you want to be really wowed.

So, in honour of Earth Day, here's a small round-up of Mother Nature's greatest wonders to remind you why it's worth taking some time out of your day to make the planet a cleaner place.

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