11/02/2015 12:00 EST | Updated 06/12/2016 07:59 EDT

Nature Gets Real: 15 Moments Where Mother Nature Took Your Breath Away

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KARO, INDONESIA - FEBRUARY 21: A general view of spewing pyroclastic and thunderbolt during Mount Sinabung volcano eruption, seen from Tiga Pancur village on February 21, 2015 in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia. Areas of Tiga Pancur village and Payung village are covered with volcanic ash. (Photo by Tibt Nangin/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

The best part of getting off the beaten path and driving somewhere you’ve never been before is the good chance of seeing something absolutely new. Nature, in all its untamed glory, offers sights and sounds that you could never imagine. But you’ll have to work for it! Luckily, intrepid explorers all over the world went out of their way to capture some magnificent nature moments on camera, and we’re sharing them with you now. From tourist attraction natural wonders to rare phenomena, we’re hoping this list inspires you to search out a few breathtaking moments of your own.

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