1 of 11 CREDIT: Matt Ragen, Shutterstock
Where the Clouds Roll By
2 of 11 CREDIT: Mick Petroff, distributed via a Creative Commons license.
Where the Snow Is Like Knives
3 of 11 CREDIT: European Southern Observatory, distributed under a Creative Commons license.
Where the Lakes Explode
4 of 11 CREDIT: Jack Lockwood, 1986 (U.S. Geological Survey)
Where Tsunamis Sweep Mountains
5 of 11 CREDIT: Hung Chung Chih, Shutterstock
Where the Rocks Walk
6 of 11 CREDIT: Lukich, Shutterstock
Where Crystals Dwarf Humans
7 of 11 CREDIT: Screenshot from "El Misterio De Los Cristales Gigantes," by Javier Trueba, produced by Madrid Scientific Films.
Where Lightning Strikes Way More Than Twice
8 of 11 CREDIT: Thechemicalengineer, via a Creative Commons license.
Where the Coral Grows Like Mushrooms
9 of 11 CREDIT: © Conservation International/photo by Tim Werner
Where Tectonic Plates Meet
10 of 11 CREDIT: Andrew Frassetto
Where the Life Is Very Old
11 of 11 CREDIT: Monica Johansen, Shutterstock
From the hottest deserts to the iciest mountains (like the slopes of Mount Rainier, above), the world is a many-splendored place. But some spots are one-of-a-kind, with sights that can't be seen anywhere else on the planet. Here, we list some of these amazing places. Let's go exploring.