Would You Believe These Places Actually Exist on Earth?

The Earth is a beautiful place, with lots of stunning spots that would make you feel in awe of the world’s grandeur. Surely, a master painter and wonderful creator was behind the creation of the Earth.

A lot of people would probably not believe that the following photos are taken on Earth. Many of these surreal photos look like they belong to alien planets from across a gazillion stars in another universe. The truth? Not only are these areas found on Earth, the photos are also authentic.

If you are skeptical about these amazing spots, there’s no use of just saying that these places are but figments of an artist’s wild imaginations. You can actually pack up your bags and head off to these superb landmarks or tourist spots.

Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park, United States Photo credit: FRANS LANTING/DPA /LANDOV
Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park, United States
Photo credit: FRANS LANTING/DPA /LANDOV

This is not an artist’s random paint-splattered canvas but a real spring – and would you have guessed that bacteria is responsible for giving this spring its stunning colors?

Lake Retba, Sengal Photo credit: SPL/Barcroft Media / via worldfortravel.com
Lake Retba, Sengal
Photo credit: SPL/Barcroft Media / via worldfortravel.com

This pink lake? Courtesy of bacteria as well.

Lake Hillier, Australia Photo credit: JEAN PAUL FERRERO / ARDEA / CATERS NEWS
Lake Hillier, Australia
Photo credit: JEAN PAUL FERRERO / ARDEA / CATERS NEWS

…and another pink lake due to bacteria.

Tunnel of Light, Arizona Photo credit: Flickr/meckimac
Tunnel of Light, Arizona
Photo credit: Flickr/meckimac

There really is light at the end of the tunnel!

Urup Island, Russia Photo credit: via panoramio.com
Urup Island, Russia
Photo credit: via panoramio.com

This uninhabited island is every rock climber’s dream.

The Tunnel of Love in Ukraine Photo credit: Amos Chapple / Rex / Rex USA
The Tunnel of Love in Ukraine
Photo credit: Amos Chapple / Rex / Rex USA

Would you believe this charming tunnel is actually an actual tunnel used by trains?

Dutch Flower Fields, The Netherlands Photo credit: Peter Femto / via Flickr: 45610102@N02
Dutch Flower Fields, The Netherlands
Photo credit: Peter Femto / via Flickr: [email protected]

Stunning, isn’t it?

The Stone Forest, Madagascar Photo credit: POZZO DI BORGO Thomas/Shutterstock
The Stone Forest, Madagascar
Photo credit: POZZO DI BORGO Thomas/Shutterstock

I wonder how this forest can be explored?

Northern Lake Baikal, Russia Photo credit: ID1974/Shutterstock
Northern Lake Baikal, Russia
Photo credit: ID1974/Shutterstock

Simply beautiful…

Riverbeds at the Baja California Desert Photo credit: Pete Mcbride/National Geographic / Getty Images / via photography.nationalgeographic.com
Riverbeds at the Baja California Desert
Photo credit: Pete Mcbride/National Geographic / Getty Images / via photography.nationalgeographic.com

Even with the riverbeds, the area is too dry for vegetation.

The Crystal Cave, Iceland Photo credit: IURIE BELEGURSCHI / CATERS NEWS
The Crystal Cave, Iceland
Photo credit: IURIE BELEGURSCHI / CATERS NEWS

This spot looks straight out of a sci-fi flick.

Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland Photo credit: OJO Images / Rex / Rex USA
Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland
Photo credit: OJO Images / Rex / Rex USA

Legend has it that a giant built this causeway.

The Crooked Forest in Poland Photo credit: Krzywy Las w Nowym Czarnowie / via en.wikipedia.org
The Crooked Forest in Poland
Photo credit: Krzywy Las w Nowym Czarnowie / via en.wikipedia.org

Are the trees kneeling to pray?

Ice Canyon, Greenland Photo credit: Chasing Ice / via chasingice.co.uk
Ice Canyon, Greenland
Photo credit: Chasing Ice / via chasingice.co.uk

Wow! A serene spot.

The Door To Hell, Turkmenistan Photo credit: Kieran and Rachael / via kandroverland.blogspot.com
The Door To Hell, Turkmenistan
Photo credit: Kieran and Rachael / via kandroverland.blogspot.com

Would you dare to take a peak?

Camel Thorn Trees, Namibia Photo credit: Panoramic Images / Getty Images
Camel Thorn Trees, Namibia
Photo credit: Panoramic Images / Getty Images

This surreal photo looks like it’s from an alien planet.

Mount Roraima, Venezuela Photo credit: Image Source / Rex USA
Mount Roraima, Venezuela
Photo credit: Image Source / Rex USA

…this mountain, too.

Lady Musgrave Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia Photo credit: Bob Charlton/Lonely Planet Images / Getty Images
Lady Musgrave Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Photo credit: Bob Charlton/Lonely Planet Images / Getty Images

This beautiful place is a prime spot for diving.

Hang Son Doong, Vietnam Photo credit: Carsten Peter/National Geographic / Getty Images
Hang Son Doong, Vietnam
Photo credit: Carsten Peter/National Geographic / Getty Images

Scary…found the man in the pic?

Lapland, Finland Photo credit: Risto0/Shutterstock
Lapland, Finland
Photo credit: Risto0/Shutterstock

…another surreal scene that looks like its from a movie or something.

Bora Bora, French Polynesia Photo credit: via smsc.cnes.fr
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Photo credit: via smsc.cnes.fr

This alien-like piece is actually a superb tourist spot – completely natural, I must say.

The Blue Dragon River, Portugal Photo credit: Steve Richards / via Flickr: top-shot-man
The Blue Dragon River, Portugal
Photo credit: Steve Richards / via Flickr: top-shot-man

Can you find the mighty dragon?

The Wisteria Tunnel at Kawachi Fuji Gardens, in Kitakyushu, Japan Photo credit: SoulAD/Shutterstock
The Wisteria Tunnel at Kawachi Fuji Gardens, in Kitakyushu, Japan
Photo credit: SoulAD/Shutterstock

It would be heavenly to walk through this tunnel.

The Wave, Utah Photo credit: via Flickr/nathaninsandiego
The Wave, Utah
Photo credit: via Flickr/nathaninsandiego

It looks like an optical illusion.