China's "Red Beach" gets its vibrant hue from a particular kind of seaweed that transforms from green to crimson in the fall. The Sueda species is one of the only kinds of seaweed that tolerates a highly-alkaline soil.
No, this didn't happen without man's intervention; the rainbow petal explosion was part of a shoot captured by photographer Nick Meek for a Sony campaign. Even still, the striking scene, which called for 3.5 tons of vibrant flower petals, outshines anything you might find on a Pantone sample swatch.
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This mystical pool is actually the largest hot spring in the United States. Why does it look like a rainbow? A combination of pigmented bacteria and light refraction make for quite the scene and change depending on season, air temperature and the sun's visibility.
Ayers Rock, Australia
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This vibrant and vast sandstone formation, also known as Uluru, is a striking contrast to another one of Australia's natural wonders: The Great Barrier Reef. The rock is massive -- it has a circumference of about 9,400 meters and the trek to the top is about 1,600 meters.
Not Just A Microsoft Desktop Wallpaper, San Francisco
If this picture looks familiar, it's because it might have been your desktop wallpaper at one point during the early 00s. Though it appears, perhaps, too serene to exist in reality, Microsoft claims the appropriately named "Bliss" image is the real deal. Even on the endless travel that is the World Wide Web, nature prevails.
Canola Flower Fields, Yunnan, China
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It is no wonder China's canola flower fields are often referred to as a "golden sea." The sunshine party is in full blossom from February through March.
Hitachi Seaside Park, Ibaraki, Japan
This enormous Japanese park, which spans nearly 470 acres, hosts a plethora of breathtaking flora, including the kochia shrubs pictured. It's a breeding ground for flower paradise.
By October, these 36,000 bulbous plants molt from green to red.
Lavender Field, Valensole, France
Lavender is not specific to France, but the potent plant makes for a whimsical scene in the already-enchanting countryside.
Yuanyang County, Yunnan, China
This is an aerial shot of terraced rice paddies in Yuanyang county. The landscape gets it textured shape from the varying mountain ranges and slope degrees.
Rows and rows of enticing tulips line this charming Oregon farm; they are in full, blossoming glory in the spring time.
Great Blue Hole, Belize
Marine conservationist Jacques Cousteau and his team of divers made an expedition to the sink hole in the early 1970s to chart its depth. While measurements have differed since his dive, the hole is estimated to be over 400 feet deep, and is a treasured spot for scuba divers around the world.
Valley Of Flowers National Park, Uttarakhand, India
This flower-filled park bursts to the brim with diverse flora and a stunning mountain range. The space stretches some 175 acres.
Caño Cristales River, Meta, Colombia
"The river of five colors" gets its "liquid rainbow" appearance from Macarenia clavigera -- a plant that lines the river's floor and turns red between Colombia's wet and dry seasons. When the water level gets low enough, the incredible colors are most visible.