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Climbers ascend Mount Elbrus.
Russia

Mount Elbrus

Europe's highest peak is a key pillar of the Seven Summits mountaineering challenge.
43.3932, 43.5629
Kolmanskop Ghost Town
Namibia

Kolmanskop Ghost Town

The remains of diamond fever taken over by the desert.
-26.6837, 15.2349
Namibia

Namib Sand Sea

A desert that rolls right up to the ocean, where it's so dry animals live off the fog.
-24.3871, 14.8518
Dead Vlei
Namibia

Dead Vlei

This "dead marsh" sits among the largest sand dunes in the world, a forest frozen in time.
-24.7350, 15.3248
Namibia

Welwitschia

Bizarre living fossil only grows in a small chunk of the Namib Desert.
-22.9576, 18.4904
Namibia

Hoba Meteorite near Grootfontein, Namibia

Largest Known Meteorite on Earth.
-19.5925, 17.9337
Coelophysis rhodesiensis relative size.
Namibia

Dinosaur Footprints on the Otjihaenamaparero Farm

200-million-year-old ceratosaurus and coelophysis rhodesiensis tracks can be found fossilized in the sandstone near Mt. Etjo.
-21.0396, 16.4003
A sign marking the Tropic of Capricorn.
Namibia

Tropic of Capricorn Crossing

Road signs in Namibia mark the location of one of the five major circles of latitude.
-23.4394, 15.8051
Machu Picchu.
Aguas Calientes, Peru

Machu Picchu: The Lost City of The Inca

The intricate stonework of Machu Picchu serves as a testament to Incan engineers.
-13.1631, -72.5450
Lima, Peru

Mercado de Brujas

A market for witches is hidden within a train station.
-12.0658, -77.0122
Palms shimmering off the water
Ica, Peru

Huacachina

An unexpected desert oasis in South America.
-14.0875, -75.7633
Peru

Choquequirao, Peru

White llama terraces dazzle in Peru's "other Machu Picchu."
-13.3892, -72.8824
The Ausangate trek.
Pitumarca, Peru

Rainbow Mountain

A remote candy-striped mountain in the Peruvian Andes straight out of the pages of Dr. Seuss.
-13.8701, -71.3032
Chucuito Province, Peru

Chucuito Temple of Fertility

Ancient Peruvian fertility temple or modern money-making hoax? Either way these monoliths still look like penises.
-15.8922, -69.8888
One of the famous reed islands on the world's highest navigable lake.
Puno, Peru

The Uros People of Lake Titicaca

The Uros people live on floating reed islands in lake Titicaca.
-15.8188, -69.9716
Chullpa
Puno, Peru

Sillustani

These ruined Incan mausoleum towers still bear carvings of sacred animals on their blocks.
-15.7211, -70.1583
Sacsayhuamán
Cusco, Peru

Sacsayhuamán

The stones of this Incan wall complex fit together so well you couldn't fit a piece of paper between some of them.
-13.5098, -71.9817
Moray
Urubamba, Peru

Moray

Huge stone depressions which may have acted as an Incan agricultural experiment.
-13.3296, -72.1971
Salt Pans of Maras
Maras, Peru

Salt Pans of Maras

This Peruvian canyon is filled with geometric salt pools that have been being harvested since the Incan empire.
-13.3328, -72.1564