There’s no question that Mother Nature has been generous enough to give us countless gifts of everything we need to survive. Not to mention the breathtaking landscapes and adorable animals that make our hearts melt. But sometimes we can get stuck in the fast pace of our urban lifestyles and barely even notice the beauty surrounding us.

Thanks to this subreddit, however, we can still admire the jaw-dropping things happening just outside the comfort of our homes. From mammoth tusks and wild horses to devastating natural disasters; this Reddit page has more than enough captivating images for you to see.

Bored Panda collected the best awe-inspiring examples this subreddit could offer. Keep scrolling through this list and see some truly awesome photos of nature yourself!

#1

Squirrel Nest

Squirrel Nest

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boredpanDaman
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10 months ago

awww, im melting

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Since its creation in 2016, the subreddit has reached more than 5.7M members, with few thousands browsing the sub at any given moment. As the moderators say, "We are here to appreciate the awesome majesty and incredibly cool aspects of nature." Scrolling through the sub, you can see that the community posts high-energy content paying tribute to wonderful nature.

And there's plenty of things to appreciate. Try to remember those childhood days when you went outside to play with your friends. Finding the most exciting things around you—weird-looking frogs or insanely colorful bugs—every day seemed like an adventure. Unfortunately, today, people in the U.S. seem to spend more and more time indoors.

#2

Shizuoka, Japan

Shizuoka, Japan

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
10 months ago

Breathtaking

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A study of almost 12,000 children and adults found that people have lost connection with nature. It poses a nationwide problem, "since overwhelming evidence shows the physical, psychological, and social well-being of humans depends on contact with nature." Yet most of the respondents said there were more important issues than concerns for nature and even though they spent relatively little time outdoors, they were satisfied with the amount.

One of the reasons for this would be that people are putting their focus on other things like time, work or money. Let's not forget the new technologies that distract and captivate. Middle- or older-aged people are concerned that younger generations are "overly reliant on electronic media, unaware of how the natural world works, and unacquainted with the simple enjoyment of being outdoors".

#3

Majestic Cross Fox

Majestic Cross Fox

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Alexia
Community Member
10 months ago

Gorgeous colors, and that look!..

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#4

The Moon Looks Like Saturn

The Moon Looks Like Saturn

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boredpanDaman
Community Member
10 months ago

love you moon

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Another report by Outdoor Foundation only proves these concerns. It showed that in 2018, a little less than half of the U.S. population did not participate in outdoor recreation at all. And it seems that only 17.9 percent went outside at least once a week.

What's especially worrying is the outdoor activity among youth. "Kids went on 15 percent fewer annual outings in 2018 than they did in 2012," the report states. This decline will affect their physical activity in the future because "adults that were active outside as children were twice as likely to be active when they became adults."

#5

Endangered Andean Cat

Endangered Andean Cat

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Yettichild
Community Member
10 months ago

Gorgeous.

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#6

Mushrooms Growing On Dead Leaf On Almost Perfect Alignment

Mushrooms Growing On Dead Leaf On Almost Perfect Alignment

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Bea Leiderman
Community Member
10 months ago

This is my picture!!! https://flic.kr/p/KdE32G

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The good news is that reconnecting with nature is not a difficult task. It seems that spending just a few hours a week in nature can impact your wellbeing. In this study, researchers questioned more than 19K people in the UK and examined links between the recreational time they spent in nature in the past week and self-reported health and well-being. The results showed that compared to no nature contact last week, people who go out for at least 120 minutes reported having better health or high well-being.

#7

Owl Raised Duckling When It Mistook Egg For Its Own

Owl Raised Duckling When It Mistook Egg For Its Own

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boredpanDaman
Community Member
10 months ago

family drama

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#8

Wild Reindeer Under The Northern Lights

Wild Reindeer Under The Northern Lights

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boredpanDaman
Community Member
10 months ago

our world is really majestic and we somehow fail to keep that in mind

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#9

Capybara With Friends

Capybara With Friends

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Michelle M
Community Member
10 months ago

I aspire to always be as chill as capybaras. My spirit animals

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This pattern was consistent across all age groups, even older adults or people with long-term health issues. According to the researchers, "It did not matter how 120 minutes of contact a week was achieved." Whether it's a long walk in the park or just a short stroll around the neighborhood, the benefits are similar to how people would feel after exercising.

#10

Lynx Mother And A Baby

Lynx Mother And A Baby

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ElenaK
Community Member
10 months ago

Mother looks really exhausted!

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#11

Hummingbird Nest

Hummingbird Nest

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Otter
Community Member
10 months ago

I once saw a hummingbird nest from about three feet away, a hummingbird kept dive-bombing me and I was baffled, until I was the sake-cup nest it was trying to drive me away from. If only I'd had a camera!

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#12

A Little Lion Snarling At My Remote Camera

A Little Lion Snarling At My Remote Camera

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boredpanDaman
Community Member
10 months ago

chill, kiddo

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Spending a couple of hours per week to appreciate Mother Nature will not only make you healthier but also more creative. Getting constantly bombarded with massive amounts of information, feeling overwhelmed or overworked can lead to burnout. Being out in the open helps you restore your attention and have more creative and clear thoughts.

#13

Beautiful Blue Mycean Mushroom

Beautiful Blue Mycean Mushroom

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Otter
Community Member
10 months ago

It looks like a Star Trek prop mushroom!

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#14

A Crow Doing His Part To Save The Planet

A Crow Doing His Part To Save The Planet

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Otter
Community Member
10 months ago

Crow is smarter than Republicans!

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#15

The Cosmic Sensation

The Cosmic Sensation

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Sue Lynn Chan
Community Member
10 months ago

Save this for my laptop

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Three researchers from the University of Utah showed that hikers saw an increase in performance on creativity and problem-solving by 50% only after spending four days outdoors. "Our results demonstrate that there is a cognitive advantage to be realized if we spend time immersed in a natural setting."

#16

A Tree With Some Serious Will To Live

A Tree With Some Serious Will To Live

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Out of chocolate
Community Member
10 months ago

Life, uh, finds a way

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#17

A Very Photogenic Leopard

A Very Photogenic Leopard

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boredpanDaman
Community Member
10 months ago

he knows it

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#18

Eruption On Etna Creates A View Which Is Like A Phoenix

Eruption On Etna Creates A View Which Is Like A Phoenix

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Helenium
Community Member
10 months ago

wow what a foto

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"We anticipate that this advantage comes from an increase in exposure to natural stimuli that are both emotionally positive and low-arousing and a corresponding decrease in exposure to attention-demanding technology, which regularly requires that we attend to sudden events, switch amongst tasks, maintain task goals, and inhibit irrelevant actions or cognitions," they said.

#19

A Stork Couple Celebrating Their First Egg

A Stork Couple Celebrating Their First Egg

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Romenriel
Community Member
10 months ago

Awww!

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#20

Same Whale Found After 35 Years In The West Coast Of Mexico

Same Whale Found After 35 Years In The West Coast Of Mexico

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Otter
Community Member
10 months ago

I went on an Antarctic cruise, and we were asked to share all the pictures we'd taken of whale's flukes. They were given to whale scientists who used them to track individuals. I loved that cruise, it catered to the tastes of nature nerds, and instead of having bands or commedians on board to entertain the passengers, they had scientists and naturalists.

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#21

These Male & Female Cardinals

These Male & Female Cardinals

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Fabrice
Community Member
10 months ago

Angry Birds !

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But if you're not a fan of hiking or camping, there are other ways you can boost your mental and physical well-being. National Geographic explains that there's a new trend originating from Japan called shinrin-yoku—literally, forest bath—and is a physiological and psychological experience in nature.

#22

Mother Owl With Her Kids

Mother Owl With Her Kids

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Romenriel
Community Member
10 months ago

How rude, human!

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#23

Highly Successful Honeybee

Highly Successful Honeybee

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Tobias Rieper
Community Member
10 months ago

someone has been eating cheetos

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#24

A Very Colorful Mandarin Duck

A Very Colorful Mandarin Duck

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Otter
Community Member
10 months ago

Color somewhat heightened in photo processing, but they're spectacular birds. Feral Mandarin ducks have established a stable population in Los Angeles.

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"The purpose was twofold: to offer an eco-antidote to tech-boom burnout and to inspire residents to reconnect with and protect the country’s forests," they explained. And the best part is that you don't even have to be a nature lover for this exercise to work. When walking around, try to notice your surroundings and open your senses.

#25

Barn Owl Displaying Feathers

Barn Owl Displaying Feathers

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citcat
Community Member
10 months ago (edited)

Look at me, I'm pretty!! - The owl

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#26

Exotic, Beautiful, And Rare Patagonian Crater Agate Only Found In Argentina!

Exotic, Beautiful, And Rare Patagonian Crater Agate Only Found In Argentina!

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ShriSha Kamboj
Community Member
10 months ago

this is just exquisite

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#27

The Valley Of 72 Waterfalls, Switzerland

The Valley Of 72 Waterfalls, Switzerland

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ZombieGirl
Community Member
10 months ago

I want to live there

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So, reconnecting with the world right outside your doorstep reduces anxiety and stress. It also has a profound impact on your mood and creativity. Let's just hope that seeing some inspiring images on this list will bring back your interest in being more active and spending some time in the sunshine.

#28

A Beautiful Morning In Iceland

A Beautiful Morning In Iceland

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boredpanDaman
Community Member
10 months ago

i somehow want to hug the whole place

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#29

Beautiful Seashells In A Shell

Beautiful Seashells In A Shell

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Otter
Community Member
10 months ago

OMG where is this that the beach is full of tiny intact shells???

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#30

Basalt Canyon, Iceland

Basalt Canyon, Iceland

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Otter
Community Member
10 months ago

Tops of my bucket list!

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#31

A Rare Desert Bloom In The Atacama Desert In Chile

A Rare Desert Bloom In The Atacama Desert In Chile

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Moneythink
Community Member
10 months ago

"Rare" doesn't begin to describe it; that's the driest nonpolar desert in the world. And yet, "Despite modern views of Atacama Desert as fully devoid of vegetation, in pre-Columbian and Colonial times a large flatland area known as Pampa del Tamarugal was a woodland but demand for firewood associated with silver and saltpeter mining in the 18th and 19th centuries resulted in widespread deforestation.". Humans being humans.

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#32

Gorgeous Arctic Hares

Gorgeous Arctic Hares

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Alexia
Community Member
10 months ago

Those big snowballs have eyes!

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#33

Wildlife Photographer Attempting To Take Photos Of Meerkats

Wildlife Photographer Attempting To Take Photos Of Meerkats

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Alexia
Community Member
10 months ago

"Don't move, hooman, I think I spotted something there!"

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#34

Raw Velvety Malachite

Raw Velvety Malachite

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Samantha PandaNotBored
Community Member
10 months ago

Can I have it ? Please 😁

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#35

A Snowflake On A Crow’s Wing

A Snowflake On A Crow’s Wing

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Deja Katz
Community Member
10 months ago

Crows are some darned fine birds

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#36

Helmcken Falls Canada

Helmcken Falls Canada

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Mimi La Souris
Community Member
10 months ago

wooaw ! first time i see this

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#37

Touching North America And Europe At The Same Time

Touching North America And Europe At The Same Time

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Karin Gibson
Community Member
10 months ago

It is a fault where the two plates are next to each other in the Atlantic Ocean

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#38

Rehabilitated Chimpanzee Named Wounda Showed Gratefulness To Jane And Team Upon Release Back To The Wild

Rehabilitated Chimpanzee Named Wounda Showed Gratefulness To Jane And Team Upon Release Back To The Wild

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Mich
Community Member
10 months ago

*gratitude

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#39

A 12 Million Year Old Praying Mantis Encased In Amber

A 12 Million Year Old Praying Mantis Encased In Amber

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Jody Brown
Community Member
10 months ago

He didn't pray hard enough

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#40

Big Bison Meets Little Magpie

Big Bison Meets Little Magpie

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Jayne Kyra
Community Member
10 months ago

"So, you coming to the meeting?"

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#41

Fish Eating Berries

Fish Eating Berries

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Chewie Baron
Community Member
10 months ago

What is clever about the fish is that it has to filter in the refraction of the berries by the water.

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#42

This Is A Blue Pit Viper

This Is A Blue Pit Viper

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Jody Brown
Community Member
10 months ago

Camouflaged perfectly

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#43

Absolute Unit Kodiak Bear

Absolute Unit Kodiak Bear

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boredpanDaman
Community Member
10 months ago

wew hewo beawie

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#44

A Fox Looking Up At A Drone

A Fox Looking Up At A Drone

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Mich
Community Member
10 months ago

Poor bugger doesn’t realize that this is the first sign that his habitat or life is about to be destroyed

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#45

Cardinal Showing Off

Cardinal Showing Off

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boredpanDaman
Community Member
10 months ago

i like how casual he is

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#46

The Harpy Eagle

The Harpy Eagle

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Alexia
Community Member
10 months ago

Ok, this is scary, it looks like a man in a bird costume. I want to see this majestic bird, but... from a safe distance :))

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#47

My Wife Found This Tiny Skink In Our Garden, Some Much Needed Brightness On A Grey, Smoky Day

My Wife Found This Tiny Skink In Our Garden, Some Much Needed Brightness On A Grey, Smoky Day

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MikeWheelerFan
Community Member
10 months ago

Blue-tailed skink! They’re beautiful.

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#48

This Caterpillar Eating A Leaf But All I Can See Is Squidward’s Interpretive Dance

This Caterpillar Eating A Leaf But All I Can See Is Squidward’s Interpretive Dance

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Beth Sito
Community Member
10 months ago

LOL!!!

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#49

The Edge Of A Rainstorm

The Edge Of A Rainstorm

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Kirsten Kerkhof
Community Member
10 months ago

Years ago I was cycling and I saw a wall of rain coming towards me, and there was nothing I could do to avoid it. I felt like I was watching my own execution ...

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#50

Wild Horses Enjoy The Ocean

Wild Horses Enjoy The Ocean

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Kika González
Community Member
10 months ago

What?! Where?

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