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Several photo galleries featured on the web today offer breathtaking views of the natural world. For starters:

Spring Arrives in the UK
BBC Earth has a gallery displaying the burgeoning beauty of spring as it erupts across the UK countryside: http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20150421-your-pictures-spring-awakened

Iceland’s Westfjords
Meanwhile, BBC Travel has images of Iceland’s remote Westfjords. It’s a place where a bleak, but beautiful landscape meets cold, arctic seas under sullen, slate-gray skies. It is a land where few humans ever venture. http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20150204-where-waterfalls-outnumber-people

Chilean Eruption Caught in Photos
Reuters has images of Chile’s Calbuco volcano erupting. Some of the images are stunning, others will show scenes familiar to Northwesterners who can remember the Mt. St. Helens eruption of 1980: http://www.reuters.com/news/picture/chile-volcano-comes-to-life?articleId=USRTX19YM3

Poison Dart Frogs Display Their Beauty
While the article is more about the deadly toxins the frogs possess, the images of the amphibians show their exotic beauty. BBC Earth provides: http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20150422-the-worlds-most-poisonous-animal