Photograph by Andrei Reinol
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Like mushrooms sprouting in soil, wooden poles capped with ice poke free of the sea at an old port in Tallinn. Lit by the rising sun, these remnants of a dock on the Paljassaare Peninsula are visible due to an unusually low tide.

Photograph by Andrei Reinol

The Most Stunning Visions of Earth

See phenomenal photos of the world’s wonders from the March 2017 issue of National Geographic magazine.

This story appears in the March 2017 issue of National Geographic magazine.
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A drifting jellyfish plays host to a small constellation of brittle stars. Scientists aren’t sure why the two invertebrate species sometimes unite. The salad-bowl-size jelly may offer the stars food, protection, or transportation.

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On a misty morning in London’s Richmond Park, a red deer stag bellows during mating season. From September to November, mature males roar and thrash the brush with their antlers to attract females, aka hinds, and to intimidate rivals.