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National Parks protect the greatest spectacles of the natural world. There are now over 4,000 of these protected areas worldwide, preserving the world’s most spectacular wildlife, some of the most interesting geological formations and, in some cases, important man-made structures. This large collection of national parks spans every corner of the globe and every imaginable setting from the mountainous peaks of the Himalayas to the coastal rainforests of Costa Rica. On this journey, we’ll explore 30 of the greatest national parks in the world and what makes them so captivating.

National Parks Video

00:32 Galapagos, Ecuador 01:55 Pantanal, Brazil 03:07 Los Glaciares, Argentina 04:18 Virunga, DRC 05:47 Kruger, South Africa 07:21 Nakuru, Kenya 08:32 Simien Mountains, Ethiopia 10:00 Timanfaya, Spain 11:03 Plitvice Lakes, Croatia 12:27 Bavarian Forest, Germany 13:45 Vatnajökull, Iceland 14:55 Lake District, United Kingdom 16:00 Abisko, Sweden 17:22 Calanque, France 18:32 Göreme, Turkey 19:44 Sagarmatha, Nepal 20:48 Ranthambore, India 22:13 Gobi Gurvan Saikhan, Mongolia 23:17 Guilin & Lijang River, China 24:39 Fuji Hakone Izu, Japan 26:06 Hundred Islands, Philippines 27:18 Khao Sok, Thailand 28:35 Bromo Tengger Semeru, Indonesia 29:44 Uluru-Kata Tjuta, Australia 30:57 Fiordland, New Zealand 32:17 Rapa Nui, Chile 33:37 Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica 34:57 Tikal, Guatemala 36:19 Tulum, Mexico 37:30 Jasper, Canada 38:57 American

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