Denali isn’t just the tallest peak in North America, it is the largest mountain in the world in terms of the height as measured from base to summit. Everest and many other mountains have a higher peak, but they are all located on very high plateaus.
In his book, "The Finest Peaks: Prominence and Other Mountain Measures" Adam Helman wrote, "The base to peak rise of Mount McKinley is the largest of any mountain that lies entirely above sea level." The only other mountain with a larger base to peak difference would be Mauna Kea in Hawaii, which has a base below sea level.
A suspension bring in the mists of Yakushima Island, Japan.
Yakushima is a place where you will find few foreign visitors. Located an hour ferry ride south of Kagoshima, which is the southern most city in Japan’s four major islands, it is a place which has a special place in Japanese culture.
The top of the island is old growth cedar forests which are often covered in clouds. The island was the inspiration for the 1997 animated film Princess Mononoke by Hayao Miyazaki. It is also declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993.
Waterfall in Milford Sound, New Zealand. When I visited Milford Sound it had been raining the previous 24 hours. That meant that water was streaming everywhere down the walls of the sound. There must have been 100’s of water falls, and the large ones like this were flowing at full blast.