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Nestled on the border between France and Spain, the Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park can be found towering high in the Pyrenees mountains. With its rocky surroundings, the park is filled with lofty peaks and rugged valleys, racking up almost 35,000 Instagram posts. Established in 1918, the park was one of Spain’s first protected areas. Measuring seven miles long (11km) is the park’s namesake valley, dotted with thick forests, striking waterfalls and scenic hiking trails.



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Landing the next spot with just over 35,000 posts and measuring around 82 square miles (212sq km) is Tatra National Park on the Slovakian border. Often regarded as Slovakia’s prettiest peak, its impressive 8,185-foot-high (2,495m) Mount Kriváň dominates the park and is a national symbol for Slovakia. The park’s snowy mountains and steep slopes typically attract skiers and snowboarders from across the world during winter.



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As its name suggests, this park in central Arkansas is famed for its magnificent geothermal hot springs earning it just over 74,300 Instagram posts. A beautiful blend of history and nature, the area rose to fame as a health resort during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, nicknamed ‘The American spa’. The historic bathhouses can still be seen on Bathhouse Row, while thermal fountains and open springs are scattered across the park.



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With just over 96,000 posts to its name, the Durmitor National Park is distinguished by its high peaks, pine forests and deep gorges. Located in the Dinara mountain range in northwestern Montenegro, the park is best known for the jaw-dropping Tara River Canyon, one of the longest and deepest river canyons in Europe. Dubbed the ‘Tear of Europe’ for its sheer scale, it measures roughly 50 miles long (82km) and 4,300 feet deep (1,310m) at its peak.



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Hailed for its abundance of incredible wildlife, Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park is up next, with a big jump in posts with just under 295,000. Characterized by the Teton mountain range, its rising peaks frame the 485 square miles (1,256sq km) of parkland. The 13,700-foot-high (4,198m) peak of Grand Teton watches over the park and its resident wildlife include elk, moose, bison and bears.



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In 18th place with just over 297,600 posts, there are plenty of picturesque spots in the Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia. Covering almost 115 square miles (300sq km), the park is halfway between Zagreb and Zadar, best-known for its color-changing lakes connected by a series of pretty cascades and waterfalls. The lakes change from bright blues to earthy greens due to the tufa build up in the waters.



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Named after its spectacular falls with just over 345,000 posts, the Iguazu National Park is in the heart of the Paranaense Rainforest. The park’s main attraction is Iguazu Falls, a stunning series of 275 waterfalls stretching across the border between Argentina and Brazil. Famed for its crashing cascades and spraying waters, the jaw-dropping falls measure 1.7 miles long (2.7km) and is the largest waterfall system in the world.



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Known as the biggest park in the Canadian Rockies, Jasper encompasses a staggering 4,200 square miles (11,000sq km) and ranks 15th with nearly 405,500 posts. With its shielding mountains, Jasper’s starry nights make it the second largest Dark Sky Preserve in the world. The park’s Maligne Lake is another major draw. Measuring 14 miles (22km) long, it is the largest natural lake of the Rockies and its clear blue waters are mesmerizing.



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Situated in eastern Utah, this sprawling park gets its name from the 2,000 natural stone arches that adorn its desert landscape and has earned just under 450,000 Instagram posts. Standing tall at 128 feet (39m), Balanced Rock is the park’s most famous attraction. The huge rust-colored structure carefully balances on a pedestal, almost defying gravity and is certainly a magnificent sight.



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Famed for its ancient sequoia trees, this aptly named park can be found in east-central California and makes it to 13th with just over 478,000 posts. Set in the southern Sierra Nevada mountain range, its towering trees grow up to 8,000 feet (2,438m). Home to the largest tree in the world (by volume), General Sherman is a whopping 275 feet (84m) tall and 36 feet (11m) in diameter. The giant tree can be found in the Giant Forest with walking paths slicing across the grove.



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With its sun-bleached landscapes and vibrant wildlife, the Serengeti National Park in northern Tanzania makes it to 12th, with just over 511,600 posts and is one of the best-known safari destinations in the world. Established in 1952, the sweeping 12,000-square-mile (31,100sq km) park is home to one of nature’s most incredible sights, the annual migration of wildebeest and zebra. The park plays host to plenty of other animals too including lions, cheetah, elephants and giraffes.



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Covering 7,523 square miles (19,484sq km), Kruger National Park is the largest safari park in eastern South Africa and is popular on Instagram with just under 568,000 posts. Known as one of the most popular game-viewing destinations in the world, its diverse landscape is home to some of South Africa’s most famous wildlife including lions, zebras, elephants, giraffes and rhinos.



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Located in northern Montana, the 1,583-square-mile (4100sq km) Glacier National Park takes seventh place with just over 709,000 posts. From its close proximity to the US-Canada border, the park encompasses a well preserved ecosystem along the Rocky Mountains often called the ‘Crown of the Continent’. The protected region features picturesque mountains, unspoiled valleys and dense forests and became a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1976.



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Established in 1872 and coming in fifth place with almost 1.4 million posts, Yellowstone National Park was the first national park in the US and is widely recognized as the oldest in the world. Renowned for its geothermal wonders, Yellowstone features the world’s most famous geyser known as Old Faithful (pictured). Named for its recurring eruptions, the hot spring dramatically shoots water up to 100-180-feet (30-55m) high around 20 times per day.



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In fourth place with just over 2.4 million posts, just northwest of Calgary lies Banff, the birthplace of Canada’s national parks. Measuring 2,564 square miles (6,641sq km), Banff National Park was founded in 1885 and is known for its sparkling lakes and steep slopes. Surrounded by the craggy peaks of the Canadian Rockies, the mesmerizing waters of Moraine Lake (pictured) is one of the park’s most breathtaking sights.



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Mountains punctured by waterfalls and soaring sequoia trees dominate California’s famous Yosemite National Park which takes second place with almost 2.9 million posts. Set in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, the 1,187-square-mile (3,074sq km) park is peppered with peaks and granite cliffs. The most noteworthy cliff is Half Dome, a distinct rock formation rising almost 5,000 feet (1,524m) above Yosemite Valley.



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