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I was on a mountain the other day and had a moment where I just had to stop and take it all in. I felt insignificant (in the best way) and just stopped to admire where I was. The closest words I could find was something along the lines of biophilia, or the German word Waldeinsamkeit.

  • I didn't know what waldeinsamkeit meant, so I googled it and turned up this poem by Ralph Waldo Emerson that you might appreciate. – Kevin Workman Feb 17 '16 at 18:14
  • "[stunning] extravaganza of nature" ? – Graffito Feb 17 '16 at 18:20
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    Sounds like you had a case of the double rainbows. – user160867 Feb 17 '16 at 18:32
  • waldeinsamkeit is a feeling of loneliness and plenitude when connected to forest or nature. – Graffito Feb 18 '16 at 0:20
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While not nature specific, awestruck seems to be suitable.

  • You could improve this answer by citing a dictionary's definition, and perhaps including a sentence using this word. I think it's a very apt choice. It fits in very nicely with the OP's request. – Mari-Lou A Feb 25 '16 at 10:13
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  • Entranced: If you are entranced by someone or something that is very ​interesting or ​beautiful, you cannot ​stop ​watching him, her, or it:

The ​children ​sat ​silent on the ​carpet, entranced by the ​puppet show.
[Cambridge Dictionaries Online]

Synonyms: captivated, enraptured, enthralled.

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