I was once told of a word describing how utterly overwhelmed you feel when looking at mountains. Not sure if the word describes the actual mountains, or how you feel
Awe inspiring? Insignificant?– JimFeb 28, 2016 at 22:05
3Maybe one of the answers to this question: I'm looking for a word that describes that moment you feel overwhelmed by the beauty and grandeur of nature– YayFeb 28, 2016 at 22:05
2@charlotte "awestruck" maybe. dictionary.reference.com/browse/awestruck– ElianFeb 28, 2016 at 22:05
"Humbled" might work in some contexts. But, oddly, really seeing mountains also produces a sense of peace that somehow needs to be fit into the equation.– Hot LicksFeb 28, 2016 at 22:15
I think Homer Simpson would call the feeling you're talking about ensmallened.– Sven YargsFeb 28, 2016 at 23:29
I've heard of this called "seeing the elephant": wikipedia
refers to gaining experience of the world at a significant cost.