When you're crammed into a New York City subway car at rush hour, waiting in an interminably long line at the DMV, or squished among hundreds of sweaty fans at a concert, the world can feel like a stiflingly small place. But make no mistake: Earth is really big — and way, way bigger than you. Consider the scale of a single person when contrasted with some of Mother Nature's more impressive features.

A farmer works in a paddy field in Suichuan county, Jiangxi province, China. (REUTERS/China Daily)

A man walks along sand dunes in the Baja peninsula, Mexico. (Annie Griffiths Belt/Corbis)

Farmers harvest asparagus in Germany. (REUTERS/Michaela Rehle)

Researchers on the Greenland ice sheet. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

A worker at the Flower Fields in Carlsbad, Calif. (REUTERS/Mike Blake)

Cyclists pedal through the mountains in Ivrea, Italy. (AP Photo/Fabio Ferrari)

A farmer harvests wheat in Bhaktapur, Nepal. (REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar)

Miners walk through a copper pit in Bor, Serbia. (REUTERS/Marko Djurica)

A surfer paddles off the coast of Barra da Tijuca beach in Rio de Janeiro. (REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes)