Landscapes reflect the living synthesis of people and gives them a local and national identity. Not only do landscapes shape the self-image of a region, but also gives a dynamic backdrop for people's loves. There are many landscapes around the world, from forests and islands to deserts and mountain ranges. Landforms, however are natural features on the earth's surface. Some examples of them are: islands, hills, atolls, lakes, oceans, mesas, plateaus, bays, gulfs, tundra, geysers, volcanoes, deltas, cliffs, coves, glaciers, isthmuses, straits, and rivers. For even more examples, type "landforms" and click on the first link.