Seeing all of the most beautiful places in the world and bringing home photographs of them would take ten lifetimes. Still, visiting some of the top ones is a worthwhile endeavor. Here, we give you 11 to start filling up your bucket list.
11 of the World’s Most Beautiful Places to Photograph
Not only do each of these travel destinations offer opportunities for fun, relaxation and reflection, but they are also absolutely gorgeous. Let your inner photographer out by planning trips to these 11 beautiful places.
1. Rainbow Mountains of Zhangye Danxia, China.
Bring an extra memory card with you to this visual feast. Seeing the red, green, yellow and blue covered mountains is amazing, but when you realize the colors are entirely natural, you’ll begin to question the superiority of Photoshop in creating images of stunning beauty.
2. Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA.
While we’re on the topic of stunning stone formations, don’t overlook the grandeur of the Grand Canyon, right here in the USA.
3. Lavender Fields of Provence, France.
As far as the eye (and camera lens) can see, fragrant purple flowers spread out before you. Along with unforgettable images, you can bring home some sweet-smelling herbs.
4. Keukenhof Park, Holland.
If you love photographing flowers, capturing the rainbow-colored fields of tulips when they bloom in mid-April each year must be on your list of the most beautiful places in the world to photograph.
5. Glowworm Caves, Waitomo, New Zealand.
Do you enjoy stargazing? If so, you’ll love seeing this ‘underground Milky Way.’ Snap a shot of some of the thousands of bioluminescent worm larvae that dot the top of these magnificent subterranean structures.
6. Santorini, Greece.
Opa! This destination is not just a great place to relax or enjoy fun with friends. Santorini is one of the most photogenic places in the world. Come here to capture striking images of ancient whitewashed buildings and bright blue roofs.
7. Redwood National Park, California, USA.
Another place with otherworldly beauty that’s surprisingly close to home is California’s Redwood National Park. Whether you want to snap a picture of the background for the battle of Endor or feel tiny next to enormous, 2,000-year old giants, this is a must-see spot.
8. The Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia.
Planet Earth’s largest living ecosystem is best viewed, and photographed, underwater. Snap on a snorkel or get scuba-certified and bring your underwater camera to capture some of the most beautiful beaches and marine life on Earth.
9. Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany.
You don’t have to like fairy tales to feel awestruck at Germany’s most famous castle. Visit in September or October for the least-crowded views of this magical landscape.
10. Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia.
16 lakes and lagoons flowing into each other with waterfalls hidden around every corner? Yes, please! This water-forward wonderworld is a dream to see and should definitely be on your list of the most beautiful places in the world to photograph.
11. Vatnajökull, Iceland.
If you don’t mind the cold, embrace Iceland’s largest glacier as the location of some of the most stunning ice formations on earth. Ice caves, volcanoes and frozen canyons are waiting to be explored.
This list just barely scratches the surface of the most photogenic places in the world. Let these destinations inspire you to plan your next adventure.
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