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Best Places To Photograph Around The World

Hi everyone, today’s post is about the many spectacular places you can go and visit around the world, as well as take some stunning photographs along the way, while having an adventure of a lifetime, and seeing some terrific sights. There are so many beautiful places around the world that is waiting to be discovered and for you to capture on camera, but you must remember to take your camera, so that you can capture every second of every moment of your time seeing these wonderful sights as you won’t get that moment back again.

Photographers are lucky enough to travel all around the world, they have both the time and resources to travel to anyone of these places if not all. But even if you are not a frequent globe trotter and you want to discover some of the best places for you to go and visit, here is few to get you starter. Let your hair down and make new memories, with family, or friends.

If you got the chance to go anywhere in the world, where would you go?  

Beautiful Places to Explore and Capture the Moment

Bora Bora (French Polynesia)

An aerial shot captures the breath-taking beauty of Bora Bora, making this a good place to not only take in the scenery but to also take some amazing photographs. It would be a shame not to add this island to a photographers dream places, with its striking rich sandy beaches and islands to discover. This beautiful place as more than 55 thousand visitors a year, that come to discover the wonders of the islands.

Bora Bora is in the French Polynesia, and is well-known for its volcanoes and turquoise lagoon, with its colourful coral reefs, and deep blue crystal waters, that is surrounded by islets, making this one the most photographed places in the world, both above and below the sea level. Why not try scuba diving and see the wonders of the ocean?

The Alps (Switzerland)

The Swiss Alps in Switzerland is a place of spectacular beauty, that encapsulates The Alps with its breath-taking scenery, it is just pure heaven capturing its very essence. Whether you decide to climb its 13,000 feet and walk across its peak or stop on the grassy hill a couple of miles away, you will still get a stunning mountain background, which will always give you one of the most iconic and worthwhile photographs.

Adventurers, artists, and photographers alike would especially love these views, but for different reasons, but they would all agree that it has the most breath-taking views around, which steals the show, whether it’s covered in snow or not it is still mesmerises you. Photographers would prefer to shoot from the top of Breithorn mountain for the best views of the Swiss Alps.

New York City (USA)

New York City is called the city that never for an incredibly good reason, because it does just that, as it doesn’t matter if it is morning, noon, or night, the city is always busy and full of life with the hustle and bustle that goes on, right into the early hours of the morning, along with the cities light which almost never goes out, it is such a stunning sight to see and creates a spectacular sight for the avid photographer who loves night-time photography.

New York City is such a beautiful place to visit, as there is so much to see and experience and photograph including its most famous landmarks the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty, If you position your camera right, you can take a shot of New York City skyscrapers that will give you a stunning shot of the city producing some of the most amazing photo shots with spectacular views across the city. This is a city of many wonders.

Machu Picchu (Peru)

Machu Picchu looks stunningly beautiful in every way, there’s no wonder it as 1.5 million visitors every year wanting to see its picturesque views. To photographers, it has all the elements of a good photograph, with its perfect views of the Andes along with the ancient Inca temples and ruins. For the best camera view would be an aerial shot as you get to see everything. Down at the foot of the Machu Picchu is the Aguas Calientes where you can also do some astrophotography and capture amazing shots of the Milky Way

This world-famous 15th-century landmark is situated nearly eight thousand feet above sea level, it is a great trip to go and visit when you are seeing the sights of Peru, you won’t be disappointed.

The Pantheon (Rome)

Rome is a place full of culture and history, and it is always a good idea to immerse yourself in it, you will want to go take photos, too. The outdoor shot of the Pantheon in Rome, Italy is a spectacular sight to see, with its famous architecture, and photogenic buildings. This is one of the remarkable places that you could ever go too, especially those for those of you who are budding photographers. There are many famous architectures to choose from, so have fun visiting them and getting to know their history. I thought that I would do the Pantheon, which is situated in the Piazza della Rotonda which features an Obelisco del Pantheon or known as the Fontana del Pantheon (Fountain in Rome)

You can take photographs of the inside of this old Roman building, and capture the domed ceiling, which lets light come beaming through, and it beautifully lights up at night. There are many sights to visit, so plan your visit and see some amazing sights, and have a fabulous time doing it.

Avatar Hallelujah Mountain, (China)

Avatar Hallelujah Mountain is a place of pure beauty, it is set in China a country with many of the world’s most amazing locations, many of which are unknown to people outside of China. This place was the inspiration for the movie Avatar in the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, which is one of the most beautiful places that China has to offer. I recommend taking your camera to take some spectacular photographs that will last a lifetime, and it has now become even easier than ever to take pictures with the Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge, which is the highest bridge to have a glass bottom. You can take a photograph looking down into the National Forest, but it is not for the faint hearted.

Faroe Islands

High up above the Faroe Island you can see for miles, it is a spectacular tourist destination, that’s full of beautiful greenery that is preserved and unspoilt. This island is a place of many wonders, the views and scenery are spectacular that drive in the tourists, with having a record of just over 89,000 in one year to its average of just under 44,000.

This cluster of islands is between Iceland and Norway which is packed with unique and authentic adventures, which is all set under one place. This is one of the most beautiful places to be in world, with its mountains that set the scene, to the green hills, and beautiful crystal-clear blue lagoons, or take why not take in the picturesque scenery on one of their hikes, that strewn across the island are quaint little towns. It is one for the memory book.

Banff, (Canada)

This beautiful picturesque Canadian beauty is home to Banff. It is a place for adventurous tourists and is a photographers dream picture with its amazing high peaks, where you can see for miles around. You can take a picture from about every angle, from the foot of the mountain to its highest peaks, you can take amazing camera shots, but don’t forget to take in the views as well, they are just breath-taking, and you would hate to miss a single minute of it.

This place is a hidden gem, that has been hidden away from the rest of the world, but it certainly has earned its title of being one of the world’s most beautiful and amazing places to visit. High up on the top pf the mountain, you can see the view of the glacial lake, called Lake Minnewanka and Bow River, they look spectacular especially in spring and summertime.

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog today. I will see you all next week.

Marvel Movie Locations That You Can Visit Part 1

Hi everyone, hope your enjoying all this lovely weather we are having. It is nice to be able to go on days out with our families and get out and about and enjoy the fresh air and feel the sun on our faces once again.

Have you ever wondered where your favorite movie was filmed, well… over the course of the next few months I will be doing just that? I am not afraid to say that I love movies, but I also love to travel and explore places I visit, I’m more of an adventurer than sitting on the beach all day, trying to get a tan that never ever comes, instead I am left looking like a beetroot.

I am starting film locations off with MCU franchise, but because there’s a few I will be doing it in two parts.

Locations of Where These Movies were Filmed

We all know that to create the movies we love like Avengers, Captain America and Doctor Strange there is a lot of CGI involved. Some movies are done in front of a green screen and made to come alive with computers.

Although they use CGI, and film studios, the creators do like to use the real world too, either for inspiration or as filming locations. They do like to use restaurants, special landmarks and buildings that have been used in previous movies.

Movie locations mean there is a lot of travelling that comes into creating these spectacular movie scenes you see whether it is local or far and wide across the world. Here is a look at some of the locations that you can go and see.

‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ – Liverpool, England

Marvel’s first Avenger Captain America was filmed in many locations throughout the course of the movie, but one place they did visit was Liverpool’s Stanley Dock in 2011. They brought over 500 cast and crew, so they could transform the docks into the Victorian dockland of 1940’s New York’s Albert Dock before they continued on with production in other areas of the Uk like Manchester, London, and Wales, before heading back to the US to continue with scenes from locations in Manhattan and New York.

Stanley Dock was used in the scene at the beginning of the movie, where Steve Rogers gives chase after Kruger that sees them running along the Brooklyn waterfront. To transform Liverpool in to looking as if they are still in New York for their five-day shoot. It took around a month’s work of preparations, to change the red brick into New York stone.

  • Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK
  • Manchester, Greater Manchester, England, UK
  • Stanley Dock, Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK
  • Bourne Woods, Farnham, Surrey, England, UK
  • Manhattan Beach, California, USA
  • New York City, New York, USA
  • Northern Quarter, Manchester, Greater Manchester, England, UK
  • Downtown, Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Times Square, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

Thor Ragnarok’ – Queensland, Australia

Thor Ragnarok was filmed in many locations throughout Australia to create the home of Thor, his brother Loki, and the Norse gods. Director Taika Waititi choose Australia for its out-of-this-world locations. It took 450 people and 4 months to recreate the outdoor set of Asgard. Mount Tamborine and Cedar Creek Falls become the setting, before going over to the US for any reshoots.

  • Mount Tamborine, Queensland, Australia
  • Cedar Creek falls, Queensland, Australia
  • Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  • Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Dirk Hartog Island, Australia
  • Australia

‘Black Panther’ – Argentina & Brazil South America

Black panther was mainly done in South Korea, added with a sprinkle of Argentina and the USA, what do you get, a magical location set in the fictional world of Wakanda, the African world of Black Panther.

It was during the fight scene with T’Challa and his arch nemesis Erik Killmonger, that you get to see this fabulous backdrop of the Iguazu Waterfalls. While the action shots were done on a soundstage in Atlanta, Georgia, the widescreens were done at the Iguazu falls, that borders both Argentina and Brazil in South America.

  • Iguazú Waterfalls, Misiones, Argentina
  • Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  • Busan, South Korea
  • High Museum of Art – 1280 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  • Gwangan Bridge, Busan, South Korea
  • The north side of the Sajik Baseball Stadium, Busan, South Korea
  • Haeundae Gwajeong Bridge, Busan, South Korea
  • Georgia, USA
  • South Korea
  • Argentina
  • USA

‘Captain America: Civil War’ – Leipzig, Germany

Captain America: Civil War had many beautiful locations that set the scene for this movie, it picked up where Avengers: Age of Ultron left off, after the battle in Sokovia. This is where Steve Rogers leads one team and Tony Stark leads the other. Both having their own ideas on where they should go from here. Tony wants to follow the governments rules, but Steve doesn’t which leads them to come to blows in an epic battle.

Germany’s tiny airport, Leipzig/Halle has featured in several Hollywood movies, including Captain America: Civil War, this airport was also used in the thriller Flightplan (2005) starring Jodie Foster and Unknown (2011) starring Liam Neeson.

  • Puerto Rico
  • Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  • Leipzig/Halle Airport, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
  • Potsdamer Platz, Mitte, Berlin, Germany
  • Brazil
  • Iceland
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Spree River, Berlin, Germany
  • Clayton State University, Morrow, Georgia, USA
  • Leipziger Straße, Mitte, Berlin, Germany
  • USA

Thor: The Dark World’ – London, England

Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World was mainly filmed in the UK spreading itself across many locations. London as featured in many Marvel films, with the Capital being at the forefront of the projects, giving you the setting for the perfect scene. Although it was Doctor Strange that had visited its Embankment, when learning all about his powers and how to use them, but it was Thor: The Dark World that as featured the capital most assiduously.

  • Skógarfoss Waterfall, Iceland
  • Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London, England, UK
  • Bourne Woods, Farnham, Surrey, England, UK
  • Stonehenge, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, England, UK
  • Blythe House, 23 Blythe Road, West Kensington, London, England, UK
  • London, Greater London, England, UK

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ – Edinburgh, Scotland

Avengers Infinity War was mostly done in Atlanta and in the United Kingdom. It was done simultaneously with Endgame because of financial reasons, has this was one of the most expensive films ever made, it featured an all-star cast with the MCU coming together to create two spectacular films ever going. They also had to factor in the availability of all its stars which is the reason why they did it back-to-back. The action was spectacular from start to finish, it just never stopped.

The story may take you across the universe, but one location stood out for me and that was Edinburgh, following Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany), they thought that they could be a normal couple by trying to hide from Thanos and the world, as all they wanted was to be together, but that was never going to happen as no one hides from Thanos… Not even them.

  • Durham Cathedral, The College, Durham, County Durham, England, UK
  • Banaue Rice Terraces, Ifugao, Philippines
  • Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, Maranhao, Brazil
  • Cockburn Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
  • Inverness Castle, Scotland, UK
  • Waverly Train Station, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
  • St Abbs Head, Berwickshire, Scotland, UK
  • Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
  • Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  • New York City, New York, USA
  • Tallulah Gorge, Tallulah Falls, Georgia, USA

‘Captain Marvel’ – South California, USA

Captain Marvel locations was based just in the US, mainly surrounding California, it is one of the only Marvel movies to be solely in the US. Edwards Air Force Base in Kern County, Southern California was based on the Top Gun style setting. The team wanted to try and do as much of the shoot on location before eventually turning, to use the effects of CGI, this way it gives you the more authenticity that it needed. 

The air force base may of course look familiar to some of you, as the Edwards Air Force Base, Southern California, the base has been the subject of a few film locations from the likes of the Transformers movies, Armageddon, Marvel’s Iron Man, and many more.

  • Shaver Lake, California, USA
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
  • Oxnard, California, USA
  • Simi Valley, California, USA
  • Mojave, California, USA
  • New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
  • Rosamond, California, USA
  • Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Valley Plaza, North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
  • California, USA
  • Louisiana, USA
  • New York, USA
  • Edwards Air Force Base, California, USA
  • USA

‘Doctor Strange’ – Kathmandu, Nepal

Ancient places are always good to use as back drops for setting the scene in movies, Doctor Strange was no different. This place transports you back to a place of beauty and to a time where it is untouched to the outside world. There is some amazing traditional architecture, colourful streets markets and sacred temples. Doctor Strange was set mostly around Kathmandu with its rich history as the base for the setting, added with amazing special effects used to transport him through space and time. Along with Kathmandu there are also a few other locations to visit, why not check them out!

  • Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Deerpark, New York, USA
  • Hong Kong, China
  • National Liberal Club, 1 Whitehall Place, Westminster, London, England, UK
  • 319 West 4th Street, New York City, New York, USA
  • Exeter College, Turl Street, Oxford, England, UK
  • Los Angeles, California, USA

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog. Have a good week and I will see you all next week.

Beautiful Caves Around The World

Hi everyone, I hope you are all having a good week so far… I think that the weather helps with everyone with what type of mood you are in, and the amount of energy you have, so I have been making the most of this time, while I can.

Today I thought that I would do about some beautiful caves. I know caves, right! You may think BORING!!! I always thought that caves were more like what you see in Indiana Jones, okay a lot are but there are some stunning caves out there in the world, so when I discovered that all caves are not like that, I thought that I would give you an insight into some remarkable caves from around the world.

Enchanting Caves

Here are 10 caves that are bustling with colour, covered either in ice, or could be considered sacred places. underground caves and caverns. You wouldn’t believe that these underground caves exist as they seem almost too good to be true to exist in our world. Here are some incredible caves for you to see for yourself.

Skaftafell Ice Cave, Vatnajökull Glacier, Iceland

This beautiful cave is located on the frozen lagoon of the Svínafellsjökull glacier in Skaftafell, Iceland. You can best enjoy the vivid blue scene of this magnificent ice cave, either in the fall or during wintertime.  It was constructed from centuries old ice from the slopes of Öræfajökull that as now transpired into what you now see before you, a pressurized glacier ice that contains hardly any air bubbles and making them become more transparent, except for the blue tinge. The ice as occurred over the last several years, and the holes in the Vatnajökull glacier have created amazing caves. The blue ice caves are a rare wonder to see.

Phraya Nakhon Cave, Thailand

The Phraya Nakhon Cave can be found in the Sam Roi Yot National Park in Thailand, it is one of the most mystical and mysterious landmarks there is in Thailand, but there are only a few that get to see it. The reason behind that is, it’s hard to get to the gold and green pavilion, only dedicated travelers, and hikers will accomplish this by making the journey. Those that do get to see it are rewarded with a stunning vision. The light that comes shining through the ceiling makes it even more magical, as it illuminates the Kuha Karuhas temple. The pavilion was purposely built for when King Chulalongkorn visited in 1890, and historically was a popular place for local kings to come and visit

Golden Temple of Dambulla Sri Lanka

The Golden Temple of Dambulla is also known as The Dambulla Royal Cave Temple and Golden Temple, it is the best well-presented cave that Sri Lanka as to offer. The Golden Temple was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1991. It is made up of five caves, that contain 157 statues of Buddha as well as many paintings on the walls and ceilings, which gives you an insight into the artistic talent of ancient times. The best time to go and visit this amazing temple is best late afternoon when it is somewhat cooler. This is one of the oldest temples going as it has been going for 22 centuries but it still looks remarkable for its age.

Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Batu Caves is one of Kuala Lumpur main and most favoured attraction, which comes alive every year attracting millions of tourists worldwide, they come to celebrate the Thaipusam festival that they hold in the caves, with several having been turned into temples. You are met by a grand entrance that can be reached by a staircase of 272 steps and is guarded by a golden statue of the god Murugan which towers at 40 metre’s (131 feet high). The limestone that forms around the Batu Cave dates back 400 million years ago, and the temple are only 100 years old and features the idols, and statues that are stood inside the main caves. This is the largest and most popular of the Batu Caves, At the foot of Batu Hill there are two other caves, one of them is the Art Gallery Cave and the other is a Museum Cave.

The Marble Caves, Patagonia, Chile

The Marble Caves can be found in the General Carrera Lake in Patagonia, and is over 6,000 years old, and was declared a national monument in 1994. The smooth intricate shapes that are etched on the walls of the cave was created by the formations that is made up of calcium carbonate, which is a result of the lakes current, that had carved itself through the rocks over the years. This is one of the world’s most stunning of places to visit. The caves are known for their beautiful and spectacular turquoise water cast of marble ceilings.

Reed Flute Cave, Guilin, China

The Reed Flute Cave can be found in Guangxi, China. The limestone cave has been visited by many tourists over its 1200 years, with its ink subscription that dates to the 8th century BCE. Its name comes from several reeds that grow at the mouth, which can be made into flutes. The colorful lights illuminate off the stunningly formed stalagmites and stalactite causing such a beautiful effect, that as you mesmerized by its many colors, which is just spectacular to see.

Antelope Canyon, Arizona, USA

Antelope Canyon was carved out by millions of years of water erosion, but you would be forgiven for thinking that it has been sculpted by a professional, with its smooth beautiful lines, but that was not the case. Instead, it was formed out of the erosion of sandstones from flash flooding and rainwater. The stunning color of The Navajo sandstones flowing of the cave walls are awe-inspiring, attracting many visitors to the cave and even photographers come from all over the world to see it in all its splendour. The Navajo name for the upper Antelope Canyon is “Tse’ bighanilini,” which means in English “the place where water runs through rocks.” The Antelope is known for the light that shines directly down in to the opening of the canyon and wave like structure.

Han Son Doong Cave, Vietnam

The Han Son Doong cave can be found in Quang Binh Province, and is the largest known cave in the world, and it is utterly mesmerizing and is filled with many wonders. The stalactites measure 70 metre’s in height, with the pearls the size of basketballs. Every time tourists visits, they are stunned by the size of it, as they don’t expect it to be as big as it first appears, but it is a place of many wonders, and those who come, want to explore its many underground gems. There is plenty to see in the cave with parts of it illuminated by two sinkholes that flood the cave with its rays of sunlight beaming down, there is no place in the world like this…

Kyaut Sae Cave, Myanmar

Kyaut Sae Cave is known throughout the world, and is a magical and majestic cave that holds a Buddhist temple hidden within its cave. It does not diminish the fact of its natural beauty at all. There is a small opening in the ceiling that releases sunlight into the cave, illuminating it up giving it an orange or blue glow. This cave is only known to a small number of people that live in the area, as it is a relatively small and therefore not that interesting to researchers. The main visitors to the cave are pilgrims. The temple remains one of the most important places in the country. Trees and shrubs grow inside which gives it an even more stunning feature.

Cuevas del Drach Caves, Spain

Cuevas del Drach Caves can be located at Porto Cristo on the island of Mallorca and are made up of four Dragon Caves (Cave of Luis, Salvador, Black Cave, White Cave, and Cave of the French) it is an unbelievable sight to see. The striking formation was staged over millions of years of non-stop drip-drip. The winding corridors connect to each individual cave, with stalagmites hanging from its enormous ceiling. Near to the entrance is where the “Baths of Diana” is, when entering it you are hit by a small illuminating turquoise blue lake that is just so mesmerizing and enchanting. There in the middle of the lake sits a small orchestra, ready to give you a short concert, you sit in the surrounding boats before the band strikes up and fills the cave with beautiful music. Millions of tourists would come in their droves to see the wonders of this cave and see the only cave that as an orchestra.

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog, enjoy the rest of your week and I will see you back here next week

Beautiful Forests Around The World

This week’s blog is about the beautiful forests around the world, that look so peaceful and serene and most of all very inviting, a place to go to escape from all the stress. I don’t know about you, but it is sometimes good to get away from all the electronics, so you can switch off and focus on what is important to you, not only for yourself, but to re-connect with your family, as well as nature. We have all had it hard for the past year, and taking time out for loved ones, is more crucial than ever.

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Hunan, China

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, as one of the most beautifullest of settings, I think that was why it became the inspiration for the movie Avatar, with its deep ravines, subtropical forest and along with its towering sandstone buttes. This gives you the impression of a magical place that can hypnotise you into forgetting about everything outside of its bubble.  This peaceful and mesmerizing place is part of the UNESCO World Heritage site in the Wulingyuan District of South-Central China’s Hunan Province, which is home to some rare species like the ginkgo biloba tree that is also known by ginkgo or gingko, along with some unusual primates and birds. This park offers some beautiful and thrilling ways to explore its landscape, including its glass walkway and cable cars that gets you up close and personal too the beauty of its forest offering you a bird’s eye view. This is an absolute must for an avid photographer with its out of this world scenery.

Daintree Rainforest, Queensland, Australia

The majestic Daintree Rainforest is thought to be one of the oldest rainforests in the world by being around 135 million years old. It is protected by UNESCO and it is home to a vast amount of rare and threatened plants and animal species, which includes these types of plants that are rare, endangered, and exotic the blue tassel fern, Coopers Creek Walnut, the Rare Russell River Lime. The animals included are the Spotted Tiger Quoll, Musky Rat-Kangaroo, and Southern Cassowary. A prehistoric predator, called the saltwater crocodile can also be found lurking in the rivers and creeks. If you go up to, he forests Discovery Centre’s walkway it allows you to get high up in the trees, after dark a guided walk is a great time to see the forest come alive at night. Daintree is the world’s most stunning of rainforest and is worth a visit.

Green Mountain National Forest, Vermont, USA

Green Mountain National Park as a stunningly picturesque setting, with its beautiful mountain backdrop, and below it is surrounded by its native sugar maple trees to add to its effect. The forest is scenic all through the year, but especially around autumn time which brings out an array of colours, red, orange and gold, making it look so majestic, it gives you a perfect place to go, no matter what time of year. The Green Mountain’s in central and southwest of Vermont, which is good for its many hiking trails, perfect for getting away from the hustle and bustle of the city and gives you a panoramic view at the top of the mountain.

Otzarreta Forest, Spain

The Otzarreta Forest can be found in the northern part of Spain’s Gorbea Natural Park and is well-known to its Basque mountaineers. The forest is surrounded by beechwood trees, and its settings offer many stories in Basque mythology, making it quite romantic. Gorbea Natural Park is in the Basque Country and is known for its tenuous forests, such as Hayedo de Otzarreta. It is said to be especially charming in autumn and is an absolute must place to stop at, for any thrill seeker that loves an exciting adventure.

The Amazon Rainforest, Brazil

The Amazon Rainforest spans over eight South American countries Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana, making it undoubtedly the most famous rainforest that contains a small part of the planet’s known species that spans its 1.4 billion acres of tropical forest and winding river that covers over 4,100 miles. The Amazon contains several million species of different insects, birds, plants, with many still unrecorded. The main wildlife includes animals such as jaguars, tapirs, capybaras, manatees, and other rodents, and several types of monkeys. The Amazon Rainforest looks so serene, but it is at risk, not only with the climate changes but also with it being destroyed, as the forest as over the years decreased in size to what it once was.

Tha Pom Khlong Song Nam, Thailand

The Pom Khlong Song Nam means “two-water canal” and is a wondrous of wonders. It as spectacular mangrove trees with luminous fluorescent blue water, a colour that only happens when the seawater comes together with freshwater at certain points of the cycle of the tide. The Umbra Forest green area is Gargano, which is home to trees like oaks, holm oak, and beech. This is a place for you to study and learn about all the plants growing both in and out of water and soil, and the stream is as clear as glass. Its visitors can take a nature walk and take in all its beauty.  It is an enchanting and mythical place to visit for the adventurous wonderer.

Tongass National Forest, Alaska, USA

Alaska’s Tongass National Forest is approximately 17 million acres making it the largest national forest in America, encompassing the majority of the Alaska Panhandle in southeast Alaska. and is home to some of the country’s picturesque natural beauty with a selection of diverse and unique wildlife, Tongass consists of some of the largest bears’, wolves, mountain goats, black tailed deer, bald eagles’, beavers, fish, humpback whale. orca whales, and otters, and it as one of the best coastal towns in America. This National Forest is both big and beautiful and worth a visit.

Jiuzhaigou Valley, Sichuan, China

Jiuzhaigou Valley is a very enticing and alluring place that is tucked against the edges of the Tibetan Plateau and is both a UNESCO World Heritage site and world biosphere reserve. There is no mistaking that it is undeniably beautiful with its magnificent blue and green lakes, spectacular waterfalls, snow covered peaks, unique wildlife, and forests, it can be found in the Min Shan mountain, making it a perfect excursion break to enjoy, as well as getting to know its nature and wildlife.  it is also home to both endangered plants and animal species which includes the giant panda, the Sichuan takin, Sichuan golden monkey, and 220 bird species, along with numerous orchids and rhododendrons. This place is so much more than its Jiuzhaigou Valley, it is also home to nine Tibetan Villages.

Nuuksio National Park, Espoo, Finland

Nuuksio Natural Park is just outside of Helsinki the capital of Finland, but it’s not to near that it takes away the very essence of the place that captures its beauty, a place where you can go to and get away from the hustle and bustle of city life, and escape into its wild settings and enjoy the beautiful Finnish scenery, with its rugged crags, green forests, and blue lakes. Pack your backpack for a picnic or campout to create a memorable experience for you, your friends and family, giving you a memorable day, so you can explore its heartlands, and enjoy discovering its wildlife. Nearby is Haltia The Finnish Nature Centre shows you the best of Finland’s natural treasures from across the country. There is a selection of trails you can take that are signposted throughout. This National Park offers a wide range of animals such as the herbivore moose, lynx, Siberian flying squirrel, nocturnal mammals and so much more.

Glen Affric, Scotland

Glen Affric is a somewhere, that offers a place for you go to retreat and reflect, a place that is both peaceful, and calm, and it is there you can find your inner peace and be able to start to heal from the inside out. It as a stunningly majestic forest, that can be easily forgotten that it is in Scotland and not in Canada. With its glistening lochs, snow-topped mountains, and dense forests with its native pinewoods. There will be times you may come across otters basking in its lake, red squirrels scurrying around their natural habitat as they leap between the trees, and you may even get a treat as the golden eagle comes soaring above as well as other wildlife animals like the roe deer, the midge, pine marten, pearl bordered fritillary, scotch argus, crested tit, black grouse, Scottish crossbill. Glen Affric is not short on hiking trails and inviting waterfalls, along with its jagged canyons one of many great examples of Scotland’s majestic wilderness and it is a great way to connect with nature.

Foresta Umbra, Italy

Foresta Umbra the “Forest of Shadows” it is an exquisite and enchanting place, that as a designated picnic area, and thickets of tall, epic trees. This is the last essence of Puglia’s ancient forests that is home to yews, beech, oaks, and Aleppo Pines trees, that is hidden in its hilly terrain, there are more than 65 million different types of orchids that have been discovered here, and the wildlife includes the likes of foxes, wild boar, the roe deer, mouflons, squirrels, woodpeckers, goshawk, the peregrine falcon, and an increasingly rare wild cat, and fallow deer. You will also find that walkers and mountain bikers will find exceptionally well-marked trails within the forest. The Umbra Forest has been part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2017 and is situated in the heart of Gargano, which is in the province of Foggia, which makes it a perfect place for an exciting autumn break.

Mont Blanc Forest, France

Mount Blanc is Europe’s highest peak and is one of the most known destination for its winter and ski sports. But before we get to the summit, there is a lot of wonderful sites to see, from its captivating forest to its mountainous snow-covered peaks, that gives you an alluring backdrop. The forest is worth visiting and seeing its natural landscape at its best. When hikers come to Mont Blanc Forest, they like to know what kind of wildlife they might run into along the way, as wildlife is always so exciting to see, here is some of the animal species you will get to meet along the way are, an Ibex that is on a mountain cliff, Red foxes, Wild boars, European badger, weasels Alpine, Chamois, Red deer, Roe deer, Alpine marmots, and red squirrels. There are numerous plant species that are among the rare which is the beautiful Slipper Orchid, Aquilegia Alpina, and the Martagon Lily, this just gives you a mere insight into what the forest as to offer.

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