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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.

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.

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