Nature and photography go hand in hand. Whenever you travel to different countries, that trip will never be complete without taking a selfie or groupie with the fantastic scenery the place offers. In this article, we look at 7 of the best places to take pictures with nature as the background.
Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
Mexico is becoming an uneasy place on the southern border of the US, but in cities like Playa del Carmen further south, travelers are still safe. A recent trip showed stunning beach sunsets with an incredible palette of seven different rainbows in 30 minutes in one night. The white sands give way to the emerald waters of the Caribbean Sea, drawing attention to the pink sunsets. In addition, there are cenotes, temple ruins, and jungle paradises that will make you long for the way back, making it one of the best places to take pictures.
This is one of the last uncharted frontiers on Earth. Antarctica, the southernmost continent and home to the South Pole, is the most remote and exciting place you can get to. Massive icebergs, penguin colonies, seals, historic lodges, whales, and seabirds will awaken the explorer in you. Zodiacal landings allow you to get closer to the terrestrial fauna.
Greenland is home to some of the world’s most pristine natural landscapes, and there’s no better way to see them than by crossing the Greenland Sea under the golden midnight sun in summer. Along the way, you can pass huge icebergs of majestic shapes and sizes, explore remote Inuit settlements on the coast, and get a chance to see Arctic wildlife such as eagles, walruses, seals, whales, muskox, and polar bears.
Peine Central Tower, Torres Del Paine National Park, Chile
The Torres can be described with one word: wild. The hallmark of the Torres region is that this rugged landscape of granite towers, glaciers, lakes, and rivers is easily accessible via the Paine Walk, perhaps one of the most scenic walks in the world.
This vast ancient freshwater lake in Russia is one of the world’s cleanest and deepest bodies of water. It becomes special in winter when the water freezes, revealing unique ice textures. The photo opportunities of Lake Baikal are endless, and many impressive headlands and caverns along the shoreline take on a unique vibrancy in winter.
Patagonia, the southern region of South America divided by Chile and Argentina, is a photographer’s paradise. The landscape is unforgettable, marked by majestic peaks, glaciers, windswept grasslands, and ice fields. The granite peaks of Los Cuernos rise in the distance while glacial Lake Pejo glows a brilliant blue, a charming spot for photographers any day. Other attractions include the massive Perito Moreno Glacier and the majestic Fitz Roy and Torre mountains illuminated by the Alps at sunrise.
The Faroe Islands are like a long-forgotten fairy tale. This enigmatic archipelago in the North Atlantic has some of the most spectacular landscapes on Earth yet to be discovered. Expect stunning fjords, beautiful mountains, and wild, wind-torn coastlines with waterfalls cascading from high cliffs into the ocean. The majestic landscape is dotted with quaint villages, colorful lighthouses, and historic turf-roofed buildings dating back to the Viking Age. These seven travel destinations give you more reason to bring a digital camera or your smartphone and take a shot of the natural sceneries for posting on your Facebook or Instagram feeds.