Hey, there nature lovers! Are you ready to feed your eyes and souls with sights you’ve never imagined you can see?
Ranging from river flows, high mountain tops up to astonishing beaches, our Mother Earth has certainly given us countless sights to enjoy. And not to mention the whole color palette they are painted with.
Here are the top 10 for you and I’m sure you’ll enjoy them! Do not forget to pick up your favorite one!
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We usually think of Norway and thank them for their superb, breathtakingly beautiful, and dreamy skies of endless colors known as the Northern Lights. A remarkable statement of beauty offering one of nature’s best ways of expression. And one to let us know to protect it. Reine houses a beautiful fishing village on the island of Moskenesoya above the arctic circle. It caters to dramatic mountains and peaks, an open sea and sheltered bays, beaches, and untouched lands. This place is an absolute gem for those within to discover hidden parts yet to be photographed. Truly mind-blowingly beautiful.
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An incredibly remote mountain in the middle of serenity. The mountain is dubbed the “Horny mountain” from the word “Horn” in Icelandic, reflecting the resemblance of a bull with his horns from either side. The peninsula connects a total of three horn mountains, Vestrahorn, Brunnhorn, and Eytrahorn all east of Iceland around the Hvalnes or whale peninsula. You will find remote lighthouses, small wooden houses, and the glorious infinite beauty of untouched nature. Movies have been made using magnificent backdrops and thousands of photographs both amateurs and professionals tempted their fate with getting the award-winning picture of the year. No wonder why.
Halong Bay, Vietnam
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Halong Bay in northeast Vietnam is known for its emerald blue waters and thousands of towering limestone islands topped by rainforests. As a result, it comes as no surprise that this has become part of the UNESCO world heritage listing. It took 500 million years of tropical downpours to create one of the most epic sceneries known to mankind. Breathtaking. Interestingly enough, one will see many water fishing villages where most live, and not necessarily on land. 2000 or so people live on the island making it rather inhibited making a photo opportunity a dream. It an almost Hollywood blockbuster without any CGI modification.
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If you’re from Europe and cannot justify getting all the way to Colorado, USA, then the National Park in the Luberon will do the trick. Take a picture standing by the red rocks, and make your friends believe you’ve traveled thousands of miles. The Luberon is known for its Provencal never-ending fields of violet lavender most of us have in pictures or as a screensaver on our work computers calming us when the pressure’s on. But also for the atypical nuances of reds, oranges, mauve and browns are all palette colors you’ll see and experience in the park.
The Pitons – Soufriere, St. Lucia
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These lush twin volcanic peaks rising from the Caribbean sea are St. Lucia’s most incredible and famous sights. Also part of the UNESCO world heritage lists, it boasts ample wildlife, petroglyphs, and hot springs. Gros Piton is the tallest peak to climb at just over 2600 feet and easy to climb to get a near-perfect unobstructed view of the island. Petit Picon is the other peak and if you have energy in reserve treat yourself.
Whitehaven Beach – Whitsundays, Australia
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Located on the northern part of Queensland beneath the Great Barrier Reef, the Whitsundays with one of the finest white sands on our planet. The multitude of blues from emerald blue-green to turquoise to pure clear is breathtaking teaming up with extraordinary marine life. The amount of beauty in one spot is almost unbearable. From the peaks, one can have hours looking at this formidable spectacle of wonderfulness. Enjoy while it lasts, as predictions are it’ll be underwater soon enough as per the locals. Only paddleboats are allowed within kilometers of the island without the influence of anything petrol to not district nor destroy the natural beauty. Most of the island is uninhabited with thousands of acres of rainforests surrounding it.
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, China
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Ever wondered if the blockbuster movie Avatar was based on only CGI effects? Pandora or indeed Zhangjiajie in the Hunan Province protects ornately giant and eroded sandstone columns. Some are draped and fully covered in greenery that has their own ecosystem of small streams and indigenous wildlife. Unsurprisingly popular for photography and hiking, the park is packed with activities and must-see sights. Not surprising to also know that this site is protected under the UNESCO world heritage list. A first for China.
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe & Zambia
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The world’s largest waterfall at more than 328 feet tall remained unknown until the mid 18 hundreds. It is nestled between Zambia and Zimbabwe on the Zambezi River also known as, the smoke that thunders in the native language as it can be heard as far as 25 miles away. Very risky to explore by foot, but if adventurous, motivated and have done plenty of hiking exploration then go ahead. From above we see the land almost cut with a scalpel held together by the Victoria Falls Bridge.
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska
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A UNESCO Biosphere and world heritage site, Glacier Bay is a picturesque picture-perfect landscape that boasts glaciers shaped by snowmelt from surrounding mountains, evergreen forests full of wildlife, and marine habitats where sea life flourishes unlike some other parts of the globe nowadays. This part of the world is best enjoyed from high above in a helicopter or seaplane or by paddle boat. This place is dynamic, it’s diverse, it’s the rebirth of the planet so to speak. It’s wild, resilient, and sacred with the enormous change due to global warming.
Plitvice Lake & National Park, Croatia
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Disney had dream locations to play with when filming the movie Avatar, and yes, we’re back on the subject but Croatia’s Plitvice deserves a mention. A UNESCO world heritage site that oozes with lavish forests, gushing waterfalls, and serene mountain lakes that draw in nature lovers in their thousands. Situated in central Croatia, it is known for 16 terraced lakes extending into a limestone canyon.