18 Captivating Travel Pictures From Around the World

The world is full of exotic landmarks, and photogenic, biodiverse, landscapes. These are 18 captivating travel pictures from around the world, taken by the greatest travel photographers known by man.



Location: Paro Taktsang, Bhutan

Paro Taktsang is a Himalayan Buddhist Temple in Bhutan. The temple is perched on a cliff roughly 10,236 feet above sea level. If you ever visit, be sure not to fall. 

Photographer: Tom Anderson



Location: Yunnan, China

Yunnan is home to over 15,000 different plant species. A staggering 60% of the plants used in Chinese medicine reside in Yunnan. If you look close enough you might be able to see some.  

Photographer: Jacob Riglin



Location: Oia, Greece

Oia is a village located in one of Greece's most popular islands, Santorini. The coastal town is known for its unique architecture, and white houses.

Photographer: James Dyer



Location: Old Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)

Old Bagan known for the Bagan Archaeological Area, where more than 2,000 Buddhist monuments blend in with the landscape. Holy sites include Ananda Temple, and Dhammayangyi Temple.

Photographer: Sven Scheuermeier



Location: Henningsvaer, Norway

With probably one of the coolest soccer (football) stadiums, Henningsvaer easily qualifies as a captivating travel picture. The small fishing village is located on an island in the Lofoten archipelago.

Photographer: Lennart Pagel



Location: Hawaiian Islands

If anything, Hawaii has volcanoes. The island state was formed by volcanoes after all. Enjoy this captivating travel picture by Emmet Sparling.

Photographer: Emmet Sparling



Location: Bali, Indonesia

Bali is known for its enormous rice paddy fields such as this one. Rice paddies look cool, and they have rice. What's not to love?

Photographer: Michael Gray



Location: Byodo-In Temple, Kaneohe, Hawaii

Are you surprised this temple is located in the US? I was when I first saw it. On another note, Buddhist architecture makes for captivating travel pictures.

Photographer: Christian Joudrey



Location: Hooker Lake, New Zealand

Hooker Lake formed from a glacier, and has only been around since the 1970s. It is crazy that a lake this picturesque could have been made so recent.

Photographer: Hannes Becker



Location: Northern Cascades, Washington

The Northern Cascades are an expansive mountainous wilderness with lakes and glaciers. Take one of the popular hiking trails, and check out the views. But, watch out for wolves and grizzly bears.

Photographer: Nathanael Billings



Location: Skaftafell, Iceland

Skaftafell has incredible rocky peaks, glaciers, and the famous Svartifoss waterfall. Don't be deterred by the country's name, Iceland is actually quite green and beautiful.

Photographer: Sorasak



Location: Vysoke Tatry, Slovakia

Vysoke Tatry translates to High Tatras. The giant mountains in this picture make it pretty clear how Vysoke Tatry got its name. 

Photographer: Stefan Stefancik




Location: Swiss Alps, Switzerland

The Swiss Alps is the largest mountain range in Switzerland. It is truly a sight to behold. The Alps were named a wonder of the natural world by World Heritage Sites.

Photographer: Allie Taylor



Location: Hallstatt, Austria

Located in the mountains of Salzkammergut, the interesting lake village of Hallstatt is home to great architecture, and cool cafes. You can also take trails to glacial potholes and waterfalls.

Photographer: Jack Harding



Location: Fjadrargljufur, Iceland

Apparently many tourists pass by this canyon, despite its beauty. Fjadrargljufur Canyon is up to 328 feet deep, and 1.25 miles long. The Fjaora river flows through the canyon.

Photographer: Florian Finke



Location: Yosemite National Park, US

Located in the High Sierra Nevadas, Yosemite is a testament to the elegance of nature. You should definitely visit the national park if you have any interest in hiking or camping.

Photographer: Dylan Kato



Location: Sylvenstein Dam, Upper Bavaria, Germany

The Sylvenstein Dam is located at an altitude of 2,460 feet, in the Karwendel Alps. Surrounded by several different hiking trails, the Sylvenstein Dam is a popular tourist attraction.

Photographer: Stefan Schwittek



Location: Reykjavik, Iceland

Iceland's capital city of Reykjavik is surrounded by mountains on nearly all sides. Mt. Esja is a volcanic mountain range that is 3.2 million years old, and 3,000 feet high at its highest point.

Photographer: Max Rive

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