Our world is truly magnificent. Not only that, it is a unique masterpiece. Think about all the trillions of planets out there in the universe, and this is the only one that was beautiful enough to support life and human consciousness – at least so far. As a photographer, you’ll want to keep updating your bucket list of places where you can capture truly magnificent and timeless pieces. This blog post highlights the 6 most beautiful places on planet earth this year (2020)
Grand Canyon in the USA
The Grand Canyon (located in the state of Arizona within the USA) is a truly magnificent location. Scientists believe that the Grand Canyon was curved by the Colorado River over some 6 million years. This led to an 18-mile wide gash that is as breathtaking as it is unbelievable. The Grand Canyon calibrated by layers of colorful rock that show track the passage of time. There are numerous hiking trails close to this beautiful place where you can spend some time in nature and capture great shots as well. Some of the best viewpoints for the Grand Canyon include the Mary Colter’s Lookout Studio, Yavapai Observation Station, and Mather Point.
Oia, Santorini in Greece
Oia is a majestic, picturesque village located in the Greek island of Santorini. Traditional stone houses line the narrow alleys, with breathtaking blue-doom churches and outstanding verandas. Not to forget the numerous souvenir shops, taverns, and cafes. If you are looking to capture timeless shoots of a beautiful seaside village, the Oia is the place to be. Stroll through its narrow streets or visit the colorful galleries that showcase the works of art from numerous artists. It is no wonder that this small village is considered to be one of the most beautiful places in the world.
Moraine Lake in Canada
Situated in a remote valley of the Canadian Rockies, the Moraine Lake is a pristine natural beauty. This small, cold glacier-fed lake is surrounded on all sides by towering mountains, ancient rock piles, and beautiful waterfalls. As the glaciers from the mountains melt, water levels on the Lake Rise and change color. There are numerous hiking trails around the lake where you can just wind down while waiting for the perfect opportunity to capture your photo. You may also choose to delve into the lake on a canoe or cayak. Many photographers who have been to Moraine Lake say they couldn’t get enough shoots of this truly beautiful location.
Apenzell in Switzerland
Have you ever thought of visiting a rural village where time seems to have stopped? Apenzell is arguably the most traditional area in the Switzerland. In this beautiful – tucked away location – culture and traditional are celebrated in the backdrop of charming green hills. Plump cows, horse-drawn carriages, full featured headdresses, carved chalets, and a busy square are what you can expect to see here. This beautiful Swiss village seems to have been taken out of a storybook fairytale and turned into reality. You will get a chance to capture some fantastic photos while also taking in the great views and interacting with fascinating local people.
Victoria falls in Zimbabwe
Victoria Falls is one of the most beautiful places you can visit in Africa. This majestic fall – which is popular for its incomparable beauty – is locally referred to as ‘the Smoke that Thunders’. The waterfall is located along the Zambezi River on the Zambia Zimbabwe border. Its roaring can be heard from at least 40 km away as the water plummets over the cliff into the gorge 100 meters below. As the water hits the mouth of the fall, vapor rises more than 400 meters into the air, creating an endless meadow of rainbows and permanent clouds. You will be tempted to not only take magnificent photographs of Victoria Falls but also take a guided tour so you can learn and adventure.
Avenue of the Baobabs in Madagascar
Madagascar is an island nation that is separated from continent Africa by over 250 miles of water. One of the most magnificent tourist attractions in Madagascar is the Avenue of the Baobabs, where centuries-old trees tower over 100 ft. You can take magnificent photos of this beautiful location, while also exploring the nearby giant moths and bug-eyed lemurs.
Some of the other beautiful locations that didn’t make it on this list but deserve a mention nonetheless include the Blue Ridge Mountains in the USA, the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, Amalfi Coast in Italy, Plitvice Lakes in Croatia, and the Namib Desert in Africa.