The breath-taking beauty of our world changes on a daily basis as different weather, light sources and seasonal changes impact the world around us. This collection of photos represent some of the most beautiful sights our world has to offer as viewed by photographers who happened to be in the right place at the right time to capture a permanent record of it.
Whether created by man's manipulation of the environment around him or the forces of nature over the centuries, these scenes stand as a testament to the possibilities in the world around us. Next time you're traveling, keep your eyes wide open to the wonders around you that turn an ordinary scene into an extraordinary miracle of light, landscape and luminescence. For now, enjoy these fabulous scenes captured by fortunate photographers worldwide:
The Great Barrier Reef, Australia
An amazing symphony of Color, texture and depth of field, the Great Barrier Reef is considered one of the greatest wonders the natural world has to offer. Extending over 1800 miles along the Queensland coast, this gigantic natural habitat is home to thousands of species of coral, water plants, fish and sea creatures.
Lavender Fields, UK and France
Grown for centuries in the UK and France for its medicinal and sensory value, lavender's calming effect has made it a favourite scent worldwide. The extensive fields in Provence often produce fabulous opportunities for photographers, but this particularly breath-taking shot is second to none.
Blue Lagoon Hot Springs, Iceland
Though manmade, the Blue Lagoon Hot Springs take advantage of natural heating using geothermal vents in Iceland's volcanoes. The amazingly beautiful blue water provides a luxurious background to healing and beautifying treatments for people worldwide who travel to Iceland every year.
Kawachi Fuji Gardens, Japan
A manmade marvel, this amazing display of wisteria blossoms in a Japanese garden creates an otherworldly effect as it is trained over a lattice tunnel covering a picturesque walkway. This pea family member produces long sprays of flower groupings that drape gracefully downward.
Essaouira, Morocco - Jewel of the Atlantic
With brilliant colours in the markets, flowing arabesques and the scent of exotic spices in the air, Essaouira is a jewel in the Moroccan crown. From fabulous blues and greens gracing nearby boats to pale, sun-baked buildings with a completely timeless appearance, this city has more unintentional beauty than most carefully planned architecture. Morocco has fine landscapes, dunes and medinas, and more beautiful locations to photograph, for more information about photography in Morocco go to, WheelsAcrossMorocco.com.
Tulip Fields, Netherlands
Raising fine tulips has been an art in the Netherlands for centuries. The spectacular fields draw tourists and flower aficionados from around the world every year to view the latest and greatest tulip varieties.
Tunnel of Love, Kleven, Ukraine
With beautiful arching trees overhead and regular train traffic keeping the foliage trimmed back, this accident of nature and industry has created an otherworldly lover's lane in an ancient Ukrainian forest.
Hitachi Seaside Park, Japan
Within a couple hours of the bustling metropolis of Tokyo lurks a fabulous palette of blossoms that create a year-round visual symphony. These neatly planned grounds combine sleek lines with nature's bounty for a stunning visual effect.
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
With amazing greenery and waterfalls reminiscent of a tropical paradise, Plitvice has the designation of being both South Eastern Europe's oldest national park and Croatia's largest park. The scenic bounty of this park plays host to talented photographers every year.
Cinque Terre, Italy
The colourful seaside town of Cinque Terre provides a visual bounty to tourists from around the world, mixing a variety of natural pigments, traditional architecture and stunning natural bounty.
This visually stunning array of destinations worldwide show the variety of landscapes awaiting you. Keep your eyes open for the bounty and beauty around you every day, and you'll find scenes like these exist everywhere if you just watch for them.