73 photo locations to shoot before you die

    | Inspire | 18/05/2012 15:53pm

    Latin and South America


    World's best photo locations: PatagoniaImage courtesy of Shutterstock

    Patagonia, Argentina and Chile
    Set at the southern end of South America in territory shared by Argentina and Chile, Patagonia is one of the most wild landscapes on earth. If you can shoot here, you can shoot anywhere!

    Nazca Lines, Peru
    In the midst of the stunning Nazca Desert in southern Peru, the ancient line drawings etched into the landscape on this high plateau will enthral whether shot from overhead or more abstractly on the ground.

    The Pantanal, Brazil
    The world’s largest wetlands, sprawling some 150,000 square kilometers, about 80% of its floodplains are submerged during the rainy season and teeming with diverse wildlife.

    World's best photo locations: Brazilian CarnivalImage courtesy of Shutterstock

    Brazilian Carnival, Rio de Janeiro
    Some 4.9 million people attended Rio’s Carnival celebration last year. Just imagine the sort of street photos you’d get.

    Merida, Canaima, and Los Roques in Venezuela
    A sparsely populated archipelago sitting just a short flight from the Venezuelan mainland, it of course has stunning beaches but also boasts a rich population of wildlife.

    World's best photo locations: Machu PicchuImage courtesy of Shutterstock

    Machu Picchu, Peru
    Do we really need to convince you of this one? Every photographer worth his salt has spent some time trying to photograph this bewildering structure.

    Tikal National Park, Guatemala
    One of the largest archaeological sites of the Mayan civilization, you’ll be awed by monumental architecture set within stunning backdrops.

    Oaxaca, Mexico
    Big, sweeping landscapes, this valley settlement and former Aztec stronghold is rich with archaeological sites and general eye candy.

    The world's best photo locations: The Cenotes, MexicoImage courtesy of Shutterstock

    The Cenotes, Mexico
    These deep, natural sinkholes line the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, as well as some Caribbean islands. A result of collapsed limestone, the pits expose the groundwater underneath and are some of the most fascinating places on earth to shoot underwater photography.

    Do you have the travel bug for South America? Take a look at Lonely Planet’s South America on a Shoestring.

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