From sunrise to sunset: 32 fantastic photographs

Dutch Sunrise - Sander van der Werf

Sunset or sunrise can create some of the most spectacular skies, giving fantastic opportunities for landscape photography. Make the most of any early morning mist that rolls in when photographing sunrise, while sunset tends to offer the best opportunities to capture silhouettes.

These images are some of our favourite photographs of sunrises and sunsets. If you’re inspired by these and itching to get started, read our tutorial on sunset photography.

In the meantime, enjoy!

Salisbury Cathedral - Andreas Jones

Salisbury Cathedral © Andreas Jones

Hot Frosty Buzz - Miles Morgan

Hot Frosty Buzz © Miles Morgan

The mist of the sea - Minseung Ahn

The mist of the sea © Minseung Ahn

Sunrise in the Dolomites - Daniel Rericha

Sunrise in the Dolomites © Daniel Rericha

Postcard from Punta Torre - Tonio Di Stefano

Postcard from Punta Torre © Tonio Di Stefano

Red Canyon - Marc Adamus

Red Canyon © Marc Adamus

Dutch Sunrise - Sander van der Werf

Dutch Sunrise © Sander van der Werf

Amazing Sunrise - Glen Unsworth

Amazing Sunrise © Glen Unsworth

Poppies at Sunset - Albena Markova

Poppies at Sunset © Albena Markova

Sunrise Morning - Jeremy Cram

Sunrise Morning © Jeremy Cram

Alpine Sunrise - Gary Randall

Alpine Sunrise © Gary Randall

Rophaien - Tobias Richter

Rophaien © Tobias Richter

Birds - Antonio Leao

Birds © Antonio Leao

Sunset at Sea - Mario Moreno

Sunset at Sea © Mario Moreno

Sunset and Fishermen - Omur Kahveci

Sunset and Fishermen © Omur Kahveci

Opera House Inferno - Stanley Kozak

Opera House Inferno © Stanley Kozak

Pier into the Deep II - Andreas Jones

Pier into the Deep II © Andreas Jones

Mesa Arch Sunrise - Steve Perry

Mesa Arch Sunrise © Steve Perry

10 minutes later - Alan Chan

10 minutes later © Alan Chan

34th Street and Madison - Emanuel Hult

34th Street and Madison © Emanuel Hult

Ice and Glow - Javier Acosta

Ice and Glow © Javier Acosta

Dandelion Sunrise - David Mould

Dandelion Sunrise © David Mould

Winter Tones II - Ron Perkins

Winter Tones II © Ron Perkins

Bosque Sunrise - Dave Williams

Bosque Sunrise © Dave Williams

Wild Goose Island, Jason Persun

Wild Goose Island © Jason Persun

Sunrise at Manarola - Mario Spalla

Sunrise at Manarola © Mario Spalla

River of Light - Alex Noriega

River of Light © Alex Noriega

Mount Merapi Sunrise - Daniel Cheong

Mount Merapi Sunrise © Daniel Cheong

Morning Lights and Colours - Csilla Zelko

Morning Lights and Colours © Csilla Zelko

Ibantik Lake - Bill Church

Ibantik Lake © Bill Church

Bright Day - Ekaterina Elizarova

Bright Day © Ekaterina Elizarova

Antelope Island Sunset - Adam Barker

Antelope Island Sunset © Adam Barker

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