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Locations for photographers: the best places for photography around the world

Taj Mahal - one of the best locations for photographers in the world
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There are some amazing places around the world, that are like perfect locations for photographers to visit. Head to one of these photogenic hotspots, and you can almost turn your camera at any angle and get a perfect pictures. But what are the best places for photography around the globe? Which ones should you add to your bucket list, or go to next on a vacation?

We have put together a guide to some of the best locations for the wildlife, landscape and travel photographer. In all there are over 80 different places that are perfect for photography to choose from, each split off by genre or geographical location... happy travels!


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10 ultimate locations for wildlife photographers

What’s the best way to become a wildlife photographer? Get out into the wild. There are still vast protected areas full of stunning wildlife where conservation stories can be just as captivating as the closeups. Here are some of our favorite wildlife locations for photographers around the world…


12 incredible US national parks for landscape photographers

When it comes to landscapes, the US goes for extra large. From the Grand Canyon and other must-see high desert, red rock parks on the southwest's Colorado Plateau to Wyoming's Yellowstone, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park of Tennessee and North Carolina, incredible photographic opportunities abound. Here are our pick of USA's best places for photography


10 short-lived natural events for every travel photographer's bucket list

Everyone knows that photography is about being in the right place at the right time, but if you leave that to chance there’s a high possibility you’ll miss some of nature’s greatest events. Here are some great spectacles to photograph, that with some planning you can ensure you are there to capture.


10 incredible UNESCO World Heritage Sites every photographer should visit

Remarkably diverse, fragile, and threatened. That's how to sum-up the 1,092 unique UNESCO World Heritage Sites dotted across the world on every continent except Antarctica. Most are on the list because of their cultural significance, some are natural wonders, but all of them have one thing in common; they're fabulous places for a photography expedition. Here are 10 of our favorites…


10 ultimate places for landscape photographers in Asia

Asia has mighty mountains, wet jungles, and temples galore – both pristine and crumbling. It's got colorful culture, incredible wildlife, and ancient traditions. Here are just a few locations worth a visit on any landscape photography trip around Asia.


10 national parks in the UK and Europe ideal for landscape photographers

Is there anything better than a day spent in the wild with a tripod, a camera and a pair of hiking boots? Europe may be some of the most urbanised regions of the world, but between the big cities are some of the world’s most precious, most dramatic and most protected wild areas. Here are just a few of the must-do national parks in the UK and Europe that should be high on every landscape photographer’s bucket list. 


The 11 best landscape locations for photographers in the UK

The UK boasts a varied and vast range of landscapes that allows photographers to easily build up a rich portfolio of landscape images without ever needing to dust off the passport. From the rugged coastline of Cornwall to the flats of Norfolk, the stunning vistas of the Lakes to the castles dotted along the Northumberland shoreline – and, let’s not forget, the wilds of the Scottish Highlands. Here are 11 great locations for photographers…


The 13 best landscape locations in Iceland for photographers

Iceland is a land of isolated beauty and full of natural wonders. Its abundance of glaciers, ice sheets, icebergs and volcanoes gave Iceland the nickname ‘Land of Fire and Ice’ and it’s one of the top countries on most photographers’ lists of places to visit. 


A photographer's guide to the ice caves of Iceland

Iceland is top of the list for many photographers places to visit, and its stunning ice caves make a change from more obvious landscapes. Kirk Norbury explains how to shoot them

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