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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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Charlie Waite's 25 top locations for landscape photography
(opens in new tab)Discover some of the world’s top locations for landscape photography, as picked and described by legendary landscape photographer Charlie Waite 

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10 ultimate locations for wildlife photographers (opens in new tab)

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…

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20 most colorful photographic locations around the world (opens in new tab)
Italy leads list of most colorful places in the world - according to a recent survey. These Instagram-worthy locations are a travel photographer's dream. 

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12 incredible US national parks for landscape photographers (opens in new tab)

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

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10 most Instagrammed landmarks in America (opens in new tab)
From the Statue of Liberty to Yosemite National Park, there are some pretty famous locations in the bucket list for top USA photo spots.

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10 short-lived natural events for every travel photographer's bucket list (opens in new tab)

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.

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10 incredible UNESCO World Heritage Sites every photographer should visit (opens in new tab)

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… (opens in new tab)

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10 most Instagrammable locations in Australia (opens in new tab)

From beautiful beaches to rainforests, iconic landmarks and animals, there's a lot to photograph in the land Down Under. We take a tour of 10 must-photography spots in and around Australia.

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10 ultimate places for landscape photographers in Asia (opens in new tab)

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.

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10 national parks in the UK and Europe ideal for landscape photographers (opens in new tab)

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 (opens in new tab) that should be high on every landscape photographer’s bucket list. 

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The 11 best landscape locations for photographers in the UK (opens in new tab)

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…

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10 most Instagrammable locations in the UK (opens in new tab)
The most Instagrammable photo locations in around Britain include trendy tea rooms, a historic castle and a giant sculpture

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The 13 best landscape locations in Iceland for photographers (opens in new tab)

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. 

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A photographer's guide to the ice caves of Iceland (opens in new tab)

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 (opens in new tab)

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Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 11 Pro.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.