20 breathtaking photographs from around the world
Posted: 23 March 2017
Travel broadens our horizons. By discovering new or unfamiliar sights, places and ways of life, we gain a greater appreciation for the world we live in and a better understanding of what it means to exist. While most of us won't make it around the globe, we're lucky that modern technology has allowed good photography to become so accessible. More locations – from the bustling tourist meccas to the ultra-remote – are being beautifully documented for us to enjoy than ever before. With that in mind, we've collected 20 of our favourite travel photographs from 2016 and 2017 to stir up your sense of wanderlust. So, where to next?
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Hokkaido, Japan: around the end of the winter, red foxes meet the season of love; they care for and love each other enough to make us jealous. Image credit: Hiroki Inoue
Dallol, Ethiopia: a sulphur lake is pictured in Ethiopia's Danakil Depression. At about 100m below sea level, it's one of the hottest places on earth. Image credit: CNN
Cheow Lan Lake, Thailand: Indian elephants feature painted trunks and ears. Image credit: Elephant Hills
East Java, Indonesia: Mount Bromo, an active volcano towers over the landscape. Image credit: Zoonar GmbH
Potsdam, Germany: Sanssouci was the summer palace of Frederick the Great, who was King of Prussia from 1740 to 1786. It was built in the Rococo style and is regarded as Germany's answer to France's Palace of Versailles. Image credit: CNN
New York, USA: One World Trade Center and NYC skyline framed through an art installation in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Image credit: Dave Paek
Idaho, USA: Outpost, an isolated off-the-grid house, stands resolutely in the desert. Image credit: Outpost
Arusha, Tanzania: a comical one-way traffic jam leaves these lions flummoxed as to how to descend. Image credit: Zhayynn James
Sydney, Australia: the building in Taylor Square, Surry Hills, was built as a commercial bank in 1910 and went on to house the city's most notorious club. Artist Reko Rennie transformed the facade into a bold statement that 'explores what it means to be an urban Aboriginal in contemporary Australian society'. Image credit: Douglas Mark Black
California, USA: Treebones Resort's Autonomous Tent looks out over California's panoramic Big Sur coast. Image credit: Treebones Resort
Mount Fuji, Japan: the Aokigahara forest is about 3 500ha and was formed around 1 000 years ago. The ground is uneven and covered with moss. Image credit: Tomasz Lazar