Capturing stunning landscapes is a dream for many photographers, including myself. Grab your camera gear and book your flights! Here are five of the best places in the world for landscape photography in 2024 and beyond:

1. Patagonia, Argentina and Chile
Patagonia offers dramatic landscapes, from the rugged peaks of the Andes to expansive glaciers and serene lakes. Key spots include:

  • Torres del Paine National Park in Chile, known for its iconic granite towers and diverse wildlife.
  • Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina, home to the famous Perito Moreno Glacier.

2. Iceland
Iceland’s otherworldly landscapes make it a favorite for photographers. Highlights include:

  • Vestrahorn Mountain and its black sand beaches.
  • Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, where icebergs drift in blue waters.
  • Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls, offering dramatic water scenes.

3. Dolomites, Italy
The Dolomites in northern Italy are renowned for their stunning alpine scenery. Notable locations are:

  • Seceda Ridge, offering sharp peaks and rolling green hills.
  • Tre Cime di Lavaredo, iconic three peaks providing breathtaking views.
  • Lago di Braies, a crystal-clear lake surrounded by mountains.

4. Lofoten Islands, Norway
The Lofoten Islands boast dramatic landscapes with rugged mountains rising from the sea, picturesque fishing villages, and the Northern Lights in winter. Key spots include:

  • Reine, a charming village with iconic red cabins.
  • Hamnøy, known for its scenic bridges and dramatic backdrops.
  • Kvalvika Beach, a secluded beach surrounded by mountains.

5. Banff National Park, Canada
In my home province, Banff offers stunning mountainous landscapes, turquoise lakes, and abundant wildlife. Top locations include:

  • Moraine Lake, famous for its striking blue water and surrounding peaks.
  • Lake Louise, known for its vibrant colour and stunning glacier backdrop.
  • Peyto Lake, offering a unique wolf-head shape and vivid turquoise waters.


6. Vancouver Island, Canada
Another excellent photography destination in Canada, Vancouver Island boasts absolutely stunning locations. My top favourite spots include:

    • Cathedral Grove, a magnificent rainforest featuring gigantic 800-year-old Douglas Fir trees and a crystal-clear river. It's an ideal location for inspiration.
    • Long Beach, Tofino, the longest beach in the Pacific Rim National Park. This quiet place is perfect for self-reflection, with an almost surreal landscape on a rainy day.
    • The Butchart Gardens, a botanical wonderland with an array of colours, it offers endless opportunities for landscape imagery.

    Tips for Landscape Photography

    • Golden Hours: Shoot during sunrise and sunset for the best light.
    • Weather Conditions: Be prepared for various weather conditions to capture dynamic and unique scenes.
    • Composition: Use leading lines, foreground interest, and the rule of thirds to enhance your photos.
    • Equipment: A sturdy tripod, wide-angle lens, and neutral density filters are essential for landscape photography.

    Exploring these incredible locations will provide ample opportunities to capture breathtaking landscapes and create memorable photographs.

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