“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts” – Rachel Carson. If you’ve ever found yourself standing in front of a breathtaking landscape, you’ll know exactly what Carson was talking about. Even those who are not big on exploring the great outdoors have experienced a moment where they had to stop everything just to stare at the scenery before them. Such is the beauty of Earth, that encountering one of these majestic scenes while browsing a photography website has nearly just as strong of an impact as physically being there.
Whether you’re looking for your next travel destination or simply want to rejoice in the magnificence of our planet, these 20 beautiful landscape photos by Wix photographers will render you speechless. And will probably lead you to buy a plane ticket before you make it to the end of this article.
St Kilda, Scotland
This photo by Erika Valkovicova is the epitome of being at the right place at the right time.
The uttermost simplicity of a beautiful scenery, seen through the eyes of Wolfgang Schönak.
Pico Do Jaraguá, Brazil
This outstanding drone shot by Felipe Silva perfectly summarizes the impact humans have on the environment surrounding us.
Suru Valley, India
Sometimes, extraordinary places are only appreciated by locals. Siddharta De’s photo shows the exceptional nature of a valley which barely attracts any tourists.
Wadi Rum, Jordan
This breathtaking desert served as the ideal environment for the critically acclaimed movie The Martian. Amir Ehrlich’s shot captures just how out of this world its beauty really is.
Castle Mountain, AB, Canada
It’s hard not to think about Ansel Adams’ masterpieces when looking at the extraordinary monochromatic images taken by Emilio I. Carballido.
Ligurian Riviera, Italy
Somehow, a beautiful place becomes even more attractive when seen from the sky. If you don’t believe us, check out Joshua Jensen-Nagle’s work.
Edge of the Map’s name fits their portfolio perfectly, as this sunset makes us feel as if we’re standing on the last stretch of land as the world ends.
Pizza, wine, and breathtaking mountains: the three elements of an amazing country. Judging by Vladan Laxa’s photo, the last one might take a bit more preparation than the others.
Adirondack Park, NY, United States
New York City may be known as The Center of the Universe, but there’s so much land worth seeing in the state outside of the Big Apple. Going by Jonathan Zaharek’s photo, this surrounding area’s beauty has no reason to envy the big city.
Venturing outdoors when most people are scared of the weather can reward you with some outstanding views, such as this splendid shot by Erwann Martin.
Mount Erciyes, Turkey
This is probably not the image you’d expect from a Middle Eastern country. Thankfully, we’ve got outstanding photographers such as Tyler Turner to help break stereotypes.
Saint-Laurent River, Québec
We dare you to walk to the end of this pier, or to capture the unique character of a river, better than Silvio Birindelli. Hopefully, you own a nice swimsuit.
Nova Scotia, Canada
From the trees reflection to the Canadian goose going about its day, everything on Nancy Dempsey's photo feels like its taken out of a dream.
Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
All the colors of the rainbow come together in this stunning beach sunset shot by the gifted Aviv Maister.
Over 2,000 Buddhist monuments overlook this city’s neverending green fields. In a single image, Roberto Vámos was able to capture the magical beauty of this region.
It’s no wonder why this country is on any photographer’s travel goals year over year. Matteo Andrei’s shot looks as if it was taken straight from Rogue One’s Lah'mu.
The Land Down Under is well-known for its endless beaches. And yet, the beauty of Sharon Wellings’ picture has rendered us speechless.
South Fork Snake River, ID, United States
Incredible things happen when the special character of film photography meets an outstanding landscape through the eyes of a talented photographer like Torey Hill.
Lake Garda, Italy
I’m the king of the world! Except instead of jumping on a ship rail, Mattia Bonavida conquered a staggering mountain range.