Must-See Places to Photograph Before You Die


If you are a budding photographer, you’re no doubt always looking for the next fascinating subject to capture on camera. One of the best ways to find inspiration for your next photo is by looking on platforms for free photo sharing, which are full of interesting images for you to ponder over. These websites can offer a whole host of places, people and objects that have been captured brilliantly, potentially giving you your next challenge behind the lens.

The world we live in is full of possibilities, so if you’re willing to travel, here are just some of the must-see places you have to photograph!

Antelope Canyon in Arizona

In Northern Arizona, there is a fascinating geological formation that is the result of millions of years of water erosion. Known as Antelope Canyon, this slot canyon is made from sandstone in stunning shades of red and orange. Its tall, curved walls make it an awe-inspiring and picturesque place to visit, but it’s important that you book a guided tour.

It’s actually darker within the canyon than you see in other photos, giving you somewhat of a challenge in setting your camera and lighting to capture it perfectly.

Vatnajökull Ice Cave in Iceland

The largest glacier in Iceland is located in Vatnajökull, which translates to ‘Glacier of Lakes’. Within this glacier you’ll find the Anaconda Ice Cave, also known as Crystal Ice Cave. This is because it is formed from a crystal-blue ice, and twists and turns like a snake’s body.

It’s more than 100 metres deep at one end, and parts of the cave are in complete darkness. The sheer size and spaciousness of the Vatnajökull Ice Cave is breath-taking, not to mention the colours, texture and sense of calm in its depths. The cave is accessible through a guided tour, and is about 5 hours’ drive from Reykjavik.

The Pantheon in Rome

Rome is known as the Eternal City, home to some of the most spectacular architecture in the world. The Pantheon in particular is the only ancient Roman building that has remained largely intact throughout history. It was built around 25-27 BC and was originally a temple, now home to Raphael’s resting place who was one of the greatest architects during the Renaissance period.

Its architecture is stunning, and the Pantheon is actually a perfect sphere as its height is equal to its diameter. The best thing about the Pantheon is that you can almost stumble upon it out of nowhere, just by turning a corner.

Meteora in Greece

The Meteora monasteries are a geological miracle, with Meteora translating to ‘suspended in the air’. There are 6 different monasteries perched high on individual steep rocks, reaching heights of 600 metres or more. Each monastery houses important collections of relics and treasures, and they’re open to visitors if you can brave the journey up!

You will find Meteora in the heart of Greece, and once you’ve made the trip you’ll be taken aback with these stunning natural pillars that is now home to monks and nuns.

Petra in Jordan

In the south of Jordan, a city called Jordan is home to a wondrous archaeological site that simply must be visited with your camera. The city is half-built and half-carved into the rock face, surrounded by mountains and gorges. Within the city you will also find elaborate tomb and temple architecture.

Around 2 hours’ drive from Petra you will also find the Wadi Rum desert, known for its red sands and also known as the Valley of the Moon. Together, these make for some stunning imagery.