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These Are the Most Photogenic Countries in the World

One of the greatest pleasures of traveling is capturing a new culture through your camera lens, and bringing it home to enjoy again and again. The world is full of crashing waterfalls, rousing mountain ranges, vibrant marketplaces, and stirring skylines, to the extent where it can be difficult to know where to start your journey.So you step out your door, camera in hand, but where do you go first? Here’s our list of the most photogenic countries in the world to get you started.
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One of the greatest pleasures of traveling is capturing a new culture through your camera lens, and bringing it home to enjoy again and again. The world is full of crashing waterfalls, rousing mountain ranges, vibrant marketplaces, and stirring skylines, to the extent where it can be difficult to know where to start your journey.

So you step out your door, camera in hand, but where do you go first? Here’s our list of the most photogenic countries in the world to get you started.

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Cuba, which is now much easier to travel to than five years ago, boasts some epic scenery. Check out the old American cars in Havana, the colonial city of Trinidad, the staggering waterfalls in the countryside, or the secluded, pristine beaches—and keep your lens cap off.
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Cuba, which is now much easier to travel to than five years ago, boasts some epic scenery. Check out the old American cars in Havana, the colonial city of Trinidad, the staggering waterfalls in the countryside, or the secluded, pristine beaches—and keep your lens cap off.

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Cuba, which is now much easier to travel to than five years ago, boasts some epic scenery. Check out the old American cars in Havana, the colonial city of Trinidad, the staggering waterfalls in the countryside, or the secluded, pristine beaches—and keep your lens cap off.

 
Beyond the obvious shots of Machu Picchu, which are well worth the trip, Peru also has a wealth of photo-worthy attractions. Lake Titicaca, the wildlife of the Amazon, the volcanoes in the Andes and the busy streets of Lima are all worth keeping your camera close at hand for.
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Beyond the obvious shots of Machu Picchu, which are well worth the trip, Peru also has a wealth of photo-worthy attractions. Lake Titicaca, the wildlife of the Amazon, the volcanoes in the Andes and the busy streets of Lima are all worth keeping your camera close at hand for.

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Beyond the obvious shots of Machu Picchu, which are well worth the trip, Peru also has a wealth of photo-worthy attractions. Lake Titicaca, the wildlife of the Amazon, the volcanoes in the Andes and the busy streets of Lima are all worth keeping your camera close at hand for.

 
The birthplace of civilization is also one of the world’s most beautiful countries. From the whitewashed buildings of Santorini, delicately perched over the ocean, to the ancient ruins of the Acropolis, Greece has a photo sure to boost that Instagram following in a single post.
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The birthplace of civilization is also one of the world’s most beautiful countries. From the whitewashed buildings of Santorini, delicately perched over the ocean, to the ancient ruins of the Acropolis, Greece has a photo sure to boost that Instagram following in a single post.

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The birthplace of civilization is also one of the world’s most beautiful countries. From the whitewashed buildings of Santorini, delicately perched over the ocean, to the ancient ruins of the Acropolis, Greece has a photo sure to boost that Instagram following in a single post.

 
Unless you’ve been living in a Hobbit-like hole in the ground for the past 20 years, Peter Jackson’s Tolkien-inspired movies won’t have passed you by. In both The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies, we were treated to shot after shot of the beautiful New Zealand landscape.
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Unless you’ve been living in a Hobbit-like hole in the ground for the past 20 years, Peter Jackson’s Tolkien-inspired movies won’t have passed you by. In both The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies, we were treated to shot after shot of the beautiful New Zealand landscape.

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Unless you’ve been living in a Hobbit-like hole in the ground for the past 20 years, Peter Jackson’s Tolkien-inspired movies won’t have passed you by. In both The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies, we were treated to shot after shot of the beautiful New Zealand landscape.

 
Scotland boasts castles, lochs, mountains, wildlife, and even the Northern Lights if you’re in the right place at the right time. The country is truly beautiful and one of the best places to get in touch with nature and relax—and take some great photos.
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Scotland boasts castles, lochs, mountains, wildlife, and even the Northern Lights if you’re in the right place at the right time. The country is truly beautiful and one of the best places to get in touch with nature and relax—and take some great photos.

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Scotland

Scotland boasts castles, lochs, mountains, wildlife, and even the Northern Lights if you’re in the right place at the right time. The country is truly beautiful and one of the best places to get in touch with nature and relax—and take some great photos.

 
Jordan is a fascinating country full of beautiful views. The most recognizable is perhaps Petra’s Treasury, but the deserts, Wadi Rum, camels, city streets, luscious colors, and even the night sky, all make excellent photography subjects.
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Jordan is a fascinating country full of beautiful views. The most recognizable is perhaps Petra’s Treasury, but the deserts, Wadi Rum, camels, city streets, luscious colors, and even the night sky, all make excellent photography subjects.

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Jordan

Jordan is a fascinating country full of beautiful views. The most recognizable is perhaps Petra’s Treasury, but the deserts, Wadi Rum, camels, city streets, luscious colors, and even the night sky, all make excellent photography subjects.

 
Both Cape Town and Johannesburg offer plenty of photo opportunities, but the really great thing about South Africa is that everywhere else in between does too. The wildlife alone is worth the trip: you can see the big five mammals—lions, elephants, rhino, leopards and buffalo.
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Both Cape Town and Johannesburg offer plenty of photo opportunities, but the really great thing about South Africa is that everywhere else in between does too. The wildlife alone is worth the trip: you can see the big five mammals—lions, elephants, rhino, leopards and buffalo.

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South Africa

Both Cape Town and Johannesburg offer plenty of photo opportunities, but the really great thing about South Africa is that everywhere else in between does too. The wildlife alone is worth the trip: you can see the big five mammals—lions, elephants, rhino, leopards and buffalo.

 
India is huge, full of amazing places and awash with color. You probably already knew that, but knowing and seeing are two different things. The Holi festival, tea plantations, and fishing villages, are just some of the things that spring to mind when you think of the country, and none of them disappoint when captured with the right camera.
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India is huge, full of amazing places and awash with color. You probably already knew that, but knowing and seeing are two different things. The Holi festival, tea plantations, and fishing villages, are just some of the things that spring to mind when you think of the country, and none of them disappoint when captured with the right camera.

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India

India is huge, full of amazing places and awash with color. You probably already knew that, but knowing and seeing are two different things. The Holi festival, tea plantations, and fishing villages, are just some of the things that spring to mind when you think of the country, and none of them disappoint when captured with the right camera.

 
Croatia has it all. The national parks are staggering. The cities are fascinating. The history is encapsulating. The coastline is gorgeous. And we could go on, but we won’t. Just rest assured your camera won’t go unused when you’re there.
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Croatia has it all. The national parks are staggering. The cities are fascinating. The history is encapsulating. The coastline is gorgeous. And we could go on, but we won’t. Just rest assured your camera won’t go unused when you’re there.

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Croatia

Croatia has it all. The national parks are staggering. The cities are fascinating. The history is encapsulating. The coastline is gorgeous. And we could go on, but we won’t. Just rest assured your camera won’t go unused when you’re there.

 
Canada is another country that offers a huge range of landscapes. Its natural beauty is brilliant to experience, and rewarding to capture. The country changes significantly, depending where you are, so repeat visits are recommended to make the most of the different seasons and cultures.
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Canada is another country that offers a huge range of landscapes. Its natural beauty is brilliant to experience, and rewarding to capture. The country changes significantly, depending where you are, so repeat visits are recommended to make the most of the different seasons and cultures.

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Canada

Canada is another country that offers a huge range of landscapes. Its natural beauty is brilliant to experience, and rewarding to capture. The country changes significantly, depending where you are, so repeat visits are recommended to make the most of the different seasons and cultures.

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