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The Best Destinations for Travel Photographers

Features & Advice | Janeen Christoff | October 14, 2016

The Best Destinations for Travel Photographers

PHOTO: Gasadalur waterfall in the Faroe Islands. (Photo courtesy Thinkstock) 

Photo enthusiasts, here’s where you need to go. Fstoppers has some suggestions for fans of travel and photography on destinations that are tops for travel snaps. 

“I’ve browsed Instagram for days, going through some great collective accounts, and I found some pretty rad locations that travel photographers on the platform seem to be digging a lot,” writes Khatleen Minerve. 

First on the list: Iceland. 

“Iceland is a land of ice and fire, where those contrasting forces of nature coexist, offering a wide range of possibilities for any travel photographer. I know the names might give you a headache, but make sure to check out the Skaftafell ice cave in Vatnajökull National Park, the Hornstrandir, and the dramatic views on Kirkjufell,” recommends Minerve.

U.S. national parks also get a shoutout as they celebrate their centennial. 

“There is no lack of great national parks in the U.S. for landscape photographers to visit and photograph. Yellowstone and Yosemite seem to be amongst the most popular ones. But Zion is equally breathtaking if you ask my opinion,” says Minerve. 

Pro-tip: “maybe try not to overdo the mini-Drake-sitting-on-the-edge pose,” she recommends. 

Like Iceland, Norway also draws photogs from around the world. 

“If you choose to go the northern way, make sure that you grab photos of the spectacular mountains and fjords, Sognefjord being the biggest,” she says.

READ MORE: How to Take Better Travel Photos  

Want to get off the beaten path? Try the Faroe Islands. 

“The Faroe Islands will give you a chance to slow down, breathe, and enjoy nature, but the most important thing for photographers is that it offers great scenery and seascapes. Places like Gásadalur Waterfall will definitely blow your mind,” writes Minerve. 

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