You want those who will watch your photos, gasping? You have decided to capture the extraordinary panorama, amazing scenery, rare exotic animals? We will tell you exactly where you should go and what should go into the lens of your camera to get amazing shots!
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1. The temple complex of Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat which translated literally means "city-church" - is a gigantic temple complex, dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is located near the town of Siem Reap, the capital of the eponymous province of Cambodia. Until the fifteenth century, Angkor Wat was the center of the empire Rouge. After the decline of the empire, he remained virtually unknown to the world and was opened by French travelers in 1860-ies. Angkor Wat is considered to be the largest ever built in human history, places of worship, and one of the most important archaeological sites in the world. The central tower is surrounded by four towers, a smaller size, decorated with exquisite statues and carvings of scenes from Hindu mythology. Most of these buildings turned the facade to the east, because the best pictures here are obtained at dawn, while the Angkor Wat faces west facade, so it is better to shoot in the afternoon. It is mandatory to do is frame, depicting a beautiful reflection of an ancient temple in the water moat filled with water, and photographed carvings on the temple of Bodhisattva Ta Prohm, the only one of the structures remaining in almost pristine condition.
The photo - a monk of the temple Ta Prohm. Photographer Alison Ryt advised to photograph the temple complex at dawn or at dusk, when out into the fresh air monks. "We need to get around the temple clockwise," she advises. "So you can avoid the crowds."
2. Ellora cave temples. Ellora cave temples are situated on a ridge near Mahayadri Mumbai. This man-made caves, located in the hills Haranandri. It is assumed that their creation dates back to about fifth century AD. Nearby are the caves of Ajanta, created in about 200 BC. Of the thirty-four caves of Ellora caves in the south of twelve - Buddhist, seventeen at the center dedicated to Hindu gods, five caves to the north - Jain. Cave walls almost entirely covered with frescos, which are truly a masterpiece of Buddhist art. Do not forget to take a picture and the ancient temple of Kailash near the village of Ellora. Its area exceeds ten thousand square feet (929 square feet) to construct it, it took nearly a century. Kailash temple is the largest monolithic church in the world.
3. Chichen Itza. Chichen Itza - a cultural and political center of the Maya, located in Mexico's northern Yucatan Peninsula, which is traditionally considered one of the main holy places associated with the legendary Mayan culture. The main attraction here is the central pyramid El Castillo - or pyramid Kukulcan. It was erected about the Maya in the period between 1000 and 1200 AD. Kukulcan Pyramid is considered one of the main attractions that exist in the Western Hemisphere. Do not forget to look in the nearby cave Balankanche discovered in the 1950s. Among the huge glittering stalagmites you will see artifacts that have remained untouched, and for many centuries.
It is best to come here in spring or autumn equinox, March 21 and September 23. In this case, you can witness a unique phenomenon - the appearance of the "feathered serpent". Shadow edges of the pyramid falls on one of the ladders. This creates the impression that the snake crawls on her in March, up and down in September. This is a unique phenomenon can be observed for 34 minutes. End of the ladder in accordance with this effect is crowned with a stone head of a snake.
4. National Monument Canyon de Sheyi. Canyon de Sheyi is one of the most populated places long ago in North America. It is located within the Navajo Indian Reservation, and the first of these places are the largest Indian settlement in the entire United States. First and foremost this place is known for its high-rise homes situated on the rocks and built from the drying and solidifying the sun clay. The first of these houses were built by Indians Anasazi tribe in the period between 350 and 1300 AD. Located in a four-hour drive from the Grand Canyon, Canyon de Sheyi covers an area of 130 square miles - equal to it in magnitude no. Its history goes back over two thousand years, and the ancient walls of the changing color of sandstone will definitely catch anyone who wants to enjoy the pristine beauty of the unprecedented. Plan your visit to the coming Fourth of July weekend - so you will have the chance to get to the celebration of the Navajo Indian, which is held nearby in Vindou Rock .. And do not forget to take a picture of a lonely hill Spider Rock, as well as icons on the canyon walls, which date from the fourth century.
5. Petra, Jordan. This place is called the "city of scarlet, like a rose" due to the fact that the only building material in it is pink and red sandstone. Peter - this is a huge ancient city of stone, the name "Peter" means "rock". Petra was the capital of the ancient Nabataean Kingdom-based group of Semitic tribes in Jordan more than 2000 years ago. The entrance to the town is accessible only through narrow, rocky gorge canyon Siq, which in itself is worthy of many photos. The length of the canyon is one mile. Crossing the canyon, you find yourself in a very interesting part of Petra, El Khazneh, "Pharaoh's Treasury", a famous cave temple-mausoleum in the Greek style, cut with a 130-foot (39 meter) rock around 56th century BC. Do not forget to take pictures of ancient tombs, decorated with intricate carvings. It is best to remove the temple at night, by torchlight - then your photos will receive a truly terrific.
6. Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. In the six hundred miles off the coast of Ecuador are the Galapagos Islands - an archipelago consisting of 58 islands that are home is absolutely unique species of plants and animals, which can not be found any more in one part of the globe. That's because this place means so much to Charles Darwin and his theory of evolution. And that's why the Galapagos Archipelago continues to attract a crowd of photographers from around the world. Do not forget to take pictures of pelicans and albatrosses, as well as any of the twenty-five species are not flying birds and two species of iguanas, and even aim the camera lens on its dolphins and hammerhead sharks. And most importantly - do not forget about the giant sea turtles, marine iguanas, flightless cormorants, Galapagos penguins ... and the many other inhabitants of the archipelago. The photo - of marine iguanas.
7. Cape Churchill, Manitoba, Canada. Photograph of polar bears anywhere except a zoo - not an easy task. That is why the real devotee will certainly go in the "polar bear capital" located in more than six hundred miles from Winnipeg to Churchill, Cape. Huge predators appear here in October and November, it is the time they open the season the seal hunt and raise their newborn cubs. Go, of course, is not alone, and in the tourist group. Amazing footage from playing the cubs, revealed the attitudes of older bears and northern lights are guaranteed.
8. Kangaroo Island, South Australia. On this amazing island, whose area is just 90 miles (144.84 kilometers), you will find more animals and birds, with fewer people than in any other part of the world. Come here during the winter season (which in this region lasts from June to September) to see the baby kangaroos and wallabies, koalas and small, who ride on their backs with their mothers. In addition, you can find here echidna, to witness the mating sea hawks and see the migration of southern right whales. Yes, and do not forget to capture the penguins in the sand dunes, hundreds of sea lions and marsupial mice, possums and even koltsehvostyh platypus!
9. Vanua Levu. Vanua Levu - the second largest island in Fiji in the Pacific. The waters around Fiji - a refuge for the inhabitants of the most incredible deep sea in the world. It is found about a thousand species of fish and several hundred species of corals and sponges, and anemones, molluscs, crustaceans, and gray sharks and hammerhead sharks. Do not forget to visit the famous Rainbow Reef, as well as to sail on a submarine L'Aventure, to see the amazing corals and inhabitants of the underwater depths. Be sure to take pictures of bright fish among the corals, fish, needle, squid, starfish, butterfly fish, barracuda, sea turtles and giant shoals of fish in the shallows skarovyh around the reef Naviaviya ..
10. The Kingdom of Bhutan. The Kingdom of Bhutan - a country in the Himalayas, about 70 percent of which is forest. Alas, the government limits the number of tourists who may enter the country annually. But the lucky ones who manage to break through will be rewarded with an absolutely stunning scenery. It is best to visit in the spring when the rhododendrons are in bloom and orchids, and in the background of your photo will be wrapped up by snow-capped tower tops of the mountains. If you arrive in Bhutan in the spring or fall, you can go to religious festivals Tsechu, which are full of all kinds of dances and performances, which are not changed for centuries. People dressed in colorful costumes and masks, dancing with swords and perform many other ancient rituals. Still it is possible to visit the highest mountain in Bhutan, and visit the monastery Chomolhari Taktsang, or "Nest Tiger", one of the most revered in Bhutan. Well, of course, your photos made in Bhutan, yak herders will inevitably, rice fields and lots of red hot pepper. In the picture - the monastery of "Jack the tiger."
11. Isiolo. Isiolo - a town in the eastern province of Kenya. This is where you can get on a tour of reserved places in Kenya, organized for you by local residents. You will be able to take photographs of elephants, giraffes, zebras, antelope, and black and white rhinos in their natural habitat - all without annoying the crowd all around.
12. Antarctica. Antarctica - a continent of contrasts. Erupting volcanoes, icy spaces, incredible shades of blue and white. Miles and miles of snow and ice ... while, like every year here falls almost six inches of precipitation. The continent covers the ice crust thickness of two miles. Alas, getting here is not so easy to see, and this unique continent most easily from the deck of the ship. But hundreds of penguins, absolutely not run wild with joy and climbing to communicate with people, well worth it. Come to the best in the period from November to February, when the temperature is kept at twenty-seven degrees Fahrenheit and the sun does not come from the horizon the whole day long.
13. Aldabra Atoll and La Digue, Seychelles. 115 islands, united under the name of the Seychelles, are the western Indian Ocean, just south of the equator, about 1,600 km east of the African continent, north of Madagascar. Most of them can only be achieved with the help of the boat, but the bulk is uninhabitable. If you like solitude and scenery reminiscent of a tropical paradise, then you are just here. First of all, do not forget to look at Aldabra. visitors and tourists allowed here since 1991. It is home to giant tortoises weighing over 600 pounds (272.16 kilograms). On La Digue usually come amateur bright tropical greenery and pristine beaches ideal. And yes, do not forget to take pictures of a giant coral reef, the largest in the world, in the heart of Aldabra and huge blocks of pink granite on La Digue. And the turtles, of course, turtles.
14. Cape York Peninsula, Australia. Even in a country with low population density, which is Australia, this site stands of virgin wilderness. Live here mainly Aboriginal and roads as there are none, in the rainy season here is not to get somewhere and generally have to travel only by helicopter. But - the amazing rainforests, protected rivers, mangrove swamps, national parks and Jardine River and Lakefield, as well as many festivals, which holds the local population.
15. Colca Canyon, Peru. Until the 1970s Colca Canyon remained virtually unattainable. The tiny valley, completely cut off from the world, whose inhabitants live in almost complete isolation. Colca Canyon is considered one of the deepest canyons in the world, its length is 62 miles (99 kilometers) deep and about two and a half miles, which is twice the depth of the Grand Canyon. Here you will surely sfotografiruete giant condors on the background of snow-wrapped mountains.
16. Sing Sing Festival, Papua New Guinea, Mount Hagen. This is completely remote, cut off from civilization area - up to 1933 here as monetary units used in the shells. But first and foremost interest is not even their own landscapes and people of Papua New Guinea and its customs. In August and September, hundreds of people from more than seven hundred tribes clothed in frilly clothes, paint yourself, wear weird wigs and hats to take part in the festival sing-sing. The festival has become very popular among tourists and is now held on a commercial basis, but if you want to make a truly unique shots, do not you dare miss it.
17. Queen's Day, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The annual festival which is held in honor of the Queen of the Netherlands and the Dutch called «Koninginnedag». Now celebrating Queen's Day 30 April (Birthday of Queen Mother is now ruling Beatrice - Juliana). The streets and canals of the city to this day is decorated with thousands of orange flags. Boats decorated with colorful ribbons and banners decorate the house. And guaranteed to be fireworks, street theater, parades, processions and theatrical sales at flea markets. The holiday begins the evening of 29 April (the so-called "Royal Night") and continues until late evening on April 30, after which the town empties - the citizens escape from a hangover at home. Of course, do not forget to photograph the colorful street vendors, the prevalence of bicycles in the streets and fields of tulips, pestreyuschie under bright blue skies over the city.
18. Carnival in Port of Spain, Trinidad. Carnivals in all countries of the world are officially on Monday and Tuesday before the first day of Lent, but this Caribbean nation begin the festivities the day after Christmas, when the tent opened at fairs, start dancing the limbo (West Indian dance with elements of acrobatics) and begin to act noise bands playing on the cans, barrels and everything, though a little reminiscent of the drum. All action begins at about four o'clock in the morning and over the next forty-eight hours, you'll fill your memory card your camera images of the participants in the holiday embroidered with beads, feathers, beads and colorful suits and colored with colored paint faces, and will impress musicians, dancers, street magicians and joyous holiday just the crowd.
19. Festival of UFOs, Roswell, New Mexico. July 8, 1947 some unidentified object fell from the sky not far from the city located in the desert, and the fact that the Government has studiously silent about the incident, gave rise to hundreds of the most incredible and furious theories. In the coming after July 4 weekend in the city is now conducting a four-day festival dedicated to the extraterrestrial civilizations. You should be able to photograph the participants of the action and their pets dressed in costumes of various aliens and little green men, the competition-eating pancakes and between galactic fashion show.
20. Festival of World Sacred Music in Fez, Morocco. Come to Fez in June - and you will have the chance to take pictures of musicians from all over the world. You will hear the Gregorian chanting, ancient prayers, musicals based on the Gospels - all in the open air, at numerous concerts. While music festivals are held in numerous cities around the world, it is worth visiting here - and only here and there is a unique urban architecture, arches, minarets, walls and colorful mosaics and frescoes. Do not forget to capture the narrow streets of the ancient city of comfortable, abundant in markets and shops.
21. National Park Geysir in Iceland. Contrary to the name of the country (Iceland - literally translated as "Land of ice"), more than eighty percent of its territory free of ice. But the abundant hot springs, mud pools, lava fields, geysers, glaciers, huge craters, giant volcanoes, mountains, waterfalls ... and a whole hundred sites that are likely to be interested in the photographer. For example, in the city beneath the glacier Kverkfjöll hot springs led to the emergence of amazing ice caves, and in many places you will get on eyes amazing black ice, formed from the fact that the snow mixed with ash, formed by the eruption of the volcano. Lonely icebergs, drifting on the surface of lakes, such as the Gulf of Jökulsárlón in the south-east. Come best in winter - so you can fully enjoy a surprising contrast of snow and ash, as well as see the northern lights. And, of course, do not forget to visit the Blue Lagoon - here are amazing pools with hot thermal water, as well as the Valley of Geysers, hot spring where every fifteen minutes Strokkur throws into the air stream of boiling water.
22. Aurora borealis, Norway, Tromso city .. One of the most unusual natural phenomena, aurora borealis can be seen on clear nights during the period beginning in late November and ending early April, from several points in the Arctic and other regions. But the Norwegian city, the largest north of the Arctic Circle, is a near perfect place to watch the aurora borealis and take pictures. The guides from the local community can organize your trip to the mountains, where shine the brightest, because it does not overshadow the city lights. Shoot with a long exposure and better against the background of the mountains, or outlines of the city.
23. Lunar Rainbow, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Moon Rainbow - Rainbow is generated by the moon. Moonbow rather paler than usual. Over the great Victoria Falls mist spray of water contribute to the fact that the rainbow can be seen almost constantly. But three times a month over a waterfall rainbow appeared, generated by the moon. It is best to photograph them from a helicopter during a special tour, so you probably will get unforgettable footage.
24. Storm clouds, the Great Plains, USA. There is no guarantee that you will be able to photograph these giant clouds that look like UFOs. But if you dream about it, plan your trip during the rainy season, best in spring in May and of course watch the weather forecast! Best of all, if the frame of the clouds will also be a tree - so you will be able to convey a sense of grandeur and power.
25. Stromboli volcano, Italy. The volcano of Stromboli, located on an island in the Tyrrhenian Sea north of Sicily in the south-western Italy, erupting almost continuously for the past two millennia. Stromboli recognized as the most active volcano in the world, as the eruption occurs on average every twenty minutes. Stromboli Island is called "a beacon of the Mediterranean Sea," because he always throws out a jet of molten lava into the air to a considerable height. Volcano photograph best at sunset.
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