Looking for a spectacular view to photograph? Here are 10 sky-high destinations to get those incredible shots.
Perfect travel inspiration for your wanderlust!
The Great Blue Hole in Belize from the air
Located 60 miles off the coast of Belize, this incredible underwater sinkhole is one of the most famous scuba diving spots in the world. Not a diver? Fly over the Great Blue Hole and take snaps from the seat of a private charter flight!
New York City from Top of the Rock Observation Deck, Rockefeller Center
There’s nothing quite like the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple as you wander the city’s streets. But the night-time view from the 70th floor of the stunning Rockefeller Center building might just beat wandering around Central Park and gazing up at the iconic Empire State Building!
Bagan, Myanmar from the basket of a hot air balloon
Soar above this incredible archaeological site and gaze down at the thousands of ancient temples dotted on the green plains of Bagan. It’s a magnificent view at any time of the day but at sunrise, the wash of pink, violet and orange in the sky, the Irrawaddy river and the gentle mist creates a truly breathtaking sight.
Horseshoe Falls from the Skylon Tower, Niagara Falls, Canada
The roar of water and rising spray of the Canadian side of Niagara Falls looks spectacular from all angles but there’s something extra special about eating dinner and looking over it! Located at 775 feet above Niagara Falls, the Skylon Tower has two dining rooms and an observation deck so that you can see 8,000 square miles of Canada and the USA.
Hong Kong from the viewing deck at Victoria Peak
Travel up on the funicular railway and look out of the window as the tram winds up the hillside – there’s the whole of Hong Kong! The tram climbs to 396 metres (1,300 feet) above sea level and the top of Victoria Peak offers an awe-inspiring 360 degree panorama of Hong Kong’s harbour, those impossibly high skycrapers and the mountain backdrop.
Lake Ringedalsvatnet from Trolltunga in Norway
Not for the faint-hearted, this cliff edge hovers 700 metres above Ringedalsvatnet lake and 1,100 metres above sea level! The round-trip hike to Trolltunga takes around 12 hours to complete but hikers are rewarded with an astounding view of the sparkling lake and rugged mountains.
London from the Sky Garden, 20 Fenchurch Street
Affectionately known as the “Walkie Talkie” building, 20 Fenchurch Street houses a public garden with a spectacular view over London – from 155 metres up! There are three storeys to explore for free, with landscaped gardens to wander through, an open air terrace, and live music sessions. There’s also that breathtaking 360-degree view over London…
The Whitsunday Islands National Park and Great Barrier Reef Marine Park from a seaplane
Hop into the seaplane and get your camera ready for the jaw-dropping view from the window. Some of the sights you’ll spot are Heart Reef, Whitehaven Beach and Hamilton Island – as well as that glorious, sapphire-hued sea, of course.
Rio de Janeiro from the cable car ride to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain
The view from the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain offers a mesmerising panorama of the sprawling city of Rio de Janeiro but the cable ride to the top is just as dazzling. The city opens up beneath you as the cable car climbs up 1,296 feet (390 metres) to the summit of Sugar Loaf Mountain and it’s utterly spectacular at sunset.
Taktshang Goemba (Tiger’s Nest Monastery) in Bhutan
Perched on an almost sheer cliff face and overlooking a blanket of pine forests, this exquisite 17th century monastery sits almost 10,000 feet (3,000 metres) above sea level. Built in 1692, the sacred temple is considered Bhutan’s most famous monastery and the incredible view when you hike to the top is magical.
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