Our world is increasingly focused on images. But the globe is large, and if you know where to go, there are lots of secret spots that present the ideal photographic opportunity.
Take a look at these wonderful yet hidden sanctuaries that are photo-centric.
Stairway to Nothingness
The evocatively called Stairway to Nothingness is located high in the Austrian Alps close to the town of Schladming, and it certainly lives up to its name. Every inch of this amazing 1,300-foot-tall pendulum bridge’s length offers breathtaking mountain views as it winds all over the mountain before descending to a glass observation platform.
Waitomo Glowworm Cave
As the Waitomo Glowworm Cave in New Zealand, on the opposite side of the globe, ably demonstrates, Iceland is not the only country with amazing caverns. Jump in a boat and float aimlessly through these 30 million-year-old caves, which are illuminated by tens of millions of native and exclusive to New Zealand glowworms.
This secluded archipelago off the coast of Norway is a region famed for its openness to the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis), and it seems straight out of a Tolkein novel. A once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunity comes around every bend as dramatic rocky islands jut aggressively upwards out of cold turquoise waters and lakes. Additionally, breathtaking remoteness has never been more than a few leg strokes away thanks to the superb cycle routes that are strewn across its slopes. It’s a photographer’s dream.