25 Calming Pictures That We All Need Right Now
Take a moment to relax with these peaceful photos that’ll take you to your happy place.
A moment of peace in your day
We surely don’t need to tell you that we’re living through a very stressful time right now with the rapid spread of COVID-19 and the shuttering of many aspects of our daily lives. As difficult as it can be to just unwind and try to feel at peace, we hope these tranquil, cozy photos provide a little bit of relaxation to your day. And if you’re bored right now, here are some ideas for what to do when your whole life gets canceled.
There aren’t many things more peaceful than a waterfall. Even though that churning water actually contains a whole lot of power, the consistency and beauty of waterfalls can still make us feel totally calm. This gorgeous photo displays the Rio Celeste waterfall in Costa Rica’s Tenorio Volcano National Park. Here are some of our favorite moving quotes about peace.
All together now: Awwwwwww! We wish we could all be as calm as a blissfully snoozing baby. Even just for a minute or two. Is that too much to ask? Babies can be calm, but they can also be downright hilarious—just check out these 40 funny baby photos.
Sure, it’s not particularly wise to go to the beach or a resort right now—nor is it advisable to share drinks, unfortunately. But hopefully, this ultra-peaceful image can help put you in your happy place.
Lost in a book
Raise your hand if you wish this was you right now! As if the idea of curling up with a good book wasn’t calming enough, imagine curling up with a good book in a cozy hammock like this one. What’s more of an epitome of relaxation than a hammock? If you need some reading material, pick up (or listen to) one of these 100 books to read in your lifetime.
Alone with nature
“On vacation in Oregon, we got up bright and early and drove to Yaquina Head Light. We were the first and only ones there at the time. I love the colors of the landscape, with golden grasses and a gorgeous dark blue sky.” –Janet Abrahamson for Country magazine. For some more calming pictures like these, check out Country and our other sister brands. Plus check out these gorgeous pictures of America’s most beautiful lighthouses.
What’s more calming and peaceful than the symbol of peace itself, a dove? We certainly wish we could be as carefree as a bird flying through a clear sky. Check out more calming pictures of the most majestic birds found in nature—or if you need a laugh, you’ll love these hilarious bird photos!
A pristine beach lit up in spectacular vibrant colors by a beautiful sunset? Now that’s peace! This shot comes from a beach in Hikkaduwa in the South Asian country of Sri Lanka. Check out these photos of the most gorgeous sunset in every U.S. state.
Oh yeah, you knew there had to be a sleeping baby animal picture in here somewhere. Raise your hand if you wish you were as relaxed as this puppy. Hopefully these calming pictures can help get you a little closer. Get a look at even more adorable puppy pictures that will make you melt.