These 12 National Geographic Photos of the World’s Greatest Landscapes Will Fill You with Wonder
Talented photographers from 'National Geographic' traveled the world to capture photos of nature's raw beauty. What they found will stun you.
Isle of Skye, Scotland
Verdant grasses swathe the land around the tower of rock known as Castle Ewen. Photo by Kerstin Enderlein.
Multicolored flowers form a kaleidoscopic field pattern. Photo by Alex Maclean.
Morning fog settles over a field of wildflowers. Photo by Teruo Araya.
Inyo National Forest, California
Weathered twisting branches of an ancient bristlecone pine seem to dance. Photo by Ken Lee. (Here are more spectacular photos of America’s national parks.)
A polar bear steps along Arctic pack ice. Photo by Ralph Lee Hopkins.
Okayama Prefecture, Japan
Fireflies form blinking rivers of light in a still woodland. Photo by Trevor Williams.
San Francisco, California
A span of the Golden Gate Bridge peeks above low-hanging morning fog. Photo by Dave Gordon.
Namib-Naukluft Park, Nambia
In Deadvlei, a camel thorn tree stands tall underneath a star-studded sky. Photo by Beth McCarley.
Cortes Banks, Pacific Ocean
A sheepshead fish (foreground) and señorita fish swim through a kelp forest. Photo by Brian Skerry.
Trees in a winter field hold a soft dusting of snow. Photo by Robert Fulton.
Pitzal Glacier, Austria
A skier takes flight above an ice cave nearly 10,000 feet high in the Alps. Photo by Christoph Jorda.
Cold Icelandic waters catch the aurora borealis’s iridescence. Photo by Thierry Bornier. For more of National Geographic’s Landscape Photography, check out Greatest Landscapes: Stunning Photographs That Inspire and Astonish.