Travel Photography: Sunrises & Sunsets Around the World

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Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka Sunset - Captured by Sanne (www.spendlifetraveling.com)

Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka Sunset – Captured by Sanne (www.spendlifetraveling.com)

Hikkaduwa, a lively coastal town in the Galle District, south of capital city Colombo, is renowned for its beach and coral reef and one of the best surfing spots in Sri Lanka. Well worth a visit and for the perfect end to an active day in or around the water have a drink in one of the many cute beach bars and watch this amazing sunset.

 

Hampi Temples Silhouettes, Southern India - Captured by Purba (www.fourblissfulfeet.com)
Hampi Temples Silhouettes, Southern India – Captured by Purba (www.fourblissfulfeet.com)

 

San Cristobal de las Cases, Chiapas, Mexico Sunset captured by Steph (www.bigworldsmallpockets.com)
San Cristobal de las Cases, (Chiapas) Mexico Sunset captured by Steph (www.bigworldsmallpockets.com)

Snapped in the city of San Cristobal de las Casas, in the state of Chiapas, Mexico, this is one of the best sunsets I’ve ever seen. Not only were the colours beyond beautiful, but so were the people I was with and the afternoon we’d had exploring the fascinating culture and cuisine of this special place. Sometimes the best sunsets follow the best days!

 

Gippsland, Australia (90 Mile Beach) Sunset - Captured by Mark (www.wyldfamilytravel.com)
Gippsland, Australia (90 Mile Beach) Sunset – Captured by Mark (www.wyldfamilytravel.com)

 

Murud, India Sunset - Captured by Swati (www.lostinmaps.com)
Murud, India Sunset – Captured by Swati (www.lostinmaps.com)

 

San Diego, California Sunset - Captured by Tarah/Tip (www.fittwotravel.com)
San Diego, California Sunset – Captured by Tarah/Tip (www.fittwotravel.com)

We are suckers for sunsets! Every time we travel, we have to catch the sunset, preferably on the beach! On our recent trip to San Diego, California we went to Oceanside to visit some family. We happened to be in the right place at the right time, as we went to the pier for sunset and stumbled across this gorgeous sunset. It truly was a pleasant surprise to find the sky lit up behind the palm trees. It was not what we were expecting to find while traveling through Oceanside!

 

Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina (USA) - Captured by Paige (www.fortheloveofwanderlust.com)
Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina (USA) – Captured by Paige (www.fortheloveofwanderlust.com)

 

Rural Illinois (USA) Sunrise - captured by Jeremy (www.escapistatlas.com)
Rural Illinois (USA) Sunrise – captured by Jeremy (www.escapistatlas.com)

This sunrise was taken on a frigid morning in rural Illinois.  We were en route to Chicago and we pulled over at a rest stop just as the sun had begun to rise over the horizon.  It was a rare moment when you’re in the middle of nowhere and you need to capture it. This is proof that amazing scenery can be found even in the most unlikely places.

 

"Lighthouse Beach" of Kerala at Kovalam Sunset - Captured by Purba (www.fourblissfulfeet.com)
“Lighthouse Beach” of Kerala at Kovalam Sunset – Captured by Purba (www.fourblissfulfeet.com)

 

Cape San Blas, Florida (USA) Sunset - Captured by Jessica (www.bohemianbowmans.com)
Cape San Blas, Florida (USA) Sunset – Captured by Jessica (www.bohemianbowmans.com)

 

Westendorf, Austria Sunrise - Captured by Valery (http://www.valery-collins.co.uk)
Westendorf, Austria Sunrise – Captured by Valery (www.valery-collins.co.uk)

 

Lesotho, Africa Sunrise - Captured by Heather and Lisa (www.klipdrifters.com)
Lesotho, Africa Sunrise – Captured by Heather and Lisa (www.klipdrifters.com)

 

Retie, Belgium Sunset - Captured by ME (www.travelpraylove.com)
Retie, Belgium Sunset – Captured by ME (www.travelpraylove.com)

 

Stiges, Spain Sunset – Captured by Amanda (www.travellust.co)

 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Sunset - Captured by Paige (www.fortheloveofwanderlust.com)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Sunset – Captured by Paige (www.fortheloveofwanderlust.com)

 

River Ganges, Varanasi, India Sunrise - Captured by Anita (www.anitahendreika.com)
River Ganges, Varanasi, India Sunrise – Captured by Anita (www.anitahendrieka.com)

I witnessed this memorizing sunrise on the River Ganges in Varanasi, India.  I loved how the sunrise was a celebration and everyone was singing and dancing, it was a beautiful moment I will never forget!

 

White Beach (Borcay), Philippines Sunset - Captured by Kyle (www.godriftaway.com)
White Beach (Borcay), Philippines Sunset – Captured by Kyle (www.godriftaway.com)

 

Gulf Shores/Orange Beach, Alabama (USA) Sunset - Captured by Chris (www.abritandasoutherner.com)
Gulf Shores/Orange Beach, Alabama (USA) Sunset – Captured by Chris (www.abritandasoutherner.com)

 

We are spoiled for choice when it comes to finding exotic locations around the world to enjoy stunning sunsets. From the luxurious beaches of Tahiti to the iconic skyline of New York City, there are gorgeous hot-spots that we are all familiar with. However, what about those hidden gems ‘off the beaten path’ that offer beauty but are rarely discovered? We are delighted to have discovered Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Alabama which we now believe to be the ultimate destination to enjoy a peaceful sunset!

 

 

Stockholm, Sweden Sunset - Captured by Stephanie (www.stephaniesmolders.com)
Stockholm, Sweden Sunset – Captured by Stephanie (www.stephaniesmolders.com)

 

Whitley Lake, Poole Harbor Sunset - Captured by Valery (http://www.valery-collins.co.uk)
Whitley Lake, Poole Harbor Sunset – Captured by Valery (www.valery-collins.co.uk)

 

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Bribie Island Sunset – captured by Lauren (www.lastfiascorun.com)

 

I have been traveling for almost three years now, living and working my way around America, Canada and Australia. There were some amazing sunrises in Canada up in the mountains, but one of the most beautiful sunsets I have ever seen was in Australia. To be fair Australian beaches are stunning and the perfect backdrop to any sunrise or sunset, but one of my most memorable sunsets was a few weeks ago at Bribie Island. We had gone to the island for night of camping and after walking along the beach for a while stopped off to watch the sunset. It was such a perfect sunset and watching couples and families silhouettes walking along the beach made for a great photo opportunity!

 

 

Huntington Beach, CA (USA) Sunset - Captured by Jamie (www.thedailyadventuresofme.com)
Huntington Beach, CA (USA) Sunset – Captured by Jamie (www.thedailyadventuresofme.com)

 

 

Montreal, Canada Sunset - Captured by Kyle (www.godriftaway.com)
Montreal, Canada Sunset – Captured by Kyle (www.godriftaway.com)

 

Retie, Belgium Sunset - Captured by ME (www.travelpraylove.com)
Retie, Belgium Sunset – Captured by ME (www.travelpraylove.com)

 

 

Koh Lanta, Thailand Sunrise - Captured by Caitlyn (www.fitgevitysolutions.com)
Koh Lanta, Thailand Sunrise – Captured by Caitlin (www.fitgevitysolutions.com)
Up in The Air (Flight) Sunset – Captured by Caitlin (www.fitgevitysolutions.com)

 

El Cuco, El Salvador Sunset - Captured by Aimee (www.snaphappytravelsblog.wordpress.com)
El Cuco, El Salvador Sunset – Captured by Aimee (www.snaphappytravelsblog.wordpress.com)

 

Sarasota, Florida (USA) Sunset - Captured by ME (www.travelprayiove.com)
Sarasota, Florida (USA) Sunset – Captured by ME (www.travelprayiove.com)

 

 

Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon/Beach, Iceland Sunset - Captured by Rachel (www.theworldinaweekend.com)
Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon/Beach, Iceland Sunset – Captured by Rachel (www.theworldinaweekend.com)

 

 

Calton Hill, Edinburgh Sunrise - Captured by Sonja (www.migratingmiss.com)
Calton Hill, Edinburgh Sunrise – Captured by Sonja (www.migratingmiss.com)

 

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Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon/Beach, Iceland Sunset – Captured by Rachel (www.theworldinaweekend.com)

 

 

Bussleton, (Perth) Australia Sunset - Captured by Roma (www.roamingrequired.com)
Bussleton, (Perth) Australia Sunset – Captured by Roma (www.roamingrequired.com)

Bussleton Jetty is the longest wooden jetty (pier) in the southern hemisphere, stretching almost 2 km out to sea from the town of Busselton.

 

California, USA Sunset - Captured by Ghowneu (www.ghowneuadventure.com)
California, USA Sunset – Captured by Ghowneu (www.ghowneuadventure.com)

 

Angkor Wat, Cambodia Sunset - Captured by Sonja (www.migratingmiss.com)
Angkor Wat, Cambodia Sunset – Captured by Sonja (www.migratingmiss.com)

 

Kendwa, Tanzania Sunset - Captured by Nikki (www.whereisnoodles.com)
Kendwa, Tanzania Sunset – Captured by Nikki (www.whereisnoodles.com)

 

Belgian Highway Sunset - Captured by ME (www.travelpraylove.com)
Belgian Highway Sunset – Captured by ME (www.travelpraylove.com)

 

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Seattle, USA Sunset Captured by Ghowneu (www.ghowneuadventure.com)

 

Narragansett Bay (North Kingstown) Rhode Island, USA Sunset - Captured by Jamie (www.thedailyadventuresofme.com)
Narragansett Bay (North Kingstown) Rhode Island, USA Sunset – Captured by Jamie (www.thedailyadventuresofme.com)

 

 

Suffield, CT Sunset - Captured by Sarah (www.newenglandfamilydiary.com)
Suffield, CT Sunset – Captured by Sarah (www.newenglandfamilydiary.com)

 

 

Retie, Belgium Sunset - Captured by ME (www.travelpraylove.com)
Retie, Belgium Sunset – Captured by ME (www.travelpraylove.com)

 

 

Boston, MA (USA) Sunset - Captured by Eva (wonderlosttravels.com/)
Boston, MA (USA) Sunset – Captured by Eva (www.wonderlosttravels.com)

 

 

Sarasota, Florida (USA) Sunset - Captured by Ashley (www.thetravelinggals.com)
Sarasota, Florida (USA) Sunset – Captured by Ashley (www.thetravelinggals.com)

 

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Ontario, Canada Sunset – Captured by ME (www.travelpraylove.com)

 

 

The Dutch Island Terschelling – Captured by Esther

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