6 destinations to add to your bucket list
These national parks will take your breath away.
Beautiful scenery, vivid colors and extraordinary wildlife make national parks some of the best destinations a country has to offer. Usually protected for conservation, these natural lands hold some of the planet’s most breathtaking sights and create experiences you’ll want to capture and bring back with you. Discover these 6 national parks from around the world and add them to your travel bucket-list.
Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, Indonesia
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If you are fascinated by volcanoes, a trip to this tremendous landscape on the island of East Java in Indonesia is an absolute must-do. Comprising 193 square miles, this magical setting features volcanic cones, verdant green valleys, a sand sea, rivers and lakes topped with smoke plumes constantly emanating from the active Mount Bromo. The scene is so sublime that it almost feels supernatural.
Vatnajökull National Park, Iceland
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Accounting for over 14% of Iceland’s land area, this enormous park offers otherworldly sights of canyons, waterfalls, and glacial ice. The diverse landscapes cover over 5,400 square miles of lowlands and highlands, with incredible attractions easily accessible from the European country’s famous Ring Road route. Those willing to brave the cold and put in the extra effort via 4WD and hiking trails get richly rewarded with even more jaw-dropping vistas. Plus, with the potential to glimpse the legendary Northern Lights, the photographic opportunities here are innumerable.
Yellowstone National Park, United States of America
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Mountains, geysers and colorful hot springs are just the beginning at this sensational park covering nearly 3,500 square miles in the USA. Mostly in Wyoming, the protected land reaches into parts of Montana and Idaho and provides the opportunity to see majestic wildlife like bears, wolves, bison and much more. Yellowstone National Park is also home to Yellowstone Caldera, the largest active supervolcano in America. Most of the caldera's surrounding landscape is shaped by lava flows and rocks from it's previous eruptions. Each beautiful formation at Yellowstone is a part of that explosive history.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
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This unique park is home to the enormous Uluru (also known as Ayers Rock) in the Northern Territory of Australia. This enigma in the middle of the “Red Centre” is sacred to the local Aboriginal people, the Anangu, and holds World Heritage status. Whether it is a spiritual presence or something else, there is something truly soul-stirring about this incredible area, and not just because of its remote location—280 miles away from the nearest large town (Alice Springs). Sunrise and sunset are the hours to take full photographic advantage here.
Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
If you want to knock off seeing the world’s largest waterfall and an African safari in one go, make your way to the northwest corner of Zimbabwe in the southern section of the continent. At 5,656 square miles, it is the largest park in the country and has the greatest concentration of land animals on Earth. The wildlife here is incredible and includes one of the largest elephant populations in the world. With fewer visitors with which to contend, you will be able to lose yourself in the beauty and you'll have plenty of photographic opportunities all to yourself.
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
Way down at the “bottom of the Earth” in Patagonian Argentina lies a park covering over 2,700 square miles of ice fields, glaciers, subpolar forests, mountains and more. This stunning region in the Austral Andes is a feast for the eyes, and features perhaps the most spellbinding spectacle of them all: the Perito Moreno Glacier. Sitting over the south branch of Lake Argentino, its enormous size and dazzling surrounds are like nothing you’ve ever seen before.
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