With the summer season in full swing in the northern hemisphere, Lonely Planet Pathfinders from all over the globe have been soaking up the rays. The result? This month’s Pathfinder Instagram round up which celebrates the perfect union of water and land coming together and the breathtaking views that compel us to fall deeper in love with our beautiful planet. Here are our selections for July.
A photo posted by Skye Class (@skyetravels) on Jul 12, 2016 at 12:10pm PDT
‘This is what my day looked like while in Landsort – at the bottom of the Stockholm archipelago. Such a stunning place to visit!’ – Skye, @skyetravels.
Why we like it: The rainbow hitting the ocean horizon on the left hand side of this shot perfectly frames and balances the lighthouse rising above the horizon on the right. Let’s not forget to mention that this scene is enhanced by the amazing view of the red houses dotting the green landscape in the foreground. Combine the lucky rainbow with the quintessential village and you’ve got yourself an image that gets our attention.
Krka National Park, Croatia
A photo posted by Macca Sherifi (@backpackermacca) on Jul 4, 2016 at 11:16am PDT
‘I risked a lot for this shot! It’s hard to tell, but I’m actually standing in thigh-high water with my camera just inches from being drowned. Still, I think it pretty much captures what I want it to – let me present to you the beautiful waterfalls at Krka National Park.’ – Macca Sherifi, @backpackermacca.
Why we like it: This is a unique and daring approach to photographing a waterfall and that’s why it stands out so much. Having the lower third of the image filled with the water pool gives us a unique perspective. It makes us feel as though we are in the water too and more in touch with this awesome place.
A photo posted by TravAgSta! (@senorabubu) on Jul 27, 2016 at 10:17am PDT
‘Norheimsund is the cutest little town we’ve seen for a long time. We came from the rather rainy Bergen and after a long two hour journey we finally arrived in what I think is one of the most idyllic places I’ve ever been to. We had already seen a glimmer of it from our way up to Steinsdalsfossen and even from a distance, we knew, we had to stop here. It was totally worth it. Norwegian idyll at its best.’ -Jan, @asenorabubu.
Why we like it: There is a lot the viewer can enjoy and discover in this image, from the details of the houses to the abstract qualities in the reflections. It makes us move our eyes up and down through the image, matching each house to its reflection while delightfully discovering the various ways the surface of the water changes how the houses appear.
British Columbia, Canada
A photo posted by Tamara Elliott (@globeguide) on Jul 18, 2016 at …read more