Great Escapes On Planet Earth

published in: Travel, Photography By Costas Voyatzis, 04 August 2013

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The suspension bridge that crosses the Capilano River in the District of North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Source.

Take a deep breath and prepare for a visually rich voyage to some of the most incredible destinations the world over. The pictures that make up the digital wanderlust include the work of famous photographers such as Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Steve McCurry as well as people who have uploaded and shared their travel images on their 500px and Flickr profiles. So whether you’re interested in discovering Easter Island’s Rapa Nui culture in the middle of the Pacific Ocean or literally breathing in the rejuvenating fresh air of the Iguazu Falls on the borders of Brazil and Argentina, these are some destinations which according to Yatzer should be visited at least once in a globetrotter's life! As you slowly scroll through them, let them reveal their beauty to you. And if we make it to any of these wonders before you, you’ll realise it soon enough from our Instagram pictures. Just follow @yatzer.

Iguazú Falls, between Argentina and Brazil.
photo © comrade_leviathan.

Easter Island, Chile.
photo © Mark Zabala.

Machu Picchu, Peru.
photo © Vincent McMillen.

Fregate Island, Seychelles.
© Idee per Viaggiare.

Heart Reef, Great barrier Reef, Australia.
photo © Martin Wasilewski.

Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island, Australia.
photo ©

Ice Canyon, Greenland.
photo © James Balog, National Geographic.

Santorini, Cyclades islands, Greece.
photo © Vasilis Tsikkinis.

The Serengeti National Park in Tanzania.
photo © Jonathan Wolfson.

Tianmen Mountain National Park, Zhangjiajie city in northwestern Hunan Province, China.
photo © Sammy Tian Men Mountain.

Mount Roraima, Venezuela.
photo © Sonha TC.

Titov Island, HaLong Bay, Vietnam.
photo © Alex Stoen.

The gardens at Sigiriya, Sri Lanka.
photo © Nicolas Pelletier.

The National Forest Park of Zhangjiajie City in northern Hunan Province, China.
photo © Peter Stewart.

Djenné, Mali.
photo © Steve McCurry.

White Sands, New Mexico.
photo © New Mexico Golf Desitinations.

Goudier island, Antarctica.
photo © David De Vleeschauwer, Classe Touriste.

Petra, Jordan.
photo © Arturo Lavín.

Positano, Amalfi Coast, Campania, Italy.
photo © Cristina Strazzoso.

Fjadrargljufur Canyon, Iceland.
photo © Zanthia.

Aurora Borealis as seen from Fjallsárlón glacial lagoon, Iceland.
photo © David Wilkie and Paula Costello.

The 'Tunnel of LOVE' near the town of Klevan in Ukraine.
photo © Amos Chapple.

Tikal, Guatemala.
photo © Felipe Percastegui (Andreï).

Raja Ampat Islands, West Papua, Indonesia.
photo © Tim Laman.

The Pearl Islands : Isla del Rey in the Gulf of Panama, Republic of Panama.
photo © Yann Arthus-Bertrand.

Bamiyan, Afghanistan.
photo © James Gordon.

The Sua Ocean Trench in Lotofaga, Upolu island in Samoa.
photo © Unknown.

Ta Prohm Temple, Angkor Wat, Cambodia.
photo © Peter Nijenhuis.

James Bond Island, Khao Phing Kan, Thailand.
photo © Sonia Blanco.

Trolltunga (The Troll's tongue) above Skjeggedal in Odda, Norway.
© Oleg Kleshchook.

General Carrera Lake (Chilean side) or Lake Buenos Aires (Argentine side) located in Patagonia and shared by Argentina and Chile.
photo © Jorge Leon.

The pink Lake Hiller in Western Australia.
photo ©
Jean Paul Ferrero/Ardea/Caters News.

Taktsang Palphug Monastery (also known as The Tiger's Nest), Paro valley, Bhutan.
photo © Csilla Zelko.

The Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness. Northern Arizona and Southern Utah, USA, within the arid Colorado Plateau region.
© Ku.

Burma (The Republic of the Union of Myanmar).
photo © David De Vleeschauwer, Classe Touriste.

The Republic of Yemen.
photo © Steve McCurry.

The Great Wall of China at Badaling.
photo © Peter Stewart.

Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, United States.
© Yann Arthus-Bertrand.

Deadvlei, Namibia, Africa.
This winning entry in the youth environment section of the
Sony World Photography Awards 2012.
photo © Bernard Pieterse, Sony World Photography Awards 2012.

Meteora, Greece.
photo © Andrei Pop.

Fields of tulips near Lisse, near Amsterdam, Netherlands.
© Yann Arthus-Bertrand.

Jiuzhaigou Valley, China.
photo © Allan Oman.

Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park in Gansu Province, China.
photo © Unknown, source.

Hitachi Seaside Park, Japan.
photo © Unknown.


Planet Earth

  • friend
    yanny | 2013-08-05 09:20:18

    what is the song please?

  • friend
    Yatzer | 2013-08-05 12:19:38

    Jocelyn Pook - Son of the desert.

  • friend
    Vera sartorius | 2013-10-17 09:44:21

    A great DELIGHT to see all These places ...some i have visited ....Traveling is like falling in Love !!

  • friend
    Inca | 2013-08-07 19:24:37

    Gosh, so beautiful!

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    Adam Stewart | 2013-08-09 15:56:19

    Omg, that's a bunch of amazing photograph. But i was wondering that you didn't include a single photograph of Ireland. Ireland has enormous amount of beautiful places to offer, such as Ring of kerry, killarney national park etc. Apart from that Emerald isle is the best place in the world to enjoy you golf weekend breaks, everyone must have to visit Ireland once in his life time.

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    SJ | 2013-08-12 13:10:33

    Sometimes pictures turn out way deceivingly more awe-striking than real life, but I've been to Machu Picchu and Angkor Wat and I can vouch that they will be some of the most humbling experiences of your life! I see I have many more humbling travels to add to my bucket list as well :)

  • friend
    Constantin | 2013-08-13 12:42:53

    This is amazing. Truly remarkable. Makes me want to visit these things. Three places in this collection featured in Bond Movies. Apart from the Island, Khao Phing Kan, Thailand in "Man with the Golden Gun" it is Meteora, Greece in "For your eyes only" and HaLong Bay, Vietnam in "Tomorrow never dies" although they pretended for it to be in China instead.

  • friend
    Alberto | 2013-08-21 17:58:30

    woowww increibles y hermosos lugares

  • friend
    Chris | 2013-08-23 01:47:48

    that is amazing, i admire your work...i am a fan.

  • friend
    hwang | 2013-09-07 09:10:05

    wow this is so beautiful i want to go there...

  • friend
    danielle mailhot | 2013-10-16 00:20:20

    d'une beauté absolument incroyable - ça me donne tellement le goût de voyager - merci de partager :Dn

  • friend
    Revo | 2013-10-16 09:41:27

    WoW!!! This really helped me relieve some stress and the song is great too !!!!

  • friend
    Hans. | 2013-10-16 09:47:16

    The places are beautiful:) Especially China, Japan and Samao. Also the Australian Beaches. Please Visit Sri Lanka. PLenty of other beautiful places to have a look at. Try the Pasekudah Beach in nothern Sri Lanka. :)

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    Chilli | 2013-10-16 10:05:26


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    Shermila Perera | 2013-10-16 14:51:43

    Really cool

  • friend
    Asantha | 2013-10-16 14:55:41

    wonderful scenery. How did you miss New Zealand, the beaches in Caribbean and the beaches in Sri Lanka? :O

  • friend
    Ruda | 2013-10-16 16:41:37

    Sri Lanka!

  • friend
    Wayne | 2013-10-16 18:24:51

    Amazing pictures! Beaches look more or less the same and you could easily post another 1001 pics from all over the world. We live on a beautiful planet, so take care of it.

  • friend
    Ann | 2013-10-16 18:44:27


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    Julia | 2013-10-16 20:10:48

    Absolutely amazing! Does there exist a book were all these photos are collected?

  • friend
    Doris Martinello | 2013-10-16 21:17:20

    These were extraordinary and I commend your choices! I have visited several of them such as Positano in Italy and Sigiriya in Sri Lanka and now have a whole new selection of beauties to contemplate.

  • friend
    Athina Synessios | 2013-10-16 22:05:28

    Thank u Mr. Magic! ...and should u ever need company to any of those places...just 'ring my bell'! Xxxx

  • friend
    LUCJANO | 2013-10-16 22:44:35

    IT is just is beyond the human fantasy.....remind us that Earth is a beautiful place and the greatness of GOOD is so obvious..

  • friend
    Pooya | 2013-10-16 23:04:16

    The music is Persian. From the land of art and science backed by over 2500 years of culture and civilization. I am wondering how there is no any photo to show the antiquity and beauty of this country! The history of Persia Empire, or currently knows as Iran has been intertwined with the history of a larger historical region, comprising the area from Anatolia and Egypt in the west to the Ancient India and Syr Darya in the east, and from the Caucasus and Eurasian Steppe in the north to the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman in the south. The Proto-Elamite period is the time of ca. 3200 BC to 2700 BC when Susa, the later capital of the Elamites, began to receive influence from the cultures of the Iranian plateau. This civilization is recognized as the oldest in Iran and was largely contemporary with its neighbour, Sumerian civilization, the oldest in the world, which began around 3400 BC. I hope the dust and dirt of politics to be removed from it and the real peaceful Iran becomes clear to everyone. :) Source:

  • friend
    Sofia | 2013-10-16 23:21:25

    I wish I could see all these pictures in reality... one day in my life... Congratulations Yatzer!!!

  • friend
    Juan | 2013-10-17 01:05:55

    Beautiful pictures

  • friend
    Milkin | 2013-10-17 02:50:05

    Thank you for sharing this Brilliant pictures. Please send more.

  • friend
    jeezuschryst | 2013-10-17 03:23:47

    Beautiful pictures but FUCK the autoplay.

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    traveller | 2013-10-17 04:26:15

    yes, but how many of these places are actually nice to visit, not just nice to take pictures from a helicopter in macroscopic fashion? (any beach will look nice taken from the sky of course, and how nice is it to actually go to the pink lake????!!!) the list should be re-titled beautiful photographs captured from a helicopter. I've been to some of these places and you can't see the full beauty (or anything particularly breathtaking) when you're IN it. why don't you make a list of places beautiful to actually VISIT (on foot, not helicopter)?

  • friend
    Sashari | 2013-10-17 12:28:08

    Amazing combination of music and pictures! I've only been to Amalfi Coast among the places in this article, but I wish I would go to all of them. The Earth is a beautiful place!

  • friend
    Francine | 2013-10-17 19:22:28

    Wow so nice to travel with the combination of music and pictures, Earth is magnifique and fantastic, I went to Machu Picchu on 2007 with my best Peruvian friend Carmen, a fantastic site to visit and respect , lots of energy on this site and could we believed that man (inca) build this site.

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    mace | 2013-10-17 21:03:39


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    Antonella D\'Amico Gallardo | 2013-10-18 05:18:26


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    Jeanne | 2013-10-18 11:45:28

    My gods, what a beautiful way to have my mind blown away. What a lovely journey back in Time to many places I have been. thanks :)

  • friend
    Kolachan | 2013-10-18 18:43:19

    Superbes photos ! (qui ne sont pas toutes prises d'hélicoptère...) La musique est très bien aussi ! FélicitationsnCertains commentaires ci-dessus sont enfantins et certains reproches un rien...ridicules par rapport à la qualité des vues !

  • friend
    Davide - Amazing photos | 2013-10-18 21:47:28

    Mostly very known places, but there are a few I didn't know, and are now in my to see list!

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    richie | 2013-10-23 03:32:50

    world is beautiful anywhere you go every sq in of our globe thx.

  • friend
    Leonardo Lares | 2013-11-01 14:03:56

    Belíssimas fotos, deu para viajar um pouco sem sair do lugar!!!!!

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    Della Tenney | 2013-11-04 23:56:20

    Exquisite experience visiting these exotic places, even photographically. Thank you so much for creating such a beautiful portfolio, and more than that, thank you for your generosity in sharing the experience with your fans and viewers. Hope to see more when they are available.

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    Charlie | 2014-02-21 22:41:10

    My favourite place is Compania :) looks very powerful but also like a silent place..

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    Jaymes | 2014-03-29 09:18:37

    Absolutely Stunning.

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    chon | 2014-03-30 20:00:51

    indescribable beauty one image is worth more than 100 words

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