Unfortunately, due to the uncertainties surrounding COVID-19, it may be some time before any of us can go. So we’ll have to make do with the next best thing: images. Take a virtual vacation across the world and escape our current circumstances for a few minutes with the following photographs of nature’s stunning beauty.
Disko Bay, Greenland
Disko Bay on the western coast of Greenland is both captivating and hazardous. It is home to some of the largest and most magnificent icebergs in the Northern Hemisphere, notably the Jakobshavn Glacier, or Sermeq Kujalleq, which covers an area of 110,000 square kilometres (42,470 square miles).
Banff National Park, Canada
The oldest and most stunning national park in Canada, Banff was created in 1885 by Prime Minister John A. Macdonald to safeguard the region’s hot springs. Sulphur Mountain, Moraine Lake, Johnston Canyon, and of course Lake Louise with its picture-perfect blue waters are among well-known attractions.
Avenue of the Baobabs, Madagascar
In Menabe, Madagascar, there is a section of the rare Grandidier’s baobabs known as “The Avenue of the Baobabs.” These large trees, which may grow to a height of 25 to 30 metres (80 to 100 feet), are distinguished by their lengthy, thick trunks and smooth, reddish-brown bark.
Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, Japan
One of Japan’s most tranquil locations is the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove in Kyoto. In the words of Inside Kyoto, “standing amid these soaring stalks of bamboo is like being in another world.”
Antarctica is several things. It is the world’s driest, windiest, and, of course, coldest continent, covered nearly totally by ice. But did you know it’s also a desert—a polar desert, to be precise. And, at 14.2 million square kilometres (5.5 million square miles), it is the world’s largest.