Discovery Photo Tours @discoveryphototours

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Drone photography is opening up a whole new world for photographers and videographers. The compositional possibilities are now practically endless. Is aerial photography on your bucket list? Photo Credit @laurierubinphotography #DiscoveryPhotoTours

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There’s nothing quite like standing under a star-filled night sky, watching the Northern Lights shimmer and sway with the grace of a skillful dancer. Are the Northern Lights on your bucket list? Photo credit @fabianophotography Photo Tour: Norway #DiscoveryPhotoTours

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“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for its not the same river and he’s not the same man.” - Heraclitus Photo credit @kenkaminesky Photo Tour: Iceland #DiscoveryPhotoTours

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The Bikan Historical Quarter of Kurashiki is like a moment frozen in time – white earthen-walled villas of Japan’s past, weeping willows awaiting spring and the rebirth of their leaves, classic stone bridges off in the distance. It’s a moment you’d need a time machine for almost anywhere else in the world. But not here in Kurashiki. Photo credit @FabianoPhotography Location: Bikan Historical Quarter, Kurashiki Photo Tour: Japan #DiscoveryPhotoTours

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Thousands of stars dancing overhead, hundreds of lanterns glowing below. Petra’s treasury, the icon of the New7 Wonder of the World, towering before you. Light reflecting onto the behemoth crags all around. For a travel photographer, it doesn’t get much better than that. Photo Credit @michaelbonocore Location: Petra Photo Tour: Jordan #DiscoveryPhotoTours

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Blooming sakura trees become the envy of every flower in the natural world during springtime in Japan. They invoke awe in the Japanese people, who spend the season perched under the blossoms enjoying their transient beauty. For photographers, they create a perfect clash of pink and blue, of contrasting warm and cool tones. And they’re special in their own right. But find a view of them framing one of the nation’s most important historic monuments and you’ll hit the jackpot. * In this photo, the sakura create a canopy over Osaka Castle – a structure that played a major role in the unification of Japan during the sixteenth century. Photo credit @kenkaminesky Location: Osaka Photo Tour: Japan #DiscoveryPhotoTours

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It’s hard to describe the magic of watching the world’s tallest animal dash across the great plains of Africa. It’s a sight that just can’t be fully described with words. It’s a sight better witnessed in person for memories and images that will last a lifetime. Photo Credit @laurierubinphotography #DiscoveryPhotoTours

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The Ponte Vecchio, a famous stone bridge over the Arno River in Florence, is noted for still having shops built along it – a tradition once common for medieval cities. In the old days, butchers occupied the shops, but in modern times, the stalls are manned by jewelers, art dealers and souvenir sellers. Photo credit @KenKaminesky Location: Florence Photo Tour: Italy #DiscoveryPhotoTours

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Novelist and environmental activist Wendell Berry once said, “The Earth is what we all have in common.” And the Earth, we think, is quite beautiful. From Yosemite to Patagonia, from the Sahara to the jungles of Asia, from Antarctica to the Arctic Circle, this world is filled end to end with natural wonders. One country that we think is especially beautiful is Norway. Fjords cut through the entire coastline of this rugged nation, creating hundreds upon hundreds of miles of glacially carved splendor. We think it’s a must-visit. Photo credit @difruscia Photo Tour: Norway #DiscoveryPhotoTours

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Fushimi Inari shrine in Kyoto contains four kilometers of Torii gate-lined walking paths. The most famous section of the shrine is the Senbon Torii, where the gates are smaller and packed close together. The density and symmetry create a playground for photographers (and cinematographers: Memoirs of a Geisha includes a scene of its main character running through the Senbon Torii). * But there are impressive sights beyond the Senbon – deeper into the complex, under the winding trail of gates and through the forested hills. There, you can take a detour off the main path and come across a small bamboo grove, a lush and relaxing spot to spend a quiet moment before heading back among the throngs of tourists. Photo credit @MarkIandolo Location: Kyoto Photo Tour: Japan #DiscoveryPhotoTours

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Skogafoss may just be the absolute best waterfall in the world for dramatic selfies. What do you think? Photo credit @KenKaminesky Location: Skogafoss Photo Tour: Iceland #DiscoveryPhotoTours

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The word “Serengeti,” which inspires wonder and awe around the globe, comes from the Maasi language and means “endless plains.” And in these endless plains, you’ll find lions and leopards, and wildebeests, gazelles, giraffes and zebras. In fact, you’ll find roughly 70 large mammal and 500 bird species; they live in the region’s diverse habitats that include riverine forests, swamps, and grasslands. This unique ecosystem is a must-visit, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, for wildlife photographers. Photo Credit @ michaelbonocore Photo Tour: Tanzania #DiscoveryPhotoTours

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Lanterns and cherry blossoms line the Meguro River, a famous sakura-viewing spot in Tokyo. When night falls, the lights come on, the colors clash, and the crowds thin out just enough to find a peaceful moment taking in the wonder of cherry blossoms. Photo credit @MarkIandolo Location: Tokyo Photo Tour: Japan #DiscoveryPhotoTours

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“Oh, the things I could do with a set a wings” wrote @karenhutton about this photo, taken in Florence at the Palazzo Vecchio. In the image, a cherub statue stands on a pedestal, admires the frescoes and stone architecture around it, and then turns its gaze upward—imagining the idea of taking flight into the midnight sky above. The cherub is a microcosm of almost every tourist who travels to Florence. You’ll be so awed at the city’s art and architecture, you’ll begin to believe you’ve seen the best of earthly wonders, and must now take to the sky to experience the universe’s canvas on a greater scale. Photo credit @KarenHutton Location: Florence Photo Tour: Italy #DiscoveryPhotoTours

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Iceland, “the land of fire and ice,” is like no place on earth. It’s a rugged oasis of celestial waterfalls, hidden volcanoes, volcanic black-sand beaches, steaming geysers, ice-blue lagoons, glacial lakes and the famed Northern Lights. You go to Iceland not knowing what to expect, but always come back changed. Photo credit @difruscia Photo Tour: Iceland #DiscoveryPhotoTours

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Deep within Jordan’s wild and dry wilderness lies Petra, the “Rose Red City of the Desert.” A UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the new seven wonders of the world, Petra is a once-lost oasis of tombs and other ancient structures carved elaborately into rock by a bygone kingdom. The most famous of these structures is the Treasury, so named for the local stories about a cache of treasure deposited there by thieves, long ago. * The idea of photographing places like this calls to the explorer in all of us. Which world wonder is next on your list to explore? Photo credit @KenKaminesky Location: Petra Photo Tour: Jordan #DiscoveryPhotoTours

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John F. Kennedy once said, “We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch - we are going back from whence we came.” This mantra perfectly describes the people of the Lofoten Islands, who have headed back out to sea to fish for cod for ten hundred years. And it describes visitors, too. For the harmony between residents and the sea is never lost on those who visit. Once in Lofoten, you’ll feel that harmony, that peaceful aura. You’ll feel tied to the sea. Photo credit @kenkaminesky Location: Lofoten Islands Photo Tour: Norway #DiscoveryPhotoTours

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Are you looking for ways to broaden your photographic horizons and expand your creativity? Have you ever thought about trying infrared photography? @debsandidge used infrared to capture this shot of Carhenge, a quirky, vehicular monument in Nebraska inspired by the pillars of Stonehenge. To @debsandidge , “nothing can quite compare with the surreal factor of bright white foliage, a dark sky, and how beautifully infrared light is reflected and absorbed by different surfaces.” Photo credit @debsandidge Location: Alliance, Nebraska #DiscoveryPhotoTours

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