30 images to celebrate World Photography Day


30 images to celebrate World Photography Day
August 19 is World Photography Day - so take a moment to appreciate the art, craft, science and history of photography.

To celebrate, we’ve compiled some of the most striking World Watch images we have come across on Instagram. Travel virtually by scrolling through our album of the globe’s most beautiful and interesting places.

Barcelona, Spain is a vibrant city known for its magnificent architecture and art. Photo from @boluddha
Süleymaniye Mosque, Turkey. This breathtaking mosque was built between 1550-1557 and acts as a landmark for the entire city. Photo from @andreagentl
@thomaspeschak captured a young Cape fur seal diving amongst a bloom of Box jellyfish in South Africa’s Table Mountain Marine Reserve.
Azalea’s are in full bloom at the Isabella Plantation in Richmond Park, London. Photo from @francesmehardie
Amazing heart shaped lake in Snowmass Village, Colorado. Photo from @kaszphotocreative
The Palau de la Música Catalana is a concert hall in Barcelona built between 1905-1908. This UNESCO world heritage site was styled by architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner. Photo from @fabber86
@villepaakkonen capture’s a family of bears in Finland.
Chefchaouen, Morocco. This magical destination is also known as the Blue Pearl or the Blue City. Photo from @danicaspi
Magical mornings in Osaka, Japan. Captured by @emmett_sparling
Samarkand is a city full of rich history and is one of the most important sites on the Silk Road. Photo from @felixodell
The Parliament of Hungary building, in Budapest, was designed in the Gothic Revival style and is largest building in Hungary. Photo from @norbertlepsik
Matterhorn Mountain, Switzerland. This mountain is on the border of Switzerland and Italy. Photo from @j.diegoph
Magical lanterns float across the skies of Cappadocia, Turkey. Captured by @izkiz
Paris, France. The Arc de Triomphe was commissioned by Napoleon in 1806, it is on of the biggest arch in the world. Photo from @nk7.
A hot air balloon floats above the tulip fields at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival in Oregon. Photo from @steveschwindt
Sun drenched skies in Venice, Italy. Photo from @donquiellumbera_
Magnificent tile work at the University of Al Karueein in Fez, Morocco. This university is the oldest existing and continually operating educational institution in the world. It was founded in 859 AD. Photo from @aglobetrot
Portofino, Italy, is known for it’s picturesque harbour and the colourful buildings that line it’s shores. Captured by @sennarelax
Three giraffe’s take in the view in the Etosha National Park in Namibia. Captured by @mogenstolle
We wouldn’t mind spending a night here, in Saariselkä, Finland, under the Northern Lights. Captured by @Alaa_oth
The Samode Palace in Rajasthan, India, was completed in the 16th Century and is full of rich history and beautiful colours. Photo from @npmaline
The Tochigi, Ashikaga Flower Park holds over 350 wisteria trees, Japan’s largest collection. Captured by @hobopeeba
The Croatian fishing port, Rovinj, sits on the west coast of the Istrian peninsula. This small seaside town is known for its cobbled streets. Captured by @delafuente___
Never ending fields of Russell Lupine at Lake Taupo. Photo from @robertlukeman
Moroccan souks offer a shopping experience like no other! Captured by @cory.s.martin
The Shah Mosque is decorated with truly magnificent tile and brick work. Photo from @bahar.khodami
Autumn taking over at the Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany. Photo from @hobopeeba
The Scaliger Castle in Sirmione is a massive fortress totally surrounded by water. The first phase of construction of this Fortress began around 1259. Photo from @michaelpezzaioli
Amazing purple crocus flowers in Bremen, Germany. These flowers, which are members of the Iris family, often bloom in the autumn and winter. Photo [email protected]_stephanie.shots_
Market days in Marrakech, Morrocco. Captured by @pilotmadeleine


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