Travel

With the technological advancements of mobile phone cameras and the downsizing of high-end camera systems, documenting adventures around the world has never been easier or looked better. PetaPixel aims to highlight visually stunning stories and information-packed trip ideas that will inspire a thirst for storytelling, no matter the equipment.

The Best Photos from GuruShots’ ‘Traveling The World’ Challenge

GuruShots, the "World's Greatest Photo Game," has announced the winners of its "Traveling The World" challenge, which received thousands of entries and over 66.9 million votes. The "Top Photographer" winner of the contest is Iryna Raichuk of Switzerland (whose photo is seen above).

Three landscape photos of Scotland

Landscape Photography in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland

Torridon, Glencoe, and the Isle of Skye have drawn landscape photographers and artists over the centuries. The highlands of Scotland are extensive and uninterruptedly breathtaking – a Big Country indeed. This is the internationally perceived face of Scotland – a meticulously sculpted land of peaks, glens, lakes, and shorelines. And rain or mist to make or break the scene dependent on your disposition.

Photographing Wild Bears of Alaska at Tuxedni Bay

When the plane left, I’ll admit, there was a sense of aloneness that fell over us. As the buzz of the Bush Hawk faded slowly away, we were indeed isolated. I can’t speak for everyone individually but here, on the north bank of Tuxedni Bay, this is about as far as I’ve ever been from civilization.

How to Find and Photograph the Northern Lights

The northern lights, otherwise known as aurora borealis, are the winter-time spectacle that sees northern skies filled with incredible dancing lights. Caused by the interaction of photons exciting the gas molecules in Earth’s atmosphere, they can appear as green, pink, or blue. Photographing them is near the top of almost all photographers’ wish lists, but getting a good shot is decidedly difficult.

Photographing the Expansive Underwater Caves of the Yucatan

In the world of social media, it is unfortunately easy to take everything for granted, including the technical and logistical difficulties of making quality photos in the middle of the jungle or in remote villages.

Photographing the Diverse Beauty of North Bengal

My name is Subham Shome, and I'm a fine-art landscape and travel photographer based in Kolkata, India. I recently went on a photography trip through North Bengal that turned out to be my best ever through the region.