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The 10 Most Inspiring Natural Sceneries

(Featured image credits – Gwillim Lakes by Steffen Sauder) Our planet is full of beautiful natural landscapes that help to increase our creativity and give us peace of mind. I have collected the most beautiful natural sceneries from all over the world that will probably make you want to get out for a trip to one of these places.  This article includes some of the most gorgeous lakes, forests, mountains and other landscapes to ever exist. Note that the sceneries in this post are high quality and can be used as a wallpaper (click to enlarge images, get more informations and download them).

The Jiuzhaigou Valley

A river in the forest
The Jiuzhaigou valley,  National park sichuan, China – by Chensiyuan via Wikimedia Commons

The Jiuzhaigou valley is a nature reserve and national park. Taken in the morning, the crystal clear water enlightened the forest of the Jiuzhaigou valley creating a beautiful contrast.

The Rainbow Lake

Rainbow Lake
Squamish-Lillooet, British Columbia, Canada by Steffen Sauder

The rainbow lake is a rare place that combines forest, lake and mountains. More informations about the “rainbow lake” on this page: Livetrails.

The Yukon River

Yukon river
Yukon river, Canada by Keith Williams via Flickr

The Yukon river is a major watercourse of northwestern North America. During the morning, the air gets steamy and the very clear sky is enlightened by the sunrise.

Boardman State Park

Natural Bridge
Boardman State Park, Oregon by Rick McCharles via WIkimedia Commons

This is the picture of a fragile natural bridge overlooking a cove and surrounded by old sitka spruce trees. Learn more about this park on this page: Oregon State Parks.

Ashridge Park

Ashridge Park, Hertfordshire, UK
Ashridge Park, Hertfordshire, UK  by UkGardenPhotos

The sapphire of the bluebells contrast with the emerald green colors from the newly emerging foliage of the beech trees in the spring landscape.

Kawaguchi Lake

Sakura - japanese cherry tree
Kawaguchi Lake, Yamanashi, Japan by Skyseeker via Flickr

This is a Sakura, a cherry tree. Its cherry blossom is Japan’s national flower. The mountain behind is the Mt. Fuji which is also emblematic of Japan.

Ashridge Park

The Ridge, Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada by James Wheeler

A country road between the Fraser River and the Golden Ears (a group of mountains).  This road brings us to infinity.

Lake Tekapo

Lake Tekapo
Lake Tekapo, New Zealand by Trey Ratcliff

The blue lake Tekapo, New Zealand’s highest large lake (710 meters above the sea).

Sierras, California

A colorful mess
Sierras, California by PachecoPhotography

An ordinary place, red leaves bite the cold autumn breeze and trunks show off the splendor and effort of their years.


Dutch sceneries
Haastrecht, South Holland, Netherlands by Sasja Milenkovic

The small town of Haastrecht has about 3,500 inhabitants (source). A frozen scenery opened to infinity. Many possibilities for the adventure seekers.

Before you use these images

I hope that these landscapes inspire you. Note that you must comply with the licenses to copy or redistribute these images. Their licenses are specified on their source page.

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8 thoughts on “The 10 Most Inspiring Natural Sceneries

  1. Thank you for sharing the beautiful landscapes you captured. It encourages me to be more creative right where I am and appreciate more. Thank you

  2. Thanks for sharing beautiful nature images really i like nature beauty , i did bookmark your site and waiting your next post.
    Keep it up.

  3. Thank you for putting together this magnificent compilation! I am a landscape (hobby) photographer already, and some of these left me simply gasping in awe. Amazing photos!

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