The Most Colorful Landscapes Across The Globe

Marc Gordon
Dec 09, 2019

One of the greatest traveling pastimes is taking photographs. You’re bound to see plenty of beautiful scenery in the country you’re exploring, and there’s no better souvenir than a quick pic to capture the moment. After all, who knows when you’ll be back next? For those of us who have been bitten by the travel bug but can’t hop on a plane at the moment, here are some stunning photos of the most colorful landscapes around the world.

Landmannalaugar, Iceland

Iceland mountains

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Iceland is a country known for its amazing natural landscapes. From its impressive glaciers to its giant lava fields, there is no lack of natural phenomenons on this Nordic island. If you’re planning to visit Iceland, make sure not to miss Landmannalaugar, a viewpoint in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve. With its incredible depths and surreal hues, a hike through the gorgeous natural park is bound to be inspiring at any time of day.

Grand Prismatic Spring, Wyoming

Grand Prismatic Spring

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If you’re a lover of all things rainbow, the Grand Prismatic Spring in Wyoming is a must-see. Of the many geysers and hot springs you’ll find at Yellowstone National Park, Grand Prismatic is definitely the most colorful one. Of course, there is a scientific explanation behind this spring’s gorgeous hues. The varying water temperatures of the spring result in different types of microscopic life, which together create this stunning rainbow of colors.

Red Beach, China

Red Beach China

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Despite its name, Red Beach is not actually a beach. Located in Panjin City, China, this natural landscape is a giant wetland bursting with plants. What gives Red Beach its unique hue? The color derives from a plant called seepweed which blooms across the wetland. Seepweed is green during the hot summer months, but it turns red in the fall.

Chamarel, Mauritius

Chamarel Mauritius

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This landscape might seem like something out of a technicolor dream. But amazingly, this psychedelic view at Charamel, Mauritius is entirely real. The earth of this East African village is colored in many different hues, which all blend together to form what can only be described as a rainbow. It kind of looks like a bunch of people had a paint fight in the village. But the truth is way cooler. Mother nature is just that incredible.