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The Best Backdrops for a Picture-Perfect Selfie Around the World

The Best Backdrops for a Picture-Perfect Selfie

The Best Backdrops for a Picture-Perfect Selfie
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Some accomplishments are hard to believe. That’s why you need to take photos. But even then, whether you actually were where you claim to have been is questionable. This is where selfies come in. It’s the proof you need to show it really happened.

Incredible experiences deserve to be documented. It doesn’t have to involve non-stop click of the camera; after all, you should enjoy the adventure and immerse yourself in the moment. One photo will suffice.

Mendenhall Glacier and Ice Cave, Alaska

Mendenhall Glacier and Ice Cave, Alaska
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The striking ice caves inside the 12 miles long glacier are constantly on the move as Mendenhall inches towards Mendenhall Lake and changes shape along the way. The best way to access the shimmering blue walls underneath is from the West Glacier Trail with the help of a guide.

Rainbow Mountain, Peru

Rainbow Mountain, Peru
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The Ausangate Mountain of the Peruvian Andes is one of the most superb geologic wonders in the world. Its colors range from turquoise to lavender to maroon and gold. It doesn’t get as many visitors as it deserves because the hike there is very long and strenuous.

Pikes Peak, Colorado

Pikes Peak, Colorado
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Pedaling 7,710 vertical feet to the top of Colorado's Pikes Peak, this fifth hardest climb in the states and No. 1 in Colorado, is an epic adventure that should be on every avid cyclist’s bucket list. Some people may not even believe you were there unless you take a selfie.

Tschuggen Grand Hotel, Switzerland

Tschuggen Grand Hotel, Switzerland

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This is Switzerland's most spectacular spa, architecturally speaking. The sailboat-looking top reflect the colors of the galaxy. Its alpine location in Arosa is at an altitude of 5,905 feet above sea level. You’ll also be able to capture some stunning views of the skiing and hiking area nearby.

Manpupuner rock formations, Russia

Manpupuner rock formations, Russia
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The Seven Giants are gigantic stone pillars located on a flat plateau, which was a high mountain about 200 million years ago, according to Amusing Planet. Take a selfie before they look completely different. Time and harsh weather such as rain, snow, wind, cold, and heat gradually destroyed the mountains, especially the weaker rock.

Lake Hillier, Australia

Lake Hillier, Australia
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It looks bubble gum-colored from the air. The waters show a less dramatic pink hue when viewed from the shore. No one is sure where the color comes from, but scientists have several good guesses. Either way, the lake is safe for swimming.

Antelope Canyon, Arizona

Antelope Canyon, Arizona
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This is one of the most photographed canyons in the American Southwest. It is made up of two canyons. When the sunlight shines in the colors of the canyon, they appear to vibrate off of the walls. The canyon looks red, gold and orange.

Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, Brazil

Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, Brazil
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It will look like you are in front of or in the middle of thousands of crystal clear lagoons. Sand dunes transform into magnificent turquoise lagoons during the rainy season. During the dry season, strong winds whip the sand back inland.  

Victoria Falls, Zambia and Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls, Zambia and Zimbabwe
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This is one of the greatest attractions in all of Africa. Victoria Falls is classified as the world’s largest sheet of falling water with a width of 5,604 feet and height of 354 feet. Spray from the falling water can be seen miles away. You can go on the wildest one-day whitewater trip in the world.

The Shilin Stone Forest, China

The Shilin Stone Forest, China
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The superb, bizarre and sheer landscape creates countless labyrinthine vistas. The forest covers an area of 96,000 acres and includes both large and small stone forests. Tourists marvel at the natural stone masterpieces.

The Pitons, St. Lucia

The Pitons, St. Lucia
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The twin volcanic peaks are the symbol of St. Lucia. They are also a UNESCO World heritage Site. They may very well be the most photographed site in the Caribbean and certainly among the most famous mountain duo on the planet.

Swarovski Kristallwelten, Austria

Swarovski Kristallwelten, Austria

What can make a better background if you can capture the sparkling Crystal Cloud? There are more than 800,000 hand-mounted crystals. Now imagine what a picture will look like if get the black Mirror Pool under the crystals. A downward path draws people to the Mirror Pool where the crystals’ light shines.

Trolltunga, Norway

Trolltunga, Norway
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These spectacular scenic cliffs are located about 3,600 feet above sea level, hovering 2,300 feet above Lake Ringedalsvatnet. The view is absolutely mesmerizing. You’ll have to hike through the high mountains to get there. The journey will take several hours. You better take a selfie after all that effort!

Wormsloe Plantation, Georgia

Wormsloe Plantation, Georgia
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No doubt this incredible avenue decorated with live oaks and Spanish moss deserve to be in the background of a selfie. You should also take a photo just of itself; this is how beautiful it is. The avenue leads to the tabby ruins of Wormsloe, the colonial estate of Noble Jones (1702–1775).

Horsetail Fall's Fire Fall, California

Horsetail Fall's Fire Fall, California
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It may look fake but it’s totally natural and it’s one of the most amazing sights you will see in Yosemite national Park. Usually in the second week of February, the setting sun hits Horsetail Fall at just the right angle to illuminate the upper reaches of the waterfall. And when conditions are perfect, Horsetail Fall glows orange and red at sunset.

Glow Worm Caves, New Zealand

Glow Worm Caves, New Zealand
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This will be a very difficult shot. Float beneath iridescent worms and then let the moonlight and stars guide you back to shore. Guided since the late 1880s, this is the original, iconic New Zealand attraction, according to Pure New Zealand.

Diamond Beach, Iceland

Diamond Beach, Iceland
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Who wouldn’t want a photo with ice "diamonds" gleaming on a black beach? It is located by Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon in southeast Iceland, about six hours away from the capital. The floating icebergs range from deep blue to white and stunning turquoise.

The Blue Hole, Belize

The Blue Hole, Belize
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The Blue Hole in Belize is one of the most stunning, and dangerous, scuba diving locations, especially when seen from above. It’s beautiful underwater as well – clear waters, rich sea life, lots of sunshine. This is technically a large, nearly perfectly circular submarine sinkhole that takes up over 980 feet of the ocean.

Sahara Desert

Sahara Desert
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Getting a selfie while at one of the most desolate places on Earth is worth the effort. This is also one of the best, but also most dangerous, places to go camping in the world. It’s very hot during the day and freezing cold at night. Wind sweeps the top-layers of sand in this “ocean of sand” into never ending waves.

Marble Caves, Chile

Marble Caves, Chile
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Just look at them? How can this stunning site be a bad background for any photo? Out in the turquoise waters of General Carrera Lake sits tons of marble, elegantly shaped by nature into caves. Seeing them in person is a far more beautiful experience than looking at any photo.

Lake Baikal, Russia

Lake Baikal, Russia
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Russia’s Lake Baikal, one of the most spectacular on the planet, holds about 20 percent of the world’s unfrozen freshwater — making it the largest freshwater lake by volume — but it faces threats from pollution and hydroelectric projects. So go and take a photo while you still can.

The Best Backdrops for a Picture-Perfect Selfie Around the World