Stunning Travel Photos You Have to See to Believe

Pro photographer Chris Burkard travels to remote places around the globe to capture awe-inspiring moments. Meet the man behind the camera as he shares his thoughts about travel and photography.

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

"El Arco" -- @lilych19 960 1280

  

Lagos, Portugal

Lagos, Portugal

"I just want to go back #lagos #beach #portugal" -- @berger_king3 960 1280

  

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

"Beach life. dromana/gunnamatta/safetybeach/mccrae" -- @_factorygirl 960 1280

  

St. John, US Virgin Islands

St. John, US Virgin Islands

"#ww #receptionsite #stjohn #destinationwedding #islandstyleweddings" -- @islandstyleweddings 960 1280

  

Miami Beach, Miami, FL

Miami Beach, Miami, FL

"#sitetours #gimmethatcookie #hilton #sunnyisles #miami #hotels #workflow" -- @j_wusinich 960 1280

  

Tybee Island, GA

Tybee Island, GA

"Bird watching #tybeeisland #tybeesunset #visitsavannah #savannahbeach #savannahgeorgia #exploregeorgia #georgiaonmymind #cocos #backriver #eastcoast #pelicans #birds #boats #dusk #ilovetybee #tybeelove #lwynnephoto" -- @lwynne 960 1280

  

Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

"#beachgang #sunset #nopantsdance" -- @eatthespider 960 1280

  

Menorca, Balearic Islands

Menorca, Balearic Islands

"how i missed you Menorca! #beach #sun #paradise #picoftheday #travels #blue #holidays #menorca" -- @lipstickvoice 960 1280

  

The Maldives

The Maldives

"Maldives 2012." -- @mbeatrizleitao 960 1280

  

Big Sur, CA

Big Sur, CA

"Bixby Bridge #california #highwayon" -- @fredrikafrojdh 960 1280

  

Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI

Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI

"Waikiki beach helicopter ride #travel #beach #view #paradise" -- @hale_nani_villa 960 1280

  

Baker Beach, San Francisco, CA

Baker Beach, San Francisco, CA

"#bakerbeach #sanfrancisco #beach #goldengatebridge #bridge #twilight #clouds #cloudporn #reflection #nature #landscape #california" -- @bobaumgartner 960 1280

  

Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island, Australia

Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island, Australia

"Enjoying the #naturalbeauty of #whitehavenbeach on our #whitsundaycruise #lovethewhitsundays #whitsundayisland #sand #sea #sun #seeaustralia #thisisqueensland" -- @thelittlejess 960 1280

  

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

"Cabo San Lucas Mexico" -- @ccnashphotography 960 1280

  

Big Sur, CA

Big Sur, CA

"The Big Sur in Cali on a road trip down the PCH in 2012. #BigSur #California #travel" -- @jtrovato_ontheroad 960 1280

  

Lanikai Beach, Oahu, HI

Lanikai Beach, Oahu, HI

"My beautiful mother in a moment of zen. Happy Birthday little flower. Xo" -- @marinaleclair 960 1280

  

Oahu, HI

Oahu, HI

"Last night was one of the hardest nights I've had in a long time emotionally ... Caring for a young 19 year old with cancer who's even more enthusiastic about life and it's endless possibilities than I am made me realized whatever my troubles are it's just a small hump in the road. This beautiful life shouldn't be wasted on being sad about something you cannot change but being happy and appreciative of what you've got and how you can use that to help others who are much less fortunate. That little boy gave me so much more than what I could have given him last night." -- @nhamaste 960 1280

  

Maui, HI

Maui, HI

"I miss Hawaii #ilovehawaii #islands #roadtohana #cliffjumping #ocean #water #blueskies #blue #memories #amazing #maui #hawaii #usa #waves #takemeback #beach #bikini #iphone5" -- @missamy6 960 1280

  

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

"A little slice of #heaven. #borabora" -- @tiffaneyw 960 1280

  

Ocean Beach, San Diego, CA

Ocean Beach, San Diego, CA

"Look right.." -- @pgsilver 960 1280

  

Laguna Beach, CA

Laguna Beach, CA

"Have been going to Laguna since I was a little kid and the views still amaze me. Always beautiful! #orangecounty #laguna #lagunabeach" -- @paulajohns 960 1280

  

Cornwall, UK

Cornwall, UK

"#cornwall #cornwalluk #cliffs #ilovecornwall #sea #surf #travel #coastalpath #beach #beauty #england #uk #europe #travel" -- @jamiemacm1978 960 1280

  

Saint Martin

Saint Martin

"One of my favorite beaches in the world. #mahobay #stmaarten Can't wait to discover Spain's Canary Islands this weekend! #tcbeachweek" -- @ericaconnolly91 960 1280

  

Dana Point, CA

Dana Point, CA

"Saturday swoop down the coast. Amazing!" -- @mydanapoint 960 1280

  

Nungwi, Zanzibar, Tanzania

Nungwi, Zanzibar, Tanzania

"My beautiful view poolside and ocean front at Essque Zalu Zanzibar." -- @hautetravelgirl 960 1280

  

Eden Rock, St. Barts

Eden Rock, St. Barts

"Just chilling at Eden Rock." -- @jbrochu 960 1280

  

Tobacco Bay, St. George, Bermuda

Tobacco Bay, St. George, Bermuda

"No filter needed #nofilter #tobaccobay #saintgeorges #ocean #sea #adventure #travel #trip #bermuda #beach" -- @petit_chat_photos 960 1280

  

Lagos, Portugal

Lagos, Portugal

"#Lagos #Portugal #beautiful #beach" -- @allicyn1 960 1280

  

Washington Square Park
Washington Square Park

Washington Square Park

In her web series, You Get the Picture, photographer Lizzy Sullivan traverses New York City while demonstrating how to take great travel photos. In Washington Square Park, Lizzy Snaps photographs street performer Wyndham Baird under the Washington Square Arch.
Settings: Lens: 16-35mm, Aperture: f/16, Shutter Speed: 1/125th s, ISO: 100
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Lizzy Sullivan  

American Flag in Times Square

American Flag in Times Square

Lizzy silhouettes tourists passing by a lit-up American flag in the heart of Times Square.
Settings: Lens: 16-35 mm, Aperture: f22, Shutter Speed: 1/12th s, ISO: 150
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Lizzy Sullivan  

Sushi at Izakaya Mew

Sushi at Izakaya Mew

At NYC’s Izakaya Mew restaurant, Lizzy Snaps demonstrates how to photograph a delicious plated sushi dish.
Settings: Lens: 50mm, Aperture: 1.4, Shutter Speed 1/60th s, ISO: 400
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Lizzy Sullivan  

Lizzy uses her telephoto lens to capture a stylish woman out for a stroll in SoHo with her 2 dogs.

Settings: Lens: 70-200mm, Aperture: f/6.3, Shutter Speed: 1/250th s, ISO: 160 

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Lizzie Sullivan  

New York City Street

New York City Street

Lizzy Snaps zooms in on an manhole cover, emphasizing the many textures of a New York City street.
Settings: Lens: 16-35mm, Aperture: f/8, Shutter Speed: 1/250th s, ISO: 100
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Lizzy Sullivan  

Ice Cream Vendor in SoHo

Ice Cream Vendor in SoHo

Lizzy photographs a food vendor in SoHo scooping out some seriously delicious ice cream.
Settings: Lens: 50mm, Aperture: f7.1, Shutter Speed: 1/250th s, ISO: 160
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Lizzy Sullivan  

Brookyln Bridge Park

Brookyln Bridge Park

In Brooklyn Bridge Park, Lizzy Snaps uses a wide angle lens to capture the entire skyline in her frame.
Settings: Lens: 16-35mm, Aperture: f/18, Shutter Speed: 1/160th s, ISO: 160
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Lizzy Sullivan  

Lizzy Snaps stumbles upon some newlyweds in SoHo and has them strike a pose in the middle of the street.

Settings: Lens: 16-35mm, Aperture: f/8, Shutter Speed: 1/250ths, ISO: 160 

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Lizzie Sullivan  

New York Nightscape

New York Nightscape

Lizzy Snaps shoots a New York City nightscape.
Settings: Lens: 16-35mm, Aperture: f22, Shutter speed: 20.0s, ISO: 160
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Lizzy Sullivan  

NYC Building in SoHo

NYC Building in SoHo

Lizzy Snaps photographs the geometric lines of a NYC building in SoHo.
Settings: Lens: 16-35mm, Aperture: F/11, Shutter Speed: 1/60th s ISO: 160
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Lizzy Sullivan  

Woman in Washington Square Park

Woman in Washington Square Park

Lizzy Snaps captures Gia Genevieve looking radiant against the Washington Square Arch in NYC.
Settings: Lens: 16-35mm, Aperture: f13, Shutter Speed: 1/125th s, ISO 100
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Lizzy Sullivan  

Lizzy freezes street acrobat Ray Shaun as he flips through the air under the Washington Square Arch.

Settings: Lens: 16-35mm, Aperture: f6.3, Shutter Speed 1/400th s, ISO 100 

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Lizzie Sullivan  

Rush Hour in Grand Central Station

Rush Hour in Grand Central Station

Lizzy Snaps demonstrates how to freeze a fast-moving target during rush hour in Grand Central station.
Settings: Lens: 16-35mm. Aperture f13, Shutter Speed: .4s, ISO: 100 with flash
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Lizzy Sullivan  

New York Nightscape

New York Nightscape

Lizzy Snaps pushes the boundaries and shoots handheld at a 20-second exposure to incorporate every single light bulb of the nightscape into her frame.
Settings: Lens: 16-35mm, Aperture: f9, Shutter Speed: 20.0s, ISO: 125
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Lizzy Sullivan  

Broadway Awning in Times Square

Broadway Awning in Times Square

Lizzy Snaps photographs the flashing lights of a Broadway awning reflecting off a car in Times Square.
Settings: Lens 16-35mm, Aperture: 2.8, Shutter Speed: 1/8th s, ISO: 125
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Lizzy Sullivan  

NYPD on Horseback in Times Square

NYPD on Horseback in Times Square

Lizzy climbs up a lamppost to photograph 2 NYC police officers mounted on their horses in the middle of Times Square.
Settings: Lens: 16-35mm, Aperture: 2.8, Shutter Speed: 1/20ths, ISO: 125
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Lizzy Sullivan  

Sweet Lou in Times Square

Sweet Lou in Times Square

Lizzy Snaps captures Sweet Lou playing jazz on a street corner in Times Square.
Settings: Lens: 16-35mm, Aperture: f/6.3, Shutter Speed: 1/40th s, ISO: 500
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Lizzy Sullivan  

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