Beautiful Nature Pictures

Nature creates the most breathtaking compositions that can stir our souls and ignite our imaginations. From the majestic Canadian Rockies to the ethereal northern lights of Iceland, each frame tells a story of untamed beauty just waiting to be explored. So, get your camera ready— it’s time to freeze your memories of beautiful nature pictures. 📸

Here at Flytographer, we easily connect you with trusted photographers for fun photo shoots and have captured over four million memories worldwide. The magic of Flytographer is both the experience and the photos. Explore the city with a fun, talented photographer and get wall-worthy photos to relive your trip, forever. Today, we asked our local photographers to share all the best places to get beautiful nature pictures! 🏞️



  1. Banff, Canada: Best place for capturing turquoise waters under the Canadian Rockies. 🏔️
  2. Reykjavik, Iceland: Chase the elusive northern lights for an out-of-this-world photo.
  3. Grand Canyon, Arizona: Soak up the vast history surrounding this geological phenomenon.
  4. Hallstatt, Austria: A stunning location to take in the true essence of alpine architecture. ⛷️
  5. Kyoto, Japan: Autumn forests like nothing you’ve seen before. 🍁
  6. Moorea, French Polynesia: An ideal spot for surreal sunrises reflected in calm waters. 🌅
  7. Cusco, Peru: Best place to capture scenic aerial views of Machu Picchu.
  8. Bali, Indonesia: Nature landscapes contrasting with exotic temples. 🏯
  9. Lake Tahoe, USA: Discover snow-capped mountains and captivating blue waters. 🏔️
  10. Tofino, Canada: Perfect place for atmospheric rain and lush rainforest scenes. 🌲

Photo: Flytographer in Tofino. Vincent and partner capture memories in Tofino with a couples photoshoot at Tonquin Beach.

1. Banff, Canada

Famous for being Canada’s first National Park, Banff offers a mesmerizing blend of turquoise lakes, snow-capped peaks, and dense forests. This natural landscape in the heart of Alberta is a photographer’s dream, providing you with endless opportunities to photograph the raw beauty of the Canadian Rockies. 🏔️ 

Joseph, a recent customer, recounted his proposal experience in Banff, sharing, “Choosing Banff National Park for our engagement was a simple yet heartfelt decision. Both of us had a long-standing wish to experience the enchantment of a winter setting, and Banff’s natural beauty seemed like the perfect canvas for that dream. The snow-laden landscapes and serene ambiance provided a magical backdrop for a significant moment in our lives. It wasn’t about extravagance but rather the quiet fulfillment of a shared desire, making Banff a naturally fitting choice for our engagement, where the simplicity of the setting spoke volumes about our connection and shared aspirations.”

“Gazing at my engagement photos fills me with an overwhelming sense of joy and gratitude. Each image captures a moment of pure happiness, freezing in time the genuine smiles and shared glances that define the essence of our love. I find myself immersed in a profound appreciation for our photographer, whose skillful lens transformed fleeting moments into everlasting memories. The perfection of those captured instants astounds me, serving as a testament to the serendipity of that day. It’s a visual narrative of love and connection, and I can’t help but feel incredibly fortunate for both the moment itself and the artist who preserved it so beautifully.” 

Whether you experience the waters on a kayak or hike to propose on the top of a rocky outcrop, your photos are sure to wow! Read our blog on mountain photoshoots for more inspiration. ❤️

Photo: Flytographer in Banff. Joseph and partner capture memories in Banff with a proposal photoshoot at Lake Minnewanka.

2. Reykjavik, Iceland

Known for its ethereal landscapes and the captivating northern lights, Reykjavik is a haven for nature photographers. There are tons of Instagrammable locations across Iceland’s capital. From the stunning architecture of the Hallgrímskirkja church and the Harpa concert hall to the vast sculptures and surrounding harbours 🚤, you’ll find plenty of enchanting and unforgettable photos just waiting to be taken.

Photo: Ernir in Reykjavik for Flytographer. Karen and family capture memories in Reykjavik with a vacation photoshoot on the Red Hills.

3. Grand Canyon, Arizona

The Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona covers a staggering 278 miles of natural landscape that’s perfect for nature photography. This UNESCO World Heritage Site offers a stunning canvas of ever-changing colours 🪨. From the iconic red rocks to the little-known village at its centre, the Grand Canyon has so much more to offer than just beautiful nature pictures.

Photo: Amanda in Grand Canyon for Flytographer. Dao and partner capture memories in the Grand Canyon with a proposal photoshoot at Lipan Point.

4. Hallstatt, Austria

Known for its production of salt, Hallstatt in the Austrian Alps boasts truly breathtaking mountain scenery. 🏞️ Whether you’re visiting on a day trip from Vienna or planning to spend a few days here, you won’t be short of beautiful landscapes. You can capture the timeless beauty of the Alps from the lakeside or wander through the streets and photograph the classic Alpine architecture with its beautiful flower-hung balconies.

Photo: Kevin in Hallstatt for Flytographer. Casey and partner capture memories in Hallstatt with a proposal photoshoot.

5. Kyoto, Japan

Photographer’s haven Kyoto just had to make it on our list of places to get beautiful nature pictures. From the Arashiyama bamboo grove where you can spot monkeys to the autumn-red forests 🍁near Nanzenji temple, Kyoto offers a stunning natural backdrop for your photoshoot. The temples are a sight to behold, and with a good eye you can capture their spiritual essence through the lens of your phone or professional camera.

Take a look at our blog on the best places to take photos in Kyoto for more inspirational photoshoot ideas.

Photo: Coo and Yurika in Kyoto for Flytographer. Jeremy and partner capture memories in Kyoto with a proposal photoshoot at Arashiyama Bamboo Grove.

6. Moorea, French Polynesia

Known as the “magical island” and located just 10 nautical miles from Tahiti, Moorea is a paradise for nature enthusiasts. With its lush greenery and pristine beaches, it’s hard not to fall in love with this natural wonder. Capture the magical sunrise 🌅 reflected in the calm waves, frame your portraits with the vibrant palm leaves 🍃, and marvel at a tropical haven like no other.

Photo: Steve in Moorea for Flytographer. Sidrah and partner capture memories in Moorea with an anniversary photoshoot at Opunohu Valley.

7. Cusco, Peru

With its incredible aerial views of Machu Picchu ⛰️, Cusco in Peru is an ancient city worth a visit. Known as the “navel of the world,” Cusco gives photographers some of the finest examples of Inca architecture against the natural backdrop of the Andes Mountains. It’s a perfect chance for you and your Flytographer to gain a unique perspective immersed in the region’s rich history.

Photo: Livushé in Cusco for Flytographer. Melody and family capture memories in Cusco with a vacation photoshoot on Machu Picchu.

8. Bali, Indonesia

One of Indonesia’s most popular destinations, Bali offers a diverse and beautiful landscape for all kinds of photos. This idyllic island is known for its ancient culture, warm hospitality, and an array of exotic temples and palaces set against natural backdrops. Whether you’re drawn to the orange hues of sunrise 🌄 or sunset 🌅, the intricate stonework of the Goa Gajah temple, or the pop of colour from the food on your plate, there’s a wide variety of photo opportunities you just can’t miss.

Photo: Bayu in Bali for Flytographer. Miyuki and family capture memories in Bali with a family photoshoot in the Tegalalang Rice Fields of Ubud.

9. Lake Tahoe, USA

Famous for its captivating blue waters and expansive footprint, Lake Tahoe in the USA delivers a stunning mountain landscape that will make your Instagram followers green with envy. Straddling the state line between Nevada and California, North America’s largest alpine lake is a haven of beauty against a backdrop of snow-capped peaks 🏔️. Head out on the open water by kayak or boat and try some pics from a different perspective. Or simply hike along the water’s edge for some candid portraits with your loved ones.

Photo: Josiah in Lake Tahoe for Flytographer. Mark and partner capture memories in Lake Tahoe with a proposal photoshoot at Logan Shoals.

10. Tofino, Canada

Often thought to be Canada’s most westerly point, Tofino is an idyllic destination for nature photography. Its lush rainforests provide a unique opportunity to capture the beauty of nature in the rain 🌧️, and it’s also a great place to try some more creative shots. See if you can capture a single water drop dripping from the edge of a leaf, or experiment with a close-up of a beautiful flower. The mystical atmosphere created by the rain-tinged landscape is perfect for taking beautiful nature photos.

Photo: Kait in Tofino for Flytographer. Alyson and family capture memories in Tofino with a family photoshoot at Cox Bay.

Capturing Your Memories in Nature

Whether you’re drawn to the rugged mountains of Banff, the ethereal northern lights in Reykjavik, or the tropical paradise of Moorea, these top 10 places are just a few destinations where you can take some beautiful nature pictures. Some of the best times to take pictures outside are during autumn, when the burnt shades of orange and red add a new definition to your nature images.

Explore the world, one frame at a time, and let nature’s beauty be forever etched in your memories. Check out our poses for women blog for inspiration on natural poses you can try out during your photoshoot. 📸