If you are a keen photographer then it goes without saying that when you travel you do so with photography in mind. International Travel is an excellent way to add some excitement and exoticism to your portfolio.

But where are the most mind-blowing and heart racing destinations of them all?

#1: Mighty Mongolia

Mongolia is still a relatively little known, little-visited destination. However, the grandeur and drama of the landscapes make it a powerful location for photographers.

There are wild and desolate open spaces, abundant exotic wildlife, and the Mongolian people themselves. If you have never met someone who hunts with a trained Eagle then now might be the time to plan to do so!

#2: The Multifaceted Philippines

The Philippines is often overlooked when people think about tropical destinations. However, as a destination for photographers, the Philippines has a lot of surprises in store.

Over 7,000 islands make up the Philippines. They are teeming with wildlife and with many areas of the islands undiscovered, they offer a little-surpassed opportunity for real exploration.

There are volcanoes, pristine seas, perfect white sand beaches, underground rivers, tropical rainforests and cosmopolitan cities.

#3: Mysterious Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is a country that has been closed for tourism, and only the expats working in the country have had the opportunity to discover the riches it had to hide. Now as the country indicates it will begin to open its doors to travelers, the question is how soon can you go?

There are beautiful undiscovered reefs on the coastlines, in the interior ancient Nabatean ruins to rival Petra (without the crowds).

Not to mention the powerful Rab Al Khali (Empty Quarter) Desert to explore, where mighty sand dunes contrast with vast oppressive blue skies.

#4: Towering Chile

Chile is a fascinating country and the opportunity for landscape photography is second to none. The towering Andes emerge from the Pacific Ocean and wild isolated areas spread down the whole length of the country. There is an unprecedented opportunity to capture the drama of nature in your photographs.

As the Lonely Planet’s #1 country in “best in travel 2018” then really there is no excuse not to go.

#5: Emerald India

India has made the hearts and minds of travelers race for centuries. As a photographer, India has to be a destination where you can spend a lifetime.

There are living, breathing, writhing masses of humanity to photograph. The country is extremely multi-cultural, bright colors abound, exotic temples enthrall and landscapes of breath-taking beauty inspire.

India is a destination to get lost in and to return to time and time again, and after 10 years you will ask yourself. Do I know India yet? The answer most certainly will be no.

Lastly…

The world is full of wonderful opportunities for photographers. Probably even on your own doorstep. However, international travel offers the chance to experience the wonder and to capture and share your wander through your work.