For me, beauty isn’t just about beauty salons and day spas. I love the natural beauty of towering granite cliffs, the cool green-blue of the crystal clear ocean and rolling green hills with pockets of tall trees standing proud. Every country has its own features of beauty, be they ever-shifting sand dune or breath-taking gorges created by ancient glaciers.
Each sees the beauty of the natural world in their own way. Some love the sight, sound and feel of the sea, whilst others are drawn to wild-flower meadows or deep, tangled forests. Although it was a hard choice, I have selected my top 5 beautiful countries, each from a different continent.
With so many beautiful images to pick from and such a range of landscapes, I had trouble finding one that really does New Zealand justice. However you can almost taste the freshness of the air and smell the scent of flowers in this lush mountainous scene – stunning.
The Croatian coastline and national parks are what make this special country one of the most beautiful places to see in Europe. With hidden pools and bays, striking snowy mountains and perfect beaches, it is a feast for the eyes and senses.
Mozambique is blessed with beautiful sandy beaches and offers some of the most stunning seascapes in the world. For those with sea running in their veins, the miles of unspoilt beach make Mozambique a dream destination.
The unspoilt beauty of Chile speaks for itself in this photograph, with volcanoes, desert and lake all contributing to its unique feel, although this scene does not reflect the country’s other offerings of rich forests and fjords, isles and inlets.
On the border between Canada and America is the Niagara falls, one of the powerful waterfalls in the world. It is simply impossible to be taken aback by its beauty and you can almost hear its roar from the photo.