35 Most Travel-Inspiring Nature Photos

Where do you go to get away from it all? A quiet Costa Rican beach? Or maybe a Hawaiian jungle? We put that question to readers and their answers took our breath away.

  1. "Giant lily pads, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam."

    (Courtesy mistydawn/myBudgetTravel)
  2. "This photo was taken in Costa Rica at the La Fortuna Waterfall. You could swim right there if you wanted and we saw someone doing it while I was taking this shot."

    (Courtesy jaimiegrill/myBudgetTravel)
  3. "One of my favorite places in New York City, Central Park is the perfect place to escape!"

    (Courtesy knicks/myBudgetTravel)
  4. "I took this photo with my old Canon F1 while in Moorea on a tour boat on an especially amazing day. Sometimes I torture myself at the office and use this as my screensaver..."

    (Courtesy andreahumm/myBudgetTravel)
  5. "When I want to get away from it all, travelling by boat on the Peruvian Amazon is the place for me."

    (Courtesy jfenson/myBudgetTravel)
  6. "For me, there is nothing more relaxing than a late afternoon mokoro ride in the Okavango Delta, Botswana."

    (Courtesy jfenson/myBudgetTravel)
  7. "The Pisgah Forest and the Davidson River that runs through it offer wonderful recreation and relaxationopportunites in Brevard, North Carolina, just a few minutes from the heart of town."

    (Courtesy beaconsreach/myBudgetTravel)
  8. "Taken on the picture-perfect island of Caye Caulker, Belize, this photo captures the "Go Slow" motto of the island."

    (Courtesy DoubleA/myBudgetTravel)
  9. "The Monoa Falls Hike, set back in the jungles of Oahu, Hawaii."

    (Courtesy bafowler/myBudgetTravel)
  10. "Beautiful mountains near the town of Vang Vieng in Laos."

    (Courtesy joe8211943/myBudgetTravel)
  11. "Black water reflection in Tortuguero, Costa Rica."

    (Courtesy jfenson/myBudgetTravel)
  12. The Grand Teton Range in Grand Teton National Park with Mt. Moran reflected in a small pond near Jenny Lake at the base of the mountain range.

    (Courtesy kennethdiluigi/myBudgetTravel)
  13. "Morning in Coastal Georgia."

    (Courtesy Ronny/myBudgetTravel)
  14. "Driving through Glencoe, Scotland."

    (Courtesy Rosemary Debiak/myBudgetTravel)
  15. "Cuyabeno Park, Amazonic jungle, Ecuador."

    (Courtesy maygp001/myBudgetTravel)
  16. "Out for a walk on Flamenco Beach..."

    (Courtesy sburakowski/myBudgetTravel)
  17. "Relections of Hallett's Peak, Tyndall Glacier, and Flattop Mountain in Lake Bierstadt in Rocky Mountain National Park."

    (Courtesy mmiwig/myBudgetTravel)
  18. "After a day of chasing monkeys and iguanas through the coastal jungle, I got to relax on this gorgeous beach in Quespos, Costa Rica! True bliss...."

    (Courtesy hoboannie/myBudgetTravel)
  19. "Death Valley."

    (Courtesy horbinsr/myBudgetTravel)
  20. "Church in a clearing at the base of the Dolomites in the Italian Alps."

    (Courtesy kennethdiluigi/myBudgetTravel)
  21. "Meditation Time: Early morning in Bali."

    (Courtesy travduo/myBudgetTravel)
  22. "Being one with the elements, Condado Beach, Puerto Rico."

    (Courtesy LatinAmerica41/myBudgetTravel)
  23. "Relaxation."

    (Courtesy lsf21/myBudgetTravel)
  24. "A glance out of the windows in Neuschwanstein revealed ominous clouds gathering around the peaks of the Bavarian Alps."

    (Courtesy acpatel714 /myBudgetTravel)
  25. "Relaxation washing over me; Los Cabos vacation."

    (Courtesy jmeybaum/myBudgetTravel)
  26. "Relaxation in Punta Chivato, Mexico."

    (Courtesy perrishoe/myBudgetTravel)
  27. "Castle Neuschwanstein against the Alps."

    (Courtesy gikltd/myBudgetTravel)
  28. "Ultimate relaxation in CocoCay, Bahamas."

    (Courtesy robandmarianne/myBudgetTravel)
  29. "Anna in the BVIs"

    (Courtesy rickandkira/myBudgetTravel)
  30. "Pure relaxation."

    (Courtesy jek6/myBudgetTravel)
  31. "Keys to relaxation, Florida Keys."

    (Courtesy tellthe2th/myBudgetTravel)
  32. "Entrance to Peace, Relaxation and GOLF!! Carnegie Abbey, Rhode Island."

    (Courtesy amherst1/myBudgetTravel)
  33. "Iguazu Falls is absolutely amazing!The park itself on the Argentine side is very large and needs a day to walk and see everything - lots of trail and different views of all the falls."

    (Courtesy wylene11/myBudgetTravel)
  34. "Kauai."

    (Courtesy Michael.Baker/myBudgetTravel)
  35. "Time to relax, Washington State lake."

    (Courtesy travduo/myBudgetTravel)

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