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13 Photos That Will Make You Want to Buy a Plane Ticket

By Shayne Fergusson

Need a little travel inspiration? Here’s 13 amazing photos showing the wonder of our planet that’ll make you want to get on a plane now.

Turquoise art, Africa

A boat and ship in a beautiful turquoise ocean near an island in Africa.

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© In Green / Shutterstock

Lake Wanaka, New Zealand

The famous tree of Lake Wanaka at sunset – it’s the most photographed tree in New Zealand.

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© Winston Tan / Shutterstock

Snorkelling, Palau

Underwater photo of tourist snorkelling with golden jellyfish in the sea off Palau in the Western Pacific Ocean. Snorkelling in Jellyfish Lake is a popular activity for tourists to the islands.

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© BlueOrange Studio / Shutterstock

Hong Kong Islands

Outlying islands off the coast of Hong Kong, China, always show off their mood during spring storms.

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© Creekmyst / Shutterstock

Lake Nakuru, Kenya

Flamingo birds in Lake Nakuru, Kenya.

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© Anna Om / Shutterstock

Monks in Myanmar

The plain of Mrauk-u Ratanabon Paya on during sunset, Mrauk-u, Myanmar.

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© Saravutpics / Shutterstock

Just look up!

A beautiful night sky, the Milky Way and the trees. Elements of this image furnished by NASA.

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© Triff / Shutterstock

Huayhuash Trek, Peru

The three lagoons at the Huayhuash Trek, described as ‘the second most beautiful trek in the world’ by National Geographic magazine.

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© Itay.G / Shutterstock

Pinwheels, Chengdu, China

Pinwheels have been used to create colourful forms in a farm field in Chengdu, the capital of southwest China’s Sichuan province. Some 400,000 pinwheels have been used to decorate the field, usually a place to cultivate flowers, and form colourful images of peacocks, trees and flowers. The pinwheel display will run until late April 2017.

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Photo by Imaginechina/REX/Shutterstock

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA

Rainbow-coloured grand prismatic spring in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.

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© Suzi Pratt / Shutterstock

Pink Lake, Australia

A bird’s eye view of the Pink Lake Salt Ponds in Australia, making you doubt whether this is a photo or a painting with its various colours shapes and patterns.

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© Galore777 / Shutterstock

Bangkok, Thailand

A dramatic sky over a market in Bangkok is filled with many colours.

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© TheOldhiro / Shutterstock

 

Baliem Valley, West Papua

The Dugum Dani tribespeople of West Papua in Papua New Guinea are preparing a hole with hot stones to cook a pig.

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© Sergey Uryadnikov / Shutterstock