6 Places That Look Better in Photos Than in Reality

Picture Perfect

When a traveler describes a location as “postcard-perfect,” the irony is that no postcard could do it justice. Of course, some incredible photographers can capture a place in light that the human eye can’t measure, though nothing beats the real thing, right?

Many adventurers feel some places are better left to photographers — a recent online discussion shares some of these low-exposure destinations.

The thing about the desert is its weather. The place looks majestic if it is calm and bright, but if it is windy and dusty, you can’t see much. One visitor remembers having a great time quad biking in the dunes of the Moroccan desert

1. The Moroccan Desert

Having lived in Cairo before, I am still in awe of the Pyramids. Having also visited them up close and even gone down into the bowels of Khufu the Great Pyramid, I will confirm that they look better from afar.

2. The Pyramids, Egypt

Google Vietnam’s natural beauty, and you will be dumbstruck by some variations; whether it is turret-like limestone mountains in Ninh Binh National Park or the sweeping Ha Long Bay, there is no end to stunning wild spaces.

3. Vietnam

Those patient landscape photographers who sit for hours, waiting for the perfect light to hit Uluru, can capture its red rock radiance. But some former pilgrims are less impressed.

4. Uluru, Australia

Professional photographers get access to the attraction after visitors leave, giving them space to shoot those mesmeric curves. There’s a reason guides advise people to point cameras up; they must avoid the shuffling conga line of tourists.

5. Antelope Canyon, Arizona

As a kid, I thought it was the size of the Empire State Building; other travelers agree that it seems insignificant after seeing it proudly in so many photos.

6. The Statue of Liberty

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