The world is a beautiful place, offering abundant gifts in the form of nature, resources and and wildlife. In our busy schedules, we forget to observe and appreciate the natural beauty that is present all around us. So, let’s take a break and have a visual treat of these picturesque places from the most remote corners of the world.
1. Lake Baikal, Russia
Located in South-Central Siberia, this lake is the world’s oldest and deepest freshwater lake which contains about 20 percent of the Earth’s unfrozen surface freshwater. It is surrounded my numerous forests, mountains and rivers.
2. Bouvet Island, Norway
Bouvet island is remotest island on Earth. Situated in the Atlantic Ocean, it has a terrific view but remains uninhabitable by man.
3. Macquarie Island
This UNESCO World Heritage Site has more population of penguins than of humans. The island is situated somewhere between New Zealand and Antartica and has rich wildlife and natural beauty.
4. Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland
This place is completely cloaked by snow and ice for almost the entire year. It is the northernmost settlement on Earth, with a population of less than 500 people.
5. Thridrangar Lighthouse, Iceland
This is one of the most beautiful lighthouses in the world, and we couldn’t agree more. Built on a cliff in the South Coast of Iceland, it has the most breathtaking views but is uninhabitable.
6. Deception Island, Antartica
The glistening waters, snow-capped cliffs and the warm sunlight make this place look just so surreal. This panoramic island is located in the Northern peninsula of Antarctica.
7. Svalbard Archipelago, Norway
Tongue-tied at its beauty? Well, this place definitely has that wow factor. These group of islands are situated in the Arctic Ocean, on the North of Mainland Europe. They are completely covered in ice and you can even spot an occasional polar bear on its slopes.
8. Foula, Scotland
Foula is among the United Kingdom’s most remote inhabited islands and is home for just 38 people settled here. It is also known as Pony Island, as it has more ponies than it has people. Interesting, isn’t it?
9. Gurbantünggüt Desert, China
Located in Xinjiang, in the northwest of China, this desert is one of the most remote places in the country. It is approximately 50,000 square kilometres in area and is China’s second largest desert, after Taklamakan Desert.
10. Socotra Island, Yemen
Looks more like a painting than a photograph, doesn’t it? Well, this place is indeed that beautiful. Socotra was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008, and it is located in the Arabian Sea.