The most incredible landscape photographs of the last 20 years

21.09.2017 | 11:45

As Condé Nast Traveller magazine turns 20, they take a look at some of the most mindblowing landscapes photographed for them over the past two decades.


Lagoons in Lençóis Maranhenses National Park in Maranhão, Brazil.


A view from the ninth floor of the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract hotel in Aswan, Egypt with the Aga Khan’s tomb on the hill in the background.


Whitehaven Beach in the Whitsunday Islands, Australia


Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe


Aerial view over the São Sebastião peninsula in Mozambique.


The rocky knuckles of Kata Tjuta, also known as The Olgas – the near neighbour of Uluru, or Ayers Rock, Australia.


A camel herder leads his caravan into the salt flats of the Danakil depression in the Ethiopian desert.


A view of the Nam Mao beach in Krabi, Thailand and the tractor that carries the nearby Rayavadee Resort’s guests and their luggage ashore.


A sunset camel ride in the Sahara Desert, Morocco.


The town and palace of Bundi, a slow town tucked into the crease of tall peaks in the Aravalli Hills, India’s oldest mountain range.


A lone boarder on the open stretch of Whistler Mountain in Canada known as the Symphony Amphitheatre.


The temple of Segesta in western Sicily.


The 150-metre high Cono de Arita volcano in Salta, Argentina, which stands in the middle of a vast upland plateau located in the foothills of the Andes, in the country’s far north-west.


The outer islands of the Svalbard archipelago, Norway.


Tea plantations around Castlereagh reservoir, at the edge of Sri Lanka’s Central Highlands.


A Sudanese nomad battles with the Bayuda Desert winds. An eastern extension of the Sahara, the Bayuda lies between the fourth and sixth cataracts in the great bend of the River Nile.


View of Spituk Monastery, close to Leh, the capital of Ladakh in northern India.


The Wilderness Outpost, a luxury tented resort at Bedwell River on Vancouver Island, Canada.


The barren, russet-coloured mountains outside Tolar Grande, an area known as the Desierto del Laberinto (the Labyrinth Desert).


Anchor Lake on Princess Royal Island, British Columbia, as seen from a helicopter.



A view of the sand dunes, seen from Sossusvlei Mountain Lodge in Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia.


Aerial view of the Flinders Ranges, mountains in South Australia.


One of the secret beaches on the coast of south-west Turkey, just along from Kabak.


Dawn breaks over Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania


The dramatic slopes of western Iran.


Machu Picchu, Peru.


The view over Cape Nelson Fjord, Papua New Guinea.


Elephants in the mist at Kaziranga National Park, Assam, India


The Zaheg sand dunes, on the south coast of Socotra island located in the Arabian Sea.


Conical thatched houses between the Simien Mountains and Lalibela in Ethiopia.


Pinnacle Rock on Bartolomé in the Galapagos islands.


Taking a break on a horseback excursion to Mount Kazbek in Georgia.


A view of Polignano a Mare, a town between Monopoli and Bari in Puglia, Italy.


Maspalomas dunes nature reserve on the south coast of Gran Canaria in Spain.


A black-sand beach on Iceland’s southern coast.


Lismore Castle in County Waterford, Ireland once owned by Sir Walter Raleigh.


The view of the sunset from the Dieu Dome Vineyards over the farmlands in the Franschhoek valley, South Africa.



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