Sunset on Sanibel Island, Florida

Sanibel Island, Florida

20 Pictures of Sunsets Around the World

No matter how beautiful they may be, pictures of sunsets cannot possibly convey the utterly transcendent qualities of the real thing.


When we’re at home, stressed by the constant pressures of work, household duties, finances, etc., it’s easy to dwell on past mistakes or get lost in daydreams of a better, brighter future. But, when faced with the resplendent colors of a setting sun, the varying shades and hues of nature’s beauty seem all-encompassing, making it nearly impossible to resist being completely and utterly in the moment.


“Sunsets are so beautiful,” wrote British naturalist John Lubbock, “that they almost seem as if we were looking through the gates of Heaven.”  For me, that heavenly quality has a potent power to heal– to cleanse my mind, body and spirit of all the ultimately meaningless concerns that tend to dominate head space during our day-to-day struggles.


As I lay here in bed, sick with cold/flu symptoms for the last week, worried about money, and still a few weeks away from our next trip, looking at these pictures of sunsets fills me with a wistful sense of longing. I wish that every day could be filled with the magic, adventure, and splendiferous beauty of a picture-perfect sunset. But until we make our dreams of a simpler, more satisfying life become reality, we have these photos to remind us of the amazing experiences GGT has brought us thus far, and to inspire us to keep on growing…


Sunset in Riviera Maya, Mexico

Riviera Maya, Mexico



Sunset on the Lemaire Channel, Antarctica

Lemaire Channel, Antarctica



Sunset on Lake Allatoona, Georgia

Lake Allatoona, Georgia



Sunset on the Dead Sea, Jordan

The Dead Sea, Jordan



Sunset on the Amazon River, Peru

The Amazon River, Peru



Sunset in Ding Darling National Wildlife Reserve

Ding Darling National Wildlife Reserve



Sunset on Kicker Rock, Galapagos Islands

Kicker Rock, Galapagos Islands



Sunset on The Hannibal Shelf, Panama

The Hannibal Shelf, Panama



Sunset on Tybee Island, Georgia

Tybee Island, Georgia



Sunset in Kruger National Park, South Africa

Kruger National Park, South Africa



Sunset on Islas Secas, Panama

Islas Secas, Panama



Sunset on Captiva Island, Florida

Captiva Island, Florida



Sunset in Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

Torres del Paine National Park, Chile



Sunset in Aruba




Sunset on the Hudson River, New York

Hudson River, New York



Sunset on The Antarctic Peninsula

The Antarctic Peninsula



Sunset in Bermuda




Sunset in Wadi Rum, Jordan

Wadi Rum, Jordan



Sunset on The Peruvian Amazon

The Peruvian Amazon


–by Bret Love; photos by Bret Love & Mary Gabbett


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