Sunset is my favorite time of the day — a short but intense moment when the entire landscape is transformed into a different world with the burst of golden rays. It’s that moment when every setting is at its best. Some of our best photos were shot just when the sun is fading beyond the horizon — like that time when we set on top of a pagoda in Burma’s Bagan to see the sun sprinkle magic on the thousands of stupas before us, and that day when we stood before the Avenue du Baobab in Madagascar and watched flaming vermillion light wash the landscape. To share our love for this special moment with you, here’s a collection of some sunset photos we’ve shot around the world.
The sun sparkles just before it disappears beyond the horizon at Avenue du Baobab, Madagascar.
Dusk at Uluru (Ayer’s Rock), Australia.
The sky turns into a flaming shade of vermillion on the sea in Tivua, Fiji.
The last ebb of the sunlight slowly fades above the stupas of Bagan, Myanmar.
Another stunning sunset in Burma’s Buddhist kingdom of Mandalay.
Above the shimmering waters of Inle Lake, the sun casts a golden glow over the landscape.
Evening hours on the rice paddies of Yangshuo in rural China.
A seashell enjoys the solitude on Palm Island in St Vincent and the Grenadines.
Pink and purple striations in the sky over the Caribbean island of St Kitts.
Darkness quickly creeping in over the port of Lysekil in West Sweden.
Sunset over the sand dunes of Bazaruto island in Mozambique.
Poetic beauty in the evening over Chobe River in Namibia.
The last hint of light as we traversed the Explorers Way in Australia’s Northern Territory.
The sun disppears beind the clouds above Heron Island in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.