21 Obscure Destinations Perfect For Breathtaking Travel Photography (Photos)

It's no secret most people love to travel.

As a matter of fact, we've covered the wild and spontaneous lives of those who have quit their jobs and sold their homes to explore the world.

Aside from being able to experience new things, meet new people and see new places, capturing precious moments is probably one of the best aspects of globetrotting.

Most people don't realize their interest in travel photography until they get out there and see the world for themselves.

Los Angeles-based travel and lifestyle photographer Jeff Lombardo reveals,

I remember sitting against the window watching the sunset out of an airplane thinking to myself, 'How can I do this forever? How can I make this last? Travel and take photos?' In my mind, I put them together, side to side in my seat.

And then it hit him:

Travel…photography. Travel…photography. A lightbulb went off. I said, 'Travel photographer?' I asked, 'Do they even exist?' I wasn't sure at the time, but I decided right then and there that I was going to be a travel photographer.

That lightbulb going off in Lombardo's head allowed him to take a leap of faith and make travel photography, and photography in general, part of his everyday life.

Forty-seven states, 23 countries and five continents later, Jeff surely found his passion.

But where does one visit for fun with talent like Lombardo's? What are the must-see travel hotspots that aren't the most common? Which destinations serve as the best visual backdrops for both aspiring and established travelers?

We've got you covered.

Don't settle for the norm. Check out the 21 obscure destinations perfect for breathtaking travel photography via Lombardo below.

Top of the Rock at Rockefeller Center, New York City

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Downtown Helipad, Los Angeles, California

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St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Rome, Italy

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Burj Khalifa, Dubai

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Lower Antelope Canyon, Page, Arizona

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Whistler Bungee, Whistler, British Columbia

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The Colosseum, Rome, Italy

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Historic Centre, Florence, Italy

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The Fairmont Chateau, Lake Louise

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Downtown Vancouver, British Columbia

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DUMBO, Brooklyn, New York

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Cefalu Beach, Sicily, Italy

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Downtown Chicago, Illinois

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Meydan Bridge in Dubai

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Abandoned Warehouse, South Central Los Angeles, California

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The Santa Cruz Mountains

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Positano, Italy

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The Bay Bridge, San Francisco, California

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Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi

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Abandoned Bowling Alley, San Francisco, California

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São Paulo, Brazil

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