A new study has revealed that the Stairway to Nothingness in Austria is the world’s best hidden gem for photographers.
New study analyzed Google worldwide search data for more than 120 photography paradises and ranked them according to the average monthly searches they receive.
According to results, these are the 10 least well-known places that offer stunning opportunities for photographers:
|Ranking||Location||Monthly Search Volume|
|1||Stairway to Nothingness||150|
|3||Salar de Uyuni salt flats||400|
|4||Vatnajökull ice cave||400|
|5||Waitomo Glowworm cave||400|
|6||The Lofoten Islands||450|
|9||The Canadian Rockies||800|
|10||Namib-Naukluft National Park||1100|
- Stairway to Nothingness, Austria
Located in the Austrian Alps, at the Dachstein Glacier resort, this 1,300ft tall suspension bridge offers spectacular mountain views. With an average of just 150 monthly Google searches worldwide, this location is the absolute best kept photography secret in the world.
2. Beenkeragh, Ireland
With an average of only 400 Google searches per month, Beenkeragh is the second hidden gem for photographers to take breath-taking pictures. As the second-highest peak in Ireland (rising 1,008.2 meters above ground level), this is the perfect location for hikers and climbers from all over the world.
3. Salar de Uyuni salt flats, Bolivia
Located in the Uyuni region, in Bolivia, Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat (extending for over 10,000 square kilometers). Registering an average search volume of just 400 searches worldwide, this astonishing place is the ideal location for photographers looking for breath-taking shots.
4. Vatnajökull ice cave, Iceland
Ice caves are one of Iceland’s best natural wonders, and the Vatnajökull cave offers a wonderful experience to photographers and adventurers from all over the world. With an average of 400 monthly Google searches worldwide, Iceland’s ice caves are the third best kept photography hidden gem in the world.
5. Waitomo Glowworm cave, New Zealand
Known as one of New Zealand’s best attractions, Waitomo’s Glowworm cave is a true paradise for photographers and travelers from all over the globe. With an average of 400 monthly Google searches worldwide, the cave offers a boat tour where it is possible to closely observe these tiny sparkly creatures illuminating the dark.
6. The Lofoten Islands, Norway
The Loften Islands are an archipelago in Norway, known for their characteristic landscape. With around 450 monthly Google searches worldwide, the islands are the sixth hidden paradise for photographers, offering sea, lakes, mountains, and hill views for amazing pictures.
7. Stockholm Underground, Sweden
Known for its artsy stations, Stockholm Underground is the seventh least searched spot for photographers. Registering an average of 600 Google searches worldwide, this underground treasure is gold for urban photographers and travelers.
8. Valensole Plateau, France
Situated in the region of Provence, in France, Valensole Plateau is the perfect spot for romantic souls to visit during the lavender season. Registering an average Google search volume of 600 searches worldwide, this location is the eighth least Googled photographers’ hidden gem.
9. The Canadian Rockies, Canada
With an average of 800 monthly Google Searches worldwide, the Canadian Rockies are the ninth best kept photography secret. Located between British Columbia and Alberta provinces, these mountains offer spectacular natural views and a diverse, preserved wildlife.
10. Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia
Finally, with 1,100 Google searches worldwide, Namib-Naukluft National Park is the 10th best hidden gem destination for photographers. Characteristic for its Namib desert and Atlantic coast landscapes, this is a proper hidden gem for wildlife photographers.