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The French landscape photographer invites you to put on your sunglasses and enjoy the sunrise together.

Retno Wulandari   12 April 2016 10:00

Brilio.net - Julien Grondin has spent three years traveling around the world to hunt perfect sunrises in many different parts of this Earth. Brilio spotted his awesome shots on Boredpanda, in which he published what he brought back from the journey.

“I decided to explore the world and visit many countries with the main goal of capturing landscapes and cityscapes the way I love the most, by including the sun directly in the frame,” wrote Grondin on the website.

From the stunning lavender fields of Provence in France to the cliffs of Australia’s coastline, the French landscape photographer invites you to put on your sunglasses and enjoy the sunrise together:

1. Monument Valley, United States

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Utah is a home to unique sandstone formations, the Navajo Indian Nation, and the Four Corners Monument, which feature one of the most beautiful sunrises in the world.

2. Provence, France

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From June to August in the Luberon around the Mont-Ventoux, in the region of Sault and Valréas, fragrant lavender fields are in bloom. The colour, the texture, and the scent of a lavender field shine in a beauty of the first sun rays.

3. Horseshoe Bend, United States

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As one of the most photographed areas on the Colorado River, Horseshoe Bend looks stunning under the sunrise.

4. Meteora, Greece

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In one part of almost inaccessible sandstone peaks, monks settled these “columns of the sky” since the 11th century in the monasteries of Meteora. As they begin their morning ritual, the sun rises just behind the cliffs.

5. A Beach in Iceland

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After many days waiting in the car in front of this famous beach in Iceland, Grondin has finally found his perfect sunrise moment. Unfortunately, he didn’t mention any specific name or place.

6. Plitvice, Croatia

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On a chain of 16 terraced lakes in Plitvice Lakes National Park, where every lake is joined by waterfalls that extend into a limestone canyon, a beautiful sunrise peeks just behind the clump of trees above the waterfalls.

7. Paris, France

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Even a big city like Paris can have a beautiful sunrise.

8. Bangkok, Thailand

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Morning sun rays peek just behind the beauty of Wat Benjamaborphit temple in Bangkok.

9. Yosemite, United States

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The natural beauty of Yosemite National Park of California’s Sierra Nevada mountains looks even more stunning with the sun-kissed tree tops just above the mirror-lake.

10. Hong Kong, China

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Hong Kong’s skyline burnt in red and orange sunrise when the usually-busy city remains asleep.

11. Paris, France

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Paris’ highway seems busy already at sunrise.

12. Shanghai, China

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Across Shanghai’s Huangpu River rises Pudong’s futuristic skyline, glowing under the sunrise.

13. The Twelve Apostles, Australia

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Sunrise in the Twelve Apostles in Port Campbell National Park, by the Great Ocean Road in Victoria. It’s a collection of impressive limestone stacks off the shore in the region.

14. Paris, France

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Paris’ sunrise from the top of Arc de Triomphe.

15. Arizona, United States

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Sun rays infiltrating the Antelope Canyon in Arizona.

16. Rome, Italy

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Amazing sunrise on the ancient Roman forum in Italy.

17. Australia

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Another wonderful sunrise above the ocean of the Twelve Apostles.

18. Paris, France

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Sunrise from Paris’ padlock bridge before the “love locks” were removed in June 2015.



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