Forests have an ancient and mysterious charm that keeps us all coming back, whether we're photographers looking for the perfect shot or just travelers and weekenders. An expansive, natural and healthy forest is like a cathedral erected to the glory of nature, which is probably why we find these photos to be so stunning.

Luckily for those of us stuck in the city, talented photographers flock to forests' shaded canopies to take stunning photos like these. Kilian Schönberger and Guillermo Caballa are just a couple of talented photographers who find the forests of their countries to be endless wells of inspiration.

If you or someone you know of has some amazing photos of mysterious forests that belong in this list, please add those photos to this list! Vote for your favorites, too!

#1

Rila Mountains, Bulgaria

Rila Mountains, Bulgaria

Xiao Yang Report

#3

White Carpathians

White Carpathians

Janek Sedlar Report

EmmaArtista
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

In the shapes of the leaves, in less than a second, on the right side in the middle my granddaughter spotted the shape of a leopard.

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#4

Hallerbos, Belgium

Hallerbos, Belgium

Kilian Schönberger Report

#5

Beskydy Mountains, Czech Republic

Beskydy Mountains, Czech Republic

Jan Bainar Report

#6

Otzarreta Forest, Basque Country, Spain

Otzarreta Forest, Basque Country, Spain

Javier de la Torre Report

SaidVara
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If I were there, I would swim naked on the lake. :D

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#7

Chinese Hemlock Trail, Taipingshan, Taiwan

Chinese Hemlock Trail, Taipingshan, Taiwan

Justin Jones Report

#9

North Greenwich, London, England

North Greenwich, London, England

Andy Linden Report

#11

Stanton Moor, Peak District, Uk

Stanton Moor, Peak District, Uk

James Mills Report

MaryMatias
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Just beautiful.I just embroidered some tree trunk 3-D very much like it. Wow. The heather on the foreground is lovely. Great!

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#12

Italy

Italy

Leonid Litvac Report

#14

Haute-loire, France

Haute-loire, France

Bastien Bajduk Report

NikitaJagora
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Looks more like a scene from Little Red Riding Hood. And if you look in the center and right, you'll see three pairs of eerie blue eyes...

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#18

Hallerbos, Belgium

Hallerbos, Belgium

Kilian Schönberger Report

#19

Arashiyama, Japan

Arashiyama, Japan

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#21

Ghost Tree Forest Mt. Seymour , British Columbia.

Ghost Tree Forest Mt. Seymour , British Columbia.

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#22

Taipingshan, Taiwan

Taipingshan, Taiwan

Justin Jones Report

#23

Trollskog Western Norway

Trollskog Western Norway

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BryonyKingsland
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I like to see photos of forests as they really look, not photoshopped to look like something out of a Sci Fi movie!

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#24

Whyte Lake Mossy Forest, British Columbia

Whyte Lake Mossy Forest, British Columbia

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#25

The Sentinel

The Sentinel

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#26

Poland

Poland

Leszek Paradowski Report

#28

Bavaria, Germany

Bavaria, Germany

Kilian Schönberger Report

#29

Morning In Estonian Birchwood

Morning In Estonian Birchwood

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#30

Germany

Germany

Jürgen Heckel Report

KelleeWilkerson
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

was a war faught here or something? it gives me that vibe. Great photo! any photo that immediately brings emotion is an A+

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#32

Monforte De Lemos. Galicia (spain)

Monforte De Lemos. Galicia (spain)

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#33

Rarau, Romania

Rarau, Romania

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#34

Croocked Forest, Nowy Czarnów, Poland

Croocked Forest, Nowy Czarnów, Poland

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#35

Oak Creek, Arizona

Oak Creek, Arizona

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#36

Glendalough, County Wicklow, Ireland

Glendalough, County Wicklow, Ireland

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MPaulaWhelan
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I know it's a forest but I can still imagine Jack the Ripper skulking about

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#37

Abandoned Railway Line Near Friockheim, Scotland..

Abandoned Railway Line Near Friockheim, Scotland..

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#39

Misty Forest, Rodnei Mountains, Romania

Misty Forest, Rodnei Mountains, Romania

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#40

Estonian Bog Forest

Estonian Bog Forest

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Marshmallow
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

hopefully nobody has fallen into the bogs!

#41

Brownsberg Nationalpark, Suriname, South America

Brownsberg Nationalpark, Suriname, South America

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#44

Romania

Romania

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#45

Romania

Romania

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#46

Rain Forest, Lynn Canyon, British Columbia

Rain Forest, Lynn Canyon, British Columbia

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#47

Penrhos Country Park, Holyhead

Penrhos Country Park, Holyhead

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HilaryPaterson-Jones
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Penrhos Nature Reserve Holyhead Anglesey is a beautiful place. under risk from a development company. a 200 acre reserve on an AONB SoTragic

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#48

The Giant Tree Of Halatte Forest, France

The Giant Tree Of Halatte Forest, France

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#49

Giant Totara Tree, Peel Forest, New Zealand

Giant Totara Tree, Peel Forest, New Zealand

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#50

Mountain Forest, Island Of Moorea, French Polynesia

Mountain Forest, Island Of Moorea, French Polynesia

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#51

Kvacianska Dolina, Slovakia

Kvacianska Dolina, Slovakia

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#52

Into The Light...

Into The Light...

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#53

End Of The Winter

End Of The Winter

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#54

Mt Kilimanjaro

Mt Kilimanjaro

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#55

Podkarpackie, Poland

Podkarpackie, Poland

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#56

The Mossy Lynn Creek Forest, British Columbia

The Mossy Lynn Creek Forest, British Columbia

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#57

Illusion Forest, France

Illusion Forest, France

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#58

Nad Stromy, Sninsky Kamen, Slovakia

Nad Stromy, Sninsky Kamen, Slovakia

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#59

Northern Germany

Northern Germany

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#60

Laurel Forest, Madeira Island.

Laurel Forest, Madeira Island.

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#61

Dartmoor National Park, Devon, England.

Dartmoor National Park, Devon, England.

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PaulinaGadacz
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

England is the most beautiful country in the world. My the biggest dream is to go there someday.

#63

Lower Demonstration Forest, British Columbia

Lower Demonstration Forest, British Columbia

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#64

"krattwald", Germany

"krattwald", Germany

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#65

The Mysrerious Way On Forest Halatte, France

The Mysrerious Way On Forest Halatte, France

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#66

Serbia

Serbia

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#67

Birch Trees, Germany

Birch Trees, Germany

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#68

Lynmouth, North Devon, Uk.

Lynmouth, North Devon, Uk.

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#69

Lithuania

Lithuania

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#70

Bükk Mountains, Hungary

Bükk Mountains, Hungary

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#71

Misty Morning In Groningen/netherlands

Misty Morning In Groningen/netherlands

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#72

Blandford Forest, Dorset.

Blandford Forest, Dorset.

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Sheylarodríguez
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