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

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EvaMarinova 4 years ago

my lovely country ... just magical :)

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#2 The Moss Swamp In Romania

The Moss Swamp In Romania

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ShelleyGrahamShowalter 4 years ago

nature can be so mysterious love it

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#3 White Carpathians

White Carpathians

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EmmaArtista 4 years ago

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

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KathyGarrido 4 years ago

Ir looks like an enchanted Forest !

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#5 Beskydy Mountains, Czech Republic

Beskydy Mountains, Czech Republic

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BartKopeć 4 years ago

Half of them are in Poland

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#6 Otzarreta Forest, Basque Country, Spain

Otzarreta Forest, Basque Country, Spain

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SaidVara 4 years ago

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

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KevinSherlock 4 years ago

Looks like Hobbitville, love it.

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#8 Czech Republic

Czech Republic

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SusannaVesna 4 years ago

wow!!!!

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#9 North Greenwich, London, England

North Greenwich, London, England

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LauraGuadarrama 4 years ago

Alice and the garden of flowers!

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#10 Misty Forest

Misty Forest

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StefanieLangegger 4 years ago

Where's this? Stunning !

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#11 Stanton Moor, Peak District, Uk

Stanton Moor, Peak District, Uk

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greeneyedLady 4 years ago

Fairies and other unseen mythical creatures remaining to be unseen yet never forgotten

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#12 Italy

Italy

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SusanneGerull 4 years ago

Wonderful with the red/pink colour :) !

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#13 Nagoya, Japan

Nagoya, Japan

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TomVdh 4 years ago

wonderful

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#14 Haute-loire, France

Haute-loire, France

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NikitaJagora 4 years ago

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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#15 Germany

Germany

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AliJar-Night 4 years ago

nope i'll stay out

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#16 Taipingshan, Taiwan

Taipingshan, Taiwan

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CindyJencks 4 years ago

Are those tombstones?

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#17 Crooked Forest, Poland

Crooked Forest, Poland

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CindyJencks 4 years ago

Every knee shall bow.

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#18 Hallerbos, Belgium

Hallerbos, Belgium

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#19 Arashiyama, Japan

Arashiyama, Japan

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#20 Latvia

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JanisIvanovs 4 years ago

XD

#21 Ghost Tree Forest Mt. Seymour , British Columbia.

Ghost Tree Forest Mt. Seymour , British Columbia.

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KelleeWilkerson 4 years ago

resembles humans walking

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#22 Taipingshan, Taiwan

Taipingshan, Taiwan

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#23 Trollskog Western Norway

Trollskog Western Norway

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BryonyKingsland 4 years ago

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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KelleeWilkerson 4 years ago

one green tree amongst the many yellow

#26 Poland

Poland

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Lowe430 3 years ago

It looks like a face on the tree

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#27 Germany, Burg Drachenfels

Germany, Burg Drachenfels

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StefanieLangegger 4 years ago

Schön ♡

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#28 Bavaria, Germany

Bavaria, Germany

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#29 Morning In Estonian Birchwood

Morning In Estonian Birchwood

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#30 Germany

Germany

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KelleeWilkerson 4 years ago

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 4 years ago

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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#38 Yakushima, Japan

Yakushima, Japan

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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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#41 Brownsberg Nationalpark, Suriname, South America

Brownsberg Nationalpark, Suriname, South America

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#42 Kamacnik In Vrbovsko, Croatia

Kamacnik In Vrbovsko, Croatia

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Photo by Stanislav Majetić, Croatia

#43 Paggaio, Greece

Paggaio, Greece

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4 years ago

Thank you thank you thank you!

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#44 Romania

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#45 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 4 years ago

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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MoonSinger 4 years ago

Incredibly beautiful~!

#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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PetyaDinova 4 years ago

shitty picture, but epic trees : )

#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 4 years ago

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

#62 Bavarian Forest, Germany

Bavarian Forest, Germany

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BorderCollieLover13 4 years ago

Meine homies

#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

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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 4 years ago

I wish i coul be there because its amazing the colors on the picture it looks wird but beutiful

#73 Wistman's Wood, Dartmoor

Wistman's Wood, Dartmoor

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#74 Jaen, Andalusia, Spain

Jaen, Andalusia, Spain

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#75 Haagse Bos, The Netherlands

Haagse Bos, The Netherlands

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#76 Horsham Pennsylvania, Usa

Horsham Pennsylvania, Usa

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#77 Beetsterzwaagse Bossen (woods), Beetsterzwaag, Friesland, The Netherlands

Beetsterzwaagse Bossen (woods), Beetsterzwaag, Friesland, The Netherlands

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#78 Norvan Falls Cedar Forest Trail British Columbia

Norvan Falls Cedar Forest Trail British Columbia

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#79 Pico Ruivo, Madeira Island.

Pico Ruivo, Madeira Island.

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#80 Redwood Forest Rotorua Nzl

Redwood Forest Rotorua Nzl

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#81 Glowing Trees, Glendalough, Wicklow, Ireland

Glowing Trees, Glendalough, Wicklow, Ireland

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#82 Hallate Forest In France

Hallate Forest In France

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#83 Singing Pass, British Columbia, Canada

Singing Pass, British Columbia, Canada

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#84 Upper Cwm Bridge, Llanbedr, Wales

Upper Cwm Bridge, Llanbedr, Wales

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#85 Woodlands Conservancy, Greater New Orleans, Louisiana

Woodlands Conservancy, Greater New Orleans, Louisiana

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#86 Tarra Bulga Rain Forest.victoria. Australia

Tarra Bulga Rain Forest.victoria. Australia

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#87 Lapland .

Lapland .

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#88 Wells Gray, British Columbia, Canada

Wells Gray, British Columbia, Canada

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#89 The Mysterious Huelgoat, Brittany, France

The Mysterious Huelgoat, Brittany, France

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#90 Kornietova Valley, Slovakian Mountains - Velka Fatra (by Hana Mrhalova)

Kornietova Valley, Slovakian Mountains - Velka Fatra (by Hana Mrhalova)

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#91 Lynn Peak Twisted Cedar Giant, British Columbia.

Lynn Peak Twisted Cedar Giant, British Columbia.

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#92 Masinagudi, Tamil Nadu, India

Masinagudi, Tamil Nadu, India

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#93 El Cielo Biosphere Reserve, México

El Cielo Biosphere Reserve, México