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In Pictures: Stunning Sunsets and Sunrises From Around the World

Picture of Shayne Fergusson
Updated: 1 March 2017

With the sun low in the sky, sunrise and sunset are two of the most visually dramatic opportunities for photographers. Culture Trip’s picture editor Shayne Fergusson selects some of this week’s highlights.

Giraffe in rainy weather at sunset

Photographer Paul Goldstein says he has spent years trying to photograph the perfect beginning and ending of the Masai Mara day.

© Paul Goldstein / Exodus / REX / Shutterstock

© Paul Goldstein / Exodus / REX / Shutterstock

Sunset in Tokyo

A drone view of the Tokyo skyline at sunset.

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© ProjectD / Shutterstock

Sunset in the Outback

Sunset in the Australian Outback reveals a stunning landscape.

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© VEK Australia / Shutterstock

Lion under cloudy sky

© Blend Images / REX / Shutterstock

© Blend Images / REX / Shutterstock

Sunset on the Ganges

The ‘sunset ceremony’ on the river Ganges in India.

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© yoska87 / Shutterstock

Elephant at sunset

Another shot from photographer Paul Goldstein

© Paul Goldstein / Exodus / REX / Shutterstock

© Paul Goldstein / Exodus / REX / Shutterstock

Temple sunset

Borobudur Temple at sunrise in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. It is one of the most visited temples in Indonesia.

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© Sihasakprachum / Shutterstock

Reindeer

Reindeer herded together at sunset in Lapland, Sweden.

© Michael Krabs / imageBROKER / REX / Shutterstock

© Michael Krabs / imageBROKER / REX / Shutterstock

‘Waterfall’ on Table Mountain

Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, at sunset is impressive enough. Here the clouds roll off the mountain like a waterfall.

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© orangecrush / Shutterstock

Ribbons of fire

Makha Bucha Day in the Phutthamonthon district of Nakhon Pathom Province in Thailand. What looks like ribbons of fire are actually candles carried by Buddhists as they move around a statue of the Buddha at sunset.

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© NANTa SamRan / Shutterstock