10 Sunrises Worth Setting the Alarm For

When I was younger, a sunrise used to be something I accidentally stumbled across when it presented itself at the end of a really great party.  But as travel and photography becomes increasingly imbedded in my life, I find myself setting my alarm for an early rise more and more often.  There is something special about the first few hours of the day.  Wildlife is often more active, landscapes feel unspoiled and urban locations more authentic.  The beginning of the day feels fresh, energising and invigorating.

But getting out of bed when it is still dark is a challenge: I’ve never been a morning person.  It’s a risk: the sun may rise invisibly behind clouds, the colours may be disappointing, the location may be underwhelming or crowded with others.  But it can also be incredibly rewarding and a great start to the day.

These 10 sunrises were worth setting the alarm for:

Kingscote, Kangaroo Island – Australia


Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon – Iceland


Esteros del Ibera Wetlands – Argentina

Esteros del Ibera Wetlands, Argentina

Coral Bay – Western Australia

Sunrise at Coral Bay, Western Australia

Torres del Paine – Patagonia, Chile


Karijini National Park – Western Australia


Bamburgh Castle – Northumberland, UK

Breaking dawn at Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland, UK

Karijini National Park – Western Australia


Richmond Park – London, UK


Island of Cres – Croatia


 Do you enjoy sunrise? Is it worth setting the alarm for?


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Kellie is a traveller and photographer who is most at home when exploring the world beyond it. Through the intersection of her travel, writing and photography passions, she shares her experiences to inspire others to create there own. The desire to live life instead of existing through it has introduced Kellie to inspirational locations throughout seven continents and from this a passion for landscape and wildlife photography has evolved. She feels a particular connection to the polar regions and Africa. You can see more of her photography at www.kellienetherwoodphotography.com

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