A herd of cattle trods the earth with the pagoda spires of Bagan in the dusky background. The ancient capital of Myanmar (Burma)—and a sight to rival Cambodia’s Angkor Wat—Bagan once held 13,000 pagodas dating back to the second century A.D.
For many, the town of Manarola is the quintessential Cinque Terre village. The charm of the five villages remains unspoiled, as does the allure of their surrounding countryside, which is a jumble of plunging cliffs, vineyards, olive groves, and steeply terraced slopes.
“On my trip up north to Washington, we discovered a very unique location in Olympic National Park,” says Your Shot community member Justin Jung, who took this photo in the Washington State park. “I couldn’t believe my eyes when we first arrived. This was something so out of this world, and nothing I’d expect to find in the U.S.A. We only had an hour to explore before sundown. We immediately fell in love with this rain forest and the feeling we got being inside.”