16 breathtaking backdrops to fuel your wanderlust
As a photography fanatic, you can't help but appreciate some of the epic backdrops that appear in Hollywood movies.
From the desolate deserts of the Sahara (Star Wars) to the luscious woods of New Zealand (The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit) and the rolling hills of Scotland (Harry Potter), the locations in these movies exist in real life and are waiting to be explored.
For those of you with serious wanderlust, we present you with 16 of the most scenic locations from recent Hollywood history.
Glacier National Park, New Zealand - The Chronicles of Narnia © Joseph Rossbach / 500px
The Hobbit - New Zealand - © Andreas Reiter / 500px
The Hobbit - New Zealand © Sandro Zahra / 500px
Harry Potter - London, UK © Vivienne Gucwa / 500px
Harry Potter - Scotland © Martin Molcan / 500px
The Hunger Games - Paris, France © Vivienne Li / 500px
The Hunger Games - Henry River Mill, NC, USA © Denise Worden / 500px
Alice in Wonderland - Cornwall, UK © Alex Thornton / 500px
Alice in Wonderland - Antony House, Cornwall, UK © Rose B / 500px
The Golden Compass - Oxford, UK © Jim Walker / 500px
The Golden Compass - Old Royal Navy College, Greenwich, UK © Sagar Mohanty / 500px
Hugo - Bibliothèque Sainte Geneviève, Paris, France © Francisco Vallejo / 500px
Pan's Labyrinth - Belchite, Spain © Ricard Ribeiro / 500px
Inception - Pont de Bir-Hakeim © Dean Preston / 500px
Star Wars: A New Hope - Toseur, Tunisia © Renee Vititoe / 500px
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Header image: Chronicles of Narnia - Cathedral Cove, New Zealand © Martin Bagg / 500px