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Our favourite sunsets
There’s something quite magical about watching the sun go down. The rich colours of a sunset can transform the landscape around you and make even the most dramatic of scenes seem strangely peaceful.
We’ve trawled through the snaps from our travels to showcase our favourite sunsets. How many of them have you been lucky enough to see?
Sarah Scotney: My picture was taken from Café del Mar, Ibiza. It’s magical because you actually see the full sun disappear and it’s the one time Ibiza is quiet as you respect the sunset in such perfect conditions.
Danielle Petrie: This is my favourite sunset photo as it holds so many memories. It was taken in Karanga Camp, on the Shira route when I climbed Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. We were about to head to our tents for the night but the sun was so bright going down that I thought I would pose in front of it with Mount Meru in the distance.
Clare Francis: This has to be the most spectacular sunset I’ve ever seen. It’s the view from the rooftop bar of the Betsy Hotel in Miami Beach and it brings back a lot of happy memories of time with my sister. We went to Miami last year to celebrate her 30th birthday – it was fab. Fantastic city and well worth a visit.
Karl Thompson: This sunset photograph means a lot to me because it was taken in one of my favourite places in the world – the Mina A’Salam hotel, Dubai. This is the hotel next to the Burj Al Arab which is just out of shot to the right. It’s a bitter-sweet photo as it was taken on the final night, but I’ll be back there in two weeks!
Gareth Morris: Backpackers in Thailand are often treated to the sight of an early morning sunrise after a night of partying. However, nothing beats catching the sunset after a day’s diving on Koh Tao.
Clare Walsh: This photo was taken on the first night of a holiday in Pefkos, Greece. It brings back memories as we had just arrived and were sitting outside in a hilltop restaurant overlooking the beach enjoying our first cocktail and taking in the view.
Cathy Toogood: This sunset was captured on our way home from a night game drive in Tsavo West National Park, Kenya. We were exhausted after spending most of the day scouring the national park for wildlife, but the sunset really transformed the landscape and illuminated Kilimanjaro in the distance.
Andrew Griffiths: I’ve cheated slightly as this is actually sunrise but I had to share the photo as Badwater Basin is the most bizarre-looking place I have ever been to – it looks like you’re on the moon. Also, as it is below sea level, it’s the quietest place I have ever been too. We spotted some strange-looking animals too, mainly mice and rabbits with massive ears.
Alastair Pidgen: This photograph was taken on the Wirral and I like it because it shows you don’t always have to go far to see great sights.
Bronwen Biddle: This photo was taken in Zimbabwe at Hwange National Park. I love it because the baobab tree is my favourite in Africa, and the silhouette really stands out in this.
Cathy Toogood: I had to add this photograph taken on a Saturday night at Glastonbury Festival too. It quite literally represents the calm after the storm as most people had finally dried out after a soggy, rainy Friday and were enjoying listening to music as the sun set over Worthy Farm.
Have you got a snap of a sunset that we should add to our list? Where’s the best place to watch the sun go down? Let us know by leaving a comment or sending your pictures to email@example.com