Dream Destinations 40 Photos of Fantasy Landscapes That Really Exist  

Ashley Reign
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A list of landscape photography from real places that look like they belong in fantasy movies. Unlike other genres that require little more than your average everyday hillside to establish an environment, great fantasy stories create fantastical settings with stunning, otherworldly features.

Who can imagine Lord of the Rings without the lush greenery of the Shire or the desolate wastelands of Mordor? How big of a bummer would it have been if Harry Potter and his pals had played out their story in a normal boarding school instead of the magical halls of Hogwarts? While we can’t offer you a one way ticket to Middle Earth, we can tell you where to find the next best thing.

We’ve gathered a collection of landscape photography from around the world. You won’t believe how many incredible natural rock formations and stunning mountain ranges you can visit without even leaving your own dimension! Whether you're a lover of adventure or a fan of fairy tales, we've got you covered with landscape photos featuring the world’s creepiest caves and foggiest forests, along with stunning castles and waterfalls so beautiful you’ll swear they're enchanted.

So vote up these cool real places that look the most like they belong in a fantasy movie below!

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Ice Caves of Skaftafell, Iceland
Ice Caves of Skaftafell, Icela... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 40 Photos of Fantasy Landscapes That Really Exist
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Reed Flute Cave in China
Reed Flute Cave in China is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 40 Photos of Fantasy Landscapes That Really Exist
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Grutas Tolantongo in Mexico
Grutas Tolantongo in Mexico is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 40 Photos of Fantasy Landscapes That Really Exist
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Milky Way Reflected in a Lake in Pamukkale, Turkey
Milky Way Reflected in a Lake ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 40 Photos of Fantasy Landscapes That Really Exist
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