A night at Deadvlei, in Namibia. ‘The night before returning to Windhoek, we spent several hours at Deadveli. The moon was bright enough to illuminate the sand dunes in the distance, but the skies were still dark enough to clearly see the milky way and Magellanic Clouds. Deadvlei means “dead marsh”. The camel thorn trees are believed to be about 900 years old, but have not decomposed because the environment is so dry’ Photograph: Beth McCarley
Laguna de los Tres in El Chalten, Patagonia, Argentina. After 10km of flat hiking you have a very steep 2km walk ahead before seeing this beautiful lake. More than worth the effort. In the background you can see the amazing Fitz Roy.