Beauty of Sun Photography with 60+ Sunrise and Sunset Photos

Beauty of Sun Photography with 60+ Sunrise and Sunset Photo

The sun can be seen as the universal icon for all life on planet earth. Without it, there would be no life on earth. The sun is one of the most fascinating mysteries of the universe and its beauty is unparallel. However, not many of us take the time to appreciate its beauty and all it offers us. The sun could be a source of great inspiration, if we’d only stop for a moment to realize it.

Sun Photography

Touched by Nature’s Light

The sun has been worshipped and revered by people throughout the ages. Each day starts and ends with a beautiful natural sight. The sun brings a new day to us in the form of a sunrise, and brings each day to a close with a sunset.

We have consolidated for you, 60+ amazing photographs showcasing this much overlooked natural phenomenon; the sunset and the sunrise.

Sunrise: Rays of Hope

There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope. – Bern Williams (American programmer and consultant)

At the start a brand new day, as the sun starts to appear over the horizon, rays of hope shine down upon us and gives us an amazing sight reminding us of all the things the new day has to offer us. We hope that these beautiful photographs of the sun rising will brighten up your day, put a smile on your face, and warm your heart. Every day is a new adventure.

Technicolor Dawn
Technicolor Dawn

Spring Sunrise
Spring Sunrise

Rangitoto Dawn
Rangitoto Dawn

Morning Sunrise
Morning Sunrise

Mistycal Morning
Mistycal Morning

Meravigliosa Alba
Meravigliosa Alba

Lake Nakuru
Lake Nakuru

Hilton Head
Hilton Head

Haleakala Sunrise
Haleakala Sunrise

Great Blue Sunrise
Great Blue Sunrise

Dawn of Peace
Dawn of Peace

Dawn of a New Year
Dawn of a New Year

Dawn
Dawn

Cromer Sunrise
Cromer Sunrise

Cape Sunrise
Cape Sunrise

Burning Dawn
Burning Dawn

Bungan Beach Sunrise
Bungan Beach Sunrise

Breaking Dawn
Breaking Dawn

Boeing 747 Sunrise
Boeing 747 Sunrise

Beautiful Morning
Beautiful Morning

Autumn Dawn
Autumn Dawn

Sunset: Reflect and be Thankful

Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly, and do every day what should be done, and every sunset will see you that much nearer the goal.
– Elbert Hubbard (American writer, artist, and philosopher)

As each day draws to a close, a sunset reminds us that yet another day is about to pass and gives us the opportunity to reflect on the day and be thankful for everything we have. The sunset is one of the most romantic and inspiring sights nature has to offer us as it reminds us that there is beauty even at the end. We hope that these amazing photographs capturing the sun as it sets will invigorate you and help you remain hopeful.

Yellow Sunset
Yellow Sunset

Vulcani
Vulcani

Trees at Sunset
Trees at Sunset

Pyramids at the Sunset
The Pyramids at the Sunset

The Burning Bush
The Burning Bush

Taizhong Sunset
Taizhong Sunset

Suntastic
Suntastic

Sunset on the St Laurent
Sunset on the St Laurent

Sunset Split
Sunset Split

Sun Sets Behind the Purbecks
Sun Sets Behind the Purbecks

Sunset Over Baytown
Sunset Over Baytown

Sunset Fishing
Sunset Fishing

Sunset Blv
Sunset Blv

Sun Power
Sun Power

Sunny Side Up
Sunny Side Up

Sun Down
Sun Down

Stonehenge Sunset
Stonehenge

Night Falling on the City
Night Falling on the City

Plane and Sunset
Plane and Sunset

Pacific
Pacific

Orange Sky
Orange Sky

Observatory Sunset
Observatory Sunset

Maui Sunset
Maui Sunset

Liberty Sunset
Liberty Sunset

Last Golden Rays
Last Golden Rays

Goodnight Sun
Goodnight Sun

Hnl Sunset
Hnl Sunset

Golden Ball
Golden Ball

Fishing Boats Sunset
Fishing Boats Sunset

Fire in the Sky
Fire in the Sky

Girls and the Bali Sunset
Girls and the Bali Sunset

Hold me please
Hold me please

Day for Night
Day for Night

Brooklyn Bridge Sunset
Brooklyn Bridge Sunset

Branch Line
Branch Line

Bale of Straw
Bale of Straw

Arabian Night
Arabian Night

Andaman Sea
Andaman Sea

Amazing Sunset
Amazing Sunset

Beauty of Simplicity
Beauty of Simplicity

Sunrise or Sunset?

The photographs we have shared with you here is just the tip of the iceberg. There are many other great sun photographs out there waiting to be discovered and appreciated. If you know of any you’d like to share with other readers, feel free to add a link in the comment box below.

We hope you have enjoyed these beautiful photographs of the rising and setting sun. Look out for the next sunrise or sunset and take a moment to appreciate all it encompasses. Every sunrise and sunset is different; perhaps you can take a picture of it each day and watch nature in its most brilliant moments. Sunrise or Sunset, dawn or dusk, morning or evening; which part of the day touches and inspires you most?

Aidan Huang is a web enthusiast and ingenious blogger who loves all things design, interesting and technology. He is the editor-in-chief at Onextrapixel and have founded several other interesting blogs. Do keep in touch with him on Facebook and follow him on Twitter.

Comments

    • Eric Grint,
    • January 7, 2010
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    So beautiful .. I posted it in my twitter too :) @webmastergeek

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    Beautiful pictures. Retweeted it.
    Thanks for sharing.

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    Amazing pictures… These Sun Photographs are awesome to look at…. I’m happy to see a part of nature’s beauty here… Thanks for sharing your photographs and thoughts…

  3. / Reply

    Wow thanks! Those pictures were great! awesome…

  4. / Reply

    you should see this blog.. totally amazing..

    http://www.digitaldome.org/photo/index.php?x=browse&category=11&pagenum=1

    • Dumm,
    • January 10, 2010
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    great collection. thanks

  5. / Reply

    Great Collection. Very much thanks! He see beatiful images. But i don’t have a camera :S (Sorry for my english, thanks from Colombia)!

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    Thanks for selecting one of my photos (Cape sunrise)

    Sunrises are my favorite- sunsets are over-rated. ;)

    more sunrise and sunset photos on flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/welshjj/

    on TWITTER: @JWPHOTOS

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    Awesome photos! So elegant. Thanks!
    I have a big collection of such nice pictures. I would like to upload them here.

    • Amit,
    • February 11, 2010
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    the best silhouette photography i hav ever com across..the Stonehenge Sunset pic is an incredible capture with an excellent long exposure…the effect of Arabian Nights is compelling..great job done..

  8. / Reply

    Cool photos indeed

  9. / Reply

    Some inspiring shots, thanks for sharing.
    Here are a few I got recently in Egypt. “Red Sea Sun Rise”

    http://gallery.me.com/tophambrown#100181

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    The bale of straw is really nice, the subtile light makes the picture stand out, really nice. The Arabian night is also a nice photo, capturing the action at the prefect time.

      • aaaaa,
      • March 6, 2013
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      very nice. inspiring .

  11. / Reply

    A lot of really nice photos but i really like the Brooklyn Bridge Sunset. Thanks for sharing.

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    just speechless

    • Peliroo,
    • October 16, 2010
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    Beautiful! Really enjoyed these!

    • sonam,
    • November 9, 2010
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    nice pic.please send these pic on my email id.

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    http://net.onextrapixel.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/bungan-beach-sunrise.jpg

    This one is rather bad. Either HDR or inaccurate post processing. Just note the border between the hills and the skys

  14. / Reply

    Fantastic!
    I especially love ‘Beautiful Morning’.
    :-D

    Here are some sunset shots I took while staying in the Peruvian rain forest.

    http://christinemarsh.net/index.php/sunset-over-the-rainforest/

    Have a magnificent day!
    Creative Christine Marsh – Visionary art

  15. / Reply

    I really like the colors you get when shooting sunrises and sunsets. Great collection of photos.

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    This is one of the coolest sunset pics I’ve ever seen! Visit Gnarly Sunset and share this photo with the world! Photographers earn 15% commission off the sale of each photo. They drive sales for you, it’s so easy, and I’m making money off it already. Just a friendly tip.
    Gnarly Sunset Pictures.

    • Veeresh M Hiremath.(Davangere),
    • September 2, 2012
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    Realy Beautiful…Nice pictures

    • Kassim,
    • December 2, 2012
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    Everything comes to him who waits! ***Welldone***

    • kenny s phiri,
    • December 22, 2012
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    Hi kindly advise how do I get permission to use one of these beautiful photos on the rising sun for a cover of my book.

    1. / Reply

      Hi Kenny,

      Please contact the owner of the photo directly and discuss with them. Each image has a source link which enable you to locate the owner.

      Thanks.

  17. / Reply

    Amazing collection. You really can’t beat natural light photos like these.

    • smith,
    • May 27, 2013
    / Reply

    Amazing, stunning, excellent photography. Very much professional. Depicting mastering of photography. Thanks for sharing.

    Flickr Photos

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