8 amazing photos taken by Local Guides around the world
Caption: A photo of the New York City skyline at night taken from the Brooklyn Bridge. (Local Guide Bruce Friedman)
August 19 is World Photography Day! Founded in 2009 by Australian photographer Korske Ara, World Photography Day celebrates shots taken all over the world and the positive change that can come from taking photos and sharing them with others.
I’m continually inspired by Local Guides around the globe who share their passions and experiences through photography. On Connect and Google Maps, you help guide people on where to go next.
This World Photography Day, I want to celebrate the amazing photos Local Guides like you have taken! Here are some of my favorites.
Caption: A photo of the exterior of Mehrangarh Fort and view of Jodhpur in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India. (Local Guide Pankej Khanna)
Caption: A photo of Higashiyama Jisho-ji in Osaka, Japan. (Local Guide Юлия Волкова)
Caption: A photo of a coffee and cakes on a plate with cream, strawberries, and jam at Brichmula in St. Petersburg. (Local Guide Albina Akhmetshina)
Caption: A photo of a leopard at Bali Safari and Marine Park in Bali, Indonesia. (Local Guide Nizami Yuzbegov)
Caption: A photo of the exterior of the Dutse Museum in Dutse, Nigeria. (Local Guide Ameen Umar)
Caption: A photo of a variety of flip flops in different colors hanging on a wall display in a Havaianas store in São Paulo, Brazil. (Local Guide Gabriel Borges)
Caption: A photo of the fountain and exterior of Palacio Nacional, Mexico City, Mexico. (Local Guide Carlos Borja)
Caption: A photo of hot air balloons above a lake with a mountain range in the distance. Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests, Steamboat Springs, Colorado. (Local Guide Julie Kim)
How can you help celebrate World Photography Day? We’d love to see your photos below in the comments and on Maps.