Incredible Travel Photos Taken By Normal People Look As Good As Professional Pics

When traveling, you often want to document every fantastic view and sight you see. While it can be hard to get photographs that match up to the professionals, some ordinary travelers have managed to take some impressive pictures.

These are comparisons between work by professional photographers and amateurs who just happened to snap a great picture.

These Are Literally Like Day And Night

pagoda at kiyomizu-dera in kyoto shot by professional in day vs. traveller at night
Photo Credit: Zhang Peng / LightRocket via Getty Images // Reddit / derpyplop
Photo Credit: Zhang Peng / LightRocket via Getty Images // Reddit / derpyplop

Both of these depict the pagoda at Kiyomizu-Dera, a Buddhist temple in eastern Kyoto, Japan. Each photo is gorgeous in its own way, but I’m still impressed that one was taken by an amateur.