Brazil: 30 stunning pictures from two years of travel

Pedra do Roncador - Rio de Janeiro

I have been traveling across Brazil since January 2009 and have taken thousands of photos. Some of them better than others of course. It was a tough process, but here is the selection of my 30 most stunning pictures of Brazil.(so far)

Secluded beach and blue water near Arraial do Cabo - Rio de Janeiro

Secluded beach and blue water near Arraial do Cabo – Rio de Janeiro

Late afternoon on a beach near Cabo Frio - Rio de Janeiro

Late afternoon on a beach near Cabo Frio – Rio de Janeiro

Steep cliffs at the costa das Baleias - South Bahia - Brazil

Steep cliffs at the costa das Baleias – South Bahia – Brazil

Sunset over the Rio Parana - Mato Grosso do Sul

Sunset over the Rio Parana – Mato Grosso do Sul

Overlooking the Serra dos Órgãos - Rio de Janeiro State

Overlooking the Serra dos Órgãos – Rio de Janeiro State

Fishing boats on the beach near Arraial do Cabo - Rio de Janeiro.

Fishing boats on the beach near Arraial do Cabo – Rio de Janeiro.

Pedra do Roncador - Rio de Janeiro

Pedra do Roncador – Rio de Janeiro

Lopes Mendez beach on Ilha Grande (favorite beach of Ayrton Senna)- Rio de Janeiro

Lopes Mendez beach on Ilha Grande (favorite beach of Ayrton Senna)- Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro after sunset, seen from Suga Loaf

Rio de Janeiro after sunset, seen from Suga Loaf

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View over Rio de Janeiro (by day) from Sugarloaf mountain The first beach is Praia Vermelha… in the background to the left: Copacabana Ipanema and Leblon.

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Sunset in Piçinguaba – São Paulo

Sun setting at Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas - Rio de Janeiro

Sun setting at Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas – Rio de Janeiro

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Morning mist in the serra da Mantiqueira near Caxambu – Minas Gerais

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Pedra Azul – Espirito Santo – Brazil

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Deserted beach – South Bahia

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Sunset over Monte Pascoal – Famous landmark – Bahia

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Dirt Road in South Bahia

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Dirt road in the Chapada Diamantina – Bahia

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Dirt road near Pedra Azul – Minas Gerais

Diamatina city center - Minas Gerais

Diamatina city center – Minas Gerais

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The rugged landscape of the Estrada Real – Minas Gerais – Brazil

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Spactacular!! Iguassu falls – Parana

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The biggest man made forest and second biggest urban forest in the world: Tijuca – Rio de Janeiro

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Beach near Trindade- Rio de Janeiro

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Morning mist near Nova Friburgo – Rio de Janeiro

Rocinha, biggest favela in South America - Rio de Janeiro

Rocinha, biggest favela in South America – Rio de Janeiro

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Climbing up to Christ the Redeemer -Rio de Janeiro

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Ititiaia National Park – Rio de Janeiro

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Serra do Rio do Rastro in Santa Catarina – South of Brazil

I hope you enjoyed these pictures… Please scroll down and leave a comment to let me know which photo you liked the most.

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89 thoughts on “Brazil: 30 stunning pictures from two years of travel

  1. Hey man, it’s time you came visit Mato Grosso state! I’m sure you will love Chapada dos Guimarães, Nobres and other cities. It’s impressive to see that a person likes to travel around brazil to show the world what we have here, because brazilians usually take it for granted and just think of going abroad. I really liked this blog, keep up wrotong please! And if you come to Cuiabá just ask me and I tell you the nicest places to visit here.

    • Oi Rudny,
      Thanks for your kind words.
      I have been rapped up in some other priorities for quite some time now and it has taken a lot of travel time away. The Chapada dos Guimaraes is definitely on my list of places to see… I would really like to ride along the Transpantaneira one day. Came close once though :)
      Are you foreigner? How long have you been in Brazil?
      Cheers

    • Thanks Katie, if you ever get to Rio, I can show you the real thing :)

      Cheers
      Raf

      PS: I noticed on your blog that you like to – or don’t mind to – sleep in places… well… without beds. Wouldn’t do that here. Take care. :)

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  3. I liked the photo of the Serra do Rio Rastro. I was an exchange student in Floripa in 73-74, and returned to Brazil for another year in 1978. I don’t think that I ever ventured on this road though!

    I enjoyed your photos because of their unusual angles, and certainly, a different and refreshing perspective than most! The “rock climbing on corcovado” is awesome!

    Thank you,
    Cary Nelson
    “BrasiLover

    • Hey Cary, Thanks for stopping by. That must have been an interesting era back in the seventies, especially the political situation in Brazil in those days. I found this recent article about Dilma being tortures back then: http://nyti.ms/QRnm3M. Thank you for the kind word about the pictures. I do my best but I am by no means a professional. :)

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