1 Feb 2016   |   Places

An Elevated View Of Halong Bay At Day's End

Halong Bay is one of Vietnam’s biggest tourist attractions and it’s no secret as to why. Day or night, its formations make for a spectacular scene. But when the sun sets over those limestone karsts, the UNESCO World Heritage site takes on a completely different look and feel — one that’s downright mind blowing.

Still, it’s not always easy to capture the magic of Halong Bay in a photo. At least, not by an amateur. But when shot by a professional, from the top of Titov Island, the chances of capturing the bay’s beauty greatly improve. Proof is in this image courtesy of Quinn Ryan Mattingly, a Ho Chi Minh City-based photographer whose work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and many more leading media outlets. See more of his images at www.quinnmattingly.com.

An Elevated View Of Halong Bay At Day's End