The golden hours are an amazing time to take photographs however lots of people prefer to shoot at sunset because it is more convenient. It can be extremely worth getting out of bed early to experience and capture amazing scenes, often having them all to yourself.

Here are 12 sunrise photos that may help to motivate you to get out of bed to take your own.

sunrise seascape photoWaves at sunrise – Image credit: TerryChen
Watching the sun rise from a beach is an amazing way to start to the day.


Lake McDonald in Glacier National ParkThe Day Awakens – Image credit: JD Hascup


Winter Wonderland - Llyn Llydaw, Snowdonia‘Winter Wonderland’ – Llyn Llydaw, Snowdonia – Image credit: Kris Williams


Forest SymphonyForest Symphony – Image credit: Reetom Hazarika


Breaking Dawn - Loch RuskyBreaking Dawn – Loch Rusky – Image credit: J Mcsporran


Durdle Door at sunriseFootsteps in the Sand – image credit: Lies thru a lens


At First LightAt first light – Image credit: Susanne Nilsson


Wheal Betsy Engine House on Dartmoor at SunriseWheal Betsy Engine House on Dartmoor at Sunrise – Image credit: Dave Gibbeson


Sunrise over misty Wimbledon CommonSunrise over misty Wimbledon Common – Image credit: stevekeiretsu


Sunrise in White Rock - Ireland

Sunrise in White Rock, Dalkey, Ireland – Image credit: Giuseppe Milo



Cherstey – Image credit: Karim Corban


12 Amazing examples of sunrise photography

Photographer’s Sunrise – Image credit: JD Hascup

Sunrise is such a magical time that you should really try taking your camera out with you at dawn at least once. I hope you get great shots!