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Pictures of the Sun

Updated on April 20, 2012

Enjoy Pictures of the Sun; from Sunrise to Sunset

Pictures of the sun can evoke feelings of hope, renewal, peace, or joy. Sunsets can be romantic and sunrises inspiring. For those who want to enjoy the beauty of such scenes, we have a page here that's dedicated to you.

Browse through these images and enjoy. If you see one that you would like to have for your home or office, just click on the image for more information. I've also tried to include some links to give you more information about the location of these photographs when available.

The photo in the introduction is not clickable here, but is located further down the page.


The glory of a new day dawning is the subject of this image. The brilliant sun bursts through the clouds and reflects off of the water with a dazzling effect. This shot was capture on the waters off of Dominica.


Like many pictures of the sun, this one shows a glowing sun dipping beneath the cloud darkened sky, putting an early end to the day. The placid waters shimmer with it's light. This photograph, captured by James Saenz was apparently taken in Guilin, a city in China. Presumably, this was taken on the waters of the Li River.


In this image, the viewer is standing in a darkened woods, surrounded by the trunks of mature trees. The sun can be seen penetrating the trees, with sunbeams radiating outwards in all directions. Neither the location nor the photographer is identified.


This is one of the more unusual pictures of the sun. It's masked by a thin layer of clouds disguising it's intensity and creating an eerie glow that silhouettes some passing Sandhill Cranes. This image was captured by photographer Aruther Morris in Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Reserve in New Mexico, USA. It's a 57,000 + acre refuge in the Rio Grande Valley.


A sunset picture taken on the Masai Mara Game Preserve in Kenya shows a vulture gliding across the sky. The national preserve is a very popular destination for safari travellers. This photograph was taken by Joe Restuccia III.


The massive trees in this photograph are the first to greet the sunrise which comes sifting through the surrounding mist. This photograph was taken in Glen Affric in Scotland. There is a national reserve here and an ancient pine forest. Niall Benvie captured this shot.


Photographer Joe Restuccia III offers more pictures of the sun. This one is a mystical look at the expanse of Masai Mara in Kenya once again. The heavy cloud cover has parted and the sun bestowes it's light upon the sole tree visible on the lonely landscape.


Aptly named, Sunset Cliffs is the setting for this photograph. The image shows the silhouette of a seagull resting by the tidepools and looking out at the Pacific Ocean near San Diego, California. Christopher Talbot Frank is the photographer.


The setting sun in this picture has transformed the sky into a glowing orange canopy over the placid waters. The lush palm in the foreground lends a sense of paradise this scene in Aitutaki Lagoon, Cook Islands.


This shot, taken by photographer Jochen Schlenker, show the sun over the river Derwent in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.


A very mysterious image, this one shows the morning sun gently penetrating the growth surrounding Guadalupe River. The photographer is Paul Huchton.


This picture of the sun shows it's final burst of glory for the day. Completely unobstructed, it's power is evident even in the final moments before sunset. The location is apparently a wheat field although the area is unidentified.


What's more alluring than a picture perfect sunrise over paradise? A tiny island in the South Pacific with palm trees, serene waters, and the sun rising in a clear sky are the components of many fantasies. This image was taken by photographer Tomas del Amo.


Another glorious sunrise. This one off of the Madison River in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, pierces the remnants of the morning fog and warms the entire scene. Photographer Chuck Haney captured this image.


This striking sunset was photographed on Virgin Gorda, one of the British Virgin Islands.


The remains of the day; this shows the sun in it's final moments over the Big Island of Hawaii. Photographer Keith Levit captured this scene.


This picture of the sun is a panoramic image showing a darkened landscape, with heavy clouds above. The sun bursting through with columns of light reaching from the heavens down to the ground below.


As so many pictures of the sun do, this one shows the dazzling beauty of a sunset reflecting off of the water and casting a glow across the expanse of the sky. This image was taken near Arpoador Beach on Cagaras Island, near Rio de Janiero Brazil. Silvestre Machado is the photographer.


Photographer David Davis captured this sunset scene on Paurotis Pond in the Everglades National Park in Florida; a subtropical wilderness and wetland.


This quite scene shows a river bank making the magical transition from spooky to sparkling as the lifting fog is punctuated by a brilliant sunrise.


Photographer Richard Nowitz shot this scene of a sunset over the water. The lighthouse, always the sentinel, appears to be the only witness to it's glory.


The heavy clouds in this image create a very special picture of the sun. Without the profusion of radiating beams or even the multicolored display in the sky that is typical in most images of a sunset, this one nonetheless captures a breathtaking view. It merely gives a hint of the power and beauty of this celestial body.

Marck Moritsch took this picture at Shell Beach.


Photographer Miska Slock captures a much different view of the sun. This one offers a view of the sun in full force.


Photographer Curtis Martin captured this beautiful image of the sun setting over the Pacific Ocean as a sailboat is dwarfed by vast ocean and sky.


This photograph captures a sunset over the Pacific Ocean. This one was taken around Big Sur, California and gives a view of the marine layer which has formed over the water.


This is another picture of the sun which captures the colorful display created when the setting sun casts it's final rays on the ocean and the sky. This image was taken in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

A beautiful sunrise in Canyonlands National Park near Sunrise Mesa, Utah is shown in this photograph.


This is another spectacular sunset on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thank you for sharing these beautiiful pictures. They serve as therapy for my patients and myself. Its like waking up to Gods sunlight.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      HOT like SUN and cool like water

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      Li-Li-ThePinkBookworm 5 years ago

      Thank you for sharing this fantastic photos with us! A great reminder of how beautiful the ball of fire in the sky is.

      Li Li

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      waldenthreenet 5 years ago

      You ill love my sunrise/sunset story book also ! Thanks

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      waldenthreenet 5 years ago

      Beautiful photos on this lens. I voted "Like" on this valuable lens on this topic important for me also. Thanks

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      noobeegin 6 years ago

      These are the most beautiful pictures of the sun I have ever seen! Really splendid.

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      Francis Luxford 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Great images and a lovely lens!

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      Blackspaniel1 6 years ago

      Nice photos of crepuscular rays.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      What wonderful beauty you have displayed here!

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      erin-elise 6 years ago

      Beautiful pictures, great lens.

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      Brian Stephens 7 years ago from France

      Very nice lens, welcome to the Interior design, Soft furnishings and Décor Group. I love the effects the sun can create and it is always lovely to see them captured by a camera.

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      Mary Beth Granger 8 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      Great lens! Beautiful photography. I will be featuring this on my lens Beautiful Sunrises!

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      jaye3000 8 years ago

      Very nice...5 big ones :)