20 Visually Intriguing Images of Pathways and Trails


Paths, trails, or whatever else one might call them, are curious things. In some cases, it’s quite obvious that a great many people (and animals) have walked along a particularly rugged route countless times over the years, while other pathways are deliberately placed, meticulously designed, and regularly manicured. No matter their origin or intended use, trails can be enchanting and inviting or they can fill prospective travelers with a sense of foreboding and mystery. And sometimes they can do all these things at once. From a photography perspective, trails have a lot to teach us about composition, framing, mood, and geometry. The images below represent all that is intriguing and instructive about pathways. Enjoy.

forest trail
Photo by mike318
interurban trail
Photo by Emergency Brake
The Trail
Photo by Andrew E. Larsen
Sobers Run Trail
Photo by Nicholas A. Tonelli
Foggy Trail
Photo by Thomas
Dark Trail
Photo by Scott Hudson
my favorite path
Photo by SunKee Hwang
Green Path
Photo by Randen Pederson
Photo by Nicholas A. Tonelli
Photo by Tim Green
Photo by Miguel Virkkunen Carvalho
The Path
Photo by Jim Bauer
the path
Photo by Ginny
Misty path
Photo by Manu Praba
Forest Path
Photo by Miguel Virkkunen Carvalho
Uncertain Path
Photo by Alexander Boden
Forest Path
Photo by Jyrki Salmi
An Inviting Path
Photo by Ian Muttoo
Down the Path
Photo by Bud
A New Path
Photo by Steve Jurvetson

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Jason Little is a photographer, author and stock shooter. You can see Jason’s photography on his Website or his Instagram feed.

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