Forests have an ancient and mysterious charm that keeps us all coming back, whether we’re photographers looking for the perfect shot or just travelers and weekenders. An expansive, natural and healthy forest is like a cathedral erected to the glory of nature, which is probably why we find these photos to be so stunning.

Luckily for those of us stuck in the city, talented photographers flock to forests’ shaded canopies to take stunning photos like these. Kilian Schönberger and Guillermo Caballa are just a couple of talented photographers who find the forests of their countries to be endless wells of inspiration.

If you or someone you know of has some amazing photos of mysterious forests that belong in this list, please add those photos to this list! Vote for your favorites, too!

#1 The Moss Swamp In Romania

The Moss Swamp In Romania

#2 Beskydy Mountains, Czech Republic

Beskydy Mountains, Czech Republic

Hallerbos, Belgium

#4 Rila Mountains, Bulgaria

Rila Mountains, Bulgaria

#5 White Carpathians

White Carpathians

#6 Czech Republic

Czech Republic

#7 North Greenwich, London, England

North Greenwich, London, England

#8 Chinese Hemlock Trail, Taipingshan, Taiwan

Chinese Hemlock Trail, Taipingshan, Taiwan

#9 Otzarreta Forest, Basque Country, Spain

Otzarreta Forest, Basque Country, Spain

#10 Stanton Moor, Peak District, Uk

Stanton Moor, Peak District, Uk

#11 Nagoya, Japan

Nagoya, Japan

 #12 Misty Forest

Misty Forest

#13 Haute-loire, France

Haute-loire, France

#14 Germany

Germany

#15 Italy

Italy