When it comes to snapping the perfect landscape, you can’t really go wrong in the U.S. With 50 states to choose from, tourists are spoilt for choice. There are vast canyons, mountain ranges, and picturesque beaches, you just need to know where to look to get that perfect photograph. To make things easier, we have searched far and wide to compile the ultimate list of some of the most photogenic places in the U.S.
Monument Valley – Utah
Monument Valley is situated right on the Utah/Arizona border and boasts some of the most magnificent views in the world. There you will see endless blue sky and unique rock formations and ancient ruins that have towered over the desert sand for centuries. You can take your pick of the five major monuments which are Three Sisters, The Mittens, John Ford’s Point, Yei Bi Chai, Totem Pole, and Ear of the Wind. The towering buttes and sunbaked canyons are a majestic sight to behold to the naked eye and through the camera lense.
Skagway – Alaska
This pre-gold-rush era city has a lot to offer in terms of views and landscape. The town itself has history and quaint architecture but the gem of the city is White Pass and Yukon route. This narrow railway links Skagway with the capital city of Yukon, Whitehorse. There are many photo opportunities along the way of lush green mountains, enormous glaciers, glimmering waterfalls, and gorges. The awe inspiring views of the White Pass and Boreal forest in Canada is a treat for most, but shutterbugs will be left completely breathless.
Grand Canyon National Park – Arizona
There are hardly enough adjectives to describe the immense beauty of the Grand Canyon. You could snap a picture of the Grand Canyon using a vintage wind up camera and it would look just as phenomenal. A bad picture of the Grand Canyon just doesn’t exist. The Canyon spans over 277 miles of land so there are many views to choose from. From the Lipan Point viewpoint, you can experience panoramic views of the canyon and the Colorado River. The deep shadows, layered bands of red and beige rocks, and the green shrubs on the canyon create the ideal contrast that many landscape photographers are looking for.
Key Largo, Florida
This Mangrove covered island is the perfect place to get beautiful landscape and deep water shots. Kayak enthusiasts can paddle over clear waters and get a closer glimpse of the mangrove ecosystem. Divers are treated to astounding views of incredible sea life such as dolphins, nurse sharks, stingrays, and manatees. Above water, there are stunning views of light blue water and white sand beaches lined with emerald palm trees. Be sure to pack a waterproof camera because there will be beautiful photo opportunities above and below.
Yellowstone National Park – Wyoming
With over 3500 square miles of wilderness, photographers are in for a treat when they visit Yellowstone National Park. The park is located on top of a volcanic hotspot and spans into Idaho and Montana. There are sunkissed canyons, never-ending forests, alpine rivers, geysers – Old Faithful is the most famous, and natural hot springs. Shutterbugs are spoilt for choice when it comes to this national park!
The U.S has everything to offer in terms of beauty and lush landscapes. Get your cameras ready because there is a lot to see!