Best National Parks to Photograph
Sometimes Mother Nature does all the work.
You don’t have to be a professional photographer, or have the most expensive equipment, in order to take great pictures of the outdoors. Some places are just so naturally beautiful that it would be difficult to take a bad photo. Sure, some photography skills and knowledge would come in handy, but those tips are for a different article.
Today, I want to go over the most photogenic National Parks. These are the places where bad photos rarely occur and where you have to remind yourself to actually snap a picture as you take in the beauty of the stunning views. I’m all for experiencing the views without being behind a viewfinder or camera lens, but you’ll be glad you have a few photos to remember your trip and to remind yourself to get back out there as soon as possible!
Badlands National Park, South Dakota
When most people imagine taking a great nature photo, their minds may go right to snow-capped mountain peaks or sunny meadows. However, beauty can be found everywhere in nature and that includes Badlands National Park in South Dakota. The almost alien looking land formations and the stunning colors of both the rocks and the ever-changing sky will make any landscape photographer drool. Add in the herds of bison that roam the area and you have the makings of some of the best photography of any National Park in the country.
Arches National Park, Utah
For even more amazing land formations to photograph, Arches National Park is one of the best. The incredible stone arches and their stunning red color are truly a sight to behold (and take pictures of!). For photographers who love taking pictures of the night sky, Arches simply cannot be beat.
Everglades National Park, Florida
Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
Truth be told, just about every National Park in the country offers a wonderful opportunity to take amazing pictures with everything from the phone on your camera to the latest high-tech digital camera with a telescopic lens. However, the parks I mentioned above just seem to rise to the top and really stand out. This is nowhere near a complete list, but there are simply too many photogenic National Parks to mention them all.
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