Jun 26, 2013

America the Beautiful: 50 States in 50 Photos

 

At 3.79 million square miles (9.83 million km2) and approximately 315 million people, the United States is the third largest country by land area and population. With fifty states (48 contiguous) and a special district, the United States is an extremely diverse country in both geography and climate.

Below we celebrate the beautiful natural landscapes of this diverse country. One photograph for every state. These are by no means, intended to be wholly ‘representative’ of each state, just a simple list to appreciate the natural beauty of one of the largest countries in the world :)

 

Alabama
Monte Sano State Park

The Bridge to Never Never Land.

 

 

Alaska
Mount McKinley/Denali

Mountain - Alaska's Denali

Photograph by bimiers2 on Flickr

 

 

Arizona
Horseshoe Bend, Colorado River

horseshoe bend colorado river page arizona

 

 

Arkansas
Hawksbill Crag/Whitaker Point, Ozark Mountains

Up In The Clouds on Hawksbill Crag / Whitaker Point in the Ozark Mountains, Arkansas

 

 

California
Yosemite National Park

entrance-to-yosemite-national-park-california

Photograph by David Kingham

 

 

Colorado
Maroon Bells, Elk Mountains

maroon-bells-colorado

Photograph by Alistair Nicol

 

 

Connecticut
Young’s Pond, Branford

Swan in autumn

Photograph by slack12 on Flickr

 

 

Delaware
Port Mahon

Step Into Nature

Photograph by Jeffrey on Flickr

 

 

Florida
Florida Trail, Big Cypress National Preserve

Cypresscape

Photograph by Brian Koprowski

 

 

Georgia
Wormsloe Historic Site, Savannah

Wormsloe-Historic-Site-savannah-georgia

 

 

Hawaii
Waipio Valley, Big Island

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Photograph by Paul Bica

 

 

Idaho
Little Redfish Lake, Sawtooth National Recreation Area

Little Redfish at Sunrise Idaho

Photograph by Charles Knowles

 

 

Illinois
North Blackjack Road, Galena

Pastoral dawn

 

 

Indiana
Cub Lake, Merry Lea Environmental Center

Solitude

Photograph by David Cornwell

 

 

Iowa
Clayton County

Sunlight Flows Down the Hill

Photograph by Todd Ehlers

 

 

Kansas
Cimarron National Grassland, Morton County

Cimarron National Grassland

 

 

Kentucky
Indian Fort Mountain, Berea

Bliss and ReUnion

 

 

Louisiana
Oak Alley Plantation, Vacherie

Oak Alley Plantation

Photograph by Prayitno on Flickr

 

 

Maine
Portland Head Light, Cape Elizabeth

Portland Head Lighthouse

Photograph by Kay Gaensler | ensler.de

 

 

Maryland
Route 40 – Exit 52, East of Cumberland

Early Fall in Western Maryland

Photograph by Nancy Frost

 

 

Massachusetts
Houghtonville, North Adams

Autumn in Massachusetts

Photograph by Kae Gaensler | ensler.de

 

 

Michigan
Lake of the Clouds, Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park

Lake Of The Clouds

Photograph by James Marvin Phelps

 

 

Minnesota
Minnehaha Falls, Minneapolis

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Photograph by Todd Kehrberg

 

 

Mississippi
Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge

Morning Mist

Photograph by Roger Smith

 

 

Missouri
Lake Taneycomo, Table Rock

Taneycomo

Photograph by Drew Bandy | Facebook

 

 

Montana
Glacier National Park

glacier-national-park-montana

 

 

Nebraska
Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park, Royal

On A Saturday Afternoon

Photograph by Rich on Flickr

 

 

Nevada
Valley Of Fire State Park

Muddy Mountain Pass

Photograph by James Marvin Phelps

 

 

New Hampshire
White Mountains, Rockywold, Holderness

Picture Perfect

 

 

New Jersey
Silver Spray Falls, Walpack Township, Sussex County

Hidden Falls

Photograph by Nicholas A. Tonelli

 

 

New Mexico
Manzano Mountains, Southeast of Albuquerque

Manzano Mountains Albuquerque

Photograph by Doug Aghassi

 

 

New York
Central Park, New York City

'American Elm', United States, New York, New York City, Central Park, Mall Area, Fall Colors

 

 

North Carolina
Smoky Mountains, Suttontown

Smoky Mountains

Photograph by Kay Gaensler | ensler.de

 

 

North Dakota
Theodore Roosevelt National Park

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Ohio
Ash Cave, Hocking Hills State Park

Ash Cave, Hocking Hills, Ohio

 

 

Oklahoma
Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, Lawton

we're just pretending

Photograph by Daniel James

 

 

Oregon
Lower Kentucky Falls

Day 108: Lower Kentucky Falls

Photograph by Loren Kerns

 

 

Pennsylvania
Pine Creek Gorge, Tioga County

meandering-Pine-Creek-Gorge-Tioga-County-PA-USA

Photograph by Nicholas A. Tonelli

 

 

Rhode Island
Portsmouth, Newport County

The Bright Side
Photograph by RawheaD Rex on Flickr

 

 

South Carolina
Landsford Canal State Park

Lansford Canal

Photograph by Ken Fager

 

 

South Dakota
Badlands National Park

A Kodak Moment at Badlands National Park

 

 

Tennessee
Mt. Cammerer, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Mt. Cammerer Sunrise

Photograph by Michael Hicks

 

 

Texas
Hamilton Pool Nature Preserve, Southwest of Austin

hamilton pool nature preserve austin texas

Photograph by Dave Wilson

 

 

Utah
Thor’s Hammer, Bryce Canyon National Park

thor's hammer bryce cannon utah

 

 

Vermont
Peacham, Caledonia County

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Photograph by Susan Cole Kelly

 

 

Virginia
Pembroke, Giles County

Virginia 2002 #2-06
Photograph by Dmitry Lyakhov

 

 

Washington
Tipsoo Meadow, Pierce County

tipsoo meadow

Photograph by Michael Bohlander

 

 

Washington D.C.
Monumental Core

Blooming Cherry Blossom Trees, Washington DC

Photograph by Michael Huey

 

 

West Virginia
Hawks Nest Bridge, Macdougal

Hawks Nest Bridge 2

Photograph by VaMedia on Flickr

 

 

Wisconsin
Gibraltar Rock, Okee

Gibraltar Rock

Photograph by Ron Wiecki

 

 

Wyoming
John Moulton Barn, Mormon Row, Grand Teton National Park

john moulton barn mormon row grand tetons wyoming

Photograph by Jon Sullivan

 

 

 

 

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