Five Most Photographed Landscapes in the U.S.

Five Most Photographed Landscapes in the U.S.
From mountains to valleys, deserts to forests, coasts, waterfalls and rock formations, America's diverse topography offers outdoor enthusiasts many adventures and great opportunities for amazing shots. Many of the U.S. landscapes are so heavily visited and photographed--thanks to digital cameras--that almost everyone recognizes them.

Half Dome

Half Dome is part of California's Sierra Nevada range, and is Yosemite's National Park icon. Every year, avid hikers take the challenging hike up Half Dome, gaining 4,800-feet elevation and using the infamous metal cables to climb the last 400 feet to the summit. Whether you hike Half Dome or not, chances are you'll take a photo of the granite dome.

Half Dome at Yosemite National Park
Yosemite, CA 95389
(209) 372-0200

The Grand Canyon

One of the world's natural wonders, the Grand Canyon is the steep gorge carved by the Colorado River in Arizona. The canyon is 277 river miles long, up to 18 miles wide and a mile deep. The Grand Canyon is largely contained in two national parks--one for each rim. The South and North Rim Grand Canyon National Parks' visitors try to get the best shot of the magnificent landscape.

Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023
(928) 638-7888

The Grand Teton

The Tetons are part of the Rocky Mountains in Wyoming. The highest peak is called the Grand Teton, after which the national park containing them is named. The Snake River runs through Grand Teton National Park, and a photograph of the river flowing in front of the mountain range is a classic.

Grand Teton National Park
Moose, WY 83012
(307) 739-3300

Niagara Falls

The magnificent Niagara Falls on the Niagara River are shared by Canada and the United States. Niagara Falls is about 20 miles north of Buffalo, New York. Every year, visitors from all over the world flock to the falls, on both sides, and take photos of this monumental waterfall.

Niagara Falls State Park
Niagara Falls, NY 14302
(716) 278-0337

Old Faithful Geyser

Yellowstone National Park is full of national wonders that make it unique: abundant wildlife, hot springs, geysers and other geothermal features. None of the park attractions is more famous than the Old Faithful Geyser, which erupts more frequently (faithfully) than any other geyser in the park, and when it does, visitors snap a shot. The park's lodge is named the Old Faithful Inn.

Old Faithful at Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
(307) 344-7381

Article Written By Candi Lemon

Candi Lemon has a passion for reading and writing. She combines her love for traveling, food and the outdoors in her personal blog and for Demand Studios. Her articles appear on eHow and Trails. Lemon holds a Bachelor of Science in medical technology from the University of Michigan.

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