Landscape Photography - United States
by Darwin A. Mulligan
I like to travel, especially in the American Southwest – Utah and Arizona are among my favorite places. Hardly any people, summer starts early (way earlier than up here in Alberta, Canada!). Here are some of my images:
Alaska is the 49th state and is often referred to as The Last Frontier. Alaska is the largest state of the United States, OVER twice the size of Texas!
See the entire gallery of Alaska landscape photography
Arizona is located in the American Southwest and is the 48th state. It is home to the Grand Canyon and the Antelope slot canyons near Page. It is also one of the Four Corners States (Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado) – the only point in the United States that is shared by four states. Heck, even the London Bridge is in Arizona!
See the entire gallery of landscapes of Arizona
California is home to the highest (Mt Whitney) and the lowest (Death Valley) points in the contiguous United States, as well as being known for “California Girls” and “California Dreaming”.
For more California Dreaming, see the entire gallery of California
Colorado is noted for landscapes, mountains over 14,000 feet in elevation, and skiing. Colorado is one of only three states to have boundaries solely defined by latitude and longitude (the other two are Wyoming and Utah). Colorado is also one of the “Four Corners” states (Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona).
For more Colorado landscape photography, see the entire gallery of Colorado landscape photographs
Florida is known as the Sunshine State. It is the home of Daytona Raceway, Disneyworld, Everglades National Park, and Key West – the furthest point south in the contiguous U.S.A. It’s about 90 miles from Cuba.
For more Sunshine, see the entire gallery of Landscape photography of Florida
Hawaii is the newest entry into the United States of America (1959). Hawaii is entirely made up of islands located in the Pacific Ocean. The natural beauty of Hawaii, its warm tropical climate, warm water and incredible waves, and active volcanoes make it a popular all-season destination for sun-seeking tourists, surfers, and scientists.
For more incredible images from the Island state, see the entire photography gallery of Hawaii
Idaho became the 43rd state on July 3, 1890. It is the 14th largest of the US states. Idaho’s nickname is The Gem State.
Click to see the photography gallery of Idaho
Illinois became the 21st State on Dec 3, 1818. It has the fifth largest GDP and the sixth largest population of the USA. It has the 25th largest land area of the US.
Click to see the photography gallery of Illinois
Kentucky is known for horse racing, bourbon distilleries, moonshine, the National Corvette Museum, Corvette Assembly Plant, tobacco, bluegrass music, Mammoth Caverns, college basketball, and of course, Kentucky Fried Chicken.
Kentucky split from Virginia in 1792 to become the 15th State of the USA. It has the 26th most population.
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Montana is the 4th largest state of the United States. Montana has everything from the Rocky Mountains to Plains including Glacier National Park and part of Yellowstone National Park.
More photographs from Big Sky Country
Nebraska is known as the “Cornhusker State” and become the 37th state of the United States of America in 1867. Nebraska is a major beef and corn producing state. Cattle outnumber people by 3 to 1.
Check out more of my photos in my Nebraska photography gallery.
The name “Nevada” is derived from “snow capped mountain range” in Spanish. This State is the world’s fourth largest producer of gold. Tourists flock to Nevada for skiing, hiking, and of course – Las Vegas & Reno entertainment or all sorts.
For more photographs of the “Silver State”, check out my Nevada photography gallery.
New Mexico is known as “The Land Of Enchantment”. New Mexico is one of the Mountain States and shares the Four Corners area with Colorado, Utah, and Arizona. New Mexico became the 47th State in 1912 and is the fifth largest State of the USA
See more of my New Mexico landscape photography.
North & South Dakota
South Dakota is famous for Mount Rushmore, Harley Davidson Motorcycle Rallye at Sturgis, the Black Hills Corvette Classic in Spearfish, Crazy Horse Memorial, and you can’t forget the world famous Wall Drug!
Click here to see the North & South Dakota photography gallery.
Oklahoma is the 28th most populous of the 50 US States. Oklahoma got its name from the Choctaw words OKLA and HUMMA, meaning “red people”. It is also known as “The Sooner State” due to non-Native settlers that staked land claims before the official opening dates of lands in the Western Oklahoma Territory. It became the 46th State on November 16, 1907.1907.
See more photographs from Oklahoma.
Oregon offers the photographer an incredible array of scenery ranging from ocean to the desert, waterfalls, covered bridges, and not to forget Crater Lake – the only National Park in the state.
Click here to view the Oregon Photography Gallery.
Tennessee is the 36th largest and has the 16th most population in the USA. Tennessee is the only State to be surrounded by 8 states. They are: Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Missouri.
Tennessee became the 16th State on June 1, 1796
Click here to view the Tennessee Photography Gallery.
Texas is known as the Lone Star State, and is the 2nd largest state in the U.S. Texas is famous for large cattle ranches and oil wells.
See the entire gallery of Texas
Utah means “people of the mountains” in the Ute language. Utah is the 45th state of the United States.
See the entire gallery of the Beehive State
Washington is the 42nd state of the United States and is the northwesternmost state of the contiguous United States. Washington was named after the first president of the United States and is the only state named after a president. It even has a town called “George” (think about it….)
See more photographs from the Evergreen State
Wyoming is known as the “Equality State” because of the rights women have traditionally enjoyed there. Wyoming women were the first in the nation to vote, serve on juries and hold public office.
Wyoming is one of only three states (along with Colorado and Utah) to have borders along only straight latitudinal and longitudinal lines, rather than being defined by natural landmarks. Due to surveying inaccuracies during the 19th century, Wyoming’s legal border deviates from the true latitude and longitude lines by up to half of a mile (.8 km) in some spots, especially in the mountainous region along the 45th parallel.
See more of Wyoming