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Best Nature Photography Spots In The West

Staying inspired can sometimes be hard as a professional photographer. It’s your career and while you love it, staying inspired can sometimes be a chore. To help with that, we have created a list of the top 6 best nature photography spots in the Western United States. Whether you’re already a nature photographer, or if it’s something you want to try your hand at, nature is a fantastic way to re-ignite your inspiration and get you back to capturing beautiful photos.

Nature can be a fantastic inspiration for your photography. It’s ever-changing and beautiful in so many ways. Whether you’re a nature photographer or you love to take your subjects into nature,

Best Nature Photography Spots


1. Crested Butte, West Elk Mountain Range, Rocky Mountains, Colorado

Located at an elevation of nearly 9,000 feet, Crested Butte is known as the “Last Great Colorado Ski Town”. In the summer, this high-altitude mountain town is surrounded by alpine meadows of wildflowers. In the winter, the landscape becomes a winter wonderland of snowy clearings and icy mountaintops. From aspen groves to towering pine trees, Crested Butte is a photographer’s playground. There is inspiration around every turn in the Rockies.

2. Dead Horse Point State Park, Moab, Utah

As a Utah state park, Dead Horse Point State Park offers beautiful red-rock views as far as the eye can see. With a dramatic overlook to the Colorado river miles below, this state park has so much to offer photographers. From fiery sunsets and breathtaking hikes, Dead Horse State Park offers photographers unique shots of both the landscape and an incredible backdrop for portraits.

3. Shiprock, Navajo Nation, San Juan County, New Mexico

12 miles from the town of Shiprock, New Mexico rises the 1,500 foot jagged tower of rocks, also named Shiprock. This impressive tower rises far above the desert plains of the Four Corners area of New Mexico. This otherworldly place is a dream for photographers who want to get out of their comfort zone and create something new.

4. Cathedral Rock, Sedona, Arizona

Situated on the skyline of Sedona, Arizona, Cathedral Rock is one of the most photographed sights in Arizona. With beautiful views all year round, Cathedral Rock is perfect for landscape photographers with its red rock peaks and green foliage. Made from sandstone and located in the Coconino National Forest, this incredible sight boasts several hikes and at night, is prime for astrophotography.

5. Mesquite Flat Dunes, Death Valley National Park, California

Located in Southeastern California, Mesquite Flat Dunes is a photographer’s dream when it comes to sparking creativity. The wavey, fine-sanded dunes create the illusion that you are standing on another planet. This is a great place to get some landscape photos or incredible wedding or themed photos. As the easiest to get to and most known sand dunes in Death Valley National Park, Mesquite Flat Dunes is perfect for any photography adventure.

6. Kauapea Beach, Kauai, Hawaii

If sand dunes don’t spark your creativity, the breathtaking Kauapea Beach in Kauai, Hawaii is sure to. Located on the North Shore of Kauai, Kauapea Beach is a tropical escape of fluffy, white sand, cerulean blue waters, juxtaposed by jagged black lava rock. This beautiful beach, known as Secret Beach by the locals, is a paradise for nature and portrait photographers alike.

What Are You Waiting For?

Rediscover your passion for photography and get out of your comfort zone through nature photography. You will not be disappointed. With these beautiful locations, and so many others throughout the world, you can capture masterpieces through the lens of your camera.

In addition to sparking your creativity through these incredible destinations, it is important to remember to keep your business protected. Protect your business through photography insurance. Full Frame offers photography customizable and affordable general liability coverage. They also offer Camera Equipment Coverage, Damage to Rented Premises coverage, Professional Liability, and Cyber Liability coverage.

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