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photo of Saguaro National Park in Arizona
Saguaro Desert #6768
A scene from Saguaro National Park near Tucson, Arizona. See more at Photos of Saguaro National Park.

sunset photo of a Saguaro Cactus
Saguaro Sunset
The majestic Saguaro Cactus in profile during a sunset at Saguaro National Park in Arizona. See more at Arizona Photos.

photo of the Lewis River lower falls in Washington
Lower Lewis Falls #2179
An easy trail follows the Lewis River past the lower, middle, and upper Lewis Falls. See more at Lewis River Waterfalls Photos.

photo of The Wave rock formations in coyote Buttes in Utah
Waves of Stone
The Wave is both a photographers dream and nightmare. The range of texture, color and shape of sandstone here is phenomenal. Getting correct photographic white balance to produce a photo that accurately reflects reality is a challenge. Every camera angle seems worthy of a photograph. See more at Coyote Buttes Photos.

photo of Antelope Canyon, a slot canyon in Arizona
Antelope Canyon #2
Antelope Canyon is a beautiful slot canyon located on Navajo land just outside of Page, Arizona. Flash floods have eroded the canyon walls into smoothly curved undulating shapes, that together with their color produce beautiful effects. See more at Antelope Canyon Photos.

photo of a rock climber on a sheer cliff in Yosemite National Park in California
Yosemite Climber
This photograph of a rock climber was taken in Yosemite National Park in California.

photo of horseback riders at sunset near the pyramids of Giza in Egypt
Riders at Sunset
Around the time of sundown, a popular activity in Cairo, Egypt is to ride horseback into the sand dunes around the pyramids of Giza. See more at TheWorldinLight Sunset Photos Page.

photo of the view from Observation Point in Zion National Park
Observation Point
The hike to Observation Point in Zion National Park is the most strenuous hike in the main portion of the park. But the hike is worthwhile, providing beautiful views up the canyon. See more at Photos of Zion National Park.

photos of boats in Bar Harbor, Maine
Harbor View
Maine is famous for lobster and almost every coastal harbor there is filled with moorings for lobster boats. See more at Photos of Acadia National Park.

photo of Incan ruins in the Andes Mountains of Peru
Incan Ruins #30
This is a photo taken from the Inca Trail in Peru. The rugged trail was made by the Incans hundreds of years ago and is now a popular trail for trekkers hiking to Machu Picchu. See more at Photos of Peru.

photo of reflections off the water at Barker Dam in Joshua Tree National Park
Barker Dam
An early morning visit to Barker Dam in Joshua Tree National Park provides a view of a calm and beautiful reflections of the surrounding boulders. See more at Joshua Tree Photos.

photo of the hike over Tongariro Crossing in New Zealand
The Tongariro Crossing
The Tongariro Crossing is an extremely popular one day hike through volcanic mountains in New Zealand. The hike passes Mt. Ngauruhoe and the Emerald Lakes. See more at New Zealand Photos.

photo of The Wave in Coyote Buttes in Utah
The Wave #0368

photo of one of the mysterious moving rocks in Death Valley National Park
Mysterious Rocks #47
This photograph shows the mysterious moving rocks of Death Valley National Park. These rocks, which clearly move and leave deep ruts in their wake, are located in a remote region known as the Racetrack Playa, accessible via a long drive on a 4-wheel drive road. The rocks are thought to move due to very strong winds when this ancient dried lakebed is wet from very rare periods of rain. See more at Death Valley Photos.

photo of Rock Arch in The Valley of Fire in Nevada
Valley of Fire Arch
This is Arch Rock in the Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada. See more at Nevada Photos.

photo of the Bass Harbor Lighthouse in Maine
Bass Harbor Lighthouse
Bass Harbor Lighthouse in Maine has been in operation since the mid 1800's. See more at Photos of Acadia National Park.

photo of The Narrows in Zion National Park in Utah
The Narrows #13
The hike through the narrows is a wet one, often requiring wading. Depending upon the water level in the river, a hiker will spend about half of his or her time wading and the other half on sand at the base of the tall canyon walls. See more at Photos of Zion National Park.

photo of Pinnacles National Monument in California
Pinnacles #362
Pinnacles National Mounument in California is full of unusually shaped boulders that were created by volcanic activity. See more at Photos of Pinnacles National Monument.

photo of Buckskin Gulch, a slot canyon in Coyote Buttes in Utah
Buckskin Gulch #51
In some parts of Buckskin Gulch, the walls of this slot canyon are closer together than the width of an adult's shoulders. See more at Photos of Buckskin Gulch.

photo of the Emerald Lakes on the Tongariro Crossing trail in New Zealand
The Emerald Lakes
This is a photo of the Emerald Lakes as seen during the hike known as The Tongariro Crossing in New Zealand. See more at New Zealand Photos.

photo of a yak in the Himalaya Mountains of Nepal
Yak in Himalayas
Grazing at nearly 5,000 meters elevation, this yak was photographed near Kyangin Gompa in the Himalaya Mountains of Nepal. See more at Photos of Nepal.

photo of the view from the trail to the top of Roraima Tepui in Venezuela
View From Roraima
Roraima is one of many unique mountains known as Tepuis. Tepuis are tall flat-topped mountains that rise nearly straight vertically from the grasslands where Venezuela, Brazil, and French Guiana meet. The tops of these mountains are so inaccessible that none were explored until the National Geographic Foundation sponsored an expedition to Roraima in the early 1900's. Scientists learned that nearly half the life forms found there were unique and found nowhere else on earth. See more at Photos of Roraima Tepui.

sunset photo of a Joshua Tree in California
Joshua Tree Sunset
Joshua Tree National Park is famous for - of course - Joshua Trees. But there are also the interesting Cholla cacti and some of the most beautiful sunsets to be seen anywhere. See more at Photos of Joshua Tree National Park.

photo of sand dunes at sunset in Death Valley National Park in California
Sensuous Sand
The windblown sand dunes of Death Valley sometimes take on smooth sensuous curves. See more at Photos of Death Valley National Park.

photo of Machu Picchu in the Andes Mountains of Peru
Machu Picchu #29
Machu Picchu is the most famous of Incan ruins. Located on the peaks of mountains near the village of Aguas Calientes, Peru, Machu Picchu is one of the most beautiful places on earth. See more at Photos of Machu Picchu in Peru.

TheWorldinLight has landscape photos from US National Parks, the American Southwest and other scenic locations in North America. TheWorldinLight Photo Gallery also has landscape photos from 30 countries around the world from every continent except Antarctica. This is the first of six pages devoted to landscape images. To see more, use the links above. See everything TheWorldinLight has to offer at Destinations and Topics.


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