Photography is an important part of national park history. Photographers took pictures to show why special places needed protection. People were able to see how beautiful and unique park landscapes were even if they could not visit them in person. Today, professional and amateur photographers alike travel from around the world to capture scenic and historic vistas. Some national parks even offer photography classes. Discover opportunities for capturing the national parks through photos and learn how photographs helped preserve them.
Picturing the Parks
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Looking for photos of the national parks and the work we do to protect our nation's special places? Start here!
Last updated: October 15, 2019