Some of the best places in the world for photography can be found in the American Southwest.
The Southwest is one of my absolute favorite regions to visit in North America, particularly because of all the incredible parks, national monuments, and everything in between. While I love the greenery and mountains where I live in the Pacific Northwest, the Southwest calls to me. Perhaps because it offers the opposite – red rocks, canyons, and wide open vistas.
Whatever the reason, it’s a place that I’ve returned to again and again to photograph. I’ve managed to curate quite a collection of photos over the years, so here you will find the best places in the Southwest that I have photographed. They may not all be the best photos (some are quite old) and I may not represent every single beautiful place to photograph in the Southwest, but I do promise to update this collection every time I go back. New places and better photos!
I hope that my past and future explorations inspire you to discover the best places in the Southwest. Even if you are not a photographer, I know you will appreciate all the beauty to be found in the Southwest!
PS: I have A LOT from certain places. It was hard to narrow down, what can I say?
Arches National Park, Utah
Canyonlands National Park, Utah
Horseshoe Bend, Arizona
Dead Horse Point State Park, Utah
Yosemite National Park, California
Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
Death Valley National Park, California and Nevada
Joshua Tree National Park
Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
Zion National Park, Utah
Mexican Hat, Utah
Upper Antelope Canyon, Arizona
Antelope Canyon X, Arizona
Monument Valley, Arizona and Utah
Highway 279, Utah
Fisher Towers, Utah
Like I said, I know I’ve left out a ton. What would you like to see next? Are there some beautiful places in the Southwest that I just must photograph on my next visit? Let me know in the comments!