50 States in 50 Photos: Explore the Natural Beauty of USA in 50 photos

At 3.79 million square miles (9.83 million km2) and approximately 315 million people, the United States is the third largest country by land area and population. With fifty states (48 contiguous) and a special district, the United States is an extremely diverse country in both geography and climate.

Below we celebrate the beautiful natural landscapes of this diverse country. One photograph for every state. These are by no means, intended to be wholly ‘representative’ of each state, just a simple list to appreciate the natural beauty of one of the largest countries in the world.

1 | Alabama, Monte Sano State Park

2 | Alaska, Mount McKinley/Denali

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3 | Arizona, Horseshoe Bend, Colorado River

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4 | Arkansas, Hawksbill Crag/Whitaker Point, Ozark Mountains

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5 | California, Yosemite National Park

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6 | Colorado, Maroon Bells, Elk Mountains

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7 | Connecticut, Young’s Pond, Branford

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8 | Delaware, Port Mahon

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9 | Florida, Florida Trail, Big Cypress National Preserve

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10 | Georgia, Wormsloe Historic Site, Savannah

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11 | Hawaii, Waipio Valley, Big Island

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12 | Idaho, Little Redfish Lake, Sawtooth National Recreation Area

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13 | Illinois, North Blackjack Road, Galena

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14 | Indiana, Cub Lake, Merry Lea Environmental Center

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15 | Iowa, Clayton County

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16 | Kansas, Cimarron National Grassland, Morton County

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17 | Kentucky, Indian Fort Mountain, Berea

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18 | Louisiana, Oak Alley Plantation, Vacherie

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19 | Maine, Portland Head Light, Cape Elizabeth

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20 | Maryland, Route 40 – Exit 52, East of Cumberland

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21 | Massachusetts, Houghtonville, North Adams

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22 | Michigan, Lake of the Clouds, Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park

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23 | Minnesota, Minnehaha Falls, Minneapolis

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24 | Mississippi, Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge

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25 | Missouri, Lake Taneycomo, Table Rock

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26 | Montana, Glacier National Park

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27 | Nebraska, Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park, Royal

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28 | Nevada, Valley Of Fire State Park

Muddy Mountain Pass

29 | New Hampshire, White Mountains, Rockywold, Holderness

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30 | New Jersey, Silver Spray Falls, Walpack Township, Sussex County

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31 | New Mexico, Manzano Mountains, Southeast of Albuquerque

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32 | New York, Central Park, New York City

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33 | North Carolina, Smoky Mountains, Suttontown

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34 | North Dakota, Theodore Roosevelt National Park

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35 | Ohio, Ash Cave, Hocking Hills State Park

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36 | Oklahoma, Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, Lawton

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37 | Oregon, Lower Kentucky Falls

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38 | Pennsylvania, Pine Creek Gorge, Tioga County

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39 | Rhode Island, Portsmouth, Newport County

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40 | South Carolina, Landsford Canal State Park

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41 | South Dakota, Badlands National Park

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42 | Tennessee, Mt. Cammerer, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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43 | Texas, Hamilton Pool Nature Preserve, Southwest of Austin

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44 | Utah, Thor’s Hammer, Bryce Canyon National Park

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45 | Vermont, Peacham, Caledonia County

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46 | Virginia, Pembroke, Giles County

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47 | Washington, Tipsoo Meadow, Pierce County

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48 | Washington D.C., Monumental Core

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49 | West Virginia, Hawks Nest Bridge, Macdougal

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50 | Wisconsin, Gibraltar Rock, Okee

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51 | Wyoming, John Moulton Barn, Mormon Row, Grand Teton National Park

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Photos by: Architecture & Design (via Google Flickr)

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