Stunning Photos of Our National Parks

For our National Park Photo Contest, The Daily Green Community submitted photos of mountains and streams, tall grasses and redwoods, bison and bears — from sea to shining sea.

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grand teton national park
Sara Hoffman
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Eye'm Watching

A curious tree overlooks serene beauty.

Grand Teton National Park

redwood national park
Michael Kuntz
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Lush Beauty

Redwood National Park in all its glory.

California

dry tortugas
Julie Brown
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Standing Guard on the Atlantic

Another amazing day at Fort Jefferson at Dry Tortugas National Park, in the Florida Keys.

glacier national park saint mary lake
Dana Broadway
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Saint Mary Lake

Wild Goose Island on Saint Mary Lake in Glacier National Park.

Brock McCracken
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The Overlook

Bristlecone pine at Grand Canyon National Park.

Jennifer Menzel
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All Along the Watchtower

Inside Desert View Watchtower, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.

Dianne Vallejo
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Perfection/Reflection

Lily Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Stacey Gluchman
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Clouds Roll In

Mt. Rainier National Park, Washington.

Dianne Vallejo
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On the Trail

Chasm Lake Trail, Rocky Mountain National Park.

Tammi Davis
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Along the Chimney Tops

Along the Chimney Tops Trail, huge rocks are worn smooth by a constantly flowing mountain stream.

Great Smokey Mountain National Park

Nycole Klein
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Half Dome at Sunset

Yosemite National Park

Upper Falls

Upper Falls, Yosemite National Park

Carolyn Davis
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Weeping Rock

Standing on the ledge behind the water cascading from Weeping Rock, viewing the Great White Throne and other breathtaking views.

Zion National Park, Utah

We Hiked It!

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

Todd Parsons
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Buffalo Grazing

A longer exposure gives life and movement to the first fall dusting of snow for Yellowstone's bison.

Beauty Is All Around Us...

...and if it's in a reflection, we get to enjoy it twice!

Yosemite National Park

Sydney Mcquoid
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Lady Bird Grove

Redwood National Park, California

Dara Saltzman
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The View

We spent the best summer yet at Glacier National Park.

Cathy O'Leary
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In the Clouds

Lake McDonald, Glacier National Park

Hot Spring

Yellowstone National Park

Robin Morse
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Beauty from All Sides

The Half Dome at Yosemite National Park is perfect at any angle.

Jennifer Neal
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Moonfall Half Dome

The Half Dome at Yosemite National Park is simply breathtaking, no matter what time of day.

Robet Morse
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Falls of Yosemite

Strong and tranquil all at once.

Crashing Water

Creating nature's soundtrack one drop at a time at Yosemite National Park.

Ryan Corrigan
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Winding River

Anaconda creek winding through fire-scarred trees in Glacier National Park, Montana.

Kari Cieszkiewicz
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The Symbol of the American West

Hayden Valley, Yellowstone National Park

Nate Thomas
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Last Minutes of Light

Last minutes of light at Denali National Park, Alaska.

Todd Parsons
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Fly Fishing

Casting for something big at the base of something Grand.

Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Laura Jasinski
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Many Glacier

A perfect morning at Many Glacier.

Glacier National Park, Montana

MaryAnn Parrella
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Grand Sunset

The only sunset during our stay and it was gorgeous!

Grand Canyon National Park

MaryAnn Parrella
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Canyon Shadows

Grand Canyon National Park

MaryAnn Parella
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To the Grand Canyon

Where the Grand Canyon River Boat Tour starts.

Alexa McMan
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Mammoth Hot Springs

Yellowstone National Park

Matthew Martin
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Morning Fog

Swiftcurrent Lake in Glacier National Park

Cindy Fraustro
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The Rockies in Fall

The beauty of Rocky Mountain National Park.

Scott Hegen
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On the Rocks

Acadia National Park, Maine

Robert Campagna
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Big Thompson

Big Thompson River flows through Moraine Park in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.

Beverly Hanson
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Hot Spring Tree

Mammoth Hot Spring, Yellowstone National Park

Jerry Segraves
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The Badlands

Bright blue skies at Badlands National Park, South Dakota.

Vertical Veritas

Truth in trees and a mountain moment at Yosemite National Park.

Robert White
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The Colors of Capitol Reef

Waterpocket Fold, Capitol Reef National Park

Katherine Macdonald
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Springtime

We were astounded by the beauty along every path at Glacier National Park.

Jeffery Thole
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God's Best Idea

Looking North from Mather Point, Grand Canyon National Park.

Bernadette Piccione
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Finding Inspiration

At Glacier National Park.

Milan Clarke
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A Hitchhiker's Heart of Darkness

The unmistakable Teton Ridge line, juxtaposed between the hailing road and the malicious skyline.

Grand Teton National Park

Nicole Bennet
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Lily Pad Reflection

Lily pads on the reflective Nymph Lake, off the Bear Lake Trailhead in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Kristen Reichardt
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Yosemite Valley at Sunset

Climbing Nutcracker resulted in amazing views.

Kelly Leoni
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Wide Open World

It's not all about the Waterfalls at Yosemite National Park.

Charles Fitzkee
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Thunder Hole

The pristine ocean of Acadia National Park, Maine.

Lynn Lazenby
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Heart of the Earth

On the Tunnel Arch Trail in Arches National Park, Utah.

Joan Summers
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Black Bear Spotted

Walking through the stream just south of Lake McDonald Lodge in Glacier National Park.

Jeff Schwindt
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Into the Ether

Fresh snow below the lower terrace at Mammoth.

Yellowstone National Park

Lynn Lazenby
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Cataract Creek

On the Trail to Grinnell Lake.

Glacier National Park

Jennifer Broomfield
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A Blue Green View

Glacier National Park

Kathleen Hull
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Storm

Grand Canyon National Park

Jason Murphy
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3 Things I love

Grand Canyon National Park

Jody Stickle
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Sunset on the Dunes

At the end of the day in Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado.

Grace Papaseraphim
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Mirror Lake

Yosemite National Park

Stacey Parzik
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Summer in Yosemite

The Half Dome in August.

Edna King-Miller
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View from Glacier Point

Half Dome at Yosemite National Park.

Michele Lodin
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Half Dome Perspective

Preparing to hike up Half Dome, Yosemite National Park.

Jennifer Blanck
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Denali Fun

Good times at Denali National Park.

Mirror Lake

An amazing reflection at Yosemite National Park.

Tiffany Parks
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Silence

Mount Rainer from above.

Tori Broadway
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A Perfect Day

At Glacier National Park.

Mystic Morning

Sea otters in the waves at Olympic National Park.

Kristy Brown
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Nature at its Finest

A receding glacier at Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska.

David Schultz
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Morning

At Shoshone Lake, Yellowstone National Park.

Garry Hayes
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Storm Clouds

A black and white homage to the Half Dome at Yosemite National Park.

Half Dome at Moonrise

Yosemite National Park

Paul Parzik
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Yosemite Sunset

Fires in distance make a beautiful sunset.

Debbie Plaia
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Natural Beauty

Eye candy at Zion National Park.

Edna King-Miller
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Sunshine and Shadows

Grand Canyon National Park.

Nicholas Beltramelli
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Sunrise Over the Canyon

Grand Canyon National Park

Marge Jacques
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Chipmunk

Peeking back at me in Mount Rainer National Park.

Bianca Echenard
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Beautiful Sequoia

General Sherman Sequoia Tree, Sequoia National Park.

Angela Bellinger
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Glacier Collage

The best memories from Glacier National Park.

Mary Palumbo
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Havasu Falls

Backpacking in Havasupai, Grand Canyon National Park.

Alexandra Kelm
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Jackson Lake

Grand Teton National Park.

Tenacity

Triumph in the Grand Canyon.

Kelly Bolinger
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Mother Nature at Her Best

The Majestic View on the way to Grinnell Glacier.

Glacier National Park

John Gillis
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Window on the World

Canyonlands National Park

John Kennedy
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Taylor Creek

Bryce Canyon National Park in the Kolob Canyon section.