20+ National Park Portraits Celebrating the Rainbow-Colored Lands of the U.S.

Vibrant National Park Photography Celebrates the Rainbow-Colored USA

If you’re looking for a place to truly experience the wonder of nature in the USA, look no further than the National Parks. Located throughout the country, the 59 federally-protected spaces showcase the bountiful beauty from sea to shining sea, including snow-capped mountains and expansive red rock gorges. Depending on which locale you visit, you’ll find the vibrant colors of the rainbow, which makes a trip to a place like Yellowstone National Park all the more mesmerizing. As a result, National Park photography continues to be some of our favorite types of images.

Photographers are continually inspired by the gorgeous sights and often use the parks as a muse. Artistically documenting these tranquil settings—away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life—offers an important reminder that we need to preserve these places. As the Earth continues to change from our human footprint, conserving the National Parks for generations is vital—we can’t let this National Park photography become a thing of the past.

Vibrant National Park Photography Celebrates the Rainbow-Colored USA

Saguaro National Park. Arizona
Photo credit: Melissa Risgrynsgröt

Vibrant National Park Photography Celebrates the Rainbow-Colored USA

Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
Photo credit: Claude Pépin

Vibrant National Park Photography Celebrates the Rainbow-Colored USA

Arches National Park, Utah
Beau Rogers

Vibrant National Park Photography Celebrates the Rainbow-Colored USA

Canyonlands National Park, Utah
Photo credit: Gleb Tarro

Vibrant National Park Photography Celebrates the Rainbow-Colored USA

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
Photo credit: Jan Gorzynik

Vibrant National Park Photography Celebrates the Rainbow-Colored USA

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Photo credit: James Neeley

Vibrant National Park Photography Celebrates the Rainbow-Colored USA

Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
Photo credit: Tim Fitzharris

Vibrant National Park Photography Celebrates the Rainbow-Colored USA

Shenandoah National Park, Virgina
Photo credit: Mark J. Holland

Vibrant National Park Photography Celebrates the Rainbow-Colored USA

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Photo credit: Yun Gao

Vibrant National Park Photography Celebrates the Rainbow-Colored USA

Smoky Mountain National Park, Tennessee
Photo credit: Jaime Dillen-Seibel

Congaree National Park, South Carolina
Photo credit: Zach Holmes

Vibrant National Park Photography Celebrates the Rainbow-Colored USA

Olympic National Park Photography, Washington
Photo credit: Green Mountain Photographic Workshops

Vibrant National Park Photography Celebrates the Rainbow-Colored USA

Crater Lake National Park, Oregon
Photo credit: Johan De Wulf

Vibrant National Park Photography Celebrates the Rainbow-Colored USA

Yosemite National Park, California
Photo credit: Johan De Wulf

Vibrant National Park Photography Celebrates the Rainbow-Colored USA

Sequoia National Park, California
Photo credit: Sungjin Ahn

Vibrant National Park Photography Celebrates the Rainbow-Colored USA

Acadia National Park, Maine
Photo credit: Green Mountain Photographic Workshops

Vibrant National Park Photography Celebrates the Rainbow-Colored USA

Joshua Tree National Park, California
Photo credit: Xiang & Jie

Vibrant National Park Photography Celebrates the Rainbow-Colored USA

Crater Lake National Park, Oregon
Photo credit: Bun Lee

Vibrant National Park Photography Celebrates the Rainbow-Colored USA

Yosemite National Park, California
Photo credit: Murali Achanta

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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