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15 Pictures That Will Forever Change The Way You See North Carolina

A picture is worth a thousand words – and landscape pictures transport you back to favorite hikes, beach vacations, and even a drive through the country. North Carolina is a gorgeous place, and these photos highlight the unique and sometimes breathtaking beauty of the Tar Heel state.

Wow! North Carolina is one of my favorite places on earth – and, of course, it’s home. It doesn’t get better than this. Which pictures look like what comes to your mind when you think of our beautiful state?

Emory Rakestraw
Emory was born and raised in North Carolina. She enjoys writing, photography, filmmaking, travel, wine and cheese. You can find more of her work on