There’s nothing like soaking in the natural beauty of Wyoming firsthand. A great way to hold on to those images is by photographing this beauty that surrounds you. Practically any where you go in Wyoming is a photo-taking paradise. Here are some suggestions on where to go to get that picture-perfect shot.
1. Aspen Mountain
Aspen mountain is located south of Rock Springs in Sweetwater County. Not only is the mountain home to Quaking Aspen trees but look at the contrast of the orange and green vegetation along the hillside. This contrast really makes your photos pop.
2. Beartooth Pass
According to Charles Kuralt, Beartooth Highway is "the most beautiful drive in America." Along this stretch of highway is Beartooth Pass. At sunset, the skies here melt into blues, pinks and purples creating a beautiful ceiling over the pristine blue water down below.
3. Cleopatra Terrace
Cleopatra Terrace is located in Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park. The formation of the travertine makes for some very unique photo ops. The travertine is made up of orange and white deposits that are calcium carbonate.
4. Old Faithful
When Old Faithful, in Yellowstone National Park, decides to blow off a little steam, it's a great time to snap some shots, especially around sunset. The steam with the pink and purple backdrop is absolutely gorgeous.
5. Grand Canyon Of The Yellowstone
The starkness of this popular Yellowstone canyon mixed in with some green Alpine trees and plunging water makes for an absolutely breathtaking shot. This is probably one of the best photo ops in Yellowstone.
6. Jenny Lake
Jenny Lake is a major focal point in Grand Teton National Park. Therefore, a lot of stunning photos are taken here. Before the sun rises, an alpine glow spotlights the mountains making the sky a soft and pink reflection in the pristine lake.
7. Schwabacher Landing
Schwabacher Landing is a boat landing located along the eastern shore of Snake River. The landing is used to gain access to the Snake River. This is another great photo op at sunrise. Just look at the beautiful colors of the mountains.
8. Snake River
This shot was taken from the Snake River Overlook. The best times to shoot from here are at dawn and at dusk. Shooting at dawn results in dramatic colors in the sky. Warm light blankets the scenery when shooting at dusk. This is a classic landscape shot photographed by such artists as Ansel Adams.
9. Oxbow Bend
Oxbow Bend provides some great shots of Mt. Moran. Shoot at sunrise if you want the glassy reflection in the Snake River. Beautiful shots can be taken either from the parking lot or at the water's edge.
10. Sugar Loaf Mountain
Sugar Loaf Mountain is another great area for pictures. The contrast of the starkness of the rock mountain with the crystal blue lake and alpines is very eye-catching. Sugar Loaf Mountain is in the Snowy Range adjacent to Medicine Bow Peak.
11. Star Valley
Star Valley is a beautiful area to capture some lush green scenery. Star Valley is located near the Salt River Range in western Wyoming.
12. Titcomb Basin
You will have to do quite a bit of hiking to take pictures of Titcomb Basin. This area provides outstanding scenery for photo shoots. Titcomb Basin is located deep in the range just west of the Continental Divide. The boulder tundra setting surrounding the alpine lakes make for some spectacular scenery.
13. Red Hills
You can get some great shots of the Red Hills once you crest the rise on the Gros Ventre Road and start descending towards them. The brilliant red hues really jump out at you, especially against the green vegetation. The Red Hills are just east of the Teton Range.
14. Lonesome Mountain
Lonesome Mountain is located in Park County in the Beartooth Mountains. Look at the way the sun hits the mountains and produces the bright orange in contrast to the white snow.
15. Bighorn Mountains
The Bighorn Mountains make a nice setting for pictures. The lines of the highway and the river add a lot of depth to the picture.