Arkansas December 31, 2015
The 20 Most Jaw Dropping Photos Taken In Arkansas In 2015
Thank you for an awesome year, Arkansas! The year 2015 has been incredibly kind to Only In Your State, and the feedback has been wonderful. The photography shared via our Facebook page and via e-mail makes the site all the more amazing–and it’s time now to display the best of the best when it comes to photos that you’ve posted and sent us of the Natural State. Enjoy the views, the scenery, and we wish you all the happiness, blessings, and prosperity that 2016 has to offer!
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life. While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date. If you know of a local business that could use some extra support during these times, please nominate them here:
20. Inspiration by Todd Sadowski
A special thanks to Todd Sadowski for allowing us to share his beautiful and inspirational work. We look forward to seeing more in 2016!
19. Beaverfork Lake by Elizabeth Thill
This shot of Beaverfork Lake makes us excited for another spring and summer season ahead out by the water. Thanks to Elizabeth Thill for sharing this great photo!
18. Swinging Bridge by Arnie Parson
Arnie Parson posted this photo of a swinging bridge in Oark over the Mulberry River. We appreciate the marvelous work!
17. Soul Enlightenment by William Rainey
Photographer William Rainey gave this lovely photo the title of "Soul Enlightenment". This sunset shot was taken at Queen Wilhemena State Park.
16. Steel Creek by Eric Scowden
Many thanks to Eric Scowden for sharing this shot of a glorious morning at Steel Creek Campground on the Buffalo River.
15. Tanyard Creek by Dana Johnson
Dana Johnson shared this wonderful photo of Tanyard Creek in Bella Vista. Autumn in Arkansas is amazing.
14. Sunset by Sharon Wilson
A very special thanks to Sharon Wilson for sharing this excellent shot of a sunset over the mountain valley. The sun peeking through the clouds is especially nice.
13. Bragg Lake by Sherri Pierce Rice
We really appreciate all the great photo submissions from Sherri Pierce Rice this year! This photo of Bragg Lake near Camden was also shared earlier this year, and it's pretty enough to have a second look.
12. Sager Creek by Joe Clem
Joe Clem shared this brilliant picture of Sager Creek in Siloam Springs. It's nice to remember that Siloam Springs has such natural beauty in addition to being a growing and popular Arkansas town.
11. Dream Clouds by Keith McCloskey
Keith McCloskey has our thanks for capturing these dream-like clouds reflecting on the mirror surface of the water. Beautiful and amazing.
10. Blood Moon by Crystal Nordin
Crystal Nordin shared this photo of the Blood Moon back in September. The tree in the foreground gives the photograph a haunting look!
9. Lake Dardanelle by Rebecca Cooper
We appreciate Rebecca Cooper for capturing a December day on Lake Dardanelle. No matter what time of the year, it's an amazing place to visit!
8. Lake Ann Falls by Dana Johnson
This incredible photo of Lake Ann Falls in Bella Vista was shared by Dana Johnson. Please keep sharing more amazing photos in 2016; we love it!
7. Hummingbirds by Jerry Segraves
Jerry Segraves said back in September "In another couple weeks, the hummingbirds will be moving south, but they've sure enjoyed our Pineapple Sage!" We hope you get another great photo of them next year too, Jerry!
6. Kayaking at Felsenthal by Looknfishy
Much appreciation, Looknfishy! Your awesome nature shots around Arkansas have been a highlight of the year. This photograph, taken while kayaking at Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge in Crossett, gives you a sense of being on the water along with the photographer. Nice!
5. Russellville Sky by Rose Day Holland
Rose Day Holland shared this superb photo of a colorful December sky over Russellville. How sweet it is to live in the Natural State.
4. City Rock Bluff by Jeff Haskins
Many thanks to Jeff Haskins and Facebook/OurOzarks for this tremendous picture of City Rock Bluff in Sylamore Ozark National Forest. We love it!
3. September Sunset by Greg Reeves
Greg Reeves shared a remarkable sunset shot taken in Prairie Grove back in September. Thanks again, Greg!
2. One by One by D.R. Keck Photography
The premise behind this photo is absolutely cool. Per the photographer: "I have been working on this image for awhile taken back on Oct 28 2015. this is a composite of 200 images with basically each leaf you see falling a seperate image stacked, aligned, and the background masked out except for the leaf. The image was made over a 15 min time span as I waited for a leaf to fall out of the tree..." The result is a phenomenal picture!
1. Stout's Point by Josue Enriquez
Josue Enriquez (facebook.com/josueenriquez) has really inspired me with his photography this year. This photograph of Stout's Point at Petit Jean State Park is another fine example of his excellent work. Much thanks to you Josh, and please keep sending the shots in 2016!
Just thinking about 2016 and all the cool and amazing photography that’s going to be shared is exciting. We absolutely can’t wait to see what you’ve got to show us, Arkansas. We want to see it all; so send all of the scenic, the mysterious, and even the most humorous of pictures taken around the Natural State you can take!