11 Aerial Views In North Dakota May Leave You Mesmerized
With the vastness of the state – which is 70,698 square miles and ranks 17th out of all states for land area, in case you were wondering – you can get some pretty photographs from aerial views of North Dakota. Here are 11 fantastic shots taken from the air above the state.
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Not many other states can say they have views like these. North Dakota has its own unique variety of landscapes that we North Dakotans are proud to call home! Discover more beautiful nature photography in North Dakota to see some great examples.
What is the most beautiful aerial footage of North Dakota?
The aerial photography in North Dakota featured here is just the start. You can find more birds’ eye views of the Peace Garden State all over, including some amazing drone footage. Here is a great example of some of the drone videos, and another showing off the agriculture of North Dakota during harvest. The state looks absolutely spectacular from the sky and thanks to aerial photographers like these that we are allowed to see it.
Where should I go to take photos of North Dakota?
Even if you can’t fly up in a plane to get some aerial views of North Dakota, you can still find the perfect spot for amazing photos right from the ground. People love visiting overlooks like the Oxbow Overlook in the Theodore Roosevelt National Park to get outstanding panoramic photos of the badlands. The Pembina Gorge is popular for photographers during the fall when the forest that fills the gorge turns into the most stunning array of colors. The Coteau des Prairies Lodge, located in the unique Prairie Potholes region of ND, has photography workshops and getaways for people of all skill levels to capture some print-worthy shots.
What are the most picturesque hiking trails in North Dakota?
A great way to find places to take nature photos in North Dakota is to go on hikes. Luckily, there are quite a few picturesque hikes in the state that have views of rivers, lakes, forests, farmland, and more. There is a trail that leads to the state’s only natural waterfall in Ransom County, deep within the Sheyenne State Forest. Turtle River State Park, located not too far west of Grand Forks, has lovely trails with views of the river winding through the trees. In the west, the Wind Canyon Trail in the Theodore Roosevelt National Park is a popular spot especially at sunset for photographers.
Leah moved to North Dakota when she was 12 years old and has traveled from the Red River Valley to the badlands and many places in between. She loves small-town life and currently enjoys living on a small farm in the ND prairie. She's always had a passion for writing and has participated in novel writing challenges such as NaNoWriMo multiple times. Her favorite part about this job is recognizing small businesses that deserve a boost and seeing the positive affect her articles can have on their traffic, especially in rural areas that might have otherwise gone overlooked.
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