The beauty of nature is often the inspiration for award-winning artistic photography. If it’s one thing we have plenty of in Wyoming, it’s stunning nature scenes. As hard as it was, we’ve narrowed the list down to these 16 gorgeously photogenic spots right here in our home state.
1. The Grand Tetons, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
There are a few iconic landmarks in Wyoming that are often photographed, and this barn on Antelope Flats outside of Jackson Hole is one of them. Plus, with the majestic Tetons in the background, you get a two-for-one.
2. Uxu Ranch, Cody, Wyoming
You can't take a bad picture of the calm pastoral scenery at the historic Uxu Dude Ranch.
3. Pathfinder Reservoir, Casper, Wyoming
You'll find this photo-op about 43 miles southwest of Casper, Wyoming. Built in the early, early 1900s, the Pathfinder Reservoir and Dam are on the National Register of Historic Places.
4. Green Mountain Laccolith, Sundance, Wyoming
Who knew a laccolith could be such a striking focal point for a picture?
5. Schwabacher's Landing, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
Although the area is the perfect example of Wyoming wilderness, you can easily access this spot on the east shore of the Snake River. There's a 5 mile long dirt road to take you there, so you don't even have to hike in, if you don't want to.
6. Big Horn Basin, Shoshone National Forest, Wyoming
This sweeping view of the Big Horn basin includes a glimpse of the regal Heart Mountain in the distance.
7. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Sunrise over the Artists Paint Pots - enough said.
8. Old Trail Town, Cody, Wyoming
Historic buildings and artifacts make excellent subjects for professional and novice photographers alike. Whichever type you are, you'll find old wagons, buildings, and other relics dating back as far as 1879 in Cody's Old Trail Town.
9. Devil's Tower National Monument, Wyoming
The Devil's Tower is another well-known landmark that is often photographed. Sometimes the Milky Way or other natural elements cooperate to create a gorgeous, mind-blowing picture.
10. Oxbow Bend, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
This backwater stretch of the Snake River is serene enough to reflect its surroundings.
11. Gross Venture River, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
Wyoming wildlife make excellent subjects for photographic art, and since they're drawn to the Gross Venture River, it's the perfect place to set up your tripod and snap away.
12. Beartooth Mountains Scenic Byway, Wyoming
You'll find loads of photo-worthy scenes along the Beartooth Mountains, including mountaintop vistas and views of one or both of the Twin Lakes.
13. Teton County, Wyoming
To be fair, you'll find aspen groves all across the state, but Teton County is as good a place as any to snap an artistic picture of the trees any time of year.
14. North Platte River, Casper, Wyoming
Any day is a good day to take a picture of the North Platte River, but hit it when it's full of mist and you'll strike photography gold - and a rainbow to boot!
15. Sheridan, Wyoming
Sunrises and sunsets interact with Wyoming landscape to create magic.
16. Jackson Lake, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
No, it's not a scene from On Golden Pond - but it could be.
This list really could go on and on. What picturesque places have you found around Wyoming?