Happy Nature Photography Day, America! We think it is just the right time to say that nature truly smiles here! Before we go in a trance while taking a virtual trip to some of the most photographic places in America, here is a little backstory of how this day came into being. It was back in 1994 that The North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) was formed by over 100 nature photography enthusiasts and in the year 2006, NANPA celebrated the first Nature Photography Day to advance the cause of conservation and protect plants, wildlife, and landscapes both locally and globally.
We understand that times are hard and that the day cannot be celebrated in its full zeal and spirit, therefore we are inviting you to celebrate it with The Road Channel by getting to know a little bit about these breathtaking landscapes of America!
Acadia National Park in Maine
Located in the state of Maine is Acadia National Park, a scenery which is nothing less than a wonder. The landscape is sprawled with natural beauty, marked by rocky beaches, and glacier-scoured granite peaks, one such instance being Cadillac Mountain. Did you know that initially, Acadia was established as Sieur de Monts National Monument in July 1916 but it was changed to Lafayette National Park in February of the year 1919. It was not until January of 1929 that it officially received its name as what we know today- Acadia National Park. The place, to be very honest, looks magical and is enough to wow us even with its photographs.
Antelope Canyon in Arizona
Hands-down one of the most dreamy sites in America is the Antelope Canyon, a slot canyon in Arizona. The place has a unique, one of its kind entrance and is known by the Navajo as “The place where water runs through rocks” .
Did you know that Antelope Canyon, Arizona was formed over the course of hundreds of years by water that ran through sandstone? The place, however, is more than just a picturesque landscape. The Navajo Tribe believes the Canyon to be spiritual and sacred to the Navajo culture and way of life!
Crater Lake National Park in Oregon
Talking about spirituality, Crater Lake National Park in Oregon is blessed with reflections that are capable of sending one into a meditative trance. One look at the landscape and you can easily forget the rest of the world even exists! Even a virtual trip to Crater Lake National Park is an experience. Did you know that the absolutely breathtaking Crater Lake was formed by the now-collapsed volcano, Mount Mazama?
Lake Tahoe in Nevada
Last in our list is Lake Tahoe where so many of us have lost our hearts at the very first site of it! This largest freshwater lake was first seen by the explorer John C. Fremont back in the year 1844 from the top of Red Lake Peak. It is a common belief that the origin of this lake is volcanic in nature but that is hardly true. The Lake Tahoe Basin was, in fact, formed by geologic blocks faulting 25 million years ago. Fascinating, isn’t it ?
Can’t get enough of this virtual trip? We feel you! This nature photography day, take the opportunity to click photos of the grandeur of nature from your own balcony and backyard and tune in to The Road Channel App to hear some the history behind the natural wonders around you!