Winter Photography Hot Spots

Last Light on El Capitan, Yosemite National Park, California.

I know, April seems like an odd time of year to write an article on winter photography hot spots. But I was going through old photography magazines before consigning them to the recycling bin and found a great article on winter photography hot spots.

Posted April 3, 2018. Updated April 9, 2018.

“Winter Hot & Cold Spots”, is in the December 2005 issue of Outdoor Photographer. They asked professional photographers to name one of their favorite winter photography locations. Here’s the list.

Arches National Park, Moab, Utah

Yellowstone National Park, Montana

Lake Superior, Two Harbors, Michigan

Mo’omomi Preserve, Molokai, Hawaii

Mount Crested Butte Colorado

Acadia National Park, Mt. Desert Island, Maine

Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Olympic National Park, Port Angeles, Washington

Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Yosemite National Park, California

Everglades National Park, Homestead, Florida

Mono Lake State Park, Mono Lake, California

Double Arch in the moonlight, Arches National Park.

This is a great list of classic locations. All but one of these national parks is on my list of the best national parks to photograph in winter (see my national park series below), plus you have 5 great locations to check out that aren’t in national parks. Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge is one of the four or five best winter season wild bird photography locations in the U.S. Mount Crested Butte is great any time of year and especially nice in mid July when the wildflowers bloom in the high country.  Mono Lake is a classic location any time of year, but can be pretty hot in the summer. The north shore of Lake Superior is also a great location in late spring when the rivers are flowing well and again in the fall.

You can read the whole Outdoor Photographer article here but the online version is text only and does not have the photos and maps that are in the printed magazine article.


Winter Hot & Cold Spots in Outdoor Photographer

The Best National Parks to Photograph in Winter

One Photographer and Nine Outdoor/Travel Writers Pick the Best Winter National Parks

The National Park Series: Where to Go and When – My series of articles devoted to our national parks and the time of year each of our parks is at its photographic best..