8 Awesome Landscape Photos to get you pumped for your next adventure!

8 Awesome Landscape Photos to get you pumped for your next adventure!


8 Awesome Landscape Photos to get you off the couch and out into Nature! | Bullet-Blog

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Night on the Green River | Copyright © Andrew R. Slaton

As I sit here on a Friday afternoon, working away in this cold November, I can’t help but daydream about getting outside and feeling the excitement of a new adventure. Wintertime in the Northwest is generally cold and wet, and not the most pleasant to be in. So naturally, I spend a lot of time dreaming up my next backpacking or hunting trip. I like to research areas of travel, trail maps and elevations, look up the various wildlife, climates, and conditions. Putting together gear lists and road maps, planning vacation time around work, and generally just dreaming up every aspect of how and when I can get back out into the wild. One of the ways I like to do this is by checking out awesome landscape photos from around the web.

If you are anything like me, being cooped up inside does not go well for you, at least for any lengthy period of time. It’s not that I mind being indoors or in town for that matter, but I feel so much more at home in the wild. My idea of a perfect afternoon is sitting on a mountain bluff for hours on end, surveying the land below me, taking in all there is to see. If I had it my way, I’d pack through the mountain all year long, looking for new trails and adventures, and exploring areas I’ve never been to. But unfortunately, that is not reality…

So here it is, 8 awesome landscape photos to get you pumped to get outside on your next adventure. I found most of these around the web, surfing around places like Stumbleupon and Twitter, looking for ideas for my next backpacking trip. Looking through photos like this always seems to inspire me, I hope they can do the same for you!

Click on the Images or Links to view the Photographers Portfolio!


1. Cathedral Lake // Yosemite National Park

by Coty Spense Photography out of Los Angeles, California // Website: cotyspence.com // cotyspence.smugmug.com/

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Cathedral Lake | Copyright © Coty Spence


2. Crater Lake // Crater Lake Oregon

by Marc Adamus from Oregon, USA // Website: marcadamus.com // https://1x.com/member/marcadamus/photos/all


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Never Ending Light | Copyright © Marc Adamus


3. Vasilashko Lake in Pirin Mountain

by Evgeni Dinev Photography // evgenidinevphotography.com //  500px.com/evgord

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Vasilashki Lakes in Pirin Mountain | Copyright © Evgeni Dinev

4. Caribou Antlers, NPRA

by Patrick J Endres of Alaska Photographics //  photos.alaskaphotographics.com // twitter.com/alaskaphoto

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Caribou Antlers, NPRA | Copyright © Patrick J Endres / Alaska Photo Graphics


5. Night on the Green River

by Andrew R. Slaton // andrew-slaton.squarespace.com // 500px.com/andrewslaton

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Night on the Green River | Copyright © Andrew R. Slaton


6. Forest Trail Sunray

by Kevin McNeal Photography out of Washington State, USA // kevinmcneal.wordpress.com // 500px.com/kevinmcneal

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Forest Trail Sunray | Copyright © Kevin McNeal Photography


7. Sparks Lake Sunrise

by Mike Putnam Photography from Bend Oregon, USA // mikeputnamphoto.com // facebook.com/MikePutnamLandscapePhotography

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Sparks Lake Sunrise | Copyright © Mike Putnam Photography


8. Storm Clouds Over Half Dome

by Mike Matenkosky of Images in the Backcountry // imagesinthebackcountry.com // flickr.com/people/imagesinthebackcountry

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Storm Clouds Over Half Dome | Copyright Mike © Matenkosky / Images in the Backcountry
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  1. Johnfracker
    December 16, 2015 at 6:46 pm — Reply

    wow these photos are amazing! now I’m already thinking about and yearning for my next vacation! the Cathedral lake actual reminds me of a lake I enjoy to visit every so often, its so beautiful!

  2. Viiri
    April 15, 2015 at 6:57 am — Reply

    Those are some pretty pretty photos! I’m just waiting for the summer so I can go camping and hiking in the woods of my home country, Finland. Just a few more months!

  3. DianeLane
    April 12, 2015 at 9:17 am — Reply

    Great article and pictures. Nature is like crack to me. I’m in Texas, and, although the winters here aren’t severe, they tend to be dreary and wet, particularly when it’s cold out. I love seeing and taking pictures of nature, so I’ve been out on the local trails enjoying the more moderate temperatures and drinking in the sunshine and fresh air for the past few weeks. I love the colors and scenery in the photos above, thanks for the inspiration!

  4. westmixxin
    March 23, 2015 at 6:43 pm — Reply

    Definitely Washington Oregon do have a very beautiful landscapes. It’s interesting because California also has a lot of beautiful landscapes as well but it seems that the entire state is more focused on beautiful cities then landscapes. If we see a beautiful landscape we usually build a city there.

    • April 9, 2015 at 6:36 pm — Reply

      Your comment made me laugh :). That seems to be the human tendency sometimes, find something beautiful and wreck it. There are a lot of very nice cities however, I am just not a big “crowd” person. But some people are, and that’s okay. The outdoors is not for everyone! And yes, California has some absolutely beautiful landscapes.

      • Viiri
        April 15, 2015 at 7:34 am — Reply

        In my country they don’t do that too much and I love it. I love hiking and camping here in the summer when the sun doesn’t set. I’m gonna set my summer’s goal to go to Lapland and scale some mountains there.

  5. KNH
    February 13, 2015 at 6:07 pm — Reply

    I would love to visit any of these places. That first picture is awesome. I have lived all around the country but I haven’t been to the West coast too much. I think it would be awesome to live close to something so beautiful, if even just for a while!

  6. westmixxin
    February 12, 2015 at 4:44 pm — Reply

    I like that park in Yosemite it looks like a small beachfront that’s private wonder if you can use it but then again Yosemite Park is known for having hot lakes is probably not safe.

  7. Profit5500
    January 21, 2015 at 12:13 am — Reply

    Out of all of these amazing pictures I really liked number 6. That picture reminded me of a Final Fantasy game. When you see that trail in between those trees it just makes me feel that I need to watch my back. The Back Country pic looks insane I wish I can fly LOL.

  8. estherjoy
    January 12, 2015 at 2:59 pm — Reply

    These are amazing! I am a photographer myself and I love the outdoors. I started photographing many landscapes when i first started in photography but i never stuck to it. These images make me want to go outdoors and travel and practice my landscape imagery again! Gorgeous! thanks for the share!

    • January 12, 2015 at 3:31 pm — Reply

      I’d love to see some of your work! I freelanced as a photographer/videographer for a few years and still do a little work on the side when I get the chance. I still try to take some Landscapes when I am up in the mountains, but carrying a DSLR and Equipment can get pretty heavy at times when you’ve got miles of rough terrain!

  9. Noodlesoups
    December 12, 2014 at 4:31 pm — Reply

    All of those sites look amazing! I have been to Yosemite and Crater lake, but not any of the others. We are planning a two week trip from California to Washington in January to see the sites and look into relocating near the straight after we retire. I hope we can stop in at some of the National Parks and see all that the Pacific Northwest has to offer.

    • December 13, 2014 at 11:38 pm — Reply

      That’s great! It’s a really beautiful region. I’ve lived in several areas all around Washington and Oregon throughout my life, and often spent time in Idaho, and they each have amazing things to offer. It gets pretty rainy around here, but if you can get past that we have some great scenery and plenty of outdoor adventures to be had. Enjoy your trip, I’d love to hear about it!

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