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Take a Picture, It’ll Last Longer: The Most-Photographed National Parks in the World

National parks offer absolutely stunning sights, and many of them will take your breath away. Have you ever wondered which national parks are the most photogenic? Here are the 20 most-photographed national parks in the world, according to a new study from Highland Titles. Can you guess how many are in the United States?

20. Saguaro National Park, Arizona, United States

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Named after the tallest cactus species in the United States, Saguaro National Park is an iconic location in the southwestern United States. Being home to such a unique plant, it’s understandable that it would be a highly photographed national park.

19. Redwood National Park, California, United States

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The Redwoods are protected on both the federal and state levels, making this area not only a national park but also a state park. Protecting the largest trees on Earth, Redwood National Park also protects 40 miles of coastline, as well as woodlands and prairies.

18. Etosha National Park, Namibia

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This national park in Africa is known for the salt pan that is so large it can be seen from space. Etosha National Park is located in Namibia, a country in southern Africa, and it has a variety of wildlife, such as black rhinos and giraffes, making it perfect for photographers who love to spot wildlife. 

17. Chobe National Park, Botswana

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Also located in southern Africa, Chobe National Park is defined by its lush greenery due to the many beautiful waterways that run through the park. Whether you choose to stay on a houseboat or take a safari, Chobe National Park is a beautiful place to visit.

16. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

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When you think of Africa, chances are you’re thinking of the Serengeti. Home to the Great Migration, Serengeti National Park is full of wildlife, including cheetahs, lions, wildebeests, and a variety of bird species. The Serengeti is featured in many wildlife films.

15. Death Valley National Park, California, United States

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As of this writing, Death Valley National Park is temporarily closed.

Death Valley National Park is the hottest, driest, and lowest national park in the U.S. Death Valley is below sea level and rarely gets rain, making it a land of extremes. Though Death Valley has a daunting name, it has surprising biodiversity.

14. Jasper National Park, Canada

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Located in the Canadian Rockies, Jasper National Park is the second-largest dark sky preserve in the world. Jasper is full of wildlife, has extensive trails to explore, and really looks amazing during the winter months. No wonder it’s one of the most photographed parks.

13. Joshua Tree National Park, California, United States

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Joshua Tree National Park is where the Mojave and Colorado Desert meet, creating a mix of stunning desert ecosystems unlike any other. Joshua Tree National Park has a deep cultural history, making it a great place to visit if you’re looking for that next great shot.

12. Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, United States

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Currently celebrating its Centennial, Bryce Canyon National Park is truly a sight to behold. Bryce Canyon National Park is home to the largest concentration of hoodoos (irregular columns of rock) on the planet, including a number of rather interesting-looking formations that you can take pictures of, like Thor’s Hammer and Queen Victoria.

11. Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, United States

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The Grand Canyon is kind of Arizona’s claim to fame, and many people visit the Grand Canyon State to see this park. Visiting either rim of the Grand Canyon offers an insightful look at erosion and geology. It encompasses 278 miles of the Colorado River.

10. Arches National Park, Utah, United States

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Home to the Delicate Arch, Arches National Park is in the top 10 most-photographed national parks for good reason. If you can,watch the sunset through the arches for an unforgettable experience.

9. Denali National Park, Alaska, United States

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Denali National Park and Preserve is like walking through a winter wonderland no matter when you visit. The snow-capped peaks are truly beautiful, and it is also home to a variety of stunning plant life that brings interesting hues to the land.

8. Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

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This park in Rwanda is home to the endangered mountain gorillas of the Virunga Mountains, and it is only one of three places where they can be found. Volcanoes National Park is a must-visit if you want to photograph gorillas.

7. Sequoia National Park, California, United States

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Known as the Land of Giants, Sequoia National Park does everything a little bit bigger. With huge mountains, vast canyons, and giant Sequoia trees, be sure to stop frequently and take in the scenery—and don’t forget to snap a few photos too.

6. Banff National Park, Canada

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Banff National Park not only has beautiful mountains but also features teal glacial lakes that will definitely take your breath away. Banff National Park is located in the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

5. Canyonlands National Park, Utah, United States

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Canyonlands National Park was carved by the Colorado River. Canyonlands is divided by rivers, and you’ll want to visit all four areas of the park. Explore Islands in the Sky, the Needles, the Maze, and the rivers for a full experience.

4. Kruger National Park, South Africa

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Spanning 2 million hectares of protected land, Kruger National Park is known for its unrivaled diversity, and it is considered one of the most beautiful places in all of Africa. Travel through it slowly to take it all in and get some spectacular photos along the way.

3. Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, United States

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Whether you’re looking to take in an alpine lake or a gorgeous meadow, there’s something for everyone to discover at Rocky Mountain National Park. Make sure to photograph those beautiful snow-capped mountains before you leave.

2. Zion National Park, Utah, United States

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Between the Narrows and Angel’s Landing, it’s not hard to understand why Zion is the second most photographed national park. With beautiful, pink, sandstone cliffs and hanging gardens, Zion National Park is drenched in beauty and is a great place to visit.

1. Yosemite National Park, California, United States

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Drum roll please . . . Yosemite National Park is the most-photographed national park in the world, and we can easily understand why. The park has been protected since 1864 and is known for its waterfalls, sequoia trees, and stunning, deep valleys.

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