Photos

Hikes to beat the Western heat
Hikes to beat the Western heat
Find a shady jaunt or a stream to swim in in your state.
The wonder of White Sands
The wonder of White Sands
A photographer lovingly documents New Mexico’s desert national monument.
An inventory of loss on the Los Angeles River
An inventory of loss on the Los Angeles River
The city weighs revitalization of an unruly river, since transformed into a concrete ditch.
American boondockers
American boondockers
Surprising photographs of people who live in their vehicles, from the Cascades to the Rockies.
Photographs of American histories
Photographs of American histories
Sites where gruesome, beautiful and bizarre events have taken place in Western history and film.
Beautiful yet harrowing photos of urban sprawl
Beautiful yet harrowing photos of urban sprawl
Review of ‘Lake Las Vegas/Black Mountain’ by Michael Light.
'I Am Alaskan'
'I Am Alaskan'
The surprising diversity of the 49th state, through Brian Adams’ lens.
Aerial photos of drilling at Pawnee grassland
Aerial photos of drilling at Pawnee grassland
Oil and gas development has been ongoing for decades in northeastern Colorado.
In the footsteps of a roving genius
In the footsteps of a roving genius
Photographs and an interview from high peaks of the Alaska Range.
Review of "The Memory of Stone: Meditations on the Canyons of the West"
Review of "The Memory of Stone: Meditations on the Canyons of the West"
Photographs from Utah’s Monument Valley to the Petrified Forest.
Photographs of the Gold Beach community
Photographs of the Gold Beach community
The people affected by this timberland herbicide cocktail.
An expedition along the imperiled Rio Grande
An expedition along the imperiled Rio Grande
The river’s future may include longer droughts, larger floods and shrinking snowpack.
"If there’s squash bugs in heaven, I ain’t staying" by Stacia Spragg-Braude
Winners of the HCN reader photography contest
Winners of the HCN reader photography contest
Readers’ and editors picks in people, landscape and wildlife.
Navajo ranching in the Chuska Mountains
Navajo ranching in the Chuska Mountains
Keeping a tradition alive in western New Mexico.
In North Dakota, booms past and present
In North Dakota, booms past and present
A photographer returns home to examine changes to the landscape.
How mining transforms the West’s ranching communities
How mining transforms the West’s ranching communities
Photographs of people and places in flux.
Photos of a standoff
Photos of a standoff
Armed militia members join a Nevada rancher to protest a cattle roundup from public land.
Will the Colorado River reach the Gulf of California once more?
Will the Colorado River reach the Gulf of California once more?
Photographs of last month's historic water pulses.
Geoduck fishermen switch to urchins off Washington’s coast
Geoduck fishermen switch to urchins off Washington’s coast
China banned West Coast shellfish after finding traces of toxins.
A city beyond the fog and under one roof
A city beyond the fog and under one roof
Photographs of isolation and community in Whittier, Alaska.
Bison roundup at Rocky Mountain Arsenal refuge
Bison roundup at Rocky Mountain Arsenal refuge
At least 20 animals were removed from the herd to let habitat recover.
Snapshots of a forest two years after a megafire
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