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Image of photographer at Grand Canyon by Gary Ladd
Photograph by Gary Ladd


Every month, we showcase the most talented photographers in the world. Now it's your turn to join the ranks. Enter your favorite photo in the 2022 Arizona Highways Photo Contest.

You could win an Arizona Highways PhotoScapes workshop, valued at $2,500; a gift certificate from Tempe Camera; or other prizes.

Our contest is open to amateur and professional photographers. All photos must be made in Arizona and fit into the category of Landscape, Wildlife or Macro (close-up). Submission deadline is December 15, 2021. VIEW OFFICIAL RULES

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Photo by Sally Hanrahan

Grand Canyon South Rim, Arizona

We were on our yearly sister trip and my sister Rebecca had never seen the Grand Canyon. We made her close her eyes and led her to the edge. When she opened her eyes her mouth dropped open but nothing came out but tears. She was in awe of Mother Nature before her. A magical moment.

Location: South Rim Grand Canyon Rim Trail in front of the Bright Angel Lodge.


Photo by Sally Hanrahan

Flower of Argentine Giant Cactus

I was on a hike around the neighborhood when I came upon this cactus flowering and ran back to the house to get my camera.

Location: Sun City West, Arizona


Photo by Sally Hanrahan

Petrified Forest National Park

This was an amazing day of clouds as we drove the Petrified Forest Rd. We normally hike to get amazing shots but this road was full of pull-offs for the perfect photo ops.

Location: Petrified Forest Rd off I40 and 180


Photo by Tim Kilbride

Catalina Mountains State Park shot at sunset December 4th, 2021 On a Canon 5D Mll 24-105mm Canon lens F8

Location: Catalina Mountains State Park


Photo by Sally Hanrahan

Sedona Red Rocks

Headed to Flagstaff by way of Sedona, there was a ranger station where we pulled off to take a break. Wow! So glad we did!

Location: Off HWY 179 and 89A from the Red Rock Visitor Center and Ranger Station


Photo by Sally Hanrahan

Gods Silver Lining

I was in Arizona visiting my Sister and we were on our way home from an exhaustive day of hiking. We were talking about how grateful we were to have each other when all of a sudden Gods Silver Lining appeared in the sky. We almost missed it trying to find a place to pull off, but we did it!

Location: Somewhere out in the Sonoran Desert


Photo by Matthew Treanor

The iconic Four Peaks loom over the Sonoran Desert.

Location: Four Peaks Mountain Range


Photo by Sally Hanrahan

Mission San Xavier del Bac - Tucson Arizona

We woke up before dawn because I wanted to get a sunrise photo but the clouds rolled in. It made for an opportunity to do a black and white photo for a more dramatic and period look.

Location: Tucson, Arizona


Photo by Leslie Leathers

Paper Wasp enjoying milkweed

Location: Tucson


Photo by Sally Hanrahan

Salt River Wild Ones
We hiked and drive for miles looking for the mustangs to no avail. The horses were being very evasive that day and decided to try one more spot. There they were taking a late afternoon drink.

Location: North Bush Hwy- Blue Point


Photo by Lisa Manifold

Two of three Western Diamondback Rattlesnakes in a "discussion:... no rattling heard just weaving and intertwining. After 8 to 10 minutes one went left, one went right and the third followed the one on the right a few minutes later.

Location: Salt River near the Coon Bluff Recreation Site, Mesa, AZ (Tonto National Forest)


Photo by Joe Taylor

A desert utopian nature study in Saguaro National Park.

Location: Saguaro National Park West