The Most Spectacular Sunset from Every State
From Alabama to Wyoming, these photos show how uniquely beautiful the sunset is in every part of America.
Country/Courtesy Hollie Cartledge
“Sunrise over beautiful Dauphin Island, Alabama. Dauphin Island is a barrier island on the Alabama Gulf Coast. The Gulf of Mexico is to the island’s south with the Mississippi Sound and Mobile Bay to the north. Dauphin Island is home to the Audubon Bird Sanctuary and is the first landfall for many species of birds migrating north from South America. One of Alabama’s best secrets, this beautiful island is home to pristine white sand beaches and historic Fort Gaines.” — Hollie Cartledge
“My wife and I run a remote lodge, and during the tourist season, there is non stop work for both of us. One of our simple pleasures during the long summers in the Alaskan wilderness; is to get out in the kayaks and watch the sunset. One evening as we were soaking in the view we were joined by a common loon; it made for a stunning picture and the perfect end to a busy day. I chose this picture because it always reminds me to find a few moments of peace in the middle of life’s busyness.” — Joseph Bramante
“While in Arizona visiting a friend, we went hiking one night, hoping for a pretty sunset to photograph. We both were very happy with this beautiful scene we were blessed with.” — Katherine Plessner. Don’t miss these 10 secret features hidden in America’s national parks.
Country/Courtesy Darla Young
“This is Petit Jean Mountain (also known as Stout’s Point) in Morriton, Arkansas. I chose this image because it’s my favorite place to sit and enjoy the scenery of the farmland and Arkansas River below. The rocks add a fantastic foreground and wonderful seating as well. You can see for miles and see the most powerful storms form and pass just south of the point. It’s my go-to place for any season.” — Darla Young
Country/Courtesy Kimberly Weninger
“This photo represents summer clouds on our farm in northwestern Colorado. The skies out here are simply the most amazing after stormy weather and seem to engulf people and animals alike. I couldn’t live anywhere else than wide open rural Colorado!” — Kimberly Weninger
The New Haven Lighthouse stands at the shores of the Long Island Sound at sunset, waiting to greet ships off the coast.
The sunset creates a picturesque reflection on Pine Lake, in the wetlands of Florida’s Everglades National Park. Check out these practically secret national parks you’ll want to visit ASAP.
Country/Courtesy Shaye Cobb
“My kids and I were heading down to the chicken coop when I noticed all these swallows on the power lines. I couldn’t help but stop and capture the moment. The tops of our sorghum cane and Rocky Top Mountain in the background made for a beautiful backdrop. It truly shows how nature and humans coexist.” — Shaye Cobb