There are a lot of scenic photo ops in Arizona -- the Grand Canyon alone has about a million. But what are the best? The very best?
For the answer, Arizona Highways magazine asked some of their most talented landscape photographers to reveal their single favorite place to make a photograph.
Here's what they had to say:
--Oak Creek: This location has perennial water that can add reflections and movement to an image.
--San Francisco Peaks: The Kachina Wetlands have a rare blend of water, wetland grasses, many native and migratory bird species, ponderosa pines and great views of the San Francisco Peaks.
--Havasu Canyon: This area is known around the world for its blue waters and spectacular waterfalls. Inner Basin (Grand Canyon).
The August issue of Arizona Highways magazine is on newsstands now. Subscribe online or pick up a copy at your local newsstand to check out 10 of the state's best photo ops. There's also a photo portfolio on the Anasazi, the Navajo term for ruin builders, and a profile on Jane McGeary, a wrangler at the Flying E Ranch in Wickenburg. Be sure to follow Arizona Highways on Twitter and Instagram for a behind-the-scenes look at the magazine's production and to see what we're working on next.