11 Stunning Photos of Ansel Adams' American West

In 1941, famed photographer Ansel Adams spent months photographing the amazing landscapes of the American West.  Here are 11 of our favorites from his photo series...

Ansel Adams photos, american west photos
1941
Ansel Adams

"The Tetons - Snake River," Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.

Ansel Adams photos, american west photos
1941
Ansel Adams

Looking across barren land to mountains, "From Logan Pass, Glacier National Park," Montana.

 

Ansel Adams photos, american west photos
1941
Ansel Adams

View of valley from mountain, "Canyon de Chelly" National Monument, Arizona.

Ansel Adams photos, american west photos
1941
Ansel Adams

View at timberline, dark foreground, light snow capped mountain, gray sky, "Rocky Mountain National Park. Never Summer Range,"Colorado.

 

Ansel Adams photos, american west photos
1941
Ansel Adams

Roadway, low horizon, mountains, clouded sky, "Near (Grand) Teton National Park."

Ansel Adams photos, american west photos
1941
Ansel Adams

Trees in foreground, snow covered mountain in background, "Long's Peak from North, Rocky Mountain National Park," Colorado.

 

Ansel Adams photos, american west photos
1941
Ansel Adams

Looking across rows of corn, cliff in background, "Corn Field, Indian Farm near Tuba City, Arizona, in Rain, 1941."

Ansel Adams photos, american west photos
1941
Ansel Adams

River in foreground, trees behind, "Firehold River, Yellowstone National Park," Wyoming.

 

Ansel Adams photos, american west photos
1941
Ansel Adams

Barren tree trunks rising from water in foreground, stream rising from mountains in background, "Roaring Mountain, Yellowstone National Park," Wyoming.

Ansel Adams photos, american west photos
1941
Ansel Adams

"Fountain Geyser Pool, Yellowstone National Park," Wyoming

 

Ansel Adams photos, american west photos
1941
Ansel Adams

Taken at dusk or dawn from various angles during eruption. "Old Faithful Geyser, Yellowstone National Park," Wyoming.