Pick your best shots taken in America's national parks and submit them to our National Park Photography Contest. The deadline to enter is Aug. 31, 2021, so start planning some getaways to capture your winning photo. We will award a grand prize in each of the three categories: Landscape, Wildlife and Night Skies.

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Great Prizes From TAMRON

Prize winners will get their choice of one Tamron camera lens described below. These lenses will take your photography to a new level.

Tamron 15-30mm

Model A041, $1,299 value
Compatible Mounts: Canon EF mount, Nikon, Nikon Z compatibility, Canon EOS R compatibility

The Tamron SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 is a high-speed ultra-wide-angle zoom lens with ultimate image quality that lets you capture all you see. By utilizing specialty glass materials and aspherical lens elements, Tamron’s engineers have minimized distortion and lateral chromatic aberration that can be an issue with wide-angle shooting. The lens has triple lens coatings consisting of the newly developed AX (Anti-reflection eXpand) Coating, plus eBAND (Extended Bandwidth & Angular-Dependency) and BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) Coatings, which all combine to provide sharp and clear images even in peripheral areas. The lens features high precision AF technology and a powerful VC (Vibration Compensation) mechanism. Moisture-Resistant Construction and Fluorine Coating with enhanced durability, make it possible to shoot under any type of shooting circumstances. Find more information at www.tamron-usa.com/product/lenses/a041.html

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Tamron 150-600mm

Model A022, $1,399 Value
Compatible Mounts: Canon, Nikon, Sony (without VC), Nikon Z compatibility, Canon EOS R compatibility

The Tamron SP 150-600mm G2 (Generation 2) ultra-telephoto lens with upgraded optical performance enables handheld shooting with remarkable definition. This new lens builds upon the success of the current SP 150-600mm (Model A011) which Tamron first introduced in December 2013, including better overall optical performance and faster AF speed, VC enhancements, plus Fluorine Coating, FLEX ZOOM LOCK, and compatibility with optional 1.4X and 2X teleconverters. Find more information at www.tamron-usa.com/product/lenses/a022.html


The Milky Way perched on a rocky base taken at a Night Skies Photo Workshop in Zion National Park

National Park Photography Workshops

National Park Trips Media and Tamron have teamed up to offer photo workshops inside your favorite national parks.

Panoramic of Horseshoe Bend in Arizona

Photo Op: Horseshoe Bend Near Grand Canyon

One of the most photographed sites in Arizona, Horseshoe Bend is definitely worth seeing and a convenient stop if you are traveling between Grand Canyon's rims.

Grand Canyon Temperature Inversion NPS photo by Erin Whittaker.

Photo Road Trip with Tamron Team Andre and Ken

Watch the sixth episode of Tamron's Photography Tailgate Tour where they go to the Grand Canyon for photo opportunities and happen into a cloud inversion.


National Park Email Newsletters

Whether you are planning a trip to the Grand Canyon or simply want to stay connected to the park, our newsletters are a great source of information and are filled with inspiring stories.

Bryce Canyon National Park - Sunrise at the Bryce Canyon Amphitheater by Douglas Croft

Bryce Canyon National Park

Explore Bryce Canyon National Park's famous red rock spires and horseshoe-shaped amphitheaters. Then give back with the Dollar Check-Off Program at a local hotel.

Snow in the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.

Winter in the Grand Canyon Photo Gallery

Even with all of the winter sunshine, significant snowfall can be expected during the winter, and occasionally snow will make it even to the river. The result is a beautiful blanket over red rock.

Hiking in the Grand Canyon

Winner of the Grand 6 Road Trip to 6 National Parks in Utah and Arizona

This trip takes you to all 5 of Utah's national parks plus the Grand Canyon for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Enter through Feb 23, 2021.

5:22 am at Lipan Point in the Grand Canyon. Photo by Grant Ordelheide

24-Hours in the Grand Canyon Photo Story by Grant Ordelheide

What do 24 hours in the Canyon look like? From sunrises to afternoon rainbows, and night hikes lit by headlamp, every hour in the park brings surprises.

Zion Subway. Photo by Whit Richardson

Utah National Parks

Head north from the Grand Canyon to explore one of Utah's five national parks - Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Zion, and Bryce