My name is Guido Diana and September 2016 I decided to fulfill my long life dream to travel and photograph North America. With more than 24.000 km traveled by air and road, I witnessed some of the most incredible scenery and adventures.

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During my three months of travel, I have seen the yellow aspen fall colors of Colorado, the incredible lakes of the Canadian Rockies, drove San Francisco’s Golden Gate bridge, Stood at the foot of the Grand Canyon, had an encounter with a wild grizzly bear and saw much more breathtaking views!

What I saw in North America blew my mind, and in my opinion, this continent has some of the most beautiful landscapes on the planet. That’s why I want to share my 35 best shots of this trip with you.

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Capitol Peak, Colorado

I just still can’t believe how yellow aspen trees were.

Cypres Tree Tunnel, California

Cypres Tree Tunnel is a famous spot just an hour out of San Fransisco. Its just magical during sunrise on a clear day.

Bow River, Canada

Near Lake Louise you can find this awesome train track next to the Bow River. I waited for 45 minutes in a temperature of 5 degrees celsius for the train to come!

Horseshoe bend, Arizona

I had a big storm during my visit to the super famous Horseshoe Bend. I just loved how the mood of the sky was and for a few seconds I got a glimpse of the blue sky.

Glacier Point Yosemite, California

I took this shot during a full moon. I was amazed of the scenery of this lookout.

Courthouse Mountain, Colorado

One of the most difficult hikes to reach this place, but the view and landscape are one of the most unique I have ever witnessed! I still can’t believe how yellow those aspen trees are during fall.

Peyto Lake, Canada

It was one of the coldest nights of my trip, since I was camping all the time! But when I woke up I got treated to this winter wonderland.

Emerald Lake, Canada

When I checked out Emerald Lake I could only wonder that I want to live in that amazing lodge.

The Subway, Utah

I was really exhausted when I reached this place, which is a 5 hour return (accounted that you’re fit) climbing rocks and crossing creeks. But this was one of the most amazing places I have seen in my life!

Mesa Arch, Utah

The famous Mesa Arch during sunrise. A little truth to this shot, it was crowded! As it is super populair, don’t be suprised to see over 20 people for sunrise to get that perfect shot of the arch.

The Boss, Canada

The infamous grizzly bear near Lake Louise called The Boss. A local told me he is the father of 80% of the cubs in that area.

Patricia Lake, Canada

One of my favourite images of this trip. When I was taking pictures these two german guys decided to go on a morning fishing trip. I quickly snapped this shot of them under an enormous mountain.

Grand Canyon North Rim, Arizona

One thing that was high on my bucket list was to see The Grand Canyon. It was just incredible feeling standing above this enormous canyon and shout as loud as you can to hear your echo bounce back seconds away!

Lake Louise, Canada

It took me four days to actually see the back end of the Lake! It was super clouded all the time, but waiting around was well worth it. I hiked to the tea house near the glacier and even witnessed an avalanche in the distance!

San Juan Mountain Range, Colorado

The colourful San Juan Mountain Range during sunrise.

Antalope Canyon, Arizona

The Lion, famous from the National Geographic cover photo. An amazing experience to capture in person.

Athabasca Falls, Canada

Instagram famous spot at Athabasca Falls. I didn’t dare to stand on the rock, but luckily a girl wanted to pose for me.

Athabasca Glacier, Canada

That time I found an actual ice cave! You won’t believe how blue the ice is. Just the feeling of walking inside and touching it just gave me goosebumps! However how beautiful this is, it also made me aware how major the problems are of accelerating climate change. The fast melting of the glacier is easily visible!

Secret Canyon, Arizona

My American friend knew a spot in Arizona even bigger that Horseshoe bend. It was an hour on a 4×4 road through the desert to reach this place, but we were all alone all night! Just us and the stars.

The Narrows, Utah

I had to hike waist deep to get into the Narrows, but this is an adventure I will not soon forget.

Bixby Creek Bridge, California

I mostly know this spot from GTA V. Didn’t had a helicopter to fly underneath it, so I just took a picture.

Mount Sneffels, Colorado

I camped near the foot of this mountain for three days waiting for this sunrise and made friends with the most awesome local hunters who treated me diner every night!

The Subway, Utah

Another angle of The Subway.

Mount Sneffels, Colorado

A composite of 100 star pictures.

Bryce Canyon, Utah

I had one of the coldest winds during this morning. I literally had to hold my tripod or else the wind would take it with camera and all!

Last Dollar Road, Colorado

The Famous Last Dollar road towards the super cool town of Telluride.

Elk, Canada

One of the coolest experiences of my trip was seeing this elk next to the road.

Mobius Arch, California

The night sky that night was just amazing.

Half Dome Yosemite, California

Another bucketlist item I could finally tick off; seeing the last light of sunset at Half Dome.

Maroon Bells, Colorado

One of the most fairytale scenes I have witnessed must have been Maroon Bells. During fall this spot is super populair though, there were probably 150 photographers with tripods standing next to me.

Golden Gate Bridge, California

The famous icon. I just can’t describe the feeling driving over this bridge.

Pyramid Mountain, Canada

Pyramid Mountain of Jasper national park.

Manhattan, New York City

I took this shot on my first day in the USA. It was 9/11 and they lid these two beams as a tribute to the victims of the terrorist attacks that occurred in 2001.

Patricia Lake, Canada

Another angle of Patricia Lake.

Statue Of Liberty, New York City

The statue of Liberty. I took this shot just from the free ferry to Staten Island.