From sea to shining sea, the national parks preserve some of the country's most unique wilderness areas. As such, they are a gift to nature photographers everywhere. In the pages of Photographing National Parks, Chris Nicholson delves into what all the parks offer to the photographer, and how to best research and prepare for a trip to explore the artistic opportunities within. Learn how to travel safely and photograph in the various environments found in the park system, including desert, alpine, forest and coastline. Discover where to find valuable information about iconic and secret photo locations, how to stay powered up in the outdoors, and ideas for ancillary gear that will make a photo project more efficient and productive.