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This week, it’s all about landscape photography. Show us your best establishing shot, out in nature or in an urban setting.

Photo by Cheri Lucas Rowlands, taken atop Ryan Mountain in Joshua Tree National Park, California.

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After roadtripping through Utah’s surreal geological landscape last year, I bought a US National Parks pass and vowed to explore more of North America’s parks. There’s just so much to see.

On a recent hike up Ryan Mountain in Joshua Tree National Park, I saw panoramic views of Southern California’s desert dotted with Joshua trees, rocky formations, and mountains far off in the distance:

Photo by Cheri Lucas Rowlands, taken atop Ryan Mountain in Joshua Tree National Park, California.

For this week’s challenge, share a photo of a landscape: a wide establishing shot of a scene in nature or an urban setting. Landscape photography is typically displayed in a horizontal orientation; before getting started, read photographer Jeff Sinon’s tips on composition and finding the best shot.

For inspiration, browse our editors’ picks in the landscape category of Discover.

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      1. It’s amazing what one can do with those iPhones. I agree that they have become full fledged cameras in their own right. Nice shot indeed and unusual framing which makes it even more interesting. And the pastel colours. Nice.

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