Summer temperatures can be brutal in the southern states, especially in desert areas. But in the northern U.S. and Canada, wild places that are dreary or even closed due to weather in the winter are perfect this time of year. Here are photography guides to ten locations that are excellent destinations for summer creativity.
Bow Lake, Alberta, Canada
The Canadian Rockies are home to some of the most spectacular scenery and breathtaking lakes in the world. Bow Lake is one of the largest lakes in Banff National Park, fed by meltwater from Bow Glacier in the Wapta Icefield. June to August offer the warmest weather, with average highs in the mid-70s. Spring and summer bring wildflowers to the lake’s shores. Read more about Bow Lake.