Safety In Our National Parks

A search and rescue team at Yosemite practices an evacuation. You don’t want to be the one on the stretcher—take your time, watch your step and prioritize your safety over your photography. Photo courtesy National Park Service/Dave Pope.

Every year we hear tragic stories of accidents in our national parks that could have been avoided with better planning and situational awareness. Before heading into the wild, review these tips for planning and enjoying a safe, successful photo adventure. Read our guide to safety in the national parks.