A woman crouches on the tundra to take a photo of flowers with a smartphone.

Spectacular scenery or wildlife may appear over a hilltop or around the next river bend. The observant photographer will find the delicate as well as the dramatic.

Please note that commercial still and motion photography may require a special use permit, and photographing certain species under legal protection, such as polar bears, may require additional permitting. Ethical wildlife photography guidelines include giving animals plenty of space and allowing them to continue their behavior or travel without disruption.