Antarctica Galápagos Baja Glen Canyon Smoky Mountains Adirondacks Maine Iceland Greece Egypt East Africa China

As a young artist, Eliot Porter photographed subjects near his homes in the northeastern United States. Over time, he traveled farther away from home and began photographing new places with different terrain, animals, and cultures.

Porter selected and photographed subjects in each place to express his appreciation for natural beauty. He gathered his photographs into books that helped raise awareness of the value of preserving these places. 

The points on the world map show many of the places Porter traveled to take photographs. Click on a location and you will see a sampling of Porter's photographs from each place. Follow the questions in your Activity Log to guide you through this section.

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Galápagos Islands, Ecuador Glen Canyon, Utah Great Smoky Mountains, Appalachian Mountains, Eastern Tennessee, Western North Carolina Adirondack Mountains, Northeastern New York Maine Iceland Greece Egypt East Africa China Antarctica Baja, California, Mexico