Best Photos of Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Each year we ask national park travelers to enter their best photos in our annual photo contest. Here are some of the best shots we've received that were taken in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

As the Sun Rises

Misty Morning at Cades Cove in Great Smoky Mountain National Park

Misty Morning at Cades Cove

Cades Cove sunrise while deer graze in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The sun rises over grazing deer in Cades Cove

Black bear up a tree in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Black bear up a tree

Misty mountain sunrise in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Misty mountain sunrise

Watching the sunrise from Charlie's Bunion in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Watching the sunrise from Charlie's Bunion

Sunrise from Purchase Knob in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Sunrise from Purchase Knob

Afternoon Adventure

Autumn glow on a Smoky Mountain stream

Autumn glow on a Smoky Mountain stream

Millipedes on Gabes Mountain Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Millipedes on Gabes Mountain Trail

Children playing while hiking a misty Forney Ridge Trail on Andrew Bald in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Children playing while hiking a misty Forney Ridge Trail on Andrew Bald

Smoky Mountain cascades

Smoky Mountain cascades

Black bear nursing her cubs in Great Smoky Mountain National Park

Black bear nursing her cubs

Fishing under a canopy of autumn trees in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Fishing under a canopy of autumn trees

Henry Whitehead Place in autumn, Cades Cove at Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Henry Whitehead Place in autumn

Sunset Moments

Watching the sun set on Clingmans Dome in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Watching the sun set from Clingmans Dome

Scenic Smoky Mountain drive at sunset in autumn

Scenic Smoky Mountain drive at sunset in autumn

Red sunset in Cades Cove

Red sunset in Cades Cove

Sunset after the rain in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Sunset after the rain

Night Stars

The night stars over Clingmans Dome, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The night stars over Clingmans Dome

The Milky Way near Clingmans Dome in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The Milky Way near Clingmans Dome

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