12 Calming Pictures of Nature to Help Reduce Your Stress

In this time where we find ourselves questioning the structure of our society on things like racial equality and health, it does lead, at least for me, added stress and anxiety. For me (and probably many others), I would take solace out in the natural world. Numerous studies have shown that being out in nature is good for not only your physical health but your mental health as well, specifically with reducing your stress. Sadly, for a lot of us, it’s harder to get out to the wild places of the world and get our dose of nature. Luckily studies have also been showing that even just looking at images of nature can help reduce our stress some! So I would like to share twelve photos to help us stay calm and inspire you a little. Most of these are for sale as prints so if you’re curious, just click the button below and leave a comment on which one relaxes you the most!


Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity; and that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life.

- John Muir



Dream Lake - Rocky Mountain National Park

Gjain - Iceland

Purple Mountains - Grand Teton National Park

Scoria Point Sunset - Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Sand Dunes Sunset - Great Sand Dunes Sunset 

Jordan Pond - Acadia National Park

Pictured Rocks Sunset - Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Colors of Earth and Stone - Antelope Canyon

Middle North Falls - Silver Falls State Park

Olympic Waters - Olympic National Park

Dry Creek Falls - Columbia River Gorge 

Hiking the Narrows - Zion National Park


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