Western North Carolina’s majestic mountains hold unrivaled beauty and the power to heal. In a time of uncertainty, loss, fear, and division, find inspiration and solace through a collection of photos that capture our most wondrous wild places.
For this year’s Images of Western North Carolina Photo Contest, we reviewed more than 1,200 entries. What’s even more impressive: nearly 10,000 votes were cast for the Readers’ Choice winner. Check out the photo gallery below for our 2020 finalists and winners and find more honorable mentions.
Locals, especially, can confirm Western North Carolina holds a wealth of riches. From natural wonders and cultural treasures to splurge-worthy experiences, the indulgences afforded in our mountains are, in many ways, priceless.