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20 Instagrams That Show How Beautiful America Really Is

David Guttenfelder is an expert at photography and master of Instagram.

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David Guttenfelder is an award-winning photojournalist who was named Time magazine's "Instagram Photographer of the Year" in 2013.

And with just cause.

For the past several months, on assignment for National Geographic, Dave's Instagram has shown some of the most beautiful and breathtaking views of the American Midwest.

"Work commute. Grand Teton National Park near Jackson, Wyoming."

"A horse at Hell's A-Roarin' Outfitter stands in a hilltop corral overlooking Yellowstone National Park."

"Snow covered pine stand on a hillside in Montana's Gallatin National Forest."

"8 year old Jake uses a fence to climb down from his horse as he helps his parents Jim and Sandy Morgan round up the family's cattle near Bridger, Montana."

"U.S. flags, military patches, memorial messages and 'Thank You's' to U.S. veterans cover a telephone pole along a county road between Menlo and Greenfield, Iowa dedicated to U.S. Veterans. "

"I think I know how they feel."

"A bison is held in a hydraulic livestock chute so it can be vaccinated, pregnancy tested, tagged, and tested for the disease brucellosis."

"A road sign, riddled with gunshot holes, stands along a gravel road leading from Gardiner, Montana to the town of Jardine along the boundary of a Yellowstone National Park."

"Susie, a 20-something year old mare, eats as her mane blows in the breeze on a hillside in Montana's Paradise Valley."

"A biologist with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, left, and an assistant recover and test the remains of a bighorn sheep which died of pneumonia near the town of Gardiner along the boundary with Yellowstone National Park."

"Yearling sheep crowd a trail as they climb into the Gravelly Mountains for summer pasture above Montana's Madison Valley."

"Roadside crosses mark the site of three who died along a two-lane highway south of Grass Range, Montana."

"Dogs in pickup trucks. Grand Teton National Park."

"American artifact No. 123. U.S. aircraft carrier designed disposable cigarette lighter."

"The "Freedom Rock" sits along a county road between Menlo and Greenfield, Iowa just south of Interstate 35."

"A bison stands in a livestock chute at Fort Belknap Reservation before a blood sample is taken from it during annual regulated disease testing."

"Horses on Fort Belknap Reservation, home of the Gros Ventre and Assiniboine people. Montana."

"Driving on a gravel road leading from the farmhouse where I grew up near Waukee, Iowa."

David Guttenfelder is a photojournalist and National Geographic Society Fellow. To view more of his photos, check out his Instagram and website.

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