The drama, beauty and charm of America captured in jaw-dropping photographs, from tornadoes and lush forests to rugged volcanic islands and epic glaciers

Slide 1 of 32: These images, put together by MailOnline Travel, show the jaw-dropping diversity of the country. There are hot springs, bewitching oaks, rugged islands, cobbled streets and picturesque train journeys. We’ve included pictures of the winding Mississippi River, North Carolina's mystifying Great Smoky Mountains and Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano - one of the most active volcanoes on earth. Scroll through to see these stunning images and many more...
Slide 2 of 32: Bear Glacier is located in Alaska's Kenai Fjords National Park. It is the longest glacier in the park, measuring 13 miles long.
Slide 3 of 32: The Seven Mile Bridge is an iconic bridge in the Florida Keys, which lies between the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. Whisper it - it actually only stretches for 6.75 miles.
Slide 4 of 32: South Dakota's Badlands National Park is best known for its striking rugged formations. The multi-colored layers are formed from sedimentary rock that has been eroded over time.

Slide 5 of 32: A stunning aerial shot of the winding Mississippi River, which stretches for 2,350 miles from Lake Itasca in Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico. It's seven miles across at its widest point.
Slide 6 of 32: Pictured above is the Jefferson Memorial in Washington DC framed by a beautiful blossom tree. Spring is the ideal time to visit the U.S capital when its 3,000-plus cherry blossom trees are in peak bloom. The trees were gifted from Tokyo's mayor in 1912.
Slide 7 of 32: Looking like a giant plug hole, this is Thor's Well in Oregon - also known as the 'gate to hell' - which is big enough to swallow a large boat. At high tide water bursts out of the well in spectacular fashion.
Slide 8 of 32: Picture postcard: You will be blown away by the beauty of Grand Teton National Park in northwestern Wyoming.
Slide 9 of 32: The Golden Gate Bridge, which connects San Francisco Bay to the Pacific Ocean, looks mesmerizing on a foggy day.

Slide 10 of 32: Acorn Street in Boston's Beacon Hill neighborhood is one of the city's most photographed streets thanks to its charming cobblestone aesthetics.
Slide 11 of 32: This tumbledown general store would be a welcome pit-stop for anyone driving the famous Route 66 through the Arizona desert.
Slide 12 of 32: The vivid colors of Grand Prismatic Spring are an eye-catching feature of this image. It is the world's third largest hot spring - bigger than a football field at 370 feet in diameter - and located at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.
Slide 13 of 32: The sun rises over Miami's trendy South Beach, which is known for its sugar-white sand and retro lifeguard towers.
Slide 14 of 32: Moss trees pictured in Hoh Rainforest on the Olympic Peninsula in western Washington state. This lesser-known rainforest receives on average 12-14 feet of rain a year, so don't forget to pack your waterproof gear!

Slide 15 of 32: A view of Brush Park - one of the oldest historic neighborhoods in Detroit - which has recently been given a new lease of life thanks to rapid redevelopment and renovation.
Slide 16 of 32: Don't go chasing waterfalls: Niagara Falls, found at the border of New York and Ontario, looks spectacular from this angle. And most others, to be frank. The largest drop is 165 feet.
Slide 17 of 32: The sun beams through the clouds onto the Great Smoky Mountains. They are tucked into the far western corner of North Carolina and called the 'Smokies' due to the mist and fog that hovers around the peaks.
Slide 18 of 32: This dramatic image shows lava flowing into the Pacific Ocean from Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, which was designated a Unesco World Heritage site in 1987. Kilauea rose up from the sea about 100,000 years ago.
Slide 19 of 32: Old-world charm: The historic streetcars in New Orleans, Louisiana, make for a special way to get around the city.
Slide 20 of 32: A photographer captures the sun setting over a desolate farm house on the Great Plains in this spectacular image.
Slide 21 of 32: A tornado arcs into stormy skies over Alpena, Michigan. Storm chaser Hank Schyma, from Houston, Texas, captured the image as he traveled more than 50,000 miles around the USA.
Slide 22 of 32: Hank Schyma captured this spectacular image of the sky appearing to glow orange at the tail end of a hurricane.
Slide 23 of 32: The winds pick up around Coleridge in Nebraska as a huge tornado grows in the background near a small rural community.
Slide 24 of 32: Heavy lightning hits the ground just south of the city of Casa Grande in Arizona. Storm chaser Mike Olbinski, who took this image, has described his love of photographing extreme weather formations as 'a kind of addiction'.
Slide 25 of 32: The remains of a massive storm begin to drift away from the town of Booker in Texas in this atmospheric photograph.
Slide 26 of 32: A thunderstorm sweeps across Highway 85 in Arizona just as the sun sets in the distance. Storm chaser Mike Olbinski took the image between Gila Bend and the town of Ajo in October 2010. He has said he will never grow tired or get bored of photographing weather formations.
Slide 27 of 32: Pictured is Amtrak's The Cardinal service, which runs from New York to Chicago and across the Ohio River.
Slide 28 of 32: Pictured is Amtrak's Coast Starlight service, which runs from Seattle to Los Angeles, snaking its way along a stunning stretch of the Californian coast.
Slide 29 of 32: A woman poses in a hammock by a stunning waterfall on Oahu, Hawaii. It's the third-largest island in the Hawaiian chain of 132 islets and lies 2,390 miles from California.
Slide 30 of 32: Oak Alley Plantation, an hour's drive to the west of New Orleans, features an eye-catching 800ft-long alley of southern oak trees.
Slide 31 of 32: In this hypnotic, black and white image two people hold an umbrella while walking in The Mall, Central Park, in New York.
Slide 32 of 32: Na Pali coast on the island of Kauai, Hawaii, is a place of extraordinary natural beauty with its emerald-hued cliffs. And it has a lot of sandy beaches. In fact they make up 50 percent of its 111-mile coastline.
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