A statewide look at Maine’s natural beauty from our newsletter subscribers

They say a picture paints 1,000 words. These photos from our newsletter subscribers attest to that as they helped us showcase the way of life in Maine.

There is no question Maine is a beautiful state filled with remarkable views — and great opportunities for photographers — from the highest peaks to the beautiful coast. It’s partly why so many want to vacation here, even during the days of COVID, and uproot themselves to resettle in Maine.

When I decided in 2021 to crowdsource photos from our more than 5,100 newsletter subscribers to lead the Daily Monitor newsletter, I knew I would be inundated with incredible sceneries from around the entire state that encapsulate the way of life in Maine.

From people pausing to snap a gorgeous sunset as they embark on a stroll during all seasons of weather to capturing the view from atop some of Maine’s mountains, The Maine Monitor has showcased all parts of the state through what can only be described as a virtual staycation.

This is a small compilation of the hundreds of photos we have published in the newsletter that were among the favorite of the Monitor team and of newsletter subscribers. It’s a reminder of our state’s natural beauty and the opportunity we have each day to explore that beauty.

A tree, amid shifting seasons, bides its time in Brunswick. Photo by Jym St. Pierre.


Among the beautiful winter views in Maine is snow covered Mount Megunticook in Camden Hills State Park. Photo by Eric Buck.


A snowy, winter look at Mount Katahdin, Maine’s highest mountain, from Pogey Pond in Baxter State Park. Photo by Peter Kalajian.


A sunset view at the Beech Hill Preserve in Rockport offers a chance for gazers to pause and enjoy nature’s beauty. Photo by Peter Brann.


A gorgeous view from Glass Face Mountain of the Androscoggin River valley towards Bethel. Photo by Peter Brann.


It’s a dog’s world, and we’re all just living in it. Also, there’s a sunset happening at Belgrade Lakes. Photo by Amanda Zink.


A picturesque way to commemorate the day at Newbury Neck in Surry. Photo by Tracy Eisenhauer.


Two young explorers pause during their adventure to capture the beauty of French Mountain in Rome. Photo by Laura McCandlish.


Fishing at Reid State Park, located at the south end of Georgetown Island in Georgetown. Photo by Bob Bond.


A winter sunset at Baxter State Park. Photo by Jym St. Pierre.


The warmth of a sunrise over the frozen Lovejoy Pond in Fayette is a remarkable way to start an otherwise cold the day. Photo by Mary Bayer.

George Harvey

George Harvey is the Multimedia Editor for The Maine Monitor. He oversees digital and newsletter production, coordinates social media content and shares the work of The Maine Monitor’s staff writers and contributors with media partners around the state. George previously worked in athletics administration, and earned a bachelor’s degree from Florida Atlantic University.
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