Madison Indiana Photography

Wildflowers of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

I thought it might be time to move on from the wildflowers we have here in Madison Indiana and venture on to my favorite spot to photograph and that’s the The Great Smoky Mountains National Park in East Tennessee.  If I could only have one place to photograph at for the rest of my life it would be here, the diversity of flora and fauna and not to mention the incredible landscape opportunities make the GSMNP  a photographers dream.

This past April we made a trip down to hike and work all the great spots for wildflower images. Even though wildflowers cover nearly the entire park there are spots where if you make the trip you have to visit and these include Cove Hardwood Nature Trail, White-oak Sinks, Chimney’s Top, Porters Creek and Cucumber Gap. These are all fantastic trails to view and photograph wildflowers and they are also relatively easy hikes as well !!

I won’t share many images from each trail but I thought I might just share a few today and post more later. First we have some shots from Cove Hardwood Nature trail. I hope you enjoy the images and if you ever travel to the Park in the spring these trails are a must see on your visit !!




Yellow Trillium

cove hardwood nature trail yellow trillium 1 2014


Large Flowering Trillium


cove hardwood nature trail trillium 3 2014



Sweet White Trillium



cove hardwood nature trail trillium 1 2014



July 7, 2014 - Posted by | Blue Ridge Mountains, flower photography, flowers, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, macro, macro photography, nature, nature photography, photography, Uncategorized, West Street Art Center, wildflowers | , , , , , , , , ,


  1. The only of the three I get to see locally is the Large White Trillium. Nice to see your fine images of other species, Bernie.

    Comment by Steve Gingold | July 7, 2014 | Reply

    • Thanks Steve it is incredible the number of varieties you can find there !!

      Comment by Bernie Kasper | July 9, 2014 | Reply

  2. Beautiful photos, Bernie. I just love Trilliums!

    Comment by montucky | July 8, 2014 | Reply

  3. every time there is lot of variety and beauty 🙂

    Comment by joshi daniel | July 8, 2014 | Reply

  4. Superb images. I’ve never seen the yellow trillium, so that image is a treat for me. In the second image, the petals and leaves are lined up beautifully, accentuating their graceful lines.

    Comment by Anita Bower | July 12, 2014 | Reply

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