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Friday Fotos: National Parks (Not Just the Grand Canyon!)

AJ Ringström | Saguaro National Park

AJ Ringström | Saguaro National Park

Some people (including a few commenters on our Facebook page) think Arizona has only one national park. While the Grand Canyon may be the most famous national park here, Arizona is home to 22 national parks, monuments, memorials and historic sites. There are plenty of Grand Canyon shots in this week’s Friday Fotos gallery, but also plenty from some lesser-known parks in the Grand Canyon State.

Make plans to visit one of these parks soon! Don’t forget, entrance fees are waived next Saturday, September 27.

By submitting photographs to Arizona Highways via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr or other social networking sites, the photographer grants Arizona Highways electronic rights. No financial consideration will be paid to anyone for publication on the Arizona Highways blog or website.

By publishing a photographer’s work to its blog, Arizona Highways does not endorse the photographer’s private business or claim responsibility for any business relationships entered into between the photographer and our readers.

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Friday Fotos: Down by the Water

No Stone Unturned Photography | San Carlos River

No Stone Unturned Photography | San Carlos River

We got plenty of water in much of Arizona this week, so that was the inspiration for this week’s Friday Fotos theme. Thank you, as always, for your submissions. Have a great weekend!

By submitting photographs to Arizona Highways via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr or other social networking sites, the photographer grants Arizona Highways electronic rights. No financial consideration will be paid to anyone for publication on the Arizona Highways blog or website.

By publishing a photographer’s work to its blog, Arizona Highways does not endorse the photographer’s private business or claim responsibility for any business relationships entered into between the photographer and our readers.

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A Friday Fotos FAQ

John Morey Photography | Kachina Peaks Wilderness

John Morey Photography | Kachina Peaks Wilderness

Many of our fans participate in Friday Fotos every week. But we’ve picked up a lot of new fans recently, so we wanted to answer some of the frequently asked questions about this fun activity. We hope you’ll join in!

Q: What is Friday Fotos?
A: Friday Fotos is a collection of photos submitted by Arizona Highways readers and fans. The submissions are based around a theme, which is different from week to week. A selection of submissions is posted every Friday to the Arizona Highways blog.

Q: How do I find out what the theme is?
A: Every Wednesday morning (or thereabouts), we post the theme on our Facebook page. To make sure you’re always up to date, make sure you Like our page.

Q: Why didn’t I see this week’s theme post?
A: Facebook can be unpredictable about what posts it chooses to display in your News Feed. To be safe, check in with our page on Wednesday to be sure you’ve seen the post about the theme.

Q: Hey, didn’t you have this week’s theme (or a similar theme) recently?
A: We try to mix up the themes as much as we can, but some (such as monsoon storms) are very popular, so we might not wait too long before doing another week of those themes.

Q: How do I submit my photos?
A: You can submit photos by posting them to our Facebook page. Post them to the page itself, not as comments on the post announcing the theme. Photos posted as comments will not be considered for inclusion in the Friday Fotos gallery.

Q: What are the other requirements for submitted photos?
A: There is a limit of two submissions per person, per week. With each photo you submit, please include where in Arizona the photo was made. It’s also a good idea to mention that your photo is a Friday Fotos submission; we get a lot of posts to our page, so that helps us know that you actually wanted your photo included in the gallery.

Q: I don’t use Facebook. Isn’t there another way to submit photos?
A: Sorry, but we only accept submissions through our Facebook page. We encourage those who are apprehensive about Facebook to become familiar with the site’s security and privacy settings to ensure that their personal information is safeguarded.

Q: What is the deadline for submissions?
A: The deadline is 7 p.m. Arizona time Thursday.

Q: How are the photos for the gallery chosen?
A: We generally look for a good mix of photographers, places, styles and photo types (landscape, macro, wildlife, etc.). And we rely on our fans, too: If a photo is garnering a lot of Likes and/or comments, we take that into account. We try to include at least 60 photos in each week’s gallery.

Q: What happens to the photos after I submit them?
A: They continue to live on our Facebook page (and, if they were selected, in the Friday Fotos gallery on the blog). And we sometimes reuse fan-submitted photos (with proper credit, of course) in future blog posts.

Q: Will I be paid for my photo?
A: No. By submitting the photo to us, you grant us electronic rights to the photo. No financial consideration will be paid for publication on our blog or website. If you don’t agree with this policy, we recommend you not submit a photo. We always include photo credits, and we also encourage submitters to add watermarks to their photos to ensure someone doesn’t pass someone else’s work off as their own.

Q: How can I see previous Friday Fotos galleries?
A: Go to our blog and search for “Friday Fotos.”

Any other questions? Please let us know!

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Friday Fotos: Fine Furry Friends

Kathleen Reeder | Tucson

Kathleen Reeder | Tucson

From bobcats to bighorn sheep, Arizona is home to a profusion of diverse mammals. Thanks, as always, for your amazing submissions for this week’s “mammals”-themed Friday Fotos. We hope you’ll share this gallery with your friends on social media.

Have a great weekend!

By submitting photographs to Arizona Highways via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr or other social networking sites, the photographer grants Arizona Highways electronic rights. No financial consideration will be paid to anyone for publication on the Arizona Highways blog or website.

By publishing a photographer’s work to its blog, Arizona Highways does not endorse the photographer’s private business or claim responsibility for any business relationships entered into between the photographer and our readers.

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Friday Fotos: Wild Arizona

Don Lawrence | Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness

Don Lawrence | Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness

We included 84 photos in this week’s “wilderness”-themed Friday Fotos, and that still wasn’t enough to do justice to your amazing submissions. Keep them coming! And for more wilderness, pick up our September issue, on newsstands now. In it, we pay tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act with a look at Arizona’s most pristine and protected places.

Also, stay tuned to the blog in September, when we’ll spotlight three of Arizona’s 90 wilderness areas each day of the month.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

By submitting photographs to Arizona Highways via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr or other social networking sites, the photographer grants Arizona Highways electronic rights. No financial consideration will be paid to anyone for publication on the Arizona Highways blog or website.

By publishing a photographer’s work to its blog, Arizona Highways does not endorse the photographer’s private business or claim responsibility for any business relationships entered into between the photographer and our readers.

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Friday Fotos: The North Remembers

Dean Andersen | Grand Canyon

Dean Andersen | Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, the San Francisco Peaks … there are a lot of reasons to head north of Interstate 40 in Arizona, especially in the summer. Here are some of your favorites. Thanks, as always, for your amazing submissions. Heading north this weekend? Tomorrow’s high in Flagstaff: 75 degrees.

By submitting photographs to Arizona Highways via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr or other social networking sites, the photographer grants Arizona Highways electronic rights. No financial consideration will be paid to anyone for publication on the Arizona Highways blog or website.

By publishing a photographer’s work to its blog, Arizona Highways does not endorse the photographer’s private business or claim responsibility for any business relationships entered into between the photographer and our readers.

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