Red rock formations that twist and turn as if you’re walking through a kaleidoscope. Vibrant yellow and red flowers that only come out to for the party in the evening and early morning hours and wildflowers covering the hillside. I had no idea the desert could be so filled with so much color.
Arizona is truly a beautiful part of the country, which is why it’s this month’s theme for Carpe Travel’s Inspiration from Instagram.
I’ve captured a few of my favorite Intsagram #Arizona pictures to share its beauty…and feed your wanderlust. Make sure to click over and check out all of these amazing Instagramers for even more eye candy.
Instagram Inspiration: Arizona
Did you know there are more than 700 species of butterflies in North America and 326 species in Arizona. A little fact I picked up at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix. A photo posted by Elaine Schoch (@elaineschoch) on
Its beautiful what nature has created for us -lower Antelope Canyon A photo posted by @ms_pnw on
Wildflower season in Phoenix, AZ. I had no idea the desert could be so colorful. A photo posted by Elaine Schoch (@elaineschoch) on
Cool clouds at Papago Park A photo posted by @kleindru on
A photo posted by Laurie (@haveteacupwilltravel) on
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The world’s best hoop stars in one spot. The 25th Annual Heard Museum World Championship Hoop Dance Contest this weekend, Feb. 7 & 9. Prepare for stunning performances of the men and women who are vying to call themselves World Champion Hoop Dancer. The event combines artistry, sheer athleticism and cultural traditions to create an exciting, colorful and suspenseful competition. Pictured: 2013 Hoop competitor Manaya Duncan (Plains Cree/Taino/Apache/Arikara/Hidatsa/Mandan). A photo posted by Heard Museum (@heardmuseum) on