Works in the Collection

In addition to creating some of the world’s most compelling photos, world renowned landscape photographer Ansel Adams was devoted to protecting wilderness.

The below works are on display at the Ansel Adams Collection at The Wilderness Society headquarters in Washington, D.C. The collection is open to the public on weekdays and closed on weekends and federal holidays.

To plan your visit, see visitor information.

Works on Display

Antelope House Ruin, Morning
Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Arizona
1942

Aspens
Northern New Mexico, New Mexico
1958

Aspens, Dawn, Autumn
Dolores River Canyon, Colorado
1937

Autumn Storm, Las Trampas
Near Peňasco, New Mexico
1958

Bridal Veil Fall
Yosemite National Park, California
1927

Canyon De Chelly
Canyon De Chelly National Monument, Arizona
1942

Cedar Tree, Autumn
Yosemite National Park, California
1965

Clearing Storm
Sonoma County Hills, California
1951

Clearing Winter Storm
Yosemite National Park, California
1937

Cypress and Fog
Pebble Beach, California
1967

Dawn, Autumn
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee
1948

Detail, Juniper Wood
Sequoia National Park, California
1927

Dogwood
Yosemite National Park, California
1938

Dune
White Sands National Monument, New Mexico
1941

Dunes
Oceano, California
1963

Eagle Peak and Middle Brother, Winter
Yosemite National Park, California
1968

El Capitan and the Merced River, Clouds
Yosemite National Park , California
1948

El Capitan, Fall
Yosemite National Park, California
1940

Evening Clouds and Pool, East Side of the Sierra Nevada
Owens Valley, California
1962

Fern Spring, Dusk
Yosemite National Park, California
1961

Frozen Lake and Cliffs, Sierra Nevada
Sequoia National Park, California
1932

Ghost Ranch Hills
Chama Valley, New Mexico
1937

Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
1942

Grass and Pool, Tuolumne Meadows
Yosemite National Park, California
1935

Half Dome, Merced River, Winter
Yosemite National Park, California
1938

High Country Crags and Moon, Sunrise
Kings Canyon National Park, California
1935

Juniper and Cliffs, Upper Merced River Canyon
Yosemite National Park, California
1936

Lake Near Muir Pass
Kings Canyon National Park, California
1933

Leaf
Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska
1948

Leaves
Mt. Rainier National Park, Washington
1942

Lodgepole Pines, Lyell Fork of the Merced River
Yosemite National Park, California
1921

Manly Beacon, from Zabriskie Point
Death Valley National Park, California
1952

Merced River, Cliffs of Cathedral Rocks, Autumn
Yosemite National Park, California
1939

Metamorphic Rock and Summer Grass, Foothills
Sierra Nevada, California
1945

Mono Lake, Cloud Reflections
California
1947

Monolith, The Face of Half Dome
Yosemite National Park, California
1927

Monument Valley
Monument Valley, Arizona
1958

Moon and Half Dome
Yosemite National Park, California
1960

Moonrise, Hernandez
New Mexico
1941

Mount McKinley and Wonder Lake
Denali National Park, Alaska
1947

Mt. Williamson, Sierra Nevada
Manzanar, California
1944

Oak Tree, Rain
Sonoma County, California
1951

Oak Tree, Snowstorm
Yosemite National Park, California
1948

Old Faithful Geyser
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
1942

Orchard, Early Spring
Portola Valley, California
1953

Rain, Beartrack Cove
Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska
1949

Redwoods, Bull Creek Flat
Northern California
1960

Rock and Grass, Moraine
Lake Sequoia National Park, California
1936

Sand Bar, Rio Grande
Big Bend National Park, Texas
1947

Sand Dunes
Oceano, California
1950

Sand Dunes, Sunrise
Death Valley National Park, California
1948

Self Portrait
Monument Valley, Utah
1958

Sequoia Gigantea Roots, Mariposa Grove
Yosemite National Park, California
1950

Siesta Lake
Yosemite National Park, California
1958

Stream, Sea and Clouds Rodeo Lagoon
Golden Gate National Recreation Area, California
1962

Sunset, Pacific Ocean, California
California
1960

Surf and Rock
Monterey County Coast, California
1951

Surf Series #1
San Mateo County Coast, California
1940

Surf Series #2
San Mateo County Coast, California
1940

Surf Series #3
San Mateo County Coast, California
1940

Tenaya Creek, Dogwood, Rain
Yosemite National Park California, 1948

Tenaya Lake, Mt. Conness
Yosemite National Park, California
1946

The Golden Gate Before the Bridge
San Francisco, California
1932

The Minarets and Iceberg Lake, from Volcanic Ridge
Sierra Nevada, California
1935

The Tetons and the Snake River
Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
1942

Thunderstorm over the Great Plains
Near Cimarron, New Mexico
1961

Trailside, near Juneau
Alaska
1947

Tree, Stump and Mist
North Cascades National Park, Washington
1958

Trees, Slide Lake
Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
1956

Vernal Fall
Yosemite National Park, California
1948

Vine and Rock
Hawaii
1948

Water and Foam
Yosemite National Park, California
1959

White Branches
Mono Lake, California
1947

White House Ruin
Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Arizona
1942

White Mountain Range, Thunderclouds, from Buttermilk County
Near Bishop, California
1959

Winter Sunrise, Sierra Nevada
Lone Pine, California
1943

Yellow Pine Bark and Pine Needle
Yosemite National Park, California
1972

Yosemite Valley, Winter
Yosemite National Park, California
1940

Zabriskie Point
Death Valley National Park, California
1942
 
Ansel Adams at his Studio
Photo by Arnold Newman
Carmel, California
1976