Alabama: Images of the Yellowhammer State (33 photos)

Nearly 5 million people live in Alabama, which takes its nickname from its state bird, the yellowhammer. The terrain of Alabama ranges from mountains in the north, to rolling hills and gentle plains sloping toward Mobile and the Gulf Coast in the southwest. Below are a few glimpses of the landscape of Alabama and some of the wildlife and people calling it home.

This photo story is part of Fifty, a collection of images from each of the United States.

A view from the Rock Garden on Cheaha Mountain in Cheaha State Park. Cheaha Mountain is the highest point in Alabama, reaching an elevation of 2,413 feet (735 meters).

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