Home to nearly 600 million people, North America's immensity is matched only by its diversity. Simmering volcanoes, dazzling architecture, open prairie—each of these vistas and more make up the 9.5 million square miles cradled between Atlantic and Pacific, Arctic and Caribbean. Whether you're a visitor from abroad, or a continental citizen just looking to meet the neighbors, these astounding photos will make you look at North America in a new light.
Members of our Your Shot photography community took the pictures in this gallery. Join the community, and share a photo of somewhere that's meaningful to you—anywhere in the world—during the "Places We Love" assignment, running until May 22.