The United States as seen by its residents
In Seattle, Washington, the Ballard Locks separate Puget Sound from the freshwater of Lake Washington and Lake Union. The Alaska fishing fleet passes through these locks on their way out to sea.
Previously in this series: Venice Beach, California. Western Georgia. Cincinnati, Ohio. Birmingham, Alabama. Clarksdale, Mississippi. New York, New York. The border between Arizona and Nevada. Detroit, Michigan. Key West, Florida. Portland, Oregon. Boston, Massachusetts. Austin, Texas. Nashville, Tennessee. Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Submission guidelines: We're seeking photographs that capture the look and feel of the United States as seen by those who live here, rather than the stock images of postcards and TV backdrops. Email photos to firstname.lastname@example.org - doing so affirms that you hold all rights to the submission, and grants us permission to publish your photo at TheAtlantic.com and in any future collection of What America Looks Like photographs.
Image credit: Douglas Koebrich
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