Geocoded data reveals which American states have the most photogenic sunsets

states with the MOST picturesque sunsets
Yosemite at sunset, California, USA. (Image credit: Getty Images)

As the warm summer nights and late night barbecue's are fast approaching, many of us will have our cameras at the ready and be looking out for the beautiful sunsets that we often miss out on in the cooler months. 

Experts on travel insurance over at Forbes Advisor have done their homework in a curious attempt to discover the most picturesque US states, solely based on how many geocoded photos of sunsets are uploaded to Instagram

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Most Picturesque American States for Sunsets on Instagram
RankAmerican State % Of Sunset Posts Taken in StateAverage Likes Per Sunset PostAverage Comments Per Sunset Post
4New York6.05%127.425.41
7North Carolina3.28%77.994.25

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Beth Nicholls
Staff Writer

A staff writer for Digital Camera World, Beth has an extensive background in various elements of technology with five years of experience working as a tester and sales assistant for CeX. After completing a degree in Music Journalism, followed by obtaining a Master's degree in Photography awarded by the University of Brighton, she spends her time outside of DCW as a freelance photographer specialising in live music events and band press shots under the alias 'bethshootsbands'.