Summer in Minnesota is a photographer's dream—the seasonal equivalent of a big, boisterous Broadway musical. And what a show it is, all garish colors and wild drama. To celebrate the season, we asked photographers for their favorite summer shots. We received more than 900 submissions and settled on 12 online images, a mix of landscapes, wildlife pics, and photos of folks recreating. Oh, and we included one image of the Minnesota State Fair to tide you over until that great get-together returns in 2021. (We're optimistic.) In the meantime, here's hoping this visual essay inspires your own safe, socially distanced outdoor adventures this season.