This photo gallery features various photos of highways, major roads built for long-distance travel. Highway shots are an iconic niche of photography, emblematic of the journeys we undertake. They begin in the immediate foreground then stretch for miles before disappearing into small dots in the distance, a long path to an uncertain future.

These particular images show highways splitting various vistas in two: deserts, forests, prairies and lakes, but as the scenery changes the roads remain remarkably similar, all of them ribbons of asphalt. This is usually the case with journeys, as you brave new territories and find yourself in completely unfamiliar surroundings, you start to find that, though the destinations may change, the way you get there rarely does. No matter what lies ahead, you focus on the road, one mile at a time, and sometimes you amaze yourself with what you see when you pick your head up to look around and see where you are. 

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