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Mount Rainier National Park's Paradise area is famous for its glorious views and wildflower meadows. We can definitely see why. Photo by Danny Seidman (

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So beautiful .
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Summer storms make for some amazing pics. This photo was taken last week as a thunderstorm passed through the sage steppe on Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge in Wyoming. The clouds thinned for just a few minutes at sunset, allowing the "magic" light to filter through the clouds as a bolt of lightning struck at the same time. Photo by Tom Koerner, USFWS.

#Lightning   #thunderstorm   #publiclands   #Wyoming   #weather  
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A beautiful photo of first light at Glacier National Park in Montana. Of the image, photographer Kevin LeFevre says: “While shooting the sunrise at Bowman Lake, we were graced with this meandering doe. I scrambled to change my camera settings to accommodate the movement and pulled off this solitary photo. A once in a lifetime.” While parts of Glacier are closed because of ‪‎Reynolds Creek Fire‬, most of the park remains open, including Bowman Lake area. Photo courtesy of Kevin LeFevre.
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Wow - love it #nature  
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Check out this epic aerial battle between a bald eagle & two seagulls. David Canales captured this once-in-a-lifetime photo from his kayak on Prince William Sound in Alaska while on an 11-day expedition from Valdez to Whittier. Photo courtesy of David Canales.
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no hope, the eagle has pinch in the finger.
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Don’t Mess with Texas Squirrels!

#didyouknow :  Rock squirrels eat mostly plant material, fruits, and nuts, but don’t let their humble appearance fool you. They will also eat bird eggs, lizards, and snakes. This photo is from the vault and was captured by National Park Ranger W. Leggett. Ranger Leggett heard a racket outside the Frijole Ranch and then recorded the entire epic battle. The squirrel devoured most of the snake, bones and all, down to the last two inches. National Park Service photo.

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+Brent Burnett check it 🐍
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An epic storm this week made for an amazing photo of a lightning strike at Crater Lake National Park in Oregon. Brian Gailey captured this powerful moment two days ago when he had a gut feeling that night photography was going to be great at Crater Lake. Of the experience, Brian says, "Following my instinct, I headed up about midnight and pulled an all nighter. I was greeted by lightning, thunder, glowing Milky Way [and] moon-lit vistas." Photos courtesy of Brian Gailey.
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This bear at Katmai National Park in Alaska is clearly done with this week! 

Want more amazing videos? Check out the #BearCam at 

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One of the most popular backcountry hikes in Zion National Park, The Subway is not to be missed. This unique slot canyon was sculpted by the Left Fork of North Creek, and moving water chisels the rock floor, leaving behind shallow potholes. This amazing photo by Tiffany Nguyen captures the size and scale of The Subway. To explore The Subway, visitors must get permits, and it's subjected to daily limits. For more great photos of Zion, check out Photo courtesy of Tiffany Nguyen.

#zionnationalpark   #utah   #publiclands  
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such a sound inside...
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Nothing compares to experiencing the start of a new day at Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Sunrise photo by Manish Mamtani ( 

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What a beauty! Can you believe that all the beauty and all form of life, from our planet will disappear in no time? Can you believe that Planet Earth can became an other Moon, in no time? Are you aware of, that WW3 Can Start at Any Time, will definitely be the last and will transform Planet Earth into a Moon? A radioactive Moon! Do You Know How Close We Are? Ask them you vote for! Vote Pro-Peace Politicians O N L Y!
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Otherworldly is the only way we can describe this pic of Yellowstone

This jaw-dropping multi-image panorama shows Grand Prismatic Spring (Yellowstone's largest and most colorful hot spring)  at night with the ‪Milky Way sparkling above it and the stars reflected in the water below. Image courtesy of David Lane.

It's stunning, but is the real? The answer: Yes, but you have to know a little about astrophotography to understand. First, the image is 16 individual images stitched together (not stacked like HDR) to create a large panorama of the night sky. The stitching creates the curve in the Milky Way in order to keep the ground straight (think of it like taking an orange peel and laying it out flat, the sphere gets distorted). The Milky Way is colorful because camera light sensors can pick up more light than the human eye (most people just see the stars in black and white). This photo also shows air glow radiating out of the horizon and the aurora in the left corner.

#astrophotography   #astronomy   #milkyway   #milkywayphotography   #yellowstone
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Thank you so much, Mr. Dave Spencer. The route is well known in Britain as my late friends in Canada, who assisted my family travels. I had written in imitation of Spencer, to a quivered Diana, to also help those children on the farther side, in Russia, with her peace and love, as shown by the ill-understood HALO charity had.
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When was the last time you looked at the night sky after a day of hiking? This gorgeous timelapse video shows the Milky Way over the Needles District in Canyonlands National Park (Utah). 🎥 Video courtesy of Emily Ogden, media intern at Canyonlands. 

#milkyway   #Nationalpark   #canyonlands   #timelapse   #Utah  
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I lived in beautiful Utah for 15yrs,and their night skies in the mountains,and desert are some of the best I've been blessed to see.
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Look at those colors in the sky
A major solar storm lit up the skies over Yellowstone National Park Monday night. This photo of the ‪Northern Lights‬ was taken from the park's Mammoth Hot Springs. ‪‎Aurora Borealis‬ photo by Neal Herbert, National Park Service.

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The colors are awesome!!!!
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The U.S. Department of the Interior protects America’s natural resources and heritage, honors our cultures and tribal communities, and supplies the energy to power our future.

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The Department of the Interior (DOI) uses Google+, a non-government third party social networking application, to share information, promote public participation, and enhance communication with the public.  Your use of the Google+ application to communicate with DOI is voluntary, and through your interaction with DOI your personal information may become available.  Generally, personal information is not actively collected by DOI; however, if you request information or submit feedback from interaction with DOI through use of Google+, your profile name, image, contact information, and other information may be used to communicate with you or provide the requested information.  You should know that any comments, images or videos posted on DOI’s official Google+ page may be viewed by any user, and that video hangout sessions may be broadcasted using an online streaming video application operated by a third party to facilitate communication and increase government transparency.  You are subject to Google’s privacy policy and terms of use during your interactions with DOI on Google+.  The Department of the Interior will not share information provided with third parties for promotional purposes.  Please review the DOI Privacy Policy for how information is handled:

Courtesy Follows

Once upon a time, we followed the time-honored SocMed practice of courtesy following.  However, after the headaches of avoiding link-farmers, purveyors of "adult" material, and other folks that a cabinet agency shouldn't be seen hanging around with, we gradually stopped. We are slowly unfollowing most of our old c-follows. BTW, we're happy to prioritize un-following your account, if that's what you'd prefer.  In any case, we don't keep records on you, your account, nor anything in it, from your use of G+. Check our Privacy Impact Assessment for details.

The #Calendar (No promises, but we're keeping our eyes open for appropriate stories)

Monday: We're still working on it.  #Mondayblues isn't a very good fit, as environmental science is cool even on Mondays.

#TransformationTuesday seems like a good fit for stories about our Bureau of Reclamation.  And let's not forget #TechTuesday and #TriviaTuesday!

#WaybackWednesday explains itself.

As does #ThrowbackThursday -- but two retro days?  Meh.  Needs work.

Fridays, we publish our This Week at Interior video news update.  #twai?

#Caturday.  No promises, but we do have some beautiful pix of wild cats.
#Baturday?  Oh yes.

#ScienceSaturday and #ScienceSunday -- absolutely.

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