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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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NICE SHOT...
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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.

#wildlife   #wildlifephotography   #texas   #coolstuff  
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can squirrel kill snake or mistakenly it can kill snake
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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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Notice is hereby given to those that did business as, including but not limited to, 'US Department of the Interior' for their own profit and personal gain,

Please be advised that a, any and/or all known, and/or unknown, human(s) that did business as '*US Department of the Interior' {herein 'you(s)'} may be held personally responsible for a, any and/or all harmful act(s), action(s) and/or decision(s) regarding the consequences of you(s) having issued gas and oil leases to known and/or unknown humans that did business as * that granted leases to known and/or unknown humans that did business as 'Shell Oil' (and/or other fictitious toxic gas & oil entities) to virtually escape their own private and personal act(s), action(s) and/or decision(s) that harm(ed), either potentially and/or actually, the Arctic ecosystem and a, any and/or all living animal(s) of the Arctic areas of the planet known as 'Earth' in and of the Altruen Nation.

Additionally, you(s) had, and have, no lawful rights, and no lawful powers, to do anything in the Arctic areas except observe and protect, including but not limited to, both Arctic Areas (i.e., the North Pole area; and, the South Pole area) of a planet known as 'Earth' in the Terran Solar System in the Milkway Galaxy in and of the Altruen Nation's Universe # 90-0781320.

THIS IS NO JOKE.

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The Professor of the Sovereign's Law

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Two baby bears wrestling at #Yosemite #NationalPark in California -- does it get any better?

Jeff Molyneaux captured this amazing video just outside the park near Hetch Hetchy as he was driving home from a hiking and camping trip. Don’t worry, the mama bear is out of the shot, just off the road and after the wrestling match, the bear cubs made it safely to her. “It is still one of the best experiences I have had on a camping trip,” Jeff says. Video courtesy of Jeff Molyneaux.

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Hobbyist Wins DOI Photo Contest, $10,000, Spot in our G+ Feed
OK, we threw in the G+ feed part; but his excellent photo of a polar bear mother and cub will also be featured on the 2016 America the Beautiful pass.

"The U.S. Department of the Interior and the U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced the winner of the 2014 Share the Experience photography contest and launched the 2015 contest, which gives amateur photographers the chance to showcase their skills by capturing the beauty of the nation’s public lands. The top-prize photograph, taken by Gregory Teller, features a touching moment of a polar bear and her cub in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge."

(http://www.doi.gov/news/pressreleases/photo-hobbyist-wins-share-the-experience-2014-photo-contest.cfm)

The “Share the Experience” photo contest highlights our nation’s public lands – including national parks, wildlife refuges, forests and recreation areas – and draws entries from across the United States. As the grand prize winner, Gregory received $10,000, and his photograph will be featured on the 2016 America the Beautiful pass, an annual pass for entrance to more than 2,000 national public recreation sites. Each year, approximately 300,000 people purchase this pass, which pays for itself in as few as four visits to flagship national parks.

"Moments with mothers and their cubs were just perfect, especially this shot as the cub reached up to his mother," said Gregory, who took the photograph while visiting Alaska for the first time on a six-person tour to see the Northern Lights and polar bears. Photography is a hobby for Gregory, who frequently visits public lands. “I feel in love with the area. We stayed a couple of days in a village near the refuge where polar bears frequent.”

http://www.doi.gov/news/pressreleases/photo-hobbyist-wins-share-the-experience-2014-photo-contest.cfm

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The U.S. Department of the Interior and the U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced the winner of the 2014 “Share the Experience” photography contest and launched the 2015 contest, which gives amateur photographers the chance to showcase their skills by capturing the beauty of the nation’s public lands. The top-prize photograph, taken by Gregory Cameron Teller, features a touching moment of a polar bear and her cub in Alaska’s Arctic Natio...
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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 (www.sharetheexperience.org). 

#sunrise   #smokymountains   #smokies   #nationalpark   #findyourpark  
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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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beautiful
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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.
https://vine.co/v/e5D5TMeaYUI 

#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.

#northernlights   #auroraborealis   #solarstorm   #nationalpark   #nightsky  
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Did You Know: Alligators move three different ways on land. They high walk, belly walk and belly run. Alligators, like this one at Everglades National Park in Florida, high walk when they aren't in a hurry. National Park Service photo.

#didyouknow   #wildlife   #factoftheday   #alligator   #everglades  
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Reinventing Diplomacy through Science, Technology and Innovation
There's a cool presentation coming up, here in DC. It'll be webcast, so please feel free to tune-in with us.

"The best way to advance America’s interests in reducing global threats and seizing global opportunities is to design and implement diplomatic solutions using the full range of tools at our disposal. Frances Colón, Deputy Science & Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State, explains how, in this era of globalization, the United States can remain at the cutting edge and as a world leader in science and technology only by engaging with the scientific and technical communities elsewhere. Science diplomacy is crucial to achieving this goal."

We're streaming the presentation live on Monday, May 11, at 1:15 pm EDT.

https://livestream.com/usinterior/events/4013104

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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: http://www.doi.gov/privacy.cfm.

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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.