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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 (www.sharetheexperience.org).

#findyourpark   #mountrainier   #washington   #sunset  
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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 on.doi.gov/1r8UVT5 

#wildlife   #cuteanimals   #findyourpark   #nationalpark   #animals  

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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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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 http://on.doi.gov/1MpG6ap. Photo courtesy of Tiffany Nguyen.

#zionnationalpark   #utah   #publiclands  
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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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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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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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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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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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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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