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If you want to go stargazing, you can't beat Joshua Tree National Park at night. The sky was filled with stars, and I even saw Jupiter rise as I was taking pictures. . Where's the best place you've seen the stars at night? . . . #joshuatree #joshuatreenationalpark #findyourpark #nps100 #nationalparks #nps #desertlife #visitcalifornia #westcoastisbest #exploreresponsibly #travelblogger #getoutstayout
This past Thursday night I made my way down to Joshua Tree National Park to photograph the Milky Way. The forecast was looking good and I wanted to get out at least once during April to capture some images of the night sky. I'm lucky enough to have Joshua Tree National Park just a couple hours away, so an escape to a dark sky site from the Los Angeles area is doable on a whim. Once I arrived at the park, it was nice seeing the ol' friend up in the sky. I've become accustomed to shooting the Milky Way with others over the past year, especially with @msnightfall as she puts up with my strange night sky shooting fascination. However, when I first started shooting the Milky Way in 2016, I did all my trips in solo mode. So with this being my first solo mode trip in a while I had to readjust to wandering around in the night by myself. There is something quite peaceful about the parks at night. Everything is so quiet, different animals come out and scurry about and the millions upon millions of stars overhead make each and every night sky shooting excursion well worth with. ---------- Shot Info @nikonusa D610 @tamronusa 15-30mm @NiSiGlobal Natural Night Filter @mefototripods Aluminum Roadtrip Travel Tripod A:F/2.8|S:10.0|ISO:10,000 10 images stacked using Sequator ---------- #WeAreParks #FindYourPark #ExploreResponsibly #joshuatreenationalpark #NationalParkLife #got__greatshots #feedbacknation #amazing_longexpo #super_photolongexpo #nightphotography #eclectic_shotz #moodygrams #agameoftones #aov #hubs_united #theimaged #fatalframes #depthobessed #visualambassadors #shotzdelight #watchthisinstagood #ParkStars #justgoshoot #BPMag #TakeMeBackpacking #optoutside
Ojo Oro (Golden Eye) arch. Another arch that I found in Joshua Tree National Park a couple of years ago. My good friend Bodhi Smith named it Ojo Oro because to him it looked like an eye and the golden color of the rock at sunset. Check out my Joshua Tree National Park project @ www.lastoftheancientones.com. With @stevenjmagner , @katemarchiophotography and @inspired_shot #joshuatreenps #exploreresponsibly #joshuatree #desert #mojave #amazingearth #natgeolandscape #ourplanetdaily #earth_shotz #earthmagazine #earthfocus #amazingphotohunter #theworld_thru_youreyes #dolica #lowepro #fineartphotography #canonbringit #canonfanphoto
Hope everyone enjoyed this beautiful spring day as much as I did. Happy Earth Day Everyone! #simply_travel
"Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better" -Albert Einstein Respect this beautiful place we live in and what it can teach you! Happy Earth Day!!! 🌏 ♻️ ☀️ . . . #earthdayeveryday #earthday2018 #exploreresponsibly #inspireoutside #optoutside #travelstoke #wanderlust #playhardgiveback
Happy #EarthDay 2018 and #NationalParkWeek ! 🌎 Today is a day we honor the Earth, its conservation & preservation - it was first celebrated on March 21, 1970, the first day of spring in the Northern hemisphere. This annual event is a great reminder for all of us to do our part - not just today, but every day & support those who care about environmental protection all over the world. 🙏🏼 I just want to warn you that I will probably continue to be annoying about the causes I care most about haha - I'm all about actions speaking louder than words and I'm a little mad at myself for not doing something about these issues sooner. It sure does humble and inspire me though when I'm able to join in on clean-up events for the environment (swipe left for the trash collected 🚯 picked up ~45 cigarette butts, used tissue, used McD's cup, different bottle caps & my favorite: someone's @alamorentacar rental agreement in French from March 2016... crazy!). But, #EarthWeek is a great reminder to be more mindful of the daily carbon footprint we are leaving behind, to refuse single-use (plastic straws, cups, to-go containers, etc.) and the different actions we can take to help preserve our beautiful planet for future generations to come. And for Heaven's sake, please pick up your cigarette butts when you're done smoking! 🚭😡 When possible... remember to reduce, reuse, recycle - there's no such thing as "away" when it gets thrown into the trash can. Always remember to leave it better than you found it! 🌎♻️💜🚯 And it's awesome that people enjoy the outdoors, but please be responsible - remember to pack it in and pack it out, never take more than you can carry, and (last, but not least) always practice #LeaveNoTrace principles when exploring and enjoying the outdoors & our public lands! 🍃🌎💜🌲 @leavenotrace @outdoorresearch @parksproject #EarthDay2018 #DeathValleyNationalPark #SaveOurPlanet #DeathValley #HikeDeathValley #SweatyDirtyHappy #ParkChampions #ForceOfNature #NationalParkGeek #ExploreResponsibly #NationalParkLife
Earth home 🏠🏞⛰ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What a beautiful place it is....So please take care of it!😍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #earthday #naturenurtures #exploreresponsibly #plasticworldplasticpeople
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Happy earth day everybody! This was back in July last year on our way into Supai. Editing this shot got me excited for Westworld tonight... 🤖
Happy Earth Day! Less than 2 months until we go camping and hug trees! Until then, tacos are calling and I must go...
Our visit to Grand Canyon National Park was not nearly long enough. We left Zion national park (stopping every so often for my hungover husband to have a spew) a little too late in the day and didn't realise that the North Rim entrance of the park would be closed for the season. So our 2 hour drive turned into 5 hours (with only me driving). So by the time we arrived, we saw a sunset, made our dinner and went to bed after a long day on the road. Our second day we had a much needed shower ( I can't tell you how many days it had been since our last one at this point) and did some Laundry. We drove around the park taking in some epic sights. We did a mini hike and then once again went to bed. The next day we did a brief walk into the Southern Rim and then had another long drive to California. _ _ Photos by Vanitha _ _ _ _ _ _ #USA #travelphotography #instatravel #travelgram #adventure #NatGeoTravel #BBCTravel #GuardianTravelSnaps #35mm #theitinerists #yearlonghonemoon #findyourpark #exploreresponsibly #alltrails # #nationalparkservice #southbysouthwest #arizona #capturearizona #azwx #nationalparks #grandcanyon #amercianroadtrip
Nature creates space for us to disconnect from the busyness of our lives and feel connected to something greater than ourselves—no wonder we can't get enough. Today and every day, we're grateful to have a playground of forest, mountains and ocean right in our backyard. #earthday #leaveitbetterthanyoufoundit . .. ... .. . #nationalparks #travel #wanderlust #nationalparkservice #nps #freedom #landofthefree #trekwest #findyourpark #exploreamerica #optoutside #findyourpark #exploreresponsibly #13daysofparks #trekon #nationalparkweek #explore #exploreamerica
Morning Lookup! You've got to learn your instrument. Then, you practice, practice, practice. And then, when you finally get up there on the bandstand, forget all that and just wail. Be quiet and learn things incessantly. #learningnewthings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #shotoniphone #designinspiration #whpgoodmorning #pursuitofportraits #ig_eternity #artofvisuals #visualoflife #raw_flowers #tellon #ig_shutterbugs #vscoindia #igersbangalore #whpidentity #illgrammers #theimaged #details #tone #way2ill #discoverportrait #bnwmood #minimalist #the_gallery_of_magic #bloomingflowers #explore_dof #exploreresponsibly #sobangalore #bevisuallyinspired
Happy Earth day! Throwback to one of my favorite places on this beautiful planet. Just after sunrise at @joshuatreenps
Dear Mother Earth, I’m sorry I’m such a piece of shit to you. I’ll try harder. #earthday everyday. #exploreresponsibly
"The Earth is a fine place and worth fighting for." -Ernest Hemingway ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If we were all a little more mindful of how we live our lives and how it affects the Earth, it would be a small difference individually, but a huge difference collectively. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What are you doing to celebrate #earthday2018 ?
crispy clean air. every breath is like taking a bite of frosted iceburg lettuce. i move about noiselessly. the ground is a thin cushion of grass and damp earth, absorbing my every step. there's no end to this place. miles and miles of woods. and then miles and miles more. if you really want to feel small, look up, think of the heads of the trees as people clamoring, pushing one another for a decent view. my, what a view it must be! . . . . #national_park_photography #nps #ExploreResponsibly #tentree #yosemite   #photographart_ #storytelling #ipulledoverforthis #travelphotographyguide #yosemitenationalpark #usinterior #findyourpark #dametravelerhotels #europe_focus_on #depthoverdistance #shotongalaxys8 #joshuatree2018 #global_exposures #wildernesspark #yosemitenp #claudemorcos #ypsemitenps #travelbound #yosemitevalley #nationalparktour #nationalparksofusa #wildplants #igtravelphoto #usnationalpark #sombreexplore
The drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Joshua Tree National Park saw us pass by a true slice of Americana, in the form of the crumbling and some what derelict Bedrock Village. This place is up for sale and likely to be demolished, but for the time being, it is a wonderful throw back to everyones favourite stone age family: The Flintstones! They have a little diner and gift shop inside the entrance as well as a RV park connected where you can stay for $12 a night. 100% worth a visit if you are in the area. _ _ Photos by Vanitha _ _ _ _ _ _ #USA #travelphotography #instatravel #travelgram #adventure #NatGeoTravel #BBCTravel #GuardianTravelSnaps #35mm #theitinerists #yearlonghonemoon #findyourpark #exploreresponsibly #alltrails # #nationalparkservice #southbysouthwest #arizona #capturearizona #azwx #nationalparks #grandcanyon #amercianroadtrip #theflintstones #americana
Saving Earth for the future. This years theme of ending plastic pollution for Earth day is something that no one can shrug off saying, ‘sorry, can’t help there..out of my hands’. But, it would take time. Growing up in the tea estates right in the middle of one of India’s most protected forest regions(Indira Gandhi wildlife sanctuary), we had plastic bans as early as year 2000. It’s still an ongoing battle. Hope this years theme gains momentum and makes a difference.. #exploreresponsibly #endplasticpollution #earthdayeveryday #earthday2018 #earthday
The landscape of Joshua Tree National Park never ceased to amaze me. I didn't get any photos on my film camera of the actual Joshua Trees which look straight out of a Dr. Seus Book. The Cactus and Succulent Garden @bgr_adelaide have huge range of the plants we saw in the USA, but I can't remember if there are any Joshua Tree's. _ _ Photos by Vanitha _ _ _ _ _ _ #USA #california #travelphotography #instatravel #travelgram #adventure #NatGeoTravel #BBCTravel #GuardianTravelSnaps #35mm #theitinerists #yearlonghonemoon #visitcalifornia #findyourpark #igsouthwest #exploreresponsibly #california #alltrails #igerscalifornia #joshuatree #naturalcalifornia #wildcalifornia #caliexplored #californiaholics #joshuatreenps #nationalparkservice @joshuatreenps
Winter Wonderland.
It’s called the yucca palm, tree yucca, J-tree or more commonly known as #JoshuaTree #FindYourPark #NationalParkWeek
Today, April 21st, officially kicks off National Park Week, and the National Park Service is celebrating with free admission to all its serviced sites and parks—even the 118 that normally charge entrance fees. Now’s the time to take that long-awaited trip to the Grand Canyon, or check climbing Yosemite’s El Capitan off your #travelgoals wishlist. After all, Earth Day is also this weekend, so get in the spirit and get outside! #trekwest #nationalparkweek . .. ... .. . #nationalparks #travel #wanderlust #nationalparkservice #nps #freedom #landofthefree #trekwest #findyourpark #exploreamerica #optoutside #findyourpark #exploreresponsibly #13daysofparks #trekon #nationalparkweek #explore #exploreamerica #cabrillo #cabrillonationalmonument
Lost In Space Originally I had never intended to shoot milky way or landscape shots at all, I was only interested in finding and shooting wildlife. After 100s of hours camping and waiting in blinds, and many nights where no animals showed up, I realised I needed something to do while I waited, just in case my target wildlife never showed. I figured, the wildlife might not be predictable or reliable, but 500 year old trees, mountains and stars sure are! The added focus on landscape shots, for me, has lead me to some really epic locations in addition to helping spice up my wildlife photo composition. Not pictured here were the many coyotes I was listening to, but was unable to capture on camera... yet! I'll be headed back next week if anyone wants to tag along! Don't be scared, carnivores are really good at avoiding me apparently 😉🐾🌌
#trekwest#Repost @parksproject ・・・ DARK SKY WEEK Did you know this week is the darkest week of the year? Don’t miss out on some of the best stargazing in the world at certified International Dark Sky parks this week. Certified parks include @BigBendNPS , @JoshuaTreeNPS , @DeathValleyNPS , @CanyonlandsNPS , @GrandCanyonNPS , @BlackCanyonNPS and many more! Head to DarkSky.Org to find the closest Dark Sky park to you! Photo by @johnny.visuals #RadParks #FindYourPark
Happy Saturday. And Happy #nationalparksweek Are you headed to any parks this weekend?
Svartifoss or the black waterfall from south 🇮🇸. The night before, I was chatting with a fellow traveller from Canada. I didn’t see him in the morning and after a couple of hours of drive, I pulled in to the parking lot for the falls and in the slot next to mine was a guy who had backed in and reading a map. It was the same guy! And so, we had company for the hike to the falls. Those little coincidences of travels. #iceland #landscapephotography #traveldiaries #exploreresponsibly #icelandtrip #ig_iceland #exploreiceland #wheniniceland #guidetoiceland #beyondthelands_ #nikonnordic #nikond850 #naturephotography #everydayiceland #visiticeland #southiceland #hiddeniceland #naturephotography #waterfallsoficeland #waterfall #skylight #svartifoss #ig_iceland #skaftafell #blackandwhite #blackandwhitelandscape #blackandwhitephotography
Skull Rock lives! . . At roughly 4:30AM, I pulled into the Skull Rock parking area expecting it to be party central on a moonless night, but nope. Completely empty, so I let my daughter sleep in the car while I set up shooting about 20 feet away. . . #timelessuniverse #milkywaychasers #night_shooterz #nightscaper #abc7eyewitness #milkywaypics #westbysouthwest #viewsfromcalifornia #astrophotography_ #milkyway #stars #joshuatree #jtnp #fujifilmx_us #fujifilm_northamerica #rokinon #exploreresponsibly #ig_skyvibes #coachella #astrophotography #ioptron #natgeo #myfujifilm #bvsquad
Happy 4/20 from all of us @doublebearco ! 🎉🔥🐻🐢🌟📍We hope you are having a fun and SAFE holiday, remember to #exploreresponsibly and don't consume and drive. . . . . #weedlovesyou #sugar #dabbears #bearpacks #cannabiscommunity #denverdabbers #fire #justdabit #TCS #weedstagram #420 #710 #terrapincarestation #time4terrapin #exploreresponsibly
Let’s just go forever til we reach those hills on hills on hills. Who’s in? 🙋🏻‍♀️ 🛣 @joshuatreenps #exploreresponsibly #findyourpark #sonyalpha #lppathfinders #lpfanphoto
they hum, the woolly mammoths. curiously they gaze at the stream of wandering creatures below. what is it like to breathe through air-filled lungs? what is it like to move about freely? the observers discuss their findings among themselves in deep baritone. the years compound and what was once new, novel, loses its intrigue. the aging crooners, tired of the disturbances below, grow taller and more distant. they begin to wonder about things that concern the sky. . . . . #Jtree #JoshuaTreeNationalPark #ExploreResponsibly #JTNP #JTNPA   #photographart_ #storytelling #ipulledoverforthis #travelphotographyguide #botanyusa #Jtree #ourplanetearth #dametravelerhotels #europe_focus_on #depthoverdistance #shotongalaxys8 #joshuatree2018 #Joshuatreepark #wildernesspark #joshuatreenp #thistle #travelbugsworld #travelbound #joshuatreeelopement #nationalparktour #nationalparksofusa #wildplants #igtravelphoto #usnationalpark #sombreexplore
Vernal Falls from a distance.
Lassen Volcanic National Park is home to steaming fumaroles, meadows freckled with wildflowers, clear mountain lakes, and numerous volcanoes. Jagged peaks tell the story of its eruptive past while hot water continues to shape the land. Lassen Volcanic offers opportunities to discover the wonder and mysteries of volcanoes and hot water for visitors willing to explore the undiscovered. #13daysofparks #findyourpark #lassenvolcanicnationalpark . .. ... .. . #nationalparks #travel #wanderlust #nationalparkservice #nps #freedom #landofthefree #trekwest #yosemite #findyourpark #exploreamerica #optoutside #findyourpark #exploreresponsibly #joshuatreenationalpark #channelislandsnationalpark #exploreresponsibly #13daysofparks #trekon #trek #getoutside #yosemitenationalpark #exploreamerica #grizzlygiant
A detail of a Sequoia tree in Sequoia National Park, California. Circa 1995. Leica M6 and Agfachrome 50 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #lensculture , #instagram , #ca , #california , #sequoia , #sequoianationalpark , #exploreresponsibly , #leicam6 , #leicacamerausa , #leicacamera , #leicahub , #leicasociety , #leicaimages
It has been a pleasure. Now go get that crown. 👑 👑 👑 #triplecrown
Didn’t have time to go all the way into the park to see the Joshua Trees, so I just climbed up on this rock for a sec. #poser #exploreresponsibly #wanderlust
Acres and acres of Cholla 🌵 #exploreresponsibly
Sundown with these funky trees. #exploreresponsibly
The temperature was dropping fast as we hiked backed down to the Jeep during sunset with the coldness creeping on our skin. The windchill was no joke. The desert can be quite deceiving sometimes with warm clouds like this in the sky. #exploreresponsibly
Yesterday afternoon on the rocks.#exploreresponsibly
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