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DAY 15: Zion National Park Zion was 👌! We really hope to come back to finally do the narrows! (lots of risks of flash floods so we couldn't...)
We continue with showing some of our favorite National Parks in honor of National Park Week and we move on to one that has become very dear to our hearts ... Death Valley! We enjoy visiting this park many times a year and never get tired of it. The largest National Park in the lower 48, it constitutes an astonishing array of diversity and landscapes, boasts the lowest point in North America with Badwater Basin at 282 feet below sea level and holds the distinguished world record for hottest place on Earth at 134 degrees fahrenheit on July 10, 1913. This park is amazing because so much of it demands one delve deeper and truly explore to find the real gems and there are plenty to find. It is always in flux and ever-changing. We could go on and on about our deep love and appreciation of this amazing place but will just say we feel a deep sense of calm and peace every time we are there and we are so thankful it is protected for all to enjoy! #mesquitesanddunes #sanddunes #deathvalleynationalpark #deathvalleynp #roadtrip #nationalparkweek #nationalparkgeek #happybirthdaynationalparks #roadtrip #nps #nationalparklife #roadtrip #getoutside #ourpubliclands
Death Valley National Park- Badwater Basin è indicato come il punto più basso del Nordamerica (86 m s.l.m) nella foto il punto rosso indica il livello del mare #deathvalley #deathvalleynationalpark #nationalpark #badwater #badwaterbasin #nature #california #visitcalifornia #nationalparklife #nature #naturephotography #salt #sunnyday
Happy belated Earth Day everyone! Here’s some advice from a tree: stand tall, be content with your natural beauty, go out on a limb, drink plenty of water, remember your roots, and enjoy the view! Location: Tree of Life, Kalaloch, WA #darksouls #olympicnationalpark #cascadiaexplored #pnwonderland #wanderwashington
I don’t always capture photos of wildlife while I’m out adventuring but when I do, it’ll be of my frenemy, the western seagulls a.k.a angry birds 🐦 #seagull #angrybirds #birdie #eggsinanest #mamabird #anacapaisland #channelislands #channelislandsnationalpark
There’s something surprisingly so zen about plucking weeds around the island native plants with the soothing sound of fog horn from the lighthouse running in the background 💆🏻‍♀️ #zen #mindfulness #foghorn #volunteer #anacapaisland #channelislands #channelislandsnationalpark
Sol Duc Falls in Olympic National Park, Washington. Happy National Park Week!
Earth Day Sunday was celebrated in a meaningful way for us at the Anacapa Island yesterday. One of our Board of Directors, Linda (@thebucketlisttraveler ), led a mini volunteer group out to the island and assisted our good friends from @ciesresearch performing weeds removal surrounding the native plants near the habitat restoration area. Learned so much about native plants, birds, ecosystem as well as slight history and geology lesson about the island. Beautiful weather in coastal California, so glad to spend the day outside! Thank you to our volunteers and CIES employees for a great day on Anacapa Island 🤙🏽🏝🌱🌿 #earthday #conservation #preservation #bethechange #volunteer #channelislands #anacapaisland #channelislandsnationalpark #california
Early morning in the land of Zion.☀️
Mr. Marmot loves our National Parks. Don't you? This is a throw back to 2016 in Rocky Mountain National Park for National Park Week! We've been working hard on the podcast. More details to come tomorrow! Link in our profile if you want to know more! @rockynps #virtualkamper #rockymountainnationalpark #rockymountains #blueskies #marmot #animals #colorado #nationalparklife #nationalparks #nps #nationalparkweek #findyourpark #roamtheplanet #travel #nomad #adventureisoutthere #adventureculture #welivetoexplore #ourplanetdaily #exploremore #keepitwild #neverstopexploring #naturelovers #getoutside #optoutside #landscape #hiking #hikingadventures #mountains
I need nature... It is where I go to think. It is where I go when I'm down. It is where I go when I am happy. I need nature.... It lifts me up. It clears my head. It helps me come back to reality. I need nature... It is what I breath. It is the very essence of my soul. It is everything. We need nature. . .. . . . . #wildernessbabes #adventuringofasmalltowngirl #instagood #sonyalpha #exploretocreate #igtones #visitcalifornia #wildernessculture #outdoorwomen #alpinebabes #womenwhoexplore #womenwhohike #outdoorbabes #entertheadventure #adventurer #theoutbound #wildernessbabes #exploretocreate #girlgetoutside #mountaingirlshk #yosemite #yosemitenationalpark #nationalpark #nationalparks #nps #nationalparkservice #nationalparklife #bessieyoung #California #californiaphotographer #landscape #mytuolumnecounty
Desert lands from up above. #deserts #california #dronephotography #flyhigh 📸: @dr3whart
I want to dedicate this post to my mamas, @trishc67 , for her birthday today. Last year I threw her a surprise party for the big 5-0 & this year we've agreed to travel the world together, because life is short & we aren't promised tomorrow. So (for starters of doing more traveling) I took her to Death Valley since she had never been! 💀 We both still learn from each other on a daily basis, but I owe everything I am today, to her. She is my rock & has always been there, no matter what - good and bad - even through the teenage years haha. Growing up, she's taught me to be humble and to go into the world with my head held high, to work hard for the things I want in life, to not accept anything less than what I deserve & to be better than the person I was yesterday. She has taught me the value of patience, love, humility, understanding, kindness, compassion, humanity, respect & hard work... to enjoy the little things & (of course) to always have a sense of adventure. She has instilled in me to find happiness in the smallest of moments & to enjoy what little we do have - you can't find much in material objects & money doesn't buy happiness. I am truly blessed & grateful that this incredible woman is my mother. We have conquered so much together over the years & I am proud of the hard-working example she's set for me to follow. Cheers & love ya! 🍻💜🎂 . . . . #BadwaterBasin #NationalParkWeek #DeathValleyNationalPark #DeathValley #HikeDeathValley #GirlsWhoHike #SweatyDirtyHappy #ForceOfNature #NationalParkGeek #ExploreResponsibly #NationalParkLife #FindYourPark #LoveYourPark #LetsKeepItWild #RadParks #FriendsOfParks @parksproject
The Grand Tetons last summer. (June 2017)
Not every trip to the mountains is magical, but sometimes you get lucky. This was one of those times, as the sunset just kept on going and going like an Energizer battery and produced the most vibrantly pink clouds I’ve ever seen.
Here it is! The Sunset at El Capitan in Yosemite. For this image I used my Sony A7riii and the Batis 18mm lens. In the video that I shared on my YouTube channel, I also took a picture of the same image with the Sony 16-35mm and then compared the two. If that is something you are interested in head on over to Youtube... or if you just want to see more pretty Yosemite pictures 😉❤ . . . . . . . #yosemite #yosemitenationalpark #nationalpark #nationalparks #nps #visualsoflife #visitcalifornia #abc30insider #nationalparkservice #nationalparklife #bessieyoungphotography #bessieyoung #California #californiaphotographer #landscape #photographer #photography #goldcountryphotographers #mytuolumnecounty #sony #sonya7rii #sonytribe #sonyvisuals #visualscollective #visualsoflife #sonyimages #sonyalphateam #exploretocreate
Day 3 of #NationalParkWeek . I hope everyone gets a chance to visit one of our beautiful parks this week. I wish I lived close enough to a park to make a quick trip to one. :( — This image is another brand new image just pulled from my archives. It is from my trip out to Grand Teton National Park in June 2015. This view is so stunning and iconic. Especially at sunset. — Date Taken: June 20, 2015 Equipment: Nikon D7100, Nikon 18-200 lens Settings: 24 mm | 1/640 sec | f/6.3 | ISO 160 — #GrandTetons #GrandTetonNationalPark #gtnp #mygtnp #NationalPark #FindYourPark #ForeverWest #wy125 #Wyoming #JacksonHole #JacksonHoleWY #JacksonWY #GoParks #KeepItWild #nationalparklife #thatswy #discover_wyoming #naturalwyoming #nationalparkgeek #NP10K #national_park_photography #bns_sky #world_bestsky #sky_brilliance #total_sky #sunset_vision #super_photosunsets #igsunset #bns_sunset
This winter was my first as a Washingtonian. Whenever I told people I was moving to Washington they gave me a skeptical look and, without fail, asked “but what about the rain?” Sure the winter had some dark and rainy days but there were also days when the sun shined and Mount Rainier suddenly materialized out of the clouds like some sort of magic trick. Those days made the dreary days worth it and the dreary days made those sunny days feel even sweeter. Pictured is an especially sweet winter day that serves as an example of why I moved here! 📷: @alexspaeth
Star trails above Wall Street in Arches National Park. Happy National Parks week!! That little light trial down at the bottom is me, decided I would hike half a mile just for a photo! Star trails are possible because of the rotation of earth on its axis. The stars create an apparent motion around the north star, Polaris! This is a group of 10 3 minute images stacked to create a total exposure time of 30 minutes. The longer you expose for the more star trailing you pick up in camera. • EXIF @canonusa T6 @sigmaphoto 18-35mm at 18mm f/2.2 1600 ISO for 3 minutes. 10 image stack to create the trails. • • #archesnationalpark #nationalparkservice #nationalparkweek #nationalparklife #longexpoelite #startrailchasers #universetoday #universe_dope #utahstoke #utah #utahisrad #visitutah #nightphotography #nightscape #nightphotography_exclusive #igpodium_night #westbysouthwest #findyourpark #nationalparkgeek #utahgram #usinterior #astrophotography_ #night_shots #longexposure_shots #lazyshutters #utahunique #xputah #igutah
Get low, get off the road, find your own angle. There were 10-15 people on the bridge in Zion taking the same shot (of course I had to take it too). It is definitely “iconic”, but it’s nice to have your own version too!
Half Dome at Yosemite National Park. Every valley, canyon, dome, and other features are both mammoth and majestic!These features were formed by uplift-created joints and fraction systems. These joints and fracture systems do not move, and are therefore not faults. They are an impact of erosion. #4miletrail #boomerosion #yosemite #places_wow #picoftheday #sceniclocations #travelawesome #tlpicks #wildernessculture #fantastic_earth #aroundtheworldpix #aroundtheworld #awesomeglobe #passionpasseport #luxurytravel #discoverer #beautifuldestinations #earthofficial #earthfocus #destionationearth #greatnorthcollective #natparkexplorer #nationalparklife #parksandrecreation #halfdome #elcapitan #hikingadventures #maps #ultimatemaps #nps
When your #mcm remembers you from the Birthday Earth Day celebration the year before... 😍🤗💚🎩🌲 #MuirMonday #ManCrushEveryday #JohnMuir #JohnMuirDay #johnmuirnationalhistoricsite #johnmuirnhs #california
RUNNER-UP RUNDOWN There's no place quite like Joshua Tree. . Visiting Joshua Tree National Park is like walking into a Dr. Seuss book. The trees are both magical and strange. . Combine this other-worldly landscape with amazing trails, hikes, and Palm Springs, and we're oh so happy! . See where the classic Hollywood stars vacationed on our 5-Day Palm Springs and Joshua Tree Tour starting: 🔸 Nov 12 🔸 Dec 28 . . Give us a call at 1800.443.6060 or check us out online at bicycleadventures.com . . . #joshuatree #joshuatreenationalpark #nationalparklife #nationalparkgeek #nationalpark #california #californiaadventure #california_igers #sunset #nature #landscape #travel #travelgram #wanderlust #explore #adventure #adventuretravel #travelawesome #tour #biketour #bike #biking #cycle #cycling #cyclist #cyclinglife #optoutside #palmsprings
✨That WOW moment when you see these kind of views 🤗 did you know you can actually see the famous Coachella Valley from Joshua Tree? 🎶😜 ———————- Check out my latest post in my blog to see more of the whimsical Joshua Tree National Park 🤗 link in my bio or visit www.ourwanderthirst.com
I visit this spot frequently and I have posted images of it before. This one is from this morning and is a much wider view of this scene than I typically show. That’s that about that. Have you all noticed a decline in activity here on Instagram? Even the big accounts are getting a low amount of interaction. Must be spring! Folks are sick of hiding in their caves and staring at their phones... great! Im going to take advantage of that by posting shots that the masses wouldn’t “like” anyway. Now you have that to look forward to all week... or you could go outside. __________________________________ www.jkputnamphotography.com • • For info on Photo Tours and Workshops click the link in my bio! Prints available! • • Thanks to @ProgreyUSA for their support! Visit progreyusa.com! • • #jkputnamphotography #acadia #acadianationalpark #mountdesertisland #visitbarharbor #Imafriendofacadia #usinterior #maineppa #conservemaine #onlyin207 #maineinvitesyou #maine_igers #naturalmaine #mainetheway #mainelife #mainething #maineisgorgeous #capturemaine #igersnewengland #newengland_igers #newenglandphotography #naturalnewengland #pineandwater #FindYourPark #weareparks #creativelive #nationalparklife #nationalparkgeek #lightlandmag
Little birds saw we were snacking, and all we had to do was put our hands up and they would come flying thinking there was food in our hands. I felt bad because we couldn’t feed them 🕊
How we dune, Mav?
Grab your family and friends and go explore the great outdoors. It’s National Park Week. . . . . . . . . #nationalparkweek #nationalparklife #nationalparklifestyle #roadtrip #familygoals #vacationtime #vacationnature #warmweather
Hooray for Environmental education week!! This week educators, students, nonprofits, communities and others come together to inspire environmental learning and encourage stewardship of our essential resources: land, air and water. During mountain school at the learning center, instructors teach mountain schoolers the importance of stream health and how it can effect both humans and wildlife. 📸: Adam Resnick
Photography is a weapon to educate the world how humans have indisputably changed it in an instant, and with this power it’s important for all of us to help others understand how humans have directly and indirectly changed the climate. Everything we do with electricity to fuel this modern world of medicine and technology is a carbon dioxide overload. To feed the 5 additional billion people in the last hundred years, more livestock is needed and it has created more methane, and carbon dioxide which is in return has damaged our ecosystem. The oceans which support our planet can’t recover, because it soaks up all of these harmful gases which makes the ocean acidic. Killing and endangering marine life. For example, put a seashell on in vinegar, and it will dissolve. We need to start taking accountability. Awareness is everything, and this movement I’m so passionate about is one of the reasons why I go explore. Spread the word everyone, and I hope you have a great day @archesnps @goparks @natgeo • • This was shot with a Sony A7 @sonyalpha #sonyalpha and @zeisscameralenses 16-35mm wise angle lens with a hoya circular polarizer #hoyatough #hoyafilterusa • • #archesnationalpark #nature #utah #nationalpark #nationalparklife #nationalparkgeek #cloud #clouds #hikeday #hdr #visitutah #mountainscape #mountains #hike #hiker #hiking #trail #sunset #sunsets #landscapephoto #explore #natgeotravel #optoutside #AmongTheWild @earthpix @natgeo @nationalparklife @nationalparkservice @natgeo @natgeotravel @natgeoyourshot @usinterior #BeanOutsiderContest @llbean #NatGeoTravel @natgeotravel #resist
•Layer Cake• Swirls of colors, layers of light, and texture. Taken during our awesome Death Valley workshop a couple of weeks ago now, during sunrise as the students setup their gear! I rented the Tamron 150-600mm and wanted to test it out! ================================================ Taken with my @nikonusa D850 and Tamron 150-600 G2 with a Nisi 0.9 soft grad. @reallyrightstuff TVC-24L and Bh-40 ================================================ if you wanted in on this one but the heat scared you away, we will be back in December! ================================================Thank you to all the companies that have supported me and my journey! @nisiglobal @reallyrightstuff @fstopgear @weboost @gnarbox @battlebornbatteries and @roofnest for all of their amazing support!! ================================================ #nikonphoto #nikonusa #big_shotz #myrrs #lazyshutters #exploretocreate #longexposure #nisiglobal #wonderful_places #ig_masterpiece #justgoshoot #optoutside #usinterior #agameoftones #ig_exquisite #worldcaptures #inspiring_photography_admired #aroundtheworldpix #global_hotshotz #wildernessculture #nationalparkgeek #fstopgear #peoplescreatives #globalcapture #longexpoelite #landscape_lovers #ig_thisworld #landscapephotomag
Looking down over Palouse Falls in Eastern Washington.
#fortsumter is our next stop for #nationalparkweek . Ft Sumter is a pentagon shaped building that once had five-foot thick walls, towering more than 50 ft. above the water at low tide. It was only 90% complete at the time of bombardment . It sits on a man-made island that took over ten years to build. Ships from New England brought down 70,000 tons of granite + rock to make its foundation that sits on a sand bar in Charleston’s harbor. . At 4:30 AM on April 12, 1861, a mortar shell was fired from Ft Johnson + exploded directly over Fort Sumter. This signaled all Confederate guns to open fire and the American Civil War had begun. . although there were no casualties during the 34 hour bombardment of Ft Sumter, two Union soldiers were killed during the surrender ceremony . We invite you to take the 30 minute scenic boat tour out to the fort the next time you’re in #charlestonsc !
Someone was apparently trying to win permission to join the rest of the herd over in the marsh behind him. The stallion seemed to have instructed this young guy to stay put while the rest of them munched out. He waited patiently for a while and then started doing this little show and whinning #wildhorses #whp 🌲 #optoutside
Everything the light touches...
In honor of National Park Week we are sharing some of our favorite National Park memories. Awe....the Grand Canyon. This National Park is impressive, but what makes it so special to us is a couple different reasons. Nathan and I rededicate our marriage vows to each other in a unique spot every year and this is the day and spot we chose last year. It was an incredible moment between the two of us. It is corny I know, but we look forward to it every year and what better spot than this secluded area of the Grand Canyon. The next reason this park is special to us is because my mom got to come out and experience it with us. We LOVED having her spend time with us and experiencing the Grand Canyon with 3 generations of women was a special memory to me. We woke up to sunrises and and coffee chats and finished the day off with beautiful sunsets together. It was a moment of full time travel we will never forget. Thank you #nationalparkservice for this incredible park you share with us.
@CuyahogaValleyNPS is littered with truly awesome spots. Everett Covered Bridge is one of them.
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