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Check out this amazing video from @wwiivalornps exploring the waters of the #USSArizona . . #REPOST What does it look like inside the USS Arizona today? Brett Seymour, deputy chief of the National Park Service’s Submerged Resources Center, is an audio visual production specialist who’s logged hundreds of research dives at the USS Arizona. Here he talks about exploring Arizona with a remotely operated vehicle, and about one of the unusual discoveries made a couple years ago of a personal item belonging to a USS Arizona survivor. The ship’s wreckage is the final resting place of over 900 sailors and Marines killed during the Pearl Harbor attack when a Japanese bomb landed in the forward part of the ship, causing a massive explosion. Full video can be found at www.facebook.com/valorNPS. Underwater video: Brett Seymour #USSArizona  #PearlHarbor #NPWest
Before the US military presence at Pearl Harbor, it looked something like this. The ancient Hawaiians called this area Wai Momi, or "Waters of Pearl," for the wealth of pearl-producing oysters that once rested on the bed of the peaceful bay. The sweeping shoreline that caressed the pristine bay also boasted the most fishponds of any area in the islands. This natural abundance made Wai Momi a prime location for fishing and diving. According to legend, a benevolent shark goddess watched over this precious natural resource and protected the area. This painting was completed in 1890 by American painter Joseph Strong. Joseph was born in 1853, the son of a minister who took his family to Honolulu during Joseph’s childhood. Joseph studied painting, design and photography in California and later in Germany. Following his marriage to Isobel Osbourne in 1879, he moved back to Hawaii, where he lived for several years and was even appointed the governmental artist by King David Kalakaua for an expedition to Samoa. The painting, called "View of Pearl Harbor,” is on display at the Bishop Museum in Honolulu, HI. #PearlHarbor  #WaiMomi  #Hawaii#NPWest
What does it look like inside the USS Arizona today? Brett Seymour, deputy chief of the National Park Service’s Submerged Resources Center, is an audio visual production specialist who’s logged hundreds of research dives at the USS Arizona. Here he talks about exploring Arizona with a remotely operated vehicle, and about one of the unusual discoveries made a couple years ago of a personal item belonging to a USS Arizona survivor. The ship’s wreckage is the final resting place of over 900 sailors and Marines killed during the Pearl Harbor attack when a Japanese bomb landed in the forward part of the ship, causing a massive explosion. Full video can be found at www.facebook.com/valorNPS. Underwater video: Brett Seymour #USSArizona  #PearlHarbor #NPWest
This is @walks_about. If there’s a collage to epitomize me, this picture would be in it. I love everything about this picture. Forest Ranger, sitting in solidarity with the herd. No fence, No “Viewing Area.” Unmolested by tides of change, and advances of man. Total Peace. No one trying to shove a calf in the back of their minivan. This is the era I would love to have lived. Just on the cusp of modern day. You could still choose, car or horse, and not get strange looks in town. Who cares if they did, anyway? What’s one of your favorite B&W photos? #blackandwhitephotograghy , #npwstagram #npwest #forestservice 📸@nationalparkservice #filmphotography
I worked my tail off for this hazy view! Part of me wishes I would have waited and the other part still enjoyed the journey. I have never seen the south east side of Rainier, so I kept pushing myself to go further even though it was so hot and hazy. About six miles in, I called it done and turned around. I think I was 1.5 miles shy of Indian Bar, but I never planned on hiking 15 miles so 12 miles felt good in my book with 2900 feet of elevation gain. . . #pnw #wonderlandtrail #mrnp #mountrainiernationalpark #rainierwatch #visitrainier #friendsoftahoma #nps #npwest #findyourpark #nationalparkgeek #findyourselfoutside #neverstopexploring #herpnwlife #womenwhohike #womanwhoexplore #sheisnotlost #sheadventures #sheexplores #herwanderfullife #stayandwander #staywild #hikevibes #wildernessculture #thatpnwlife #thenwadventure #wanderwashington #cascadiaexplored #choosemountains #mindthemountain
As much as I like a sandy beach, I do prefer a more rugged beach.🌊 . . . . . #naturalwashington #wanderwashington #pnwonderland #greatnorthcollective #wildernessculture #stayandwander #npwest #wilderness_kids
The Santa Cruz Island fox 🦊 has evolved since the last ice age to fit its island environment (apparently acquiring a taste for Hawaiian shirts). Smaller than a house cat, these relatives of the grey fox are found nowhere else on earth. #foxfriday . . . . . #channelislands #islandfox #santacruzisland #findyourpark #nationalparks #goparks #wildlife #exploremore #optoutside #fox #weareparks #encuentratuparque #npwest #islandfoxes #channelislandsnationalpark
What a view! What a woman! What a park! How great are #publiclands to explore? #pnw #nofilter #noca50 #npwest #mtshuksan #mtbaker #youknowwherewewere
Made my way to Paradise. I'm almost done with all my favorite repeat summer hikes and super excited to explore new places again. This hike is super short and has killer views. Whenever someone says where to hike or take me on a hike this is where we go. . . #mrnp #mountrainiernationalpark #visitrainier #friendsoftahoma #mountrainiernps #nps #npwest #findyourpark #findyourselfoutside #neverstopexploring #pnwunplugged #pnwonderland #optoutside #rei #reiemployee #herpnwlife #sheisnotlost #sheexplores #upperleftusa #stayandwander #wanderwashington #cascadiaexplored #choosemountains #mindthemountain #themountainsarecalling #washingtonexplored #explorewashington #nationalparkgeek #getoutstayout #outdoorlife
Thank you so much to these USS Portland JEA Volunteers that pressure washed and cleaned the USS Oklahoma Memorial on Saturday! The crew was amazing and worked hard pressure washing, scrubbing, and polishing the memorial. PC: Darren Parsons #VolunteersRock  #USSOklahoma  #PearlHarbor  #NPWest #WWIIValorNPS
Found this great location in Joshua Tree so I had to come back to get some night shots of course. unfortunately with a full moon and hazy Skies I wasn't able to get the Milky Way but still had fun @joshuatreenps #be_epic #authenticahp #jt #joshuatreenps #nps #nationalpark #getoutside #desert #cactus #socal #california #landscape #desert 🏜#california #palmsprings #rocks #canon #southerncalifornia #outdoorlife #rockclimbing #anaheimhills #forceofnature #JTNP #npwest #parksforall #findyourpark #roadtrip #sunset #milkyway #astrophotography #stars
There's still time to register for both Nannypalooza events. It's up to us to help spark the brains who will change the world. #NannyLife #NP18 #NPEast #NPWest
Thank you to our many volunteers who help keep things running smoothly at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center! We have around 30 active volunteers and 13 regulars who put in over 100 hours annually. We couldn't do what we do without them! Last night we held our annual volunteer appreciation dinner at The Brewseum to honor all of their hard work and show our appreciation! If you have an interest in becoming one of our VIPs, please contact our volunteer coordinator, Frank Middleton, at frank_middleton@nps.gov. You can also find more information here: https://www.nps.gov/valr/getinvolved/volunteer.htm #VIPs  #Volunteers  #PearlHarbor  #NPWest
Watch the Navy Seabee Divers and Underwater Construction Team 2 (UCT-2), along with the Navy's Fleet Survey Team, work at the USS Arizona Memorial to test state of the art mapping sonar and collect data in an effort to help repair the USS Arizona Memorial's dock. US Navy footage by Petty Officer 1st Class Anthony Ardisone / US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Arthurgwain L. Marquez #USNavy  #USSArizona  #USSArizonaMemorial  #NPWest
Meet one of our newest park rangers! US Navy veteran Alexander Bowen Warrick spent six years in the military as a Chinese linguist, and for most of that time, he was stationed on Oahu. After he separated from the military, he decided to stay. I love the history of Hawaii, especially during World War II, and that attracted me to this job," he said. "I've just been enjoying it ever since. As an interpretive park ranger at WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument, he assists the over 4,000 visitors that come to the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center every day. My favorite part is seeing people that come from all over the world and educating people on what happened here and why it’s still important,” he said. Many kids take part in our Junior Ranger program, too, where they take their scavenger hunt booklet throughout the visitor center to find answers to questions about Pearl Harbor. When they are done, they find a ranger like Alex to “swear them in” as Junior Rangers. They are so eager to learn about what happened here," he said. "Asking them all these questions and answering all their questions is very fun. Find out more about our Junior Ranger program here: https://www.nps.gov/valr/learn/kidsyouth/beajuniorranger.htm #PearlHarbor  #WWIIValorNPS  #NPWest
You know, like go to Nannypalooza.com and register for either #NPEast or #NPWest ! #NP18 #NannyLife #NannyFriends
Fremont Fire Lookout perched on top of this peak.🏔🌲🚨 . . . . #visitrainier #stayandwander #pnwonderland #washingtontrails #npwest #mtrainier #naturalwashington #greatnorthcollective
Here's a look at another finalist from the 2017 Photo Contest held in May. @r0byn_lynn says, "Whether your time is spent gazing at the night sky, exploring ancient geology, or checking out it's diverse biology, the park has something to offer to everyone." ••••• We couldn't have said it any better ourselves. National parks are places where everyone is welcome and anyone can find something that speaks to them. ••••• [photo by @r0byn_lynn ; #alttext low-angle light illuminates a landscape of uniquely-branched Joshua trees standing tall over scattered vegetation in stark contrast to dark clouds and deep blue shadows on distant rocky mountains] #JTNP #NPWest #ParksForAll #FindYourPark #joshuatreenationalpark
Here's a look at another finalist from the 2017 Photo Contest held in May. @r0byn_lynn says, "Whether your time is spent gazing at the night sky, exploring ancient geology, or checking out it's diverse biology, the park has something to offer to everyone." ••••• We couldn't have said it any better ourselves. National parks are places where everyone is welcome and anyone can find something that speaks to them. ••••• [photo by @r0byn_lynn ; #alttext low-angle light illuminates a landscape of uniquely-branched Joshua trees standing tall over scattered vegetation in stark contrast to dark clouds and deep blue shadows on distant rocky mountains] #JTNP #NPWest #ParksForAll #FindYourPark #joshuatreenationalpark
Here's a look at another finalist from the 2017 Photo Contest held in May. @r0byn_lynn says, "Whether your time is spent gazing at the night sky, exploring ancient geology, or checking out it's diverse biology, the park has something to offer to everyone." ••••• We couldn't have said it any better ourselves. National parks are places where everyone is welcome and anyone can find something that speaks to them. ••••• [photo by @r0byn_lynn ; #alttext low-angle light illuminates a landscape of uniquely-branched Joshua trees standing tall over scattered vegetation in stark contrast to dark clouds and deep blue shadows on distant rocky mountains] #JTNP #NPWest #ParksForAll #FindYourPark #joshuatreenationalpark
San Francisco sunset in 2011. The pretty boat is the 1886 square-rigger BALCLUTHA. It also appeared in the 1935 movie Mutiny on the Bounty. #landscapephotography #waterscape #balclutha #1886 #nikon_photography #sunsets #mutinyonthebounty #sanfranciscobay #alcatraz #hydestreetpier #aquaticpark #NPWest
These two are the biggest pains in my butt, but I’m so proud of them for so many different reasons and I couldn’t be more proud of Ethen for sticking with the game and making All Stars #littleleague #baseball #allstars #npwest #npw #hubby #fatherandson #love #family #instadaily
Another rotation round the sun. ... Wishing the happiest of birthdays to this beautiful spirit @molevy
Biking the Carbon River Road is just one way to experience the beauty that the Carbon area holds! -cm #npwest #nps101 #pnw #mora #mrnp #mountrainier #mountrainiernps #mountrainiernationalpark
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