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“Only in the darkness can you see the stars.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ••••••• Thank you Chris @randommegabytes for the beautiful night. •••••• Getting closer to Milky Way season! This was my second attempt at the fig tree@at Joshua Tree. I don't like the lighting on the first attempt. Used @photopills to line up the shot. @usinterior #longexposure #longexposure_shots #sony #california4fun #californiaadventure #california #joshuatree #joshuatreenationalpark #travel #nofilter #astrophotography #cosmos #natgeospace #astrography #nightphotography #stars #photopills_mw #mytravelgram #awesomeearth #photooftheday #latergram #nationalparkgeek #weownthenight_ca #fantastic_universe #milkyway #westcoast #nbc4you #abc7eyewitness ——— #nationalparkgeek

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“If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. •••••• Thank you Naveen @naveencsecsg for the inspiration. ———- Check out the pristine reflections of the always beautiful Mount Rainer 🗻🗻😊 Taken this September at Reflection Lake. #rainier #mountains #nature #reflectionlake #summer #nature #snow #glacier #mountrainier #seattle #washington #travel #travelandleisure #travelandlife @goodearth #landscape #nationalparkgeek @earthpix @earthimage @thephotosociety #click_n_share #discoverearth #nikond5100 #snowcap #photosoftheday #travelgram @ericdamier #goparks #findyourpark #igers_seattle #q13fox #kiro #komotv #yourshotphotographer ——— #nationalparkgeek

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“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. •••••• Thanks to Jankovic @jankovic_zdenko for the amazing view. ————— 🔹www.zdenkojankovic.com🔹 .............................⛰Grand Canyon North Rim 🇺🇸Arizona ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••〰Nikon D810 〰Nikkor 14-24mm f2.8 〰Manfrotto 055ProB 〰Lee Filters ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ #grandcanyon #naturelover #usa #america #nikon #hiking #nikonphotography #sky #clouds #leefilters #page #outdoors #nature #arizona #nikon1424 ——— #nationalparkgeek

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“Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darken life; love illuminates it. “ Dr. Martin Luther King •••••• Thanks to @stephs_trees for sharing the beauty and love of the forest. ———- #nationalparkgeek #FYPyes #nps #nationalpark #nationalparks #americasbestidea #findyourpark #goparks #nationalparkfoundation #everykidinapark #nature #naturelovers #npca #nationalparktrust #protectourpubliclands #climatechangeisreal #redwoods

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“I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. •••••• Thank you much Amanda @aj_zimm for sharing this special day. ———- "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." . . . . . #martinlutherkingjr #MLK #remember #honor #equality #love #lincolnmemorial #nationalpark #NPS #findyourpark #ihaveadream #washingtondc #marchonwashington #history #january #humble #legacy #inspiration #monument #openingdoors #optoutside #washingtonmall #nationalparkgeek #photography ——— #nationalparkgeek

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“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ••••••• Many thanks to our friend Chris @chrisriefphoto for sharing this MLK Day ——-- “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” #MLK @nationalmallnps @nationalparkgeek #NationalParkGeek ———- #nationalparkgeek #FYPyes #nps #nationalpark #nationalparks #americasbestidea #findyourpark #goparks #nationalparkfoundation #everykidinapark #nature #naturelovers #npca #nationalparktrust #protectourpubliclands #climatechangeisreal

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“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. “ Dr Martin Luther King Jr. •••••••• Thanks to Joy @joy_anartfamily for the wonderful photo. ••••••• On this MLK Jr weekend, it seems fitting that the sunset behind his memorial would be spectacular. #nps #mlk #mlkweekend #mlkjrday #nationalpark #mlkmemorial #nationalparkgeek #sunset #memorial #dc ——— #nationalparkgeek

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Dreams do come true in Yosemite. ••••• Thank you Bellariana @bellariana for the wonderful day. ••••••• 💙Morning Blues ...... missing this place so much ... I was a tiny bit disappointed that the waterfall was all dried out when I went .. and now it’s flowing full force 😆but I’ve had the best time and it didn’t disappoint to still take my breath away... happy “barely there” waterfall Wednesday everyone .. hope you’re having a wonderful week 🤗❤️ 🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸 . . . . .. . . . #wildcalifornia #earthfocus #nationalgeographic #nature_sultans #nature_brilliance #got__greatshots #depthsofearth #igworld_global #westcoast_exposures #ipa_shots #ig_mountains #ig_nature #wildernessculture #happytrailz #bns_earth #bns_nature #dream_image #ipulledoverforthis #ig_mountains #landscape_captures #bestnatureshots #fingerprintofgod #nature_marvels #inspiring_photography_admired #pocket_allnature #pocket_family #igc_blue ------- #nationalparkgeek

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Some trails just amaze from top to bottom. ••••• Thanks to Ron @emergingeye for the great hike. ------- Nice as Bryce... Definitely had to add Bryce Canyon to my 2017 top 9! One of my favorite places outside of Oregon! This adventure was with the entire Wolfpack including my Mom who enjoyed Bryce Canyon even more than the Grand Canyon! There is something truly special about this place! But the blue skies are not to be trusted here! It was late March and the weather was perfect the whole way down. Shortly after we made it to the bottom, the blue quickly turned gray and started snowing hard! I had to grab my six month old son and rush him back to the rim top to the car! This is when I realized how thin the air is here and that the rim top is at 9000ft! Gasping for air, I made it back to the car as fast as possible! By time we took off everything was already covered in snow! We had to change our plans and headed south to Arizona! ------ #nationalparkgeek #FYPyes #nps #nationalpark #nationalparks #americasbestidea #findyourpark #goparks #nationalparkfoundation #everykidinapark #nature #naturelovers #npca #nationalparktrust #protectourpubliclands #climatechangeisreal #bryce

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An important story of Japanese detention by the US government during WWII is told at Manzanar NHS this #smallparksaturday •••••• Thanks to Sandra @nationalparkpatchlady for sharing from this historic location. --------- The countdown of my favorite NPS sites I visited this year with #3 from the Western US: @manzanarnps ⠀⠀ A swirl of emotions occur when you visit MANZ - anger, peace, beauty, frustration, and the dichotomy of understanding and not understanding all at the same time. Wow this place does a phenomenal job of telling the stories of the Japanese-Americans who were interned here during WWII. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ One of the big takeaways for me: each internment camp contained people from a specific geographic region, so Manzanar interned people from the Los Angeles area. At this time in the 1940's, a common occupation for Japanese-American men was landscaping (think Japanese gardens in Hollywood - they were all the rage!). When relocated to this basin in the Eastern Sierras, many realized that water flowed down the mountains into this alluvial plain. Taking advantage of this, many landscapers created beautiful parks, gardens, and koi ponds. The park has found over 30 so far and is currently excavating and restoring these artifacts.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 📍: Manzanar National Historical Site, CA⠀⠀ 📅 : June 2017⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ #nps #travel #explore #learn #nationalparkgeek .⠀⠀ -------- #nationalparkgeek #FYPyes #nps #nationalpark #nationalparks #americasbestidea #findyourpark #goparks #nationalparkfoundation #everykidinapark #nature #naturelovers #npca #nationalparktrust #protectourpubliclands #climatechangeisreal #historytold #manzanar

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