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nationalparkpatchlady

"I care to live only to entice people to look at Nature's loveliness." - John Muir⠀ ⠀ Yes, indeed.⠀ ⠀ 📍: Crater Lake National Park, OR⠀ 📅 : May 2017⠀ ⠀ #IBrakeForBrownSigns #travel #explore #learn #nationalparkgeek #nationalparks #craterlake#usparksandmonuments

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w0nderkat

I got to spend the day belly laughing with a couple of my favorite ladies in one of my favorite places💙 I really enjoyed watching a twin sister get excited about the Twin Sisters👯💕

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get_rowdy_photography

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philipperoberge

Ospreys (Pandion haliaetus) are one of my favourite birds - they are so energetic and active! Interestingly enough, they are found on every continent except Antarctica. This photo is un-cropped (it flew right next to us) shot with the @Canon Canada 5D IV + 100-400mm II L. Use www.ebird.org/map/osprey to find and report osprey sightings near you.

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ynplodges

Will your road lead to Yellowstone? . . . Repost via @yellowstonejobs. ・・・ 📷: @alligatorfoood A beautiful final day off in a place that has taught me so much. I could never fully explain the impact this place has made upon me and the joy and peace that it has instilled in me. • • • • #Yellowstone #Yellowstonepledge #yellowstoneforever #YNP #nationalparks #yellowstonenationalpark #ynp #findyourpark #parks101 #nationalparkgeek #americasbestidea #awesomeglobe #discoverearth #earthfocus #NatGeoInspires #naturephotography #neverstopexploring #ourplanetdaily #travelstoke #wanderlust #Wildernessculture #travel #optoutside #wyoming #thatsWY

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_ellelu

I love that every winter my sequoia photos start to get reposted and shared more. That’s the beauty of nature: it triggers different memories but inspires us all the same 💙

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ourearthstory

There's no telling where in the world we'll end up tomorrow. As for today, it's just you and I, listening to the sea and the sky. 📸: @joshhartmanphotography

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w0nderkat

Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, is it okay to be excited for Christmas?🎄❄️ I know some people have strict “Not until December!” rules, but I am not one of those people!🤶🏻

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wilsontribe5

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nationalparkgeek

The gateway to the ultimate #optoutside adventures. Go find your Yellowstone. •••••• Thanks to the good folks at Yellowstone Lodges @ynplodges for the goodness of the park. ——- "For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, for love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends." -Ralph Waldo Emerson . . . . Happy Thanksgiving from Yellowstone! 📷: @YellowstoneNPS _ #Yellowstone #Yellowstonepledge #yellowstoneforever #YNP #nationalparks #ynp #findyourpark #parks101 #nationalparkgeek #americasbestidea #awesomeglobe #discoverearth #earthfocus #NatGeoInspires #naturephotography #neverstopexploring #ourplanetdaily #travelstoke #wanderlust #Wildernessculture #travel #optoutside #wyoming #thatsWY ——- #nationalparkgeek

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ynplodges

"For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, for love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends." -Ralph Waldo Emerson . . . . Happy Thanksgiving from Yellowstone! 📷: @YellowstoneNPS #happythanksgiving _ #Yellowstone #Yellowstonepledge #yellowstoneforever #YNP #nationalparks #ynp #findyourpark #parks101 #nationalparkgeek #americasbestidea #awesomeglobe #discoverearth #earthfocus #NatGeoInspires #naturephotography #neverstopexploring #ourplanetdaily #travelstoke #wanderlust #Wildernessculture #travel #optoutside #wyoming #thatsWY

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brendajd

Happy Thanksgiving! As I reflect upon the past year, I am thankful for my family, friends, colleagues, dogsitters, fellow travelers and outstanding hosts across the country that transformed this particularly unique journey around the sun into a fantastic adventure! . . . . #jupiterterrace #mammothhotsprings #mammothhotspringsterraces #hotsprings #hotspringsmontana #montana #exploremontana #visitmontana #yellowstone #yellowstoneforever #ynp #findyourpark #parks101 #americasbestidea #yellowstonenationalpark #experienceyellowstone #nationalpark #nationalparks #nationalparkusa #nationalparksusa #sonya6000 #sony18200mm

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ynplodges

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philipperoberge

I had an incredible time in Yellowstone - we saw a Grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis). As we made our way towards Grand Prismatic Spring, a group of 20 or so tourists started shouting at us that a bear was on the trail. We joined them and backtracked slowly, as the mother and her cub made their way towards us. Once the bears were disinterested in us, we cautiously set up our tripods and started to photograph them from a safe distance. It was both scary and exciting at the same time. Thanks the incredible @Canon Canada 600mm F/4L IS II USM lens, we were able to capture the scene from a safe distance while maintaining pristine image quality. Pictures of the cub coming soon!

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w0nderkat

I am thankful for the ability to travel with my husband as often as we can. He more so likes to plant roots, and I like to be on the move. Going on weekend adventures and him indulging me in at least one vacation/mini vacation a year that I get to totally plan, no questions asked, is how we both achieve fulfillment from the opposite parts of our personalities. We stay on the same page by agreeing that we would rather fill our lives with experiences rather than possessions. But then we had a conversation last night about how we should live our lives as if it’s the last holiday we are going to spend together, the last Sunday we will snuggle on the couch together. We vowed to be more present going forward and indulge in the little things every once in a great while (because let’s face it, we aren’t buying a home in Colorado any time soon😂😅😭). I’m thankful for my husband and our life together!👩🏻🧔🏻🦁🐯🐯 . . . . Somewhere along the Mary’s Rock portion of the Appalachian Trail in Shenandoah National Park, October 2016🧡

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amyamesphotography

Sunset at String Lake ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🍂This is the final week of our fall nature loop #fallnatureloopgroup. We left the interpretation of the theme up to each artist. Our theme this week is low light 🍁 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Next artist: @celestepav ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #grandtetonnationalpark #grandteton #grandtetonnps #gtnps #mygtnp #gtnp #nps #mountainview #mountains #sunrise #findyourpark #nationalpark #nationalparkgeek #optoutside #usinterior #nature #naturephotography #wyoming #thatswy #discover_wyoming #clickpro #neverstopexploring #natgeo #Nikon #nikonnofilter #Natgeofineart #parks101 #stringlake #MyRRS

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ourearthstory

Keep your eyes ahead. That's my life philosophy these days. Adopting that did not come easy. I was always one of those should've, could've, would've kind of people. The ones that dwell in the past or reach for some unattainable future happiness. Emotional well-being simply doesn't exist in what's to come. It can only be created in the present. It also disappears in the same exact moment, thousands of times a day. Just like that it flutters away without you even noticing, until you call it back with humble gratitude. ⁣ ⁣ Some days it feels like I learn this game of life so very slowly. Regression abounds and leaning back into old ways happens so easily. Often I find myself beating me up for mistakes I've made like wasting time when I should be working, or getting angry and frustrated that things aren't working like they're supposed to when I have an editing deadline (goddamn technology). Then I remember that feeling these things does absolutely nothing for me in the first place. Feeling disappointed in my work ethic only adds to what I was down about in the first place, so there's no point in it! Slowly and methodically I am unlearning my bad habits, and replacing them with ones that make me better. It's not the easiest of processes, dissecting and scrutinizing every fiber of your being, but in the end it will serve you unlike anything else. What a funny little paradox life can be, constantly flipping reality on your head, leaving you the opportunity to grow amongst the chaos.

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wildarcticfox

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brendajd

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brendajd

Oh, Montana! I am fortunate enough to know some of the coolest people on this planet who are amazingly gracious hosts. Thank you, @marshap (my spirit animal), @dougbundren (the other pea in this pod) and @brookewelchrocks for making this a fantastic work/vacation week. (Great visit to @f11photobozeman. Good to see you @sandranykerk, @jshaverphoto and @mattmacoy.) . . . . #montana #exploremontana #visitmontana #yellowstonenationalpark #experienceyellowstone #yellowstonebison #bison #sonya6000 #sony18200mm

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mahdi_moinul

If you just follow the stairs, maybe you could reach to the light house... yes, you are reading it right! There is a light house at the end of the stairs. You probably could have seen the picture of this famous light house thousand times. Fortunately or unfortunately we could not see the light house. It was misty, covered with fog and we could not even see anything beyond two or three feet. But we saw a beautiful sunset- the sunset I will never forget. The misty and foggy weather and the setting sun had created this beautiful yellowish glow which was absolutely breathtaking. On a regular visit, you go there, take picture, enjoy the shore and come back. We might not have seen the light house or the shore, but we had seen a wonderful scene. For a moment I felt like I was in heaven and those stairs were “the stairs to heaven” . The light house is located 308 steps (approx. 240ft) below the observation deck. And the light house visitor center and the stairs leading to the lighthouse are closed Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. So plan accordingly 😊. . . . . . . . . . #pointreyes #pointeeyesnationalseashore #sanfrancisco #california #visitcalifornia #prnsyes #foggy #rsa_rural #rsa_light #madewithmefoto #parks101 #wildcalifornia #wildbayarea #wow_planet #wow_america #superhubs #waycoolshots #splendid_earth #ig_serenity #globalhotshotz #usinterior #mindshiftgear #creativetribez #californiagram #californiathroughmylens #caliinviteyou #california_vacations #naturalcalifornia #californialove #californiaadventure

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victoriabennettbeyer

This is one of my favorite pictures I took this summer on my great American road trip. This was at our first big stop, Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado. In the distance you can see the people who were making the trek to High Dune, the second highest dune in the park. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ #etheral_moods #moody_grams #eclectic_shotz #colorado #coloradolive #westbysouthwest #greatsanddunes #greatsanddunesnps #sand #sanddunes #darkskies #stormysky #footprints #footprintsinthesand #highdune #FindYourPark #Parks101 #GoParks #usparksandmonuments #nationalparkobsessed #WonderMore #passionpassport #thatadventurelife #adventuretravel #igsouthwest #exploretocreate #adventurevisuals #hiking #clouds

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amyamesphotography

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ynplodges

“I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.” -Vincent Van Gogh 📷: @cosmic.perspective ・・・ "Life has evolved to thrive in environments that are extreme only by our limited human standards: in the boiling battery acid of Yellowstone's hot springs, in cracks of permanent ice sheets, in the cooling waters of nuclear reactors, miles beneath the Earth's crust, in pure salt crystals, and inside the rocks of the dry valleys of Antarctica." . . . Grand Prismatic Spring 5min exposures times 10 frames for total star trailing of 50 minutes. Steam from the spring is being illuminated by passing cars which can be seen as red car/light trails in the image. The spring has a shallow area extending far out from the bright blue/orange colors. This area is reflecting some of the brighter star trails! . . Thank you to @mikenabhan & @soto_domination for making this night even more special! Had a great time hanging out and getting to share my love for the night sky! Thanks for the awesome dinner! . . . #Yellowstone #Yellowstonepledge #yellowstoneforever #YNP #nationalparks #ynp #findyourpark #parks101 #nationalparkgeek #americasbestidea #awesomeglobe #discoverearth #earthfocus #NatGeoInspires #naturephotography #neverstopexploring #ourplanetdaily #travelstoke #wanderlust #Wildernessculture #travel #optoutside #wyoming #thatsWY #startrails #astrophotography #longexposure #hotsprings #astronomy #startrailchasers

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megtristao

I’ve been seeing snow on my feed already (looking at you: Missouri, New Mexico & Colorado) and I’m so jealous. Not only does it not snow where I live, but also this weekend was the first time it actually felt like something resembling fall. And I love fall! This #latergram is from our road trip through Utah last October. I wish we had colors like this right now (or ever!). 🍂😍 • 📷: @jtristao17

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_ellelu

Just a girl and her playground 🌎

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jimmie_photo

Day 13 | The view from the top of Mount Whitney - the tallest mountain in the lower 48 at 14,505'! If you zoom in down the valley you can see tiny roads. The trail ends here, but technically we still have another 11 brutal downhill miles for real food and a comfy hotel bed.

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ericwdanielss

Hand and feet inside the vehicle at all times... they never said anything about cameras📷

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jimmie_photo

Day 13 | We woke up at 4am to start climbing Mount Whitney - the "finish line" of the JMT and the tallest mountain in the contiguous United States. The number of stars I woke up to was unlike anything I'd ever seen. This was midway up the first part of our climb around 5 or 6am when the morning glow was just getting started.

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jimmie_photo

Day 12 | Our very last camping spot, the famous Guitar Lake. On the other side of the lake is where we'd begin our ascent up to Mount Whitney the next morning at around 4am.

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nationalparkpatchlady

Headed back home today after four wonderful days in this beautiful park. Huge thanks to Ranger Brian and everyone I’ve met on this trip who made me feel welcome and taught me more about this special place 📍: Guadalupe Mountains National Park 📅 : November 2018 #nationalparkgeek #IBrakeForBrownSigns #guadalupemountains #getolympus

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nationalparkpatchlady

Water, wind, and earthquakes have sculpted the stark landscape of the Guadalupe Mountains and the Salt Basin. The Salt Basin is a graben, or a down-dropped block of the earth’s crustal rocks. Faulting, which allowed the downward movement, began in the early Miocene Epoch around 26 million years ago. This shifting also lifted Guadalupe Peak more than two miles to its current position. Streams surrounding the graben drained into a basin with no outlet. As that water evaporated, gypsum and salt were deposited. Similar depositional forces are still active today. [nps.gov] 📍:Guadalupe Mountains National Park 📅 : November 2018 #nationalparkgeek #IBrakeForBrownSigns #guadalupemountains #getolympus

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w0nderkat

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jimmie_photo

Day 12 | Sequoia NP is incredible. We were about to head into a small valley, and right before we descended we were presented with this view of an enormous (smoky) view.

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that_guy_from_ohio

Last night @ Rose Lake

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epcotexplorer

Everglades yesterday, Big Cypress today! It’s been a very good weekend. In many ways, @bigcypressnps offers more of a typical NPS experience than any other unit in FL. Most of it is heavily wooded and remote. It’s very easy to feel the solitude of nature and the peace that that affords here. It’s been too long since I was here.

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wexplorations

Cypress Stained Glass Sunset

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wexplorations

In many ways, @bigcypressnps offers more of a archetypical ‘National Park’ experience than any other NPS unit in South Florida. Most of it is heavily wooded and remote. It’s very easy to feel the solitude of nature and the peace that that affords here. It’s been far too long since I was here and it’s so very good to be back. #BigCypress #FindYourPark #bigcypressnationalpreserve #everglades #bigcypressnps #miami #florida #igersmiami

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wexplorations

Everglades yesterday, Big Cypress today! It’s been a very good weekend. #FindYourPark @bigcypressnps

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that_guy_from_ohio

Conkles Hollow Nature Preserve

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wexplorations

It’s #nationalbisonday and I feel obligated to share a bison picture in the middle of all my Everglades pics.

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wexplorations

This grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never all dried at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal sunset, eternal dawn and gloaming, on seas and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls. - John Muir #FindYourPark

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wexplorations

It might look like summer storm is rolling across @evergladesnps but fall is here, the humidity is low, and there was a wonderful breeze. Great day. #FindYourPark

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