National Parks Traveler
- Week of: Sep 15 2016 | A Monumental Mascot | Photographer: Mark Picard
- Week of: Sep 5 2016 | AVALANCHE! ... (Lake) | Photographer: National Park Service
- Week of: Aug 18 2016 | Sandstone And Snow At Arches National Park | Photographer: Kurt Repanshek
- Week of: Aug 15 2016 | Don't Rush Sundown At Grand Teton National Park | Photographer: David and Kay Scott
- Week of: Jul 30 2016 | Colorful Mount Rainier | Photographer: Gary Vogt
- Week of: Jul 5 2016 | A Fiery Sunset At Fire Island National Seashore | Photographer: National Park Service
- Week of: Jul 5 2016 | Freedom To Paddle In Lake Clark National Park | Photographer: National Park Service
- Week of: May 24 2016 | Follow The Mossy Green Boardwalk.... | Photographer: Harold Jerrell
- Week of: May 4 2016 | Crater Lake's Kaleidoscope | Photographer: National Park Service
- Week of: May 3 2016 | Pink Sky At Night... | Photographer: Harold Jerrell
Garden Key is surrounded by the lapping ocean and, after the sun goes down, the nightly entertainment arrives. At first there are just a few pinpoints of light, then Venus is seen on the horizon. By the time you lie down to sleep, the stars fill the skies over Dry Tortugas National Park. The real show, though, is hours away.
There’s a park in the Canadian Rockies that features one of the country’s tallest waterfalls, one of the world’s most treasured collections of fossils, “spiral tunnels” designed to help trains chug literally through mountains, and a stunning alpine area so pristine that the number of visitors are limited to keep it that way.
National parks are far from one-dimensional. They hold history, beauty, and the natural world in all the nooks and crannies of their landscapes. Old-growth forests, canyons that streams and rivers have gnawed into the earth, colorful coral reefs, expansive lakes, and some of the first vestiges of human encounters with nature all are contained within the parks. This great diversity and intersections of nature are what draws QT Luong again and again into the National Park System with his cameras.
A distinguished historian of the New Deal and American reform, Otis L. Graham, Jr., now offers us a monumental look at the presidency. Nor in preparing this book was he unmindful of the current election cycle. Who will be our next president, and of special relevance, will he or she be concerned about the environment?
Rocky Mountain National Park elk are not shy about posing for you. Indeed, they are the ubiquitous ambassadors for the park, and appear seemingly everywhere, at any time.
There are trips where the road is the destination. In America, there’s Route 66, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park, and Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park. After my wife and I explored the northern nexus of Jasper National Park, the world-famous Icefields Parkway beckoned.
With the lava lake in Halema‘uma‘u Crater visible for the first time since May 2015 and lava flowing into the ocean at the Kamokuna site, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has seen an influx of visitors after dark who want to get a glimpse of one of the world’s natural wonders.
Cross your fingers for clear skies on October 8, as that's when a stargazing event is planned for Cades Cove in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
In a year that brought many new books crammed with national park photography, Celebrating America's National Parks, Preserves, Monuments, and Recreation Areas by Clyde Butcher is something of a throwback. Its imagery is all black-and-white.
Last month, the National Park Service (NPS) celebrated its 100th birthday. In the days leading up to the celebration, NPS director Jonathan Jarvis said that his agency’s goal for the centennial was “to create the next generation of visitors, supporters, and advocates for our national parks and our public lands.”
A U.S. congresswoman introduced legislation Tuesday that would promote Chiricahua National Monument in southern Arizona to a national park.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park’s Inventory and Monitoring Branch has partnered with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the School of Arts at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, to create a new web application called Species Mapper.