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Photography In The National Parks: Prime Time In The National Parks

If you have limited luggage space when traveling to a national park, you are more than likely going to pack along a zoom lens or two. But, wait. Leave one of those zooms home and bring along a prime lens instead. Photographer Rebecca Latson demonstrates the advantage of bring along a fixed-focus lens or two in her most recent Photography In The National Parks article.

Photography In The National Parks: Of Dark Skies And Starry Nights In Big Bend National Park

The vast, clear sky at Big Bend National Park is the perfect setting for stargazing, star photography, and the Dark Sky Dinner hosted by the Big Bend Conservancy. Contributing photographer Rebecca Latson was lucky enough to have a seat at the dinner table, returning with a report of the dinner as well as some tips for your own national park dark sky photography.

Birding In The National Parks: Parks Strangely Overlooked By Birders

I’ve talked at length about the best parks for birds and the parks where all the birders go. Everglades National Park usually tops that list. Big Bend and Acadia are also extremely popular birding parks. But which of the 59 national parks gets the least birding attention? That’s tough to quantify, but I’ve made an educated guess from perusing eBird data.

Unknown Cache Of Letters Mailed To A Ghost Town May Rewrite History Of Big Bend National Park

A man in Raleigh, North Carolina “re-discovered” a cache of 34 letters in January 2014 while cleaning his garage after a water pipe began leaking. After nearly 30 years, the correspondences remained tucked inside manila archival folders labeled “miscellaneous stationary, 1934-41” and stored flat in a cardboard box with other paper collectibles, including a World War One naval aviator certificate. Now he claims the letters provide connections between known but seemingly unrelated events in Texas history and ultimately reveal the largest unknown political conspiracy of the Great Depression.

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