All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Friday Photo’

Friday Photo: Four Tons of Buffelgrass No Match for Hard-Working Volunteers


Last weekend, thousands of people around the country turned out to participate in National Public Lands Day, including about 60 volunteers who helped pull an invasive plant known as buffelgrass from areas around Saguaro National Park in Tucson, Arizona. It was a hot day. Soaring temperatures meant we had to start early in the morning and quit around 11 a.m.–but even in that short window, [...]

Posted on: October 5 2012
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Friday Photo: Living History and Solemn Reflection at Antietam Commemoration


On September 17, 1862, the Union Army of the Potomac and the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia battled for twelve savage hours on the banks of Antietam Creek in Maryland. When the fighting was over, 23,000 people had been killed, wounded, or declared missing, making that one day the bloodiest in the history of the Civil War. The Union Army’s performance led President Abraham Lincoln to [...]

Posted on: September 28 2012
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Friday Photo: Stunning St. John


The official summer travel season may be over, but many of us are still dreaming of the beach. Take a moment to enjoy the clear blue waters and swirling skies captured by photographer and park-lover Christopher C. McDaniel on his travels around the island of St. John in Virgin Islands National Park. Readers may remember the stunning photo by McDaniel showing an abundance of stars over Crater Lake that we [...]

Posted on: September 7 2012
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Discover Florida’s Beaches with Two Photographers on Assignment for National Parks magazine


Do you ever flip through the glossy pages of National Parks magazine and wonder what it’s like to take photos of some of the country’s most amazing landscapes and monuments? We did too, so we asked two photographers on assignment for the magazine to tell us about their experience! Enjoy their story, and a sneak preview of a few photos from the cover story for [...]

Posted on: August 31 2012
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Friday Photo: Stars Over Crater Lake

Crater Lake National Park in Oregon is known, of course, for its brilliant blue water–the lake is the deepest in the country, measuring nearly 2,000 feet to the bottom. Surrounded by a dramatic 20-mile ring of cliffs, this park is a mainstay for many vacationers, drawing hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.  Last month, photographer Christopher C. McDaniel turned his camera [...]

Posted on: August 17 2012
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