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Friday Photo: Dramatic Skies over Florida Bay

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Florida Bay, an estuary at the southern tip of Everglades National Park, is a unique 500,000 acre water wilderness. Florida Bay’s diverse and complex series of shallow basins surrounded by mangroves and dominated by seagrass meadows create vital habitats for a variety of wildlife, including the West Indian manatee, roseate spoonbill, and sawfish. NPCA’s Sun Coast Regional Office has been [...]

Posted on: August 3 2012
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Friday Photo: Happy National Oceans Month!

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The federal government has officially declared June National Oceans Month, and the Department of the Interior celebrated today by sharing photos and information on a few of the most beautiful coastal destinations in the National Park System—reminding many of us on a Friday afternoon that we’d rather be at the beach. With more than 11,000 miles of coastline in the National Park [...]

Posted on: June 8 2012
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Friday Photo: A Cool Swim at Katmai

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It seems like a simple but special moment: a brown bear peeks his head from the deep blue ripples of Brooks River in Katmai National Park and Preserve with his fur washed back, revealing a timeless, almost sorrowful expression. Lucky shot, you might think. But for freelance Alaskan photographer Patrick Endres, days of preparation may go into a single click [...]

Posted on: June 1 2012
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Friday Photo: Hi-Def Yosemite Webcam the Latest Online Glimpse into the National Parks

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Computers and mobile devices around the world were roaring with the beauty of waterfalls this week as officials at Yosemite National Park announced  a new webcam at the park, giving users a view of the spectacular Upper Yosemite Falls–the tallest waterfall in North America, rising 2,425 feet from the valley floor. The webcam updates every 30 seconds with live images of the [...]

Posted on: May 18 2012
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Friday Photo: Happy Birthday, Glacier!

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Break out the party hats: Glacier National Park in northwest Montana was created 102 years ago today. Park officials are largely celebrating by… plowing! The photo above, from the park’s Flickr page, shows one of the beautiful snowy vistas visible last week from Going-to-the-Sun Road, which curves through 50 miles of the park’s interior. Getting that snow off of the road itself, however, [...]

Posted on: May 11 2012
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