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Best of the ’Net: The Midsummer Night’s Dream Edition

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This week on Best of the ’Net, I found a little bit of everything—from bears to hacks to stars—for a midsummer glimpse at our national parks online. 1. August is my favorite time to watch the night sky, thanks to the annual Perseid Meteor Shower. Enjoy this photo taken by Jack Fusco at Acadia National Park during last year’s shower. [...]

Posted on: August 9 2013
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Best of the ’Net: The Slow and Cute Edition

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Best of the ’Net is NPCA’s weekly roundup of fun park-related stuff online. This week, we celebrate Death Valley at night, enjoy another top 20 list, get a good reminder to slow down and take things in, and catch a couple of celebrities showing their support for one of America’s amazing landscapes, among other things. Sunchaser Pictures did it again. [...]

Posted on: May 2 2013
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Death Valley: This Land of Extremes Now Recognized for Its World-Class Night Skies

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By David Lamfrom, California Desert Senior Program Manager Death Valley National Park is renowned for its awe-inspiring landscape and its extreme temperatures and elevations. Five months ago, the region was officially recognized as the hottest place on Earth after a team of climate scientists verified the park’s historic high temperature of an incomprehensible 134 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s why it can come [...]

Posted on: February 27 2013
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VIDEO: Behind the Scenes of “Death Valley Dreamlapse”

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Last week, staff at NPCA escaped for a few minutes into the desert—virtually, at least—as we marveled at the latest video by Sunchaser Pictures, “Death Valley Dreamlapse” (below). Little did we know that the film crew captured these solitary dunes and spinning, swirling stars by traveling to a remote valley of the national park in below-freezing temperatures during a meteor [...]

Posted on: February 1 2013
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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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