#BearRiver Migratory Bird Refuge in #Utah is an oasis for waterbirds and #wildlife . The #wildliferefuge protects the marshes found at the mouth of the Bear River -- the largest freshwater component of the Great Salt Lake ecosystem -- and provides critical habitat for over 250 species of migratory birds that move through the area annually by the millions to rest and feed. Photo by Jana M. Cisar, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (@usfws). #usinterior
145 degrees Fahrenheit is the average temp of these awesome Hot Springs in Arkansas. Since we couldn't take a dip, Waves made sure to toss her bunny in for a swim... silly girl!
So our family is in HOT🔥 pursuit to see the remaining 🇺🇸National Parks of our gorgeous country. We have 6 more trips planned before we reach our goal by Spring 2018! #TheMitchellTribe
This was an experience that will always stick out in my mind forever; standing inside this sea cave, staring out into the vast ocean , underneath the star-lit California sky. I stayed down here for a quite a while , long enough that the tide was all the way up to my chest when I had to swim out of the cave and back to the beach . Such a fun night . Shoutout to fellow adventurers @travisburkephotography & @chelseakauai for helping me get some shots down in this marvelous place !
Check out this incredible capture!
This is @YellowstoneNPS's Grand Prismatic Spring, which is the largest hot springs in the United States, and the third largest in the world. If you look at the people at the bottom of this photo, you can get a sense for how large this hot spring is, which is approximately 370 feet (112.8 meters) across! Hot water travels from a crack in the Earth's crust 121 feet (37 meters) below the surface, meaning a 10-story-tall building could fit inside of it.
The color of this hot spring is where it gets its name. The bright, multi-colored rings are a result of thermophilic (extreme heat loving) archaebacteria and bacteria living in the water which is cooler towards the edges. The deep blue color in the middle is due to the lack of anything growing in the middle, and the depth of the spring helps scatter the light which reaches our eyes as a vibrant blue. Fun fact: the bacteria in this spring has been used to help solve crimes and has helped NASA in their search for extraterrestrial life.
If you want to capture a shot like this, be sure to obtain all the necessary permissions. Illegally flying drones over this incredibly hot spring will not only cause you to lose your drone and get you a very expensive fine, but will disturb the sensitive environment of the spring. #RulesForExploring
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Location | Grand Prismatic Spring, Midway Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
#WWTTY | Where Will TOTEM Take You?
Double Tap if you wish you were here! Table Rock #Wilderness in #Oregon is a steep and rugged terrain with a quiet forest of Douglas fir and western hemlock, crowds of rhododendron on many of the upper slopes and an island of old growth in an ocean of forest development. A remnant of a lava flow that once covered this region along the western foothills of the Cascades, the "fortress" of #TableRock stands at 4,881 feet above the northeastern portion of this small wilderness. Photo by Bob Wick, Bureau of Land Management (@mypubliclands). #usinterior
📷 D810, 24-120mm, 45mm, f/16, ISO 64, ND8
Late in the day, after a rainy day trip to the North Slope, I came across this scene. The vista succinctly screams, "Alaska!" Glacier-fed stream, glacier rock, snow-capped mountains, autumn color, alpenglow, low-rolling clouds, and so much more. If you have never been to Alaska, you will want to put a visit in your plans 😊👍
“I ALSO THINK IT'S POINTLESS FOR A HUMAN TO PAINT SCENES OF NATURE WHEN THEY CAN GO OUTSIDE AND STAND IN IT.” - Ron Swanson
@nikonusa D750 | Nikkor 14-24mm | f/ 2.8 | 14mm | ISO 6400
Double Tap if you wish you were here! It’s #NationalTakeAHikeDay ! Some of the best places in the country to enjoy a walk outdoors are on public lands. National parks, wildlife refuges and recreation areas -- as well as National Scenic Trails, National Recreation Trails and National Historic Trails -- are amazing places to exercise, marvel at stunning landscapes, learn incredible stories and make lasting memories. Here’s a great view from the famous South Kaibab Trail at #GrandCanyon National Park in #Arizona . Where will you #FindYourWay ? Photo @grandcanyonnps by Michael Quinn, #NationalPark Service. #usinterior