America's Great Outdoors

One of these burrowing owl chicks clearly loves the camera! The video was filmed in the Rainwater Basin Wetland Management District. Rainwater Basin WMD manages 61 Waterfowl Production Areas comprised of over 24,000 wetland and upland acres across 13 Nebraska Counties and is part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

153 years ago today, July 21, 1861, the first major battle of the Civil War unfolded on the slopes of Henry Hill and Matthews Hill. Both the North and South learned that the war would not be a short affair, settled through one decisive and epic battle.Manassas National Battlefield Park offers a wide array of activities, scenic vistas, historic sites and walking trails to interest the casual visitor or the true Civil War historian. A good place to begin your visit is the Henry Hill Visitor Center. Pick up a park brochure, map, trail guides and check out the daily schedule of interpretive programs.Photo: National Park Service

153 years ago today, July 21, 1861, the first major battle of the Civil War unfolded on the slopes of Henry Hill and Matthews Hill. Both the North and South learned that the war would not be a short affair, settled through one decisive and epic battle.

Manassas National Battlefield Park offers a wide array of activities, scenic vistas, historic sites and walking trails to interest the casual visitor or the true Civil War historian. A good place to begin your visit is the Henry Hill Visitor Center. Pick up a park brochure, map, trail guides and check out the daily schedule of interpretive programs.

Photo: National Park Service

Gorgeous sunrise over Great Smoky Mountains National Park.Photo: Chris Mobley (www.sharetheexperience.org)

Gorgeous sunrise over Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Photo: Chris Mobley (www.sharetheexperience.org)

If you look closely enough, you can see eastern screech owls like this one in many national parks and wildlife refuges across the country.Photo: Steve Gifford, USFWS

If you look closely enough, you can see eastern screech owls like this one in many national parks and wildlife refuges across the country.

Photo: Steve Gifford, USFWS

Now that is a mouthful! What a great photo of a American white pelican taken at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge.Photo: John Savage/National Wildlife Refuge Association

Now that is a mouthful! What a great photo of a American white pelican taken at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge.

Photo: John Savage/National Wildlife Refuge Association

Evening traffic in Denali National Park. Photo by Daniel A. Leifheit

Evening traffic in Denali National Park.

Photo by Daniel A. Leifheit

How about a “wow” photo to start the day. Max Seigal took this great nighttime photo of The Wave in Paria Canyon-Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness in Arizona.

How about a “wow” photo to start the day. Max Seigal took this great nighttime photo of The Wave in Paria Canyon-Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness in Arizona.

Great photo of a bear near Wonder Lake in Denali National Park.Photo: Georgia Riddick

Great photo of a bear near Wonder Lake in Denali National Park.

Photo: Georgia Riddick

Two Medicine Lake, East Glacier in Glacier National Park.

Two Medicine Lake, East Glacier in Glacier National Park.

We’re pretty sure this photo of the super moon rising at Delicate Arch in Arches National Park, is one of the best super moon photo to be found anywhere online.Photo: National Park Service

We’re pretty sure this photo of the super moon rising at Delicate Arch in Arches National Park, is one of the best super moon photo to be found anywhere online.

Photo: National Park Service