Please join us in welcoming the White House to Tumblr!
We see some great things here at the White House every day, and sharing that stuff with you is one of the best parts of our jobs. That’s why we’re launching a Tumblr. We’ll post things like the best quotes from President Obama, or video of young scientists visiting the White House for the science…
Camping next to Devil’s Tower. It doesn’t get much better than this.
Photo: Jolanta Surowiec
A pair of kayaks take in a beautiful sunrise over Lake Superior as they wait for their paddlers in Isle Royale National Park in Michigan.
Photo: Adam Jewell
St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1931 to provide wintering habitat for migratory birds and is one of the oldest refuges in the country. It includes coastal marshes, islands, tidal creeks and estuaries of seven north Florida rivers, and is home to a diverse community of plant and animal life. The refuge also has strong ties to a rich cultural past, and is home to the St. Marks Lighthouse, which was built in 1832 and is still in use today.
Photo: Viktor Posner
Earth Day might be over, but we appreciate our public lands every day of the year. Here is a stunning sunset over Grand Teton National Park.
Photo: Donald Higgs
Happy Earth Day from one of the most beautiful places in the world. Sunrise over Half Dome in Yosemite National Park.
Photo: Greg Chancey
We have posted a lot of photos from the west lately, so how about one from the east? Here is the Assateague Lighthouse with a beautiful night sky behind it in Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia.
Photo: Darren Barnes
The Iliamna Volcano photographed from the northeast above Tuxedni Bay in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve.
Photo: National Park Service
Many visitors come to appreciate the most beautiful view of Delicate Arch in Arches National Park by hiking a 3-mile round trip trail and waiting until the last light shines on it. However, most of them leave after sunset, only a few knows the secret charms of the dark. With some little tricks of artificial lighting and long exposure, the prominent southwest landmark also shines under a starry night sky.
Photo: Wan Shi
At Great Falls, the Potomac River builds up speed and force as it falls over a series of steep, jagged rocks and flows through the narrow Mather Gorge. The Patowmack Canal offers a glimpse into the early history of this country. Great Falls Park has many opportunities to explore history and nature, all in a beautiful 800-acre park only 15 miles from the Nation’s Capital.
Photo: Mike Keller