America's Great Outdoors
Evening traffic in Denali National Park. Photo by Daniel A. Leifheit

Evening traffic in Denali National Park.

Photo by Daniel A. Leifheit

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

National Park Service rangers do amazing things every day, so we wanted to bring you all this heartwarming story as a great example of the work they do on a daily basis. Earlier this week, Kenai Fjords National Park staff received a report of a dog stranded on a cliff ledge near the edge of Exit Glacier. After gaining the dog’s trust, the dog was pulled to safety and carried out to the trailhead. Reports are that the dog is recovering well.

Photographer Bob Dreeszen took this photo at Alaska Peninsula National Wildlife Refuge. We can’t explain what this red fox is doing — but maybe you can by commenting or helping us by sharing this photo with your friends and family!

Photographer Bob Dreeszen took this photo at Alaska Peninsula National Wildlife Refuge. We can’t explain what this red fox is doing — but maybe you can by commenting or helping us by sharing this photo with your friends and family!

Caribou react to the approach of a grizzly bear near Highway Pass in Denali National Park. NPS Photo/Daniel A. Leifheit

Caribou react to the approach of a grizzly bear near Highway Pass in Denali National Park.

NPS Photo/Daniel A. Leifheit

Happy first day of summer! Here’s a great photo from Lake Clark National Park!Photo: Tom Tessier

Happy first day of summer! Here’s a great photo from Lake Clark National Park!

Photo: Tom Tessier

My Public Lands photographer Bob Wick, just spent time on Bureau of Land Management Lands (BLM) in Alaska. Here’s what he had to say about this photo:"Attached is my first photo of the midnight sun from Taylor Peak above the 40 Mile Wild and Scenic River near Chicken AK. The 40 Mile is actually 390 miles long and is the longest federally managed wild and scenic river. I’m still south of the Arctic Circle so the sun sets from about 12:30 AM till about 3 AM, but it stays like dusk outside. Colin, the BLM employee I am with (& who is in the pic) is from Fairbanks & said they don’t even try July 4th fireworks there as its too bright to see them.”

My Public Lands photographer Bob Wick, just spent time on Bureau of Land Management Lands (BLM) in Alaska. Here’s what he had to say about this photo:

"Attached is my first photo of the midnight sun from Taylor Peak above the 40 Mile Wild and Scenic River near Chicken AK. The 40 Mile is actually 390 miles long and is the longest federally managed wild and scenic river. I’m still south of the Arctic Circle so the sun sets from about 12:30 AM till about 3 AM, but it stays like dusk outside. Colin, the BLM employee I am with (& who is in the pic) is from Fairbanks & said they don’t even try July 4th fireworks there as its too bright to see them.”

Moose crossing Campbell Creek in Alaska. Photo: @mypubliclands Doug Ballou

Moose crossing Campbell Creek in Alaska.

Photo: @mypubliclands Doug Ballou

Happy World Oceans Day! Here’s a great photo from Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. Where is your favorite place to enjoy the ocean on America’s public lands? Photo: Carol Williams (www.sharetheexperience.org)

Happy World Oceans Day! Here’s a great photo from Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. Where is your favorite place to enjoy the ocean on America’s public lands? 

Photo: Carol Williams (www.sharetheexperience.org)

You will be hard pressed to find more brown bears in a photo than this one from Katmai National Park in Alaska.Photo: Douglas Croft (www.sharetheexperience.org)

You will be hard pressed to find more brown bears in a photo than this one from Katmai National Park in Alaska.

Photo: Douglas Croft (www.sharetheexperience.org)