America's Great Outdoors
Today and tomorrow are fee free days on all of America’s National Parks. We hope you can get out and enjoy them!Photo from Glacier Bay National Park courtesy of the National Park Service.

Today and tomorrow are fee free days on all of America’s National Parks. We hope you can get out and enjoy them!

Photo from Glacier Bay National Park courtesy of the National Park Service.

At the edge of the Kenai Peninsula lies a land where the ice age lingers. Nearly 40 glaciers flow from the Harding Icefield, Kenai Fjords' crowning feature. Wildlife thrives in icy waters and lush forests around this vast expanse of ice. Native Alutiiq relied on these resources to nurture a life entwined with the sea. Today, shrinking glaciers bear witness to the effects of our changing climate.Photo: National Park Service

At the edge of the Kenai Peninsula lies a land where the ice age lingers. Nearly 40 glaciers flow from the Harding Icefield, Kenai Fjords' crowning feature. Wildlife thrives in icy waters and lush forests around this vast expanse of ice. Native Alutiiq relied on these resources to nurture a life entwined with the sea. Today, shrinking glaciers bear witness to the effects of our changing climate.

Photo: National Park Service

Oolah Valley in Gates of the Arctic National Park offers hidden delights to the intrepid hiker willing to explore off the beaten path.Photo: National Park Service

Oolah Valley in Gates of the Arctic National Park offers hidden delights to the intrepid hiker willing to explore off the beaten path.

Photo: National Park Service

Alpenglow on Denali. NPS Photo/Daniel A. Leifheit 

Alpenglow on Denali.

NPS Photo/Daniel A. Leifheit 

Happy first week of spring!Photo of a bear in Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge by Lisa Hupp (USFWS)

Happy first week of spring!

Photo of a bear in Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge by Lisa Hupp (USFWS)

David Bahr, Glacier Bay National Park’s 2013 Artist in Residence, will have one of his photos from his trip in Glacier Bay exhibited at the Smithsonian as a part of the “Wilderness Forever” public photography exhibit! Approximately 50 winning contest entries were chosen for display as large-format prints in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History for a 2014 exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. David’s image of an eagle won the wildlife photography competition for professional photographers. A stunning photo!

David Bahr, Glacier Bay National Park’s 2013 Artist in Residence, will have one of his photos from his trip in Glacier Bay exhibited at the Smithsonian as a part of the “Wilderness Forever” public photography exhibit! Approximately 50 winning contest entries were chosen for display as large-format prints in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History for a 2014 exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. David’s image of an eagle won the wildlife photography competition for professional photographers. A stunning photo!

Wild ice views of Telaquana Lake in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve from an overflight this past Monday. Photo: National Park Service

Wild ice views of Telaquana Lake in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve from an overflight this past Monday. 

Photo: National Park Service

A geomagnetic storm earlier this week caused an explosion of color as the northern lights danced across the starry sky over Denali National Park. Photo by Daniel A. Leifheit

A geomagnetic storm earlier this week caused an explosion of color as the northern lights danced across the starry sky over Denali National Park.

Photo by Daniel A. Leifheit

Snow is a great insulator. So is fur— something this red fox certainly must appreciate! This fox was photographed on the The Alaska Peninsula and Becharof National Wildlife Refuges, which were established to conserve fish and wildlife populations and habitats in their natural diversity, including brown bears, the Alaska Peninsula caribou herds, moose, sea otters and other marine mammals, salmon, shore birds and other migratory birds, and raptors, including bald eagles and peregrine falcons.Photo credit: Photo: Bob Dreeszen - USFWS 

Snow is a great insulator. So is fur— something this red fox certainly must appreciate! This fox was photographed on the The Alaska Peninsula and Becharof National Wildlife Refuges, which were established to conserve fish and wildlife populations and habitats in their natural diversity, including brown bears, the Alaska Peninsula caribou herds, moose, sea otters and other marine mammals, salmon, shore birds and other migratory birds, and raptors, including bald eagles and peregrine falcons.Photo credit:

Photo: Bob Dreeszen - USFWS 

Birdseye view of the northwestern glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska.Photo: National Park Service

Birdseye view of the northwestern glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska.

Photo: National Park Service