America's Great Outdoors
A bull caribou takes an evening stroll down the park road a few nights ago with Denali in the background. Photo by Daniel A. Leifheit

A bull caribou takes an evening stroll down the park road a few nights ago with Denali in the background.

Photo by Daniel A. Leifheit

The rugged beauty of the Badlands draws visitors from around the world. These striking geologic deposits contain one of the world’s richest fossil beds. Ancient mammals such as the rhino, horse, and saber-toothed cat once roamed here. The park’s 244,000 acres protect an expanse of mixed-grass prairie where bison, bighorn sheep, prairie dogs, and black-footed ferrets live today.Photo: Kevin Palmer (www.sharetheexperience.org)

The rugged beauty of the Badlands draws visitors from around the world. These striking geologic deposits contain one of the world’s richest fossil beds. Ancient mammals such as the rhino, horse, and saber-toothed cat once roamed here. The park’s 244,000 acres protect an expanse of mixed-grass prairie where bison, bighorn sheep, prairie dogs, and black-footed ferrets live today.

Photo: Kevin Palmer (www.sharetheexperience.org)

The last light of the day melts into the Flathead River in Glacier National Park.Photo: National Park Service

The last light of the day melts into the Flathead River in Glacier National Park.

Photo: National Park Service

Neal Lewis took this stunning sunrise photo from Thornton Hollow Overlook in Shenandoah National Park. Here’s what he had to say about this photo.“For me, catching a sunrise in Shenandoah is pure therapy. No two daybreaks are ever the same. If you’re able, I highly recommend the experience.”

Neal Lewis took this stunning sunrise photo from Thornton Hollow Overlook in Shenandoah National Park. Here’s what he had to say about this photo.

“For me, catching a sunrise in Shenandoah is pure therapy. No two daybreaks are ever the same. If you’re able, I highly recommend the experience.”

Sometimes it is about being in the right place at the right time to see nature’s beauty revealed like in this photo from Rocky Mountain National Park.Photo: JW Frank 

Sometimes it is about being in the right place at the right time to see nature’s beauty revealed like in this photo from Rocky Mountain National Park.

Photo: JW Frank 

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)

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

Evening traffic in Denali National Park.

Photo by Daniel A. Leifheit

A moose looks for aquatic plants in Wonder Lake in Denali National Park. NPS Photo/K. Lewandowski

A moose looks for aquatic plants in Wonder Lake in Denali National Park.

NPS Photo/K. Lewandowski

Happy 150th to Yosemite National Park! Share this photo to wish them a very happy birthday!Photo: Kevin Perez (www.sharetheexperience.org)

Happy 150th to Yosemite National Park! Share this photo to wish them a very happy birthday!

Photo: Kevin Perez (www.sharetheexperience.org)

Saturday morning, early risers found the the Yellowstone River Valley inundated by fog where it passes along the Blacktail Deer Plateau in Yellowstone National Park.Photo: National Park Service

Saturday morning, early risers found the the Yellowstone River Valley inundated by fog where it passes along the Blacktail Deer Plateau in Yellowstone National Park.

Photo: National Park Service