America's Great Outdoors
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.”

The California Coastal National Monument comprises more than 20,000 rocks, islands, exposed reefs, and pinnacles along the 1,100 miles of California’s coast.  The scenic beauty and important wildlife habitat within the Monument are protected by the Bureau of Land Management as National Conservation Lands.Millions of people view the California Coastal National Monument from roads, beaches, bluffs, watercraft, or through one of the Monument Gateway Communities.Photo: Bob Wick, BLM

The California Coastal National Monument comprises more than 20,000 rocks, islands, exposed reefs, and pinnacles along the 1,100 miles of California’s coast.  The scenic beauty and important wildlife habitat within the Monument are protected by the Bureau of Land Management as National Conservation Lands.

Millions of people view the California Coastal National Monument from roads, beaches, bluffs, watercraft, or through one of the Monument Gateway Communities.

Photo: Bob Wick, BLM

Some of the best dark sky photography happens on America’s public lands. This photo from Joshua Tree National Park by Manish Mamtani is a perfect example.

Some of the best dark sky photography happens on America’s public lands. This photo from Joshua Tree National Park by Manish Mamtani is a perfect example.

Michael DeWitt took this stunning photo from Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Wisconsin. Here’s what he had to say about it. "In late December, a friend and I launched a canoe from the pack ice at Meyer’s Beach, gateway to the mainland sea caves in the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. We broke skim ice and dodged ice bergs out to the caves, and we were well rewarded for our efforts. I made the image from the canoe, through a port hole as the sun set across Mawikwe Bay."

Michael DeWitt took this stunning photo from Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Wisconsin. Here’s what he had to say about it.

"In late December, a friend and I launched a canoe from the pack ice at Meyer’s Beach, gateway to the mainland sea caves in the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. We broke skim ice and dodged ice bergs out to the caves, and we were well rewarded for our efforts. I made the image from the canoe, through a port hole as the sun set across Mawikwe Bay."

For the first time in five years, the ice on Lake Superior is thick enough to visit the spectacular sea caves of Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Wisconsin. Inside the caves awaits a fairyland of needlelike icicles. The formations change from chamber to chamber and from day to day. Apostle Islands is experiencing high volume of visitors right now, so we recommend that you visit the caves during the week. Before heading to the caves, please call the Ice Line at (715) 779-3397 - extension 3, for the most current ice condition information. Photo: National Park Service

For the first time in five years, the ice on Lake Superior is thick enough to visit the spectacular sea caves of Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Wisconsin. Inside the caves awaits a fairyland of needlelike icicles. The formations change from chamber to chamber and from day to day. Apostle Islands is experiencing high volume of visitors right now, so we recommend that you visit the caves during the week. Before heading to the caves, please call the Ice Line at (715) 779-3397 - extension 3, for the most current ice condition information.

Photo: National Park Service

This view never gets old.Photo of the Grand Canyon by the National Park Service.

This view never gets old.

Photo of the Grand Canyon by the National Park Service.

Here’s a break from the cold most of the U.S. is experiencing right now. Summertime in Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge.Photo: Diane Carrigan (www.sharetheexperience.org)

Here’s a break from the cold most of the U.S. is experiencing right now. Summertime in Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge.

Photo: Diane Carrigan (www.sharetheexperience.org)

Crater Lake National Park has received 25” of new snow in the past week bringing current snow depth to 32”. A far cry from the 78” that should be on the ground on this date, but combined with predicted mild temperatures and sunny skies over the next few days, it should make for some good outdoor activity and great photography just about anywhere in the park!Photo: National Park Service

Crater Lake National Park has received 25” of new snow in the past week bringing current snow depth to 32”. A far cry from the 78” that should be on the ground on this date, but combined with predicted mild temperatures and sunny skies over the next few days, it should make for some good outdoor activity and great photography just about anywhere in the park!

Photo: National Park Service

Can you picture yourself on a trail in Glacier National Park, enjoying the quiet stillness of a winter’s day?Photo: National Park Service

Can you picture yourself on a trail in Glacier National Park, enjoying the quiet stillness of a winter’s day?

Photo: National Park Service

Snow + a rainbow + Yosemite National Park = this amazing photo. Photo: Leasha Hooker (www.sharetheexperience.org)

Snow + a rainbow + Yosemite National Park = this amazing photo.

Photo: Leasha Hooker (www.sharetheexperience.org)