America's Great Outdoors
Summer storms make for some amazing photos from America’s public lands. Clouds moved moved fast over the Flathead River in Glacier National Park last night.Photo: National Park Service

Summer storms make for some amazing photos from America’s public lands. Clouds moved moved fast over the Flathead River in Glacier National Park last night.

Photo: National Park Service

Here is a spectacular lightning strike photo over the National Mall this week by Andrew S. Geraci. 

Here is a spectacular lightning strike photo over the National Mall this week by Andrew S. Geraci. 

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.”

Come and experience Glacier’s pristine forests, alpine meadows, rugged mountains, and spectacular lakes. With over 700 miles of trails, Glacier is a hiker’s paradise for adventurous visitors seeking wilderness and solitude. Relive the days of old through historic chalets, lodges, transportation, and stories of Native Americans. Explore Glacier National Park and discover what awaits you.Photo: National Park Service

Come and experience Glacier’s pristine forests, alpine meadows, rugged mountains, and spectacular lakes. With over 700 miles of trails, Glacier is a hiker’s paradise for adventurous visitors seeking wilderness and solitude. Relive the days of old through historic chalets, lodges, transportation, and stories of Native Americans. Explore Glacier National Park and discover what awaits you.

Photo: National Park Service

Sunset at the Doll House in Canyonlands National Park.Photo: National Park Service

Sunset at the Doll House in Canyonlands National Park.

Photo: National Park Service

Bear Lake, just after sunset, with Hallett Peak in the background, just beginning to be enveloped by clouds in Rocky Mountain National Park.Photo: Glenn Nelson (www.sharetheexperience.org)

Bear Lake, just after sunset, with Hallett Peak in the background, just beginning to be enveloped by clouds in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Photo: Glenn Nelson (www.sharetheexperience.org)

Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia.Photo: Tyrone Singletary (www.sharetheexperience.org)

Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia.

Photo: Tyrone Singletary (www.sharetheexperience.org)

The Golden Gate Bridge opened to vehicles on this date in 1937. Here is an amazing photo of of the bridge taken from the Golden Gate National Recreation Area by Dave Gordon.

The Golden Gate Bridge opened to vehicles on this date in 1937. Here is an amazing photo of of the bridge taken from the Golden Gate National Recreation Area by Dave Gordon.

Miles of sand beach, bluffs that tower 450’ above Lake Michigan, lush forests, clear inland lakes, unique flora and fauna make up the natural world of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. High dunes afford spectacular views across the lake. An island lighthouse, US Life-Saving Service stations, coastal villages, and picturesque farmsteads reflect the park’s rich maritime, agricultural, and recreational history. Photo: Erin Waineo (www.sharetheexperience.org)

Miles of sand beach, bluffs that tower 450’ above Lake Michigan, lush forests, clear inland lakes, unique flora and fauna make up the natural world of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. High dunes afford spectacular views across the lake. An island lighthouse, US Life-Saving Service stations, coastal villages, and picturesque farmsteads reflect the park’s rich maritime, agricultural, and recreational history.

Photo: Erin Waineo (www.sharetheexperience.org)

In the shadow of 13,063-foot Wheeler Peak, 5,000 year old bristlecone pine trees grow on rocky glacial moraines. Come to Great Basin National Park in Nevada to experience the solitude of the desert, the smell of sagebrush after a thunderstorm, the darkest of night skies, and the beauty of Lehman Caves. Far from a wasteland, the Great Basin is a diverse region that awaits your discovery. Photo: National Park Service

In the shadow of 13,063-foot Wheeler Peak, 5,000 year old bristlecone pine trees grow on rocky glacial moraines. Come to Great Basin National Park in Nevada to experience the solitude of the desert, the smell of sagebrush after a thunderstorm, the darkest of night skies, and the beauty of Lehman Caves. Far from a wasteland, the Great Basin is a diverse region that awaits your discovery.

Photo: National Park Service