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Yosemite National Park received a little snow this weekend, although it is melting quickly in the Valley, the clearing storm made for a stunning morning.Photo: National Park Service

Yosemite National Park received a little snow this weekend, although it is melting quickly in the Valley, the clearing storm made for a stunning morning.

Photo: National Park Service

Sunrise over Shenandoah National Park in Virginia last weekend.Photo: National Park Service

Sunrise over Shenandoah National Park in Virginia last weekend.

Photo: National Park Service

The Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point in the Civil War, the Union victory that ended General Robert E. Lee’s second and most ambitious invasion of the North. Often referred to as the “High Water Mark of the Rebellion”, Gettysburg was the war’s bloodiest battle with 51,000 casualties. It was also the inspiration for President Abraham Lincoln’s immortal “Gettysburg Address”.Photo: Alisha Garlie (www.sharetheexperience.org)

The Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point in the Civil War, the Union victory that ended General Robert E. Lee’s second and most ambitious invasion of the North. Often referred to as the “High Water Mark of the Rebellion”, Gettysburg was the war’s bloodiest battle with 51,000 casualties. It was also the inspiration for President Abraham Lincoln’s immortal “Gettysburg Address”.

Photo: Alisha Garlie (www.sharetheexperience.org)

Gorgeous sunrise over Biscayne National Park in Florida.Photo: Shane Harrington

Gorgeous sunrise over Biscayne National Park in Florida.

Photo: Shane Harrington

We are happy to announce that Yosemite National Park has joined Instagram! Click here to follow them for amazing images every day.Photo: Ethan Killian (www.sharetheexperience.org)

We are happy to announce that Yosemite National Park has joined Instagram! Click here to follow them for amazing images every day.

Photo: Ethan Killian (www.sharetheexperience.org)

A beautiful sunrise over Lake Clark National Park and Preserve yesterday morning.Photo: National Park Service

A beautiful sunrise over Lake Clark National Park and Preserve yesterday morning.

Photo: National Park Service

In this below-sea-level basin, steady drought and record summer heat make Death Valley a land of extremes. Yet, each extreme has a striking contrast. Towering peaks are frosted with winter snow. Rare rainstorms bring vast fields of wildflowers. Lush oases harbor tiny fish and refuge for wildlife and humans. Despite its morbid name, a great diversity of life survives in Death Valley.Photo: David Kiene (www.sharetheexperience.org)

In this below-sea-level basin, steady drought and record summer heat make Death Valley a land of extremes. Yet, each extreme has a striking contrast. Towering peaks are frosted with winter snow. Rare rainstorms bring vast fields of wildflowers. Lush oases harbor tiny fish and refuge for wildlife and humans. Despite its morbid name, a great diversity of life survives in Death Valley.

Photo: David Kiene (www.sharetheexperience.org)

A Grizzly Bear crossing the Snake River at sunrise in the Grand Teton national Park. Photo: Donald Higgs (www.sharetheexperience.org)

A Grizzly Bear crossing the Snake River at sunrise in the Grand Teton national Park

Photo: Donald Higgs (www.sharetheexperience.org)

Happy new year everyone! From all of us at the U.S. Department of the Interior, we want to wish you a safe and happy 2014.Here is a beautiful Mesa Arch sunrise with the Washer Woman arch in the background at Canyonlands National Park in Utah.Photo: Sarah Chah (www.sharetheexperience.org)

Happy new year everyone! From all of us at the U.S. Department of the Interior, we want to wish you a safe and happy 2014.

Here is a beautiful Mesa Arch sunrise with the Washer Woman arch in the background at Canyonlands National Park in Utah.

Photo: Sarah Chah (www.sharetheexperience.org)

There is nothing quite like a winter dawn in Crater Lake National Park.Photo: Shane Dignum (www.sharetheexperience.org)

There is nothing quite like a winter dawn in Crater Lake National Park.

Photo: Shane Dignum (www.sharetheexperience.org)