Cape Hatteras National Seashore in North Carolina will engage your senses. Shaped by the forces of water, wind and storms, these islands are always changing. The plants, wildlife and people who live here adapt continually. Whether you are walking on the beach, kayaking on the sound or climbing up the lighthouse, there is something for everyone to explore. Sunrise photo by Dennis Kowalewski. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 6/9/16.
A dreamy picture of a sunrise along the Ohio & Erie Canal at Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio. Last fall, photographer Wookie Kim went on an epic 45-day trail running road trip, driving to more than 30 national parks – from Cuyahoga Valley to the Grand Canyon – and running a trail each day. Wookie says: “In all, I ran almost 500 miles of trails, gained 70,000-plus vertical feet, hit 33 states and had one unforgettable experience. It was the trip of a lifetime.” iPhone courtesy of Wookie Kim. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 5/25/16.
Sunrise, as seen from the mouth of the Santa Elena Canyon in Big Bend National Park in Texas. An explorer’s paradise, Big Bend is a great place to paddle, hike and marvel at the 1,500 foot tall cliff walls. There’s also world class bird watching this time of year because of the park’s diverse set of ecosystems. Photo by Howard Lawrence. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 5/24/16.