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Blame The Space Race   Leave a comment

In 1962, NASA acquired 140,000 acres of land, water and marshes adjacent to Cape Canaveral to establish the John F. Kennedy Space Center. Despite the massive undertaking of sending a man to the moon, not all the land was needed, so the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge was established on the unused portions. Today, you can see manatees, tropical birds, turtles, otters, bobcats and yes, the occasional rocket launch. Photo by Jose Torres. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 8/29/17.

Posted August 30, 2017 by henrymowry in Photography

Summer Color   Leave a comment

Layered   Leave a comment

There are skies and then there are Blue Ridge Parkway skies. The southern end of the parkway in North Carolina winds through the highest elevations, offering dramatic mountain top views. When photographer Robert Stephens chanced upon this scene at Bear Trap Gap, he said “It almost felt like an out of body experience. You can’t believe what you’re seeing, but it’s there! I was so in awe of the light filtering over the ridges I had to remember to snap my shutter!” Photo by Robert Stephens. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 6/24/17.

Posted August 28, 2017 by henrymowry in Photography

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The Golden Prairie   Leave a comment

The sun sheds golden rays as it sets over a prairie meadow at Colorado’s Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge. Two Ponds is the smallest Refuge in the national system. Photo by Seth Beres. Tweeted by the US Department of the Interior, 8/25/17.

Posted August 27, 2017 by henrymowry in Photography

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Cruising   Leave a comment

2 orcas visit the Glacier Bay National Park. Photo by Nick Harrison. Tweeted by the US Department of the Interior, 6/25/17.

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Glacier Bay National Park

Fairweather Mountains

Posted August 24, 2017 by henrymowry in Photography

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Predators   Leave a comment

Posted August 23, 2017 by henrymowry in Photography

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Rocky   Leave a comment

Posted August 22, 2017 by henrymowry in Photography

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Alone   Leave a comment

To explore Kenai Fjords National Park in Alaska. you’ll need to use a boat, a plane or your feet. Pictured here is one of the small islands in Aialik Bay. Photo by David Breslauer. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 7/6/17.

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Posted August 20, 2017 by henrymowry in Photography

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J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge is located on Sanibel Island in south Florida. Part of the largest undeveloped mangrove ecosystem in the United States, the refuge is famous for its spectacular migratory birds. One of the most recognizable is the roseate spoonbill, a large pink bird that uses its long, curiously shaped bills to catch prey as it wades in shallow water. Photo by of Harold Wagle. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 7/7/17.

Diverse   Leave a comment

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