Badwater Basin is home to 200 square miles of salt flats, and they are one of the largest protected salt flats in the world. A fun fact is that Badwater Basin got its name from a traveler coming through, many years ago, and saw that there was water here for his mule to drink. But, because the water was so salty, the animal refused to drink it and it was considered “bad water.” The more you know 🕵🏽♀️ #badwaterbasin#salty#saltflats#getawayfromla
Badlands National Park, last summer. An unimaginable vastness. Disparate. Skies forever.
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The amazing view I got after coming down from half dome
-Winter Wildlife Feature IV-
Coyotes are perhaps one the most underestimated members of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. This highly intelligent and adaptable specifies deserves a spotlight. Their success making a living on a harsh landscape is due to a remarkable resourcefulness. I recently watched a coyote over several hours fishing for trout in a river, ambushing waterfowl on the river bank, pouncing in the snow for small rodents, and stealing bites of bison from a recent wolf kill that the pack had left temporarily unattended. The variety of creative ways coyotes utilize to find food is impressive.
For the majority of the year most coyotes run solo, or in pairs as they raise pups, but in the winter it’s not uncommon to see them in packs with up to 5 or more members. This confidence in numbers allows them to take on larger prey, and maybe even to feel more secure as they traverse a winter landscape dominated by their larger not-so-tolerant relative, the wolf.
Welcome to the Devil’s Gold Course. 👹 In Death Valley, this large area of rock salts have been eroded by wind and rain over the years and molded into jagged rocks. In the hot summer temps, you can apparently hear small pops coming from the ground, which grow louder the closer you get. This sound is billions of tiny salt crystals bursting apart as they expand and contract in high temperatures. 😧 How’s that for fascinating? #devilsgolfcourse#deathvalley#getawayfromla
Winter(4): High in the sky. #southwestair#californiamillions#contestentry
If you look at this one closely, you'll see my first 2 winter photos in this panoramic #karma drone shot. Perspective changes everything, especially beyond the lens. Its crazy how we get caught up in our own views of how life is and what others should feel about it. Yet, how we feel might not be how the person right beside us on the road, train or plane feels. Sometimes, I feel completely isolated and starved emotionally while sitting next to someone who feels like their heart could fly. Hence, I try to surround myself with people that have soaring perspectives over life so that in may be infectious on me.
I was going to post this photo yesterday for #InternationalDayofForests, but decided to let it breathe a little bit— in part to let the thoughts I have about it to become sentences. We were exploring Mato Tipila (Bear Lodge, or Devils Tower, among other names) in June 2017, and as some of you may know, there is a voluntary climbing ban of the Tower in June out of respect for the many sacred ceremonies performed by the Lakota and Cheyenne at the Tower in June. We weren’t there to climb, and saw many climbers while we were there… which troubled us. The ban might be voluntary, but it was appalling to see how many people tossed aside the notion that by climbing the Tower, they were desecrating a sacred site. There were 374 people who climbed Mato Tipila in June 2016. I hope that number goes down, or that a mandatory ban is placed. Regardless, awareness is key and if you’re into climbing Devils Tower, don’t do it in June.
"when i despair, i remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. there have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. think of it—always."
black mountain⛰| cave creek, arizona
"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world." - Harriet Tubman
Women have been involved with archeological excavations for more than a hundred years. For much of the twentieth century, though, it was unusual for women to be hired as professional archeologists. During the excavations at Fort Stanwix between 1969 and 1972, several women volunteered as part of the archeology crew. After campaigning to have their skills recognized, one woman was eventually hired in a paid position. The efforts of these women contributed to our understanding of the site and the original fort.
Over the last forty years, the field of archeology has changed. Women are now critically involved in cultural resource and heritage preservation in all fields, including the continuing archeology at Fort Stanwix.
Every peace I find seems to rise to say, "Live for every light, live for every day."
|The Milk Carton Kids - Promised Land🎶|
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"The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand." - Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot, 1994
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Nature is the ultimate playground.
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Great day for a stop in the Cuyahoga Valley.
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/ Leveling Out /
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- Observation On Deck -
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• Power Lines •
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Sometimes I can't get enough.
Sometimes feel so full I'll bust.
|Water Liars - Tolling Bells🎶|
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Change your face.
Change your name.
Rip the roots that you laid down.
Rip the roots that you laid down.
|Josh Ritter - The Stone🎶|
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Ignored TLC and went and found Crazy Man's Hollow.
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Carson // Straight to the Top
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So gone are the days blessed by the ease of a brand new start.
|Justin Townes Earle - Time Shows Fools🎶|
At Brooks Camp, brown bears congregate to feed on sockeye salmon in the Brooks River during summer. Three wildlife viewing platforms along the #river offer safe and spectacular wildlife viewing opportunities while minimizing our potential impact on the bears. NPS Photo W. Artz @katmainpp