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Thu Dec 6, 2012, 06:53 PM

America's Great Outdoors (great photos)



Who is excited for tonight’s National Christmas Tree Lighting? Here is James Taylor at sound check yesterday getting ready for tonights big event. You can watch the event at www.thenationaltree.org starting at 4:30 pm ET.

Photo: National Park Service




The Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument covers about 375,000 acres of BLM-administered public land in central Montana. These lands hold a spectacular array of plant life, wildlife, unique geological features, endless recreational opportunities and significant historical and cultural values. The rugged landscape has retained much of its unspoiled character over the centuries and, as a result, offers outstanding opportunities for solitude and dispersed recreation.

Photo: Bureau of Land Management




Mangrove forests, clear bay waters, the northernmost Florida Keys, a portion of the world’s third-largest coral reef, and 10,000 years of human history await you at Biscayne National Park.

Photo: Matt Stock


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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 07:09 PM

1. thank you for the beautiful pics

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Response to niyad (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 07:28 PM

2. You're welcome.

I'm enjoying the show.



Everyone loves a photo of a baby walrus right? Mitik and Pakak are orphaned Walruses found in Alaska this past July. On the recommendation of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, they are being transferred to the New York Aquarium and Indianapolis Zoo.

Read more about Mitik and Pakak here.

Photo: Alaska SeaLife Center




President Obama views the Hoover Dam during a stop there, Oct. 2, 2012.

The Bureau of Reclamation has conducted tours through the Hoover Dam and powerplant since 1937. Today, close to 1,000,000 visitors a year take the tour and millions more drive across the dam. Click here to learn more and to plan your visit today.

Photo: Pete Souza




At the edge of the Kenai Peninsula lies a land where the ice age lingers. Nearly 40 glaciers flow from the Harding Icefield, Kenai Fjords’ crowning feature. Wildlife thrives in icy waters and lush forests around this vast expanse of ice. Native Alutiiq relied on these resources to nurture a life entwined with the sea. Today, shrinking glaciers bear witness to the effects of our changing climate.

This photo is of Two Arm Bay. Almost looks tropical doesn’t it?

Photo: National Park Service

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Thu Dec 6, 2012, 11:08 PM

3. You could at least have offered a warning with this post of yours, you know?

Quite innocently, I clicked into your OP and on the link you provided. And now, more than an hour later, I'm still looking at these most exquisite photographs. Some almost unbelievable photographs, actually. Look at the two I've linked to. They don't even look real. More like paintings or something computer generated for a book of fairy tales. Really - the entire collection (so far, since I haven't yet finished is amazingly beautiful!



Just another stunning day at Denali National Park and Preserve. We’re not sure it’s possible to take a bad photo up there!

Photo: National Park Service




This is the Birch Creek area along the National Landscape Conservation System’s Nez Perce National Historic Trail. Congress established the Nez Perce National Historic Trail in 1986. The trail stretches from Wallowa Lake, Oregon and across Idaho to the Bear Paw National Historic Trail in Chinook, Montana.

Photo: James Neeley

Thank you for your wonderful (time consuming, lol) post!

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