One of the longest continuously inhabited landscapes in North America, Canyon de Chelly National Monument is a place of natural beauty and living legends. A dry climate, sheltering cliffs and the watchful eyes of local residents protect the distinctive architecture, artifacts and rock imagery. Completely within the Navajo Nation in #Arizona, the park’s signature vista is looking down at Spider Rock, an 825-foot-tall sandstone spire that got its name from the Navajo story of the Spider Woman. Rangers and #Navajo guides share these stories to connect visitors to this special place. Photo by Nina Mayer Ritchie @ninamayerritchie (www.sharetheexperience.org). #CanyondeChelly#travel#FindYourPark#usinterior
The sight of a bald eagle has thrilled campers for generations. The sight of a bald man, however, does absolutely nothing for the eagle.
Have you caught a glimpse of a bald eagle in a park? The bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is the largest eagle native to North America and a bird of prey. Their diets consist mainly of fish and small mammals. This bird is easily recognized throughout North America because of its large range which includes most of Canada and Alaska as well as the contiguous United States and northern Mexico.
Image: Bald eagle with brown and white feathers resting in a tree/NPS Jim Peaco
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Основная проблема парка секвой — нет, не то, что все норовят шишечку в кармане вывезти, а то, что никакая секвойя в кадр не влезает, примерно как Большой Каньон. Секвойя — это в принципе как ракета-носитель Сатурн-5, только тяжелее раз в десять. Вот для масштаба одна Надя в натуральную величину на фоне корней поваленного дерева.
I've never wanted to be on vacation more than I want to be on vacation right now.
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Death valley. The name conjures up an image of a vast desolate wasteland where life struggles to survive, where time stops ticking, and where the no one in their right mind would want to visit. And it may have certainly kept that image were it not for the contrivances of modern civilization: paved roads and automobiles that zoom across the desert landscape in a matter of hours.
While one can still plenty of peace and quiet in this park, trying to do so at sunset time along the dunes is probably an exercise in futility; throngs of tourist scramble all over this sandy center of the park hoping to find their perfect spot.
As the last light crept through the clouds, I had to make do with dunes already imprinted by the footsteps of a previous passerby.