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Khunjerab National Park (Urdu: خنجراب نیشنل پارک‎) is a national park in Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan. Khunjerab National Park is Pakistan's third largest national park, and is adjacent to the Taxkorgan Natural Reserve in China.

Khunjerab National Park was established primarily as a means to protect the Marco Polo sheep (as well as snow leopards and bharal) living in the area. The borders of the park were mapped by Schaller in 1974, after a short field survey. The park was formally established on 29 April 1975 by Prime Minister of Pakistan Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, who said that "it must become a world famous park"

Arches National Park

Eastern Utah

Adjacent To The Colorado River

USA

 

Final landscape image for awhile.

 

Arches National Park is a US National Park in eastern Utah. The park is adjacent to the Colorado River, 4 miles (6 km) north of Moab, Utah. It is home to over 2,000 natural sandstone arches, including the world-famous Delicate Arch, in addition to a variety of unique geological resources and formations. It contains the highest density of natural arches in the world.

 

The park consists of 76,679 acres (119.811 sq mi; 31,031 ha; 310.31 km2) of high desert located in the Colorado Plateau. Its highest elevation is 5,653 feet (1,723 m) at Elephant Butte, and its lowest elevation is 4,085 feet (1,245 m) at the visitor center. Forty-three arches are known to have collapsed since 1977. The park receives on average 10 inches (250 mm) of rain a year.

 

Administered by the National Park Service, the area was originally named a National Monument on April 12, 1929. It was redesignated as a National Park on November 12, 1971.

 

During our land tour we took the 92 mile bus ride out of Denali. We were the fortunate few who actually got to see the entire range. Only a small percentage of people who visit actually get to see much of the range since it's typically shrouded in clouds. This particular shot was taken from the bus window on the way back from Denali. The driver was kind enough to stop and turn off the engine for us photographers.

 

On our way out, we were treated to a mother grizzly and her cub running along the road. After 45 minutes of the tour buses following them, they finally decided to run into the woods. Per the park regulations all wildlife is to be left alone so we were not able to go past them until they decided to leave the road. It extended our trip but was definitely worth it. Everyone on the bus was enthralled.

 

Per the Denali National Park website...Denali is six million acres of wild land, bisected by one ribbon of road. Travelers along it see the relatively low-elevation taiga forest give way to high alpine tundra and snowy mountains, culminating in North America's tallest peak, 20,310' Denali. Wild animals large and small roam unfenced lands, living as they have for ages. Solitude, tranquility and wilderness await.

* have good memories of my two visits to the Colorado National Monument, which is near Grand Junction Colorado. On both occasions my visit has taken place at the end of a long road trip and visiting the monument was the last taste of American grandeur before heading across to Denver to fly home.

 

The monument is perhaps not on the same scale as some of the National Parks nevertheless it contains some wonderfully dramatic landscapes. This was taken in late September 2012

 

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Yesterday, in spite of severe weather (rain and snow) warnings, we drove to Yosemite. Worth the risk as the bad weather held off until we were out of the park.

 

Yosemite National Park is in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains. It’s famed for its giant, ancient sequoia trees, and for Tunnel View, the iconic vista of towering Bridalveil Fall and the granite cliffs of El Capitan and Half Dome.

Storm brewing in Thingvellir National Park Iceland

Remembering Swift current Lake at Many Glacier

 

Glacier National Park,

Rocky Montains,

 

Lugar: Montana

País: USA

 

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Crater Lake National Park, Oregon, USA

 

Crater Lake National Park is located in southern Oregon. Established in 1902, Crater Lake is the fifth-oldest national park in the United States. The park encompasses the caldera of Crater Lake, a remnant of a destroyed volcano, Mount Mazama, and the surrounding hills and forests.

 

The lake is 1,949 feet (594 m) deep at its deepest point, which makes it the deepest lake in the United States, the second-deepest in North America and the ninth-deepest in the world.

 

火山口湖國家公園或克雷特湖國家公園是位於美國奧勒岡州南部的一個國家公園。火山口湖國家公園中最為知名的景點是火山口湖,它的形成是因為大約7000年前的馬札馬火山爆發後所遺留下來的火山口。如今它是美國最深最藍的湖泊,深度達1,949英尺。

Das National Theatre ist ein in London ansässiges Theater. Es liegt an der Waterloo Bridge direkt an der Themse im renovierten Teil von South Side am Thames Foot Path.

Distant mountains and trees along Pingree Park Road in Roosevelt National Forest, Colorado.

The classic view of Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park with its volcanoes: Mount Bromo, Mount Semeru and Mount Batok. Mount Semeru , visible in the background, is the highest mountain on the island of Java (3,676 m).

I am so taken by the beauty of this national park! I was very distracted while there so these photos make me nostalgic for what I should have been experiencing...it is simply an amazing place! Be in the moment when you are there...It is worth it!

Here are some of McDonald Falls... The turquoise color of the water, the tall beautiful pines, the rock..all of it is mesmerizing.

Glacier National Park, Montana...June 2019

Standing nearly 150' tall, this isolated ridge of yellowish white sandstone is home to a unique double arch. The larger arch is nearly 100' in diameter.

 

The formation is named for the first full-time editor of National Geographic Magazine and, later, president of the National Geographic Society, Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor (1875-1966).

 

Just south of Kodachrome Basin State Park, Grosvenor Arch is deservedly one of the most popular features in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

 

While traveling through southern Utah to visit National Parks, this became of interest to us, because we previously lived near the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro Station in Bethesda, Maryland.

Driving through the Fiordland National Park. More snow in the forecast.

 

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Paris- Assemblée Nationale

The Garajonay National Park is located in the center and north of La Gomera, one of the Canary Islands. It was declared a national park in 1981 and a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986. The park provides the best example of Canarian laurisilva, a humid subtropical forest that in the Tertiary covered almost all of Southern Europe.

Cappadocia , Turkey

 

In a spectacular landscape, entirely sculpted by erosion, the Göreme valley and its surroundings contain rock-hewn sanctuaries that provide unique evidence of Byzantine art in the post-Iconoclastic period.

 

Dwellings, troglodyte villages and underground towns - the remains of a traditional human habitat dating back to the 4th century – can also be seen there.

 

Located on the central Anatolia plateau within a volcanic landscape sculpted by erosion to form a succession of mountain ridges, valleys and pinnacles known as “fairy chimneys” or hoodoos.

 

Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia cover the region between the cities of Nevşehir, Ürgüp and Avanos, the sites of Karain, Karlık, Yeşilöz, Soğanlı and the subterranean cities of Kaymaklı and Derinkuyu.

Le parc national des Arches (en anglais : Arches National Park) est un parc national américain situé en Utah, dans l’ouest des États-Unis, non loin du parc national de Canyonlands. Il est connu pour sa grande concentration d’arches rocheuses naturelles, mais aussi par des falaises et buttes travaillées par l'érosion.

D'après diapositive en juillet 1985.

Kazbegi National Park is located on the northern slopes of the mighty Caucasus range, and its protected area covers a total of over 8,700 hectares. At 5,047 metres above sea level, Kazbegi Mountain (or Mkinvartsveri) is the third highest mountain in Georgia, and is surrounded by myths and religious tradition. According to Greek mythology, as punishment for teaching mankind how to make fire, the Titan Prometheus was chained to a mountainside in the Caucasus for all eternity. According to Georgian stories, it was the icy slopes of Kazbegi to which he was chained. Prometheus (known as Amirani in Georgia) was supposedly imprisoned in a cave 4,000 meters high. The cave, now called Betlemi (Bethlehem), later served as a dwelling for orthodox monks, and is said to have contained many sacred relics, including Abraham’s tent and Christ’s manger. Hot springs and acidic and carbonated lakes surround the mountain, and earth tremors are fairly frequent. Covered with 135 square kilometres of glacier, Kazbegi is a great place for ice climbing and mountaineering. The Dariali Gorge is an impossibly steep cleft in the mountains connecting Russia and Georgia, running for 18km from Stepantsminda to the Russian border at Zemo Larsi (Upper Lars). For millennia, this mountain passage has been strategically crucial, and has been fortified since at least 150 BC. In places, the cliff faces are more than 1,000m high, and medieval watchtowers, waterfalls and wildlife make this one of the most incredible roads in the world. The steep valleys either side of the gorge are great places for bird watching. Eagles, hawks and the massive griffon vultures all nest among the rocky outcrops. The town of Stepantsminda (also called Kazbegi) itself is charming and a wonderful base camp for exploring the region further. There are many guesthouses where locals are happy to treat you like family, rustic and beautiful with views of the mountains, and often the picturesque Gergeti Trinity Church.

Thingvellir National Park, part of the 'Golden Circle' in Iceland. It is where the Atlantic and North American tectonic plate meet resulting in many earthquakes. It was the first site of the Icelandic parliament. Above all, it is a wonderful natural area.

The girl - the leading holiday. Kremlin in Izmailovo, in Moscow..The most important and indispensable part of everyday and festive Russian clothes are women's hats. The headdress spoke a lot about the woman he was wearing, he was the "talking" part of the national costume..A headdress could tell a man looking at women from which province she came, what her social status was, an exemplary wealth, but most importantly whether she was married or out of marriage. The headdress on the head of a married woman, especially after the Baptism of Russia, was considered a symbol of feminine nobility and purity, humility and humility in front of her husband and God.

Yosemite National Park, CA

 

這次去Yosemite為了讓行程更輕鬆不至於太累, 我們共住了3晚的旅館, 去的第一天晚上住在 Rush Creek Lodge at Yosemite. 訂的時候因房價差不多, 所以訂了建在小山坡上有2個房間的 Hillsides Villas ( 4戶的獨棟).

 

這間旅館應該是新建成的, 好幾處山坡上的馬路都還未開通, 路標不明顯柏油路又窄小, 要是開錯了方向此路不通了, 倒車出來時可真要小心翼翼的, 但進了房間後就感覺很好, 也有一個小陽台可以瞧瞧四周, 早上起來呼吸一下新鮮的紅木森林裡的芬多精, 不由得讓人神清氣爽起來.

 

Internet超快, 跟我家裡的速度差不多, 不像有些我們住過的大旅館resort, 要想upload個照片, 或是看網路節目, 真要拖拖拉拉 "卡" 半天. 床鋪的軟硬也符合我的標準, 沒有甚麼好挑剔的, 浴室明亮寬敞乾淨整潔, 唯一奇怪的是熱水不熱, 大約水流了快5分鐘才達到勉強不冷的熱度.....

 

這是走120公路到Yosemite公園外, 離進口gate 最近也是唯一的旅館, 120公路這個Gate離Yosemite Valley大約有28 miles左右, 如果在Vally 裡逛累了中午要回旅館休息, 是有點太遠也太浪費時間了.

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另一間離真正公園進口比較近的老舊旅館在140公路上:

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Internet 另外加10元一天...唯一的優點是, 餐廳的飯菜還蠻好吃的................

 

National Theatre

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A pair of badgers - to remind people that today is National Badger Day .

Morning and view and light there in the pretty Montana national park.

Autumn landscape in Glacier National Park, Montana. To the right is Going to the Sun Road.

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Designer Circle: Apple Heart - 7 Deadly s[K]ins

 

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National Aquarium Denmark (Den Blå Planet) is a public aquarium located in Kastrup, a suburb of Copenhagen. Designed by Danish architects 3XN and opened to the public in 2013, Den Blå Planet resembles a whirlpool when seen from above.

Snowy Owl from the other day.

 

NATIONAL BIRD DAY

 

Nature lovers, bird lovers and bird watchers across the country annually recognize National Bird Day on January 5.

 

National Bird Day is one of several designated holidays celebrating birds.

 

Born Free USA emphasizes the importance of National Bird Day and lists it as a day to shine a spotlight on issues critical to the protection and survival of birds, both captive and wild.

 

National Bird Day was created to promote avian awareness.

 

According to Born Free USA, nearly 12 percent of the world’s almost 10,000 bird species are in danger of extinction.

The Kicking Horse River.

 

Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada

 

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NATIONAL BISON DAY

National Bison Day, on the first Saturday in November, the country honors one of the most majestic beasts to roam the land.

 

The official National Mammal of the United States, the iconic North American Bison, has played a cultural, economic, and environmental role in the history of the country. Central to the livelihood of Native Americans, they are also a healthy food source and vital to religious ceremonies.

 

The bison is the largest land mammal in North America, with males weighing up to 2,000 pounds and standing up to 6 feet tall. While cows may be smaller at 1,000 pounds and up to 5 feet tall, they’re still might powerful. Bison live up to 20 years.

 

Full-grown bison have a dark brown to black, thick shaggy coat. However, when they’re born, calves have a reddish coat. Their fur insulates them during even the coldest winters.

 

While giant herds once covered the plains, they were nearly decimated by the 1800s. Now, bison populate all 50 states living in national parks, refuges, tribal, and private lands.

 

This shot is from our trip to South Dakota and this is at Custer State Park.

The National Building Museum, historically known as the Pension Building, in Washington, D.C., United States, is a museum of "architecture, design, engineering, construction, and urban planning". It was created by an act of Congress in 1980, and is a private non-profit institution; it is adjacent to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and the Judiciary Square Metro station.

The squirrels are having more fun now with the pumpkins.

The Orchid is the national flower of Singapore (Papilionanthe Miss Joaquim). The National Orchid Garden is contained within the UNESCO World Heritage designated Singapore Botanical Gardens. Here can be seen on display over 1,000 species (including the above pictured Vanda Laksi 1981), representing the largest display of Orchids in the World.

Ladies try to catch a pictures with butterflies

The National Theater opened for the first time in 1881 in honor of Archduke Rodolf's visit. It was inaugurated with the opera by Smetana Libuše, composed in 1872.

There was a fire in August 1881, which was seen as a national disaster. The architect Josef Zítek gave way to his student architect Josef Schulz, who was in charge of working on reconstruction. This historical building was reopened in November 1883.

Today you can see there Opera, Drama and Ballet performances.

The tram 22 is the most used to move around the center, because it is the one that passes through most monuments and places of interest in the Czech capital, including the Prague Castle or the Malá Strana neighborhood.

and the babies posed for a few photos

 

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Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge, Sasabe, Arizona USA

 

Yellow wildflowers litter the Altar Valley grassland landscape. Sacred Baboquivari Peak for the Tohono Oodham Nation in the Baboquivari Wilderness commands attention and respect in this landscape.

Innes National Park is a beautiful place, even in horrible weather like my visit was.

 

One of the iconic shots is at the top of the hill just after the entrance to the park.

This was by far my favorite visit to Badlands National Park! There is something about the contradictions in this park that are absolutely amazing. The rock and the arid soil on the one hand...the flowers and the greenery on the other...We hiked a lot of it and it was such fun. We climbed rocks, we walked trails, and we explored paths that were new to us. It was a memorable day.

 

Badlands National Park, South Dakota...June 2019

Zion National Park, located in Southern Utah, offers some unbelievable views of natural rock formations and picturesque landscapes.

 

Zion National Park, Utah’s first national park, was deemed a national park in 1919 and features over 220 square miles of explorable land.

 

Zion Canyon is 15 miles long and in some parts half a mile deep.

 

The canyon is made up of beautiful reddish tan-colored Navajo Sandstone.

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