Picture of the Day – Desert Landscape in Eastern Utah.

September 16, 2014 Picture of the Day: Skyline Rim near Factory Butte provides incredible, expansive views of the deserts of eastern Utah. The Henry Mountains offer a stout backdrop. (Photo: Brandon Jolley, BLM Rangeland Management Specialist).

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Picture of the Day – Arches National Park.

September 14, 2014 Picture of the Day: The Milky Way over Arches National Park. (Photo: National Park Service).

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Picture of the Day – Bering Land Bridge National Preserve.

September 12, 2014 Picture of the Day: Fall is a wonderful time to experience the Bering Land Bridge National Preserve in Alaska. Explore a dynamic wilderness dotted with hot springs, ancient lava flows, and the largest maar lakes in the world. Ramble across tundra seeking muskox, caribou, and signs of ice age life. The Bering Land Bridge provided a pathway for plants, animals, and people to cross from old world to new. Today local residents use this land just as their ancestors have for generations. (Photo: National Park Service).

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Picture of the Day – Today We Remember!

September 11, 2014 Picture of the Day: On Tuesday morning, September 11, 2001, the U.S. came under attack when four commercial airliners were hijacked and used to strike targets on the ground. Nearly 3,000 people tragically lost their lives. Because of the actions of the 40 passengers and crew aboard one of the planes, Flight 93, the attack on the U.S. Capitol was thwarted.

Today the National Park Service, its volunteers, and its partners work to honor their sacrifice and to try to understand more fully the legacy of Flight 93 and the other events of 9/11. (Photo from the Flight 93 National Memorial: Tami A. Heilemann).

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Picture of the Day – Yellowstone National Park.

September 10, 2014 Picture of the Day: Uncle Tom’s Trail in Yellowstone National Park: a great place to catch your breath. (Photo: National Park Service).

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Picture of the Day – Bison at the Rocky Mountain Wildlife Refuge.

September 9, 2014 Picture of the Day: Photographer Rich Keen captured a tender moment between a bison & calf at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal Refuge.

Located just northeast of Denver, the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge is a 15,000-acre expanse of prairie, wetland and woodland habitat. The land has a unique story – it has survived the test of time and transitioned from farmland, to war-time manufacturing site, to wildlife sanctuary. It may be one of the finest conservation success stories in history and a place where wildlife thrives.

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Picture of the Day – St. Mary Falls.

September 6, 2014 - Picture of the Day: St. Mary Falls in Glacier National Park. (Photo: National Park Service).

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Picture of the Day – Kenai Fjords National Park.

September 5, 2014 Picture of the Day: Michael McRuiz is a weekly photography winner, with this stunning photo of an island in Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska.

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Picture of the Day – Grizzly Bear in Lake Clark National Park.

September 4, 2014 Picture of the Day: From all of us at the Department of the Interior and NPS (including this grizzly bear), we want to thank you for the kind words about the National Park Service 98th birthday. Here is another photo celebrating the national parks and the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Wilderness act on September 3rd.

This bear is in Lake Clark National Park, a land of stunning beauty where volcanoes steam, salmon run, bears forage, craggy mountains reflect in shimmering turquoise lakes, and local people and culture still depend on the land and water of their home. Solitude is found around every bend in the river and shoulder of a mountain. Venture into the park to become part of the wilderness. (Photo: Kevin Dietrich).

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Picture of the Day – Glacier National Park Sunset.

September 3, 2014 Picture of the Day: Amazing sunset over Glacier National Park. (Photo: National Park Service).

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