Happy 100th, National Park Service


The National Park Service celebrated its 100th birthday this week.

I appreciate the work that the NPS does to maintain these extraordinary places of natural beauty. 

Each shot in a park requires creative choices of how best to frame the landscape. 

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Half Dome, Yosemite


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Yellow Mounds, Badlands


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Bryce Canyon Clouds



“One doesn’t stop seeing. One doesn’t stop framing. It doesn’t turn off and turn on. It’s on all the time.”

~ Annie Leibovitz

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Grand Canyon Formations


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Olmstead Point, Yosemite


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Fern, Hoh Rainforest, Olympic Peninsula


“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”

~ Ansel Adams 

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Hoodoos, Bryce Canyon


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Surfer, Golden Gate National Recreation Area


Crater Lake, Oregon

Crater Lake, Oregon



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Yellowstone Thermals


For more images celebrating the National Park Service, please click here.






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  1. Absolutely glorious!
    Stunning work, Jane.

  2. The whole idea of National Parks has preserved some of the most pristine and beautiful areas in your country. And you have captured some of them beautifully in these images. Awesome photos!

  3. A simple ❤️ WoW ❤️ will have to do . . . . speechless!

  4. Your photography is outstanding, Jane! I’m glad you came over to my blog because I didn’t even know about you. Well, now I do. 🙂 ❤

  5. Love these. Something as simple as a fern – but you caught amazing pattern, light and raindrop! Always love exploring the world “with” you. Hugs

  6. Hi Jane, amazing, amazing, amazing….did I mention this series is amazing? Have a great day 🙂

  7. Beautiful landscapes Jane…I think we also celebrate our national parks 100th year in 2017….love your captures.

  8. You captured beautifully some of the places I’ve been. Loved the fern.

  9. You do such great service for the National Parks with this post, Jane – wonderful feel for each of these places, iconic images, yet so unique and creative. The shot of the Badlands is breathtaking, and while I have so many favorite parks (Olympic being my favorite just because I know it well), there is something that draws me towards the Badlands…I really need to see it.

    • Hi Randall, Your thoughts are so appreciated, thank you. The Badlands are on top of my favorites list – quite otherworldly and surprising. Also, Olympic is at the top after the magical walk we had in the rain at Hoh Rainforest. Superb. I’m happy you are as enamored with the parks as I. 😊

  10. Lovely shots. I’ve been lucky enough to have been to all of those spots, although it’s been too many years since I’ve seen most of them. A recent trip to Mount Rainier National Park reminded me just how spectacular these places are.

    • Hi Dave, Thank you very much. That’s great that you’ve been to them all– I hope when you return they are as pristine as you remember. Mt. Rainier is definitely on my list. I’m glad these brought back some good memories– happy exploring!

  11. WOW!!!!! Just mindblowing shots…..just WOW!!!! These are quite spectacular…..u have truly captured pure nature at its BEST!!!
    LOVING ‘yellow mounds badlands’….WOW!!!!

  12. An impressive collection of images and locations for a bucket list! Excellent work as always with my favorites being ‘Clouds Over Bryce’ and ‘Yellow Mounds, Badlands’.

  13. Beautiful landscapes and great photos.

  14. This is a wonderful celebration of our parks! Thank you so much for sharing Jane.

  15. What gorgeous pictures. I especially like how you photographed the ferns. 🙂

  16. These shots are exquisite… You should sell them to the parks for marketing pieces!!L

  17. Americans are fortunate in their national parks and Parks Service and you have made a wonderful tribute here, Jane.

  18. These are national treasures. You captured their beauty so wonderfully.

  19. A lovely tribute to the National Parks of the US and a nice reminder of all the wonderful times we have had in a variety of them!

  20. A nice reminder of Bryce Canyon – I was there last year. No clouds on that day, but a lot of wind. Great shot with the surfer.

  21. What a wonderful tribute to our National Parks – all amazing photos but the ferns really touched my heart.

  22. Jane, you have outdone yourself, my friend. These are spectacular!

  23. Such magnificent images, Jane. 🙂

  24. Spectacular shots as always…!

  25. A lovely tribute! This country never ceases to amaze. ❣

  26. These are wonderful…..I loved Bryce pics….Thanks, Lee anne

  27. Stunning photography, I got myself a cup of coffee and looked at the lot…including the ‘hear’ lot…Stunning, stunning, do not ask me which I liked most. The USA has it all , bigger, better , badder! higher, hotter, colder, than anywhere else. well done , what fitting tribute to your National Parks.

    • Thank you so much, Paula. (I write with my cup of coffee..) I love your description! Many astounding places and I hope that people continue to visit and appreciate them. I know I will! Happy you enjoyed this one.

  28. Marvellous shots especially the monochrome Gold Gate Bridge shot.

  29. Spectacular views. I haven’t ever been there and your photos are enticing. Gorgeous without exception.

  30. I really like the clouds in Bryce and the grandeur of the GGB. Well done, Jane.

  31. Wow! spectacular pictures. You must be a professional. 🙂

  32. These should be in the National Park calendar! Beautiful images all.

  33. Every one of these photos are so incredibly beautiful!!! WOW!! ❤️😊

  34. It’s the fern shot that calls to me Jane. Beautiful captures.

  35. in pictures, I’ve seen Oregon’s Painted Hills which must look similar to the Badlands. Your photos and that scenery are beautiful.

  36. Love that shot of the Grand Canyon 😄

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