Think You Know Our Parks? Take a Look at Them from These Angles
See these beloved national landscapes through a new lens.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then photography’s contribution to the 100-year history of the National Park Service is nothing short of epic. The NPS Historic Photos Collection contains more than two million images. Some scenes in that archive look very familiar; there’s a reason why head-on views of the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, Yosemite Falls, and Mount Rushmore are so well-documented, and no number of camera clicks can ever diminish their natural beauty. But to celebrate of our lands’ history and diversity, we’re highlighting a selection of images that offer a slightly different perspective.
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