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From the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service:

By Susan Morse, USFWS

Wanna try something really wild?

Visit the wilderness!

Your Refuge System — a network of public lands that protect wildlife and wildlife habitat — includes more than 20 million acres of wilderness.

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The Pines Trail at Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge…

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The Department of Interior frequently shares beautiful images of our nation’s public lands. Check out the 14 best photos Interior shared in 2013 as ranked by ABC News.
From the Department of Interior:

One more best of 2013 before we hit the new year!abcnews:

The 14 best photos shared by U.S. Department of the Interior in 2013 - PHOTOS: http://abcn.ws/1fZ9a6w
The caretakers of some of the world’s most majestic places and America’s most hallowed grounds, the U.S. Dept. of the Interior is also responsible for making those places as accessible to people as possible.
In the digital age, social media has become a strategically powerful tool to share images of these places with those who are usually far away, but want to remain connected to the places they love, according to Interior Director of Digital Strategy Tim Fullerton.
“We’ve found that our most powerful asset in promoting America’s public lands through social media is the use of breathtaking imagery,” Fullerton said. “Photos of America’s National Parks, Wildlife Refuges and other public lands are perfect sharing material for social media.”
Fullerton says people connect with the photos shared by @Interior – “whether they are reminded of a previous visit or are simply blown away by their sheer beauty, our photos are shared more than any other content we post.”
The strategy has triggered a 175 percent, or 80,000+, follower increase for @Interior in 2013 alone. Fullerton also credits the account with helping the Interior’s website grow to 4 million unique visitors – up 1.3 million from 2012.
“We’ve listened to the public.”
—@MicahGrimes

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The Department of Interior frequently shares beautiful images of our nation’s public lands. Check out the 14 best photos Interior shared in 2013 as ranked by ABC News.

From the Department of Interior:

One more best of 2013 before we hit the new year!

abcnews
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The 14 best photos shared by U.S. Department of the Interior in 2013 - PHOTOS: http://abcn.ws/1fZ9a6w

The caretakers of some of the world’s most majestic places and America’s most hallowed grounds, the U.S. Dept. of the Interior is also responsible for making those places as accessible to people as possible.

In the digital age, social media has become a strategically powerful tool to share images of these places with those who are usually far away, but want to remain connected to the places they love, according to Interior Director of Digital Strategy Tim Fullerton.

“We’ve found that our most powerful asset in promoting America’s public lands through social media is the use of breathtaking imagery,” Fullerton said. “Photos of America’s National Parks, Wildlife Refuges and other public lands are perfect sharing material for social media.”

Fullerton says people connect with the photos shared by @Interior – “whether they are reminded of a previous visit or are simply blown away by their sheer beauty, our photos are shared more than any other content we post.”

The strategy has triggered a 175 percent, or 80,000+, follower increase for @Interior in 2013 alone. Fullerton also credits the account with helping the Interior’s website grow to 4 million unique visitors – up 1.3 million from 2012.

“We’ve listened to the public.”

@MicahGrimes

Image description: A glacier peers through the tree line in the Canadian Rockies, in Alberta Canada. This 2011 photo is from the U.S. Geological Survey.

Image description: A glacier peers through the tree line in the Canadian Rockies, in Alberta Canada.

This 2011 photo is from the U.S. Geological Survey.

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From the Department of Interior:

The mixture of blowing snow and clouds creates a wintery scene on the divide in Rocky Mountain National Park - Colorado. Clouds form due to orographic lift, when air masses rise as they hit mountain ranges and condense into these low clouds that blanket the peaks. Photo: Rocky Mountain National Park. 

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From the Department of Interior:

The mixture of blowing snow and clouds creates a wintery scene on the divide in Rocky Mountain National Park - Colorado. Clouds form due to orographic lift, when air masses rise as they hit mountain ranges and condense into these low clouds that blanket the peaks.

Photo: Rocky Mountain National Park. 

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From the Bureau of Land Management:

No batteries required!

Check out these photos taken around Alaska during spectacular solar storms. “When I’m witnessing a really incredible aurora, its something close to what many people might consider a religious experience.” -Ben Hattenbach in the BLM film, Arctic Visions and Voices.

Plan your visit to see Aurora Borealis in the Arctic: http://on.doi.gov/GYeaXI.