As many who know me are infinitely aware, I have a profound love and respect for the National Park Service and federal lands in general. When I’ve needed to get away from the pressures of the world, I’ve turned to places like Zion or Yosemite for the solace and mental peace that only nature can provide. When I found out that this year was the Centennial of the National Park Service, I wanted to commemorate it in my own way, so starting today and continuing for the next 100 days, I will be showcasing a photo from one of America’s great parks, sharing with you all the beauty I see in all of these national lands.
I will also be donating 10% of any profits I make from photo sales this year to the National Park Foundation, the official charity of the U.S. National Parks Service. It’s a worthwhile effort, and ensures that all of us have national lands to visit and share with future generations. For information on the National Park Foundation, visit their website here.
I hope everyone takes the opportunity this year to see as many National Parks as possible. Last year alone I traveled to 20 Parks and Monuments in the Western U.S. alone, and hope to beat that number this year. There are still a few, surprisingly, on my bucket list, and I can’t wait to get out and share new photos with all of you.
I’ve collected all my National Park Photos in this gallery, where you can browse freely through each park. I’ll be updating with more photos as the year goes on. Hopefully they inspire you to go find a park of your own!