AMAZING PICTURES: AMERICA’S DAZZLING LANDSCAPE PHOTOS FROM U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT

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Inside story: America’s greatest landscapes in all their glory on U.S. Department of the Interior‘s stunning Instagram account

By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED:  13 July 2013

The images come from photographers around the country who have captured moments in time in public lands, such as national parks, to dramatic effect. The account has also captured 30,000 followers with its depictions of U.S. natural beauty.

The Department of the Interior is charged with managing America’s vast natural and cultural resources, and employs about 70,000 people around the country to do just that. Under the umbrella of the Department are the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Below are 21 of the most beautiful shots to grace the Department’s Instagram page since it was begun about a year ago. Follow the Department of the Interior for more amazing pictures from around the country.

 
Nevada: The Red Rock National Conservation Area Nevada: The Red Rock National Conservation Area

 

 
Alaska: The line between smoke and clouds blurs above the Toklat River East FireAlaska: The line between smoke and clouds blurs above the Toklat River East Fire

 

 
Utah: The desert of eastern Utah in all its stark beauty seen from Skyline Rim near Factory Butte with the Henry Mountains in the distanceUtah: The desert of eastern Utah in all its stark beauty seen from Skyline Rim near Factory Butte with the Henry Mountains in the distance

 

 
Maine: The rugged coast of Maine is home to the Acadia National ParkMaine: The rugged coast of Maine is home to the Acadia National Park

 

 
Michigan: A moose grazes at Daisy Farm Campground in Isle National Park in the early morningMichigan: A moose grazes at Daisy Farm Campground in Isle National Park in the early morning

 
Utah: A hiker explores the Buckskin Gulch in the Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness Area
California: A climber scales the Shark's Fin in the Alabama Hills National Recreation Area
 

Exploring: A hiker (right) explores Buckskin Gulch in Utah, while (right) a climber scales the Shark’s Fin in the Alabama Hills Recreating Area in California

 

 

 
Arizona: A storm lights up Grand Canyon National Park in this photo taken from Lipan Point on the South RimArizona: A storm lights up Grand Canyon National Park in this photo taken from Lipan Point on the South Rim

 

 
Utah: A tree's roots spread out over the Bryce Canyon National Park Utah: A tree’s roots spread out over the Bryce Canyon National Park

 

 
Michigan: Young bulls face off in the early morning at Isle Royale National ParkMichigan: Young bulls face off in the early morning at Isle Royale National Park

 
Montana: Avalanche Lake in Glacier National Park
Utah: The June 2013 'supermoon' as seen from Arches National Park
 

Wonder: Avalanche Lake (left) in Glacier National Park, Montana, and (right) the June 2013 ‘supermoon’ as seen from Arches National Park, Utah

 
New Mexico: Birds take flight in the wetlands of the Bosque del Apache Wildlife RefugeNew Mexico: Birds take flight in the steamy wetlands of the Bosque del Apache Wildlife Refuge

 

 
Montana: Inside a snow cave high on the Swiftcurrent Pass at Glacier National ParkMontana: Inside a snow cave high on the Swiftcurrent Pass at Glacier National Park

 

 
Colorado: It's rare to see the Northern Lights so far south, seen here from Great Sand Dunes National ParkColorado: It’s rare to see the Northern Lights so far south, seen here from Great Sand Dunes National Park

 
North Carolina: A fisherman on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore at sunset
Colorado: Early morning fog at the Colorado National Monument
 

Dusk til dawn: A fisherman (left) on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore in North Carolina at sunset and (right) the early morning fog at the Colorado National Monument

 

 

 
American Samoa: The white sand and tropical waters of the National Park of American SamoaAmerican Samoa: The white sand and tropical waters of the National Park of American Samoa

 

 
Alaska: Aurora Borealis as seen over the Nowitna River in the Nowitna National RefugeAlaska: Aurora Borealis as seen over the Nowitna River in the Nowitna National Refuge

 

 

 

 
 
Hawaii: Layson Albatross mate for lifeLove birds: Layson Albatross in Hawaii mate for life

 

 
Colorado: The Milky Way as seen over the Great Sand Dunes National ParkColorado: The Milky Way as seen over the Great Sand Dunes National Park

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2362566/Inside-story-Photographs-U-S-Department-Interiors-Instagram-account-reveal-stunningly-diverse-landscapes-United-States.html#ixzz2Z08Np4eE
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