Gorgeous Photos of National Parks Seen From Space


This morning, we’re feeling a little bit patriotic, especially after The Rumpus led us to this great series of photographs of American national parks taken from space over at Wired. Some of the space snaps are obscenely gorgeous, with rich colors and dynamic patterns spreading out to create a natural tapestry that has us searching for our hiking boots and, um, making sure to recycle. Oh beautiful for spacious skies, indeed. Click through to check out some of our favorite airborne photos of national parks, and if your adventuresome spirit is less than sated, head here to see even more.

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho. Photo via NASA.

Everglades National Park, Florida. Photo via NASA.

Crater Lake National Park, Oregon. Photo via NASA.

Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska. Photo via NASA.

Mount Rainier National Park, Washington. Photo via NASA.

Death Valley National Park, California and Nevada. Photo via NASA.

Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado. Photo via NASA.

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. Photo via NASA.

Arches National Park, Utah. Photo via NASA.

Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii. Photo via NASA.

Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. Photo via NASA.

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, Alaska. Photo via NASA.

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah. Photo via NASA.

Shenandoah National Park, Virginia. Photo via NASA.

Denali National Park, Alaska. Photo via NASA.