While today’s Republican Party may not be known for its environmental conservation efforts, the national park system was actually established under Republican President Ulysses S. Grant. The program would later be expanded under conservationist, hunter, Bigfoot storyteller and Republican President Teddy Roosevelt. It literally takes an Act of Congress to create a national park, and criteria for selection includes natural beauty, unusual ecosystems and unique geological features. There are 59 parks in the United States, but the ten featured here provide some rare experiences. From swimming in volcanic calderas to watching 900-pound bears catch salmon, these natural locations are sure to amaze.
Weather is so much a part of our lives that we usually take it for granted. Talking about the weather is the textbook example of meaningless small talk, something we do when…
If you want to take a step outside of space and time, Lake Baikal may be just the place for you. A number of geologists postulate that today’s Baikal shows what North American, African and European seaboards looked like as they started to separate millions of years ago. Below the lake’s surface (which is incredibly deep–Baikal is in fact the deepest freshwater lake in the world) is a wealth of truly bizarre creatures who were incredibly old before humans were even “thought of”. Look up the golomyanka if you don’t believe us.
Through the natural process of evolution, earthly processes have created some of the most bizarre-looking creatures to wander this planet. Often relegated to remote, semi-unpopulated areas, they are difficult to study, and are often in danger of extinction, we take a look at some of the world’s interesting animals:
Videos Of Interesting Animals In Action
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Our world is always changing, always moving. Perhaps it is for this reason that nature photography can be so captivating. Whether the photographer captures an incredible sunset or catches a rarely seen creature in its natural setting, the moments that appear in these images are unique and fleeting.
Tap into your creative side with some of the best nature photography of 2014. Touching all parts of the world in every season, this gallery is sure to make you appreciate all that Mother Nature has provided.