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View with fog in valley and peaks lighted by sunset, winter, Yosemite National Park

Yosemite Valley in winter, Yosemite National Park

Photo by: QT Luong, terragalleria.com

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Grizzly bear fishing for salmon, Brooks Falls, Katmai National Park

Grizzly bear fishing for salmon, Brooks Falls, Katmai National Park

Photo by: Craig Mellish, Florentine Films

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Rainbow from South Rim, Grand Canyon National Park

Rainbow from South Rim, Grand Canyon National Park

Photo by: Craig Mellish, Florentine Films

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Sunset on the Pacific, Olympic National Park

Sunset on the Pacific, Olympic National Park

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Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park

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Tourists at erupting Old Faithful, Yellowstone National Park, 1884

Tourists at an erupting Old Faithful. Yellowstone National Park, 1884

Source: Haynes Foundation Collection, Montana Historical Society

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John Muir in Yosemite National Park, c. 1902

John Muir in Yosemite National Park, c. 1902

Source: John Muir Papers, University of the Pacific Library

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Herd of buffalo, Wind Cave National Park

Herd of buffalo, Wind Cave National Park

Source: Harpers Ferry Center, NPS Historic Photo Collection

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George Masa photograph of Great Smoky Mountains

George Masa photograph of Great Smoky Mountains

Source: Chandler Gordon, The Captain's Bookshelf, Inc., Asheville, NC

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Klapatche Park, Mount Rainier National Park

Klapatche Park, Mount Rainier National Park

Source: National Archives and Records Administration; photo by Bob & Ira Spring

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Tourist at Glacier Point, Yosemite National Park, circa 1902

Tourist at Glacier Point, Yosemite National Park, c. 1902

Source: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division

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The Snake River at Deadman's Bar, Grand Teton National Park, June 13, 1941

The Snake River at Deadman's Bar, Grand Teton National Park, June 13, 1941

Source: Harpers Ferry Center, NPS Historic Photo Collection; photo by George Grant

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