Photographs from U.S. Department of the Interior's Instagram account reveal the stunningly diverse landscapes
The U.S. Department of the Interior has amassed a breathtaking collection of photography documenting the diverse landscapes of the United States and shared it in an Instagram account.
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
Alaska: 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 distance
Maine: 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 morning
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 Rim
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 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 steamy wetlands of the Bosque del Apache Wildlife Refuge
Montana: 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 Park
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 Samoa
Alaska: Aurora Borealis as seen over the Nowitna River in the Nowitna National Refuge
Love birds: Layson Albatross in Hawaii mate for life
Colorado: The Milky Way as seen over the Great Sand Dunes National Park