Thursday, August 23, 2012

National Park Coastlines PIx

 Rio Grande River, Big Bend National Park

Coral Reef, American Samoa National Park

Photograph by Randy Olson, National Geographic
American Samoa National Park’s two coral atolls and five volcanic islands are treasures highly regarded by the people of Polynesia’s oldest culture, who help manage the park. Samoa is also home to miles of pristine beach on the sparsely populated island of Ofu, fringed by a 350-acre (140-hectare) coral reef.

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Otter Cliffs, Acadia National Park

Photograph by Ian Shive, Aurora Photos
At sunset, fog swirls around mossy rocks at the base of Otter Cliffs, one of the highest coastal headlands north of Rio de Janeiro. Most of Acadia National Park is located on Mount Desert Island, Maine, a wooded piece of land surrounded by bays, harbors, and an island-dotted seascape

Diving, Virgin Islands National Park

A school of silverside fish envelops a night diver in Virgin Islands National Park. The warm Caribbean waters around St. John island are home to fringing coral reefs—beautiful, complex, and exceedingly fragile communities of plants and animals, upon which St. John's famous beaches depen


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