Negit Island

Sunrise at Mono Lake augmented by copper layers of haze and smoke from distant forest fires in the Sierra Nevada.

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Afternoon Squall

Lightning punctuates a late afternoon storm making its way across the backcountry of Yellowstone National Park.

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Early Autumn

In Alaska, the fall colors don’t need to wait for autumn. This is late summer and the trees are in full color around Otto Lake near the foothills of the Alaska Range.

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Yellow Bellied

A Yellow Bellied Marmot pops out of its den to watch me walk by. These curious critters are infamous for gnawing through tents or the rubber hoses under the hoods of cars. I encountered this fine specimen and its mate along a trail in Sequoia National Park. – JG

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Visitor

We all had a visitor early this summer. Comet Neowise has been traveling since the beginning of time and it’s just getting started. We hope you got out to see it! Even in the skies of Los Angeles it was clearly visible. If you went out to a dark and clear sky area like Joshua Tree National Park, it looked bright enough and near enough to be able to pluck it out of the sky with your fingertips. Don’t worry. If you somehow missed it, it will be back in a mere 6800 years. (Give or take…) You might want to put it on your calendar.

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