Celebrate Earth Day With Fee-Free Visits to National Parks!

Earth Day arrives tomorrow, April 22nd and you can celebrate by visiting your local national parks for a fee-free day. With over 400 national parks and one in each state,  there’s likely at least one near you. . . get your camera gear ready and head out for some photos and fresh air!

Don’t know which one to visit? The National Parks Service has created a handy interactive quiz that will help you narrow down your interests to a location that meets your needs based on distance, activities and more.

Share your photos online tagged with the #yourparkstory / #myparkstory hashtags and interact with others celebrating Earth Day at our protected natural places! Some of my best work, including photos from my upcoming magnum opus on international wildlife has been capture in our national parks. Enjoy the image gallery. Better yet, get out there and create your own!

National parks are powerful places that have many meanings and connections to those who visit them – our shared history, our sense of discovery, and our dreams of the future. They teach us about ourselves and the world around us, and invite us to continue to learn, grow, and explore. National Park Week is a time to reflect on what parks mean to us, enjoy what they provide to their visitors and communities, and commit to protecting these places we cherish.



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The National Park Service turns 100!

The National Park Service turns 100 today, and everyone can take part in the celebration! The centennial will kick off a second century of stewardship of America’s national parks and engaging communities through recreation, conservation, and historic preservation programs.

The National Park Service will be offering free admission to all 412 National Parks for their birthday weekend,Thursday August 25th through Sunday the 28th!

Find your park and discover the parks and programs in your own backyard!

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2016 USPS Forever Stamp Collection


The USPS has revealed the last preview of their collection of 16 new Forever Stamps commemorating the 100th anniversary of the National Parks Service. The first-day-of-issue ceremony will take place on June 2nd at Javit’s Center in New York City at 11 AM during the once a decade World Stamp Show, which runs from May 28th through June 4th and promises to be a can’t-miss event for stamp collectors from across the globe.

Congratulations to all the featured artists:

David Muench, Acadia National Park

Tom Till, Arches National Park

Tim Fitzharris, Assateague Island National Seashore

Helmuth Naumer, Bandelier National Monument

Richard McGuire, Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Paul Marcellini, Everglades National Park

Tom Bean, Glacier Bay National Park

Thomas Moran, Grand Canyon National Park

John Funderburk, Gulf Islands National Seashore

Kevin Ebi, Haleakala National Park

Cindy Dyer, Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens

Hudson River School, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park

Matt Dieterich, Mount Rainier National Park

Tim Campbell, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

Q.T. Luong, Theodore Roosevelt National Park

and, of course, yours truly,

Art Wolfe, Yellowstone National Park

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Visit the National Parks with Terre Sauvage & Me

Découvrez le numéro d’août
Rêvez au gré des parcs américains !

Art is very honored to have his photos featured inside & out in the August edition of the superb French nature magazine Terre Sauvage.


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National Park Week April 20-28

Get out to your National Parks the week of April 20-28, 2013 for a dose of reality, a breath of fresh air and a good view of our tax dollars at work. Entrance fees are waived from Monday, April 22 to Friday, April 26. The parks are inviting you to experience all they have to offer.


Here are a few places I’ve been to that can give you some ideas.

Glacier National Park

Smoky Mountains National Park

Lake Clark, Alaska National Park

After your visit, share your experiences, photos and videos here:


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National Park Week

US National Parks Week – Images by Art Wolfe

Now through April 29, 2012 all 397 US National Parks offer free admission!
Get out there!


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30th anniversary of the eruption of Mount St. Helens

Today is the 30th anniversary of the eruption of Mount St. Helens.


BLOG: Mt. St. Helens – Images by Art Wolfe

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