Publiclands Photos & Videos

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Today, I am grateful for my family, my friends, and for the opportunity to live in this amazing country. I am grateful for my parents and the support they have given me. I am grateful for the world class education I have had the opportunity of receiving. I am grateful for our wildlife and the vast public lands across the country. Lastly, I am grateful for every opportunity of spending a lantern-lit evening in God's country! #iamgrateful #thanksgiving #publiclands #godisgood #publiclandowner #montanacanvas

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We simply cannot decide -- so we're putting the decision in your hands. Our fleet of campervans are in the shop awaiting the paint job that will ultimately be chosen by YOU! Which design would you be proud to roll up to camp in? Help us make the decision — 1 - 2 - 3? . . . . #getoutstayout #keepitwild #theoutbound #lifeontheroad #livetoexplore #vanlife #campervan #campervanrental #campervanlife #vanlifediaries #welltravelled #letsgo #exploremore #wander #getlost #greatoutdoors #camp #campcalifornia #california #vanrental #publicparks #publiclands #glamping #glamp #optoutside

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Happy Turkey 🦃 Day! We’re grateful to live in a beautiful city like Ogden and have access to awesome public lands and trails. (Today’s hike was familiar, warm, and easy — significant difference from our hike last weekend in the cold!)

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Happy Thanksgiving from @dchikes to all of you!

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Kicking off Thanksgiving with a long run on public lands. I'm thankful that this is my backyard and that I have excellent running partners #optoutside #publiclands #wyoming

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Somehow I don't have a single picture of a turkey, so here's a member of the turkey family instead 🦃 Happy Thanksgiving y'all! - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Ring-necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus). Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge. Sacramento, California.

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Beyond blessed for the opportunity to harvest this bull this morning. Couldn’t have done it without @thewoolking and his help packing it out. Happy thanksgiving everyone!! ___________________________________________________ ❗️2017 Montana Public Land Bull❗️ #kuiu #publiclands #brokenbrowtine #premierwestoutdoors

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Can’t resist another post to tell some Carl Akeley stories, because he’s seriously the most bad-A figure in American history. On an expedition in Africa to collect some specimens for the museum, Akeley was charged by a herd of elephants. One bull threw Akeley to the side with his trunk, then went to trample him, so Akeley grabbed the bulls’ tusks and tried to swing himself through the elephants’ legs to safety. Instead, the elephant sat down on top of Akeley and squished him into the mud before the herd left. Akeley’s guides, believing him to be dead and unable for religious reasons to touch his body for 12 hours, left him there. Akeley woke up several hours later and, with multiple broken bones, walked back to camp. The elephant that nearly killed him is now on display in the Hall of African Mammals. Another time, Akeley was attacked by a leopard; as he was trying to fight it off, it got his fist in its mouth and rather than trying to pull his hand out, Akeley punched the leopard further down the throat til it choked. Akeley once rowed across a river of crocodile-infested waters by using the bloated corpse of another croc as a canoe. He was decidedly not a trophy hunter; in fact, Akeley brought his wife along on expeditions to show the men that even a girl could hunt these animals, so there was nothing macho about it (this being the turn of the 20th century, and many men being idiots about what women could do.) It was largely due to Akeley’s influence that Africa’s first national park was established to protect gorillas in the Congo, and this national park was a direct inspiration for America’s public lands system. #thankyouparks #thankyoucarlakeley

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The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade starts right at our favorite spot in NYC, the American Museum of Natural History. If you watched the parade today, you probably saw it, and though this year we’re enjoying the holiday from farther south, this picture we took while in NYC last month reminded me of another reason I’m grateful for the national parks. When the AMNH was established, urban populations were so removed from wildlife that conservation groups had a hard time getting people to care about over-hunting and destructive development—people just weren’t familiar enough with these animals and their landscapes to be concerned. Carl Akeley (one of my favorite figures in history) pioneered a new kind of taxidermy, one that filled out the animals’ skins with realistic-looking musculature and made them seem to come to life. Akeley and other conservationists hunted animals to bring home specimens for displays here at the AMNH; they typically killed a male, female, and baby from each species, then carefully photographed the surroundings and collected rocks and dirt so they could perfectly recreate the animals’ habitats for the museum’s dioramas. It’s strange now to think of killing, stuffing, and displaying animals as being a conservation method, but back then, it was a hugely successful way to give people a firsthand experience with seeing and learning about these species. Akeley’s efforts were instrumental in inspiring people like Teddy Roosevelt to establish protected public lands. Now, our national parks system gives people a chance to observe animals like this in the wild and to experience firsthand some of the environments in which they thrived. We spent a long time exploring the Hall of North American Mammals on our last visit, remembering with the kids all the parks where we saw these animals in the wild. It made me so grateful for the people who took an interest in preservation early on, when it was an unfamiliar concept to most people. Trailblazers like Akeley are especially inspiring to study because after all these years, conservation is still an uphill battle. If you go to NYC, don’t miss the chance to check out these exhibits! #thankyouparks

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#Repost @ashercaptures ・・・ STAND TALL _____________________________________________________________ #204 of 365 for #365project I had been anxiously awaiting the Golden Hour Event at @piedrasblancaslightstation, but then the rains decided to descend upon us, and I was hesitant on attending. Luckily, rains weren’t as bad as I thought and I decided to make the drive down the #PCH, I’m happy I did. The clouds were a powerful and complementing backdrop to the 70 foot tall light station 💡 #LoveIsOutThereContest _____________________________________________________________ __ __ __ #visitcalifornia #beonksby #slocal #visitslo #sansimeon #lighthouse #highway1discoveryroute #sky_brilliance #awesomeearth #ourplanetdaily #rawcalifornia #master_shots #viewbug #natgeolandscapes #sky_sultans #westcoast_exposures #centralcoast #nikonlove #wildernessculture #publiclands #theoriginalroadtrip #californiacaptures #ipulledoverforthis #lovewhereyoulive @visitsansimeon @bucketlistcentralcoast

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This Thanksgiving, we have a lot to be thankful for. Like our partners who work alongside us for the continued betterment of our public lands; our donors, who help keep our youth programs free of cost to kids across Montana; our parents, who recognize that now, more than ever, our world needs young leaders; and, of course, our participants, who dedicate a portion of their lives to, not a job, but service above self. For 26 years, all of you have made our work possible, and for that, we are beyond thankful. #mtcorps #happythanksgiving #thankful #conservation #publiclands #partnership #teamwork #leaders #youth #montana #optoutside #exploremore #blazeyourtrail #bethechange #makeadifference

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6 hours ago

Happy Thanksgiving from Montana 🦃🍁 Thankful this year for public lands, family, friends, and the new camera I bought myself today 👌🏻 What are you guys doing for Thanksgiving? ❤️

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Spending Thanksgiving in a beautiful place with great people. ••• Thankful for the privilege and ability to #OptOutside and determined to make these public lands available to enjoy, free of stigma and exclusion so that others might have the same opportunity.

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The six shooter silhouetted at dusk after a cold day of climbing. Man, the desert never disappoints. It’s mind bending that some wish to take these beautiful places away from the public.

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Thanksgiving is going to taste extra delicious this year

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"Barbel are perfectly adapted to life in rivers" according to Jack Perks/ @fishtwitcher this week's photographer in residence. "They have a downward facing heading meaning running water pushes them to the riverbed allowing them to hold in fast moving water and grub around on the bottom. This doesn’t go unnoticed though and shoals of minnows will shadow the barbell waiting to grab and bits of food the barbell misses." ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ #barbel #minnow #riverderwent #river #fish #underwaterphotography #derbyshire #england #britain #underwater #camerasunderwater #snorkeling #diving #ecology #conservation #citizenscience #aquatic #publiclands # #aquaticbiology #habitat

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My phone took a shit recently and I lost a lot of photos that I wanted to share today 😒 but I feel overwhelmed with gratitude today. This year I experienced healing for mental illness that has plagued me for years, something I owe to the support and expertise of my doctors, family, coworkers, and friends. Because of them I’m still alive today and so all-consumingly grateful. I’m thankful for the dear friends who have come to visit me in rural Virginia, specifically @lekalakovic and @allytiger18 , my mom and dad who always encourage and support me @booshdabeeda , my coworkers @johnramsey71 @blwall1416 @cyberoptic74 @maggie_slepian @arbuck (and several not on Instagram), my tiny family @dontaskmike and @harleytheadventurecat , for this physical body that has the ability to heal, grow, and carry me to beautiful places. For my Instagram friends who follow my story. For #publiclands . For my team @coeursports . For these and so many more things I am GRATEFUL. I hope that you take a moment to examine all that you are grateful for in your life today, and give thanks. 🦃💕 . . . . . . . . . #heartandcourage #thanksgiving #givethanks #grateful #grounded #gratitude #practicegratitude #yoga #meditation #highlymeditated #thankful #thanksgiving2017 #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthwarrior #mentalillness #hike #optoutside #wethriveoutdoors #liveauthentic #mountainliving #mountains #blueridge #virginiasblueridge #jeffersonnationalforest #virginiaisforlovers

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Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! A week ago today I was on the prairie with great friends and family hunting sharptails. I was able to harvest my first sharpie using my grandfathers model 37 while wearing his old deerskin leather gloves the same ones I wore 15 years ago when I shot my first deer just shortly before he passed away. It’s the little things that make life great! Be thankful for everything you have! Now to eat and have a great day with the Curtiss family! @t.curtiss #mymontanahunt #firstlite #backcountryhuntersandanglers #publiclands #sharptailgrouse #ithaca #leathergloves

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I’m sure like many of you, I am very thankful this year. I’m thankful for the knowledge I’ve gained on arthropods and their involvement in agriculture. I’m thankful that CSU accepted me into an entomology program where I can learn in a hands on environment out here in the high plains and Rocky Mountains. I am thankful that I live in a state where hemp is legalized so that farmers and researchers can bring back the most sustainable crop ever seen on the north American landscape. I am thankful for states rights and that we can pioneer needed change by growing hemp for nutrition, medicine, clothing, housing, fiber, and fuel. I am thankful for the 10% of land here in Colorado that is left for open space where we can explore and be intimate with our wilderness. Over everything, I am most thankful for the time I’ve spent with my family, friends, students, and scientists. Science, farming, and exploration of our environment matters! I hope all of you reflect on 2017, and look forward with strength as we have many things to stand up for in this next year. I’m pictured here in a field of ranunculus in the river valley of Lady Moon Lake. Be thankful, take action, and defend our future by standing up for what is right for humanity and our environment! #yourvoicematters #standbyme #payitforward #thankful #spendtimeoutside #explore #findyourwild #findyourpurpose #insects #arthropods #education #environmentalscience #plantscience #publiclands #plantidentification

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Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. For me, it's another year without my family. I am in Alta, UT. My older brother is in Hong Kong, my sister is in Atlanta, GA. My little brother is in South Carolina working all weekend. My mother is in Wisconsin dealing with the death of my grandma. My father is alone. . Some people might hear that and assume I am not close with my family. We are quite the opposite. Because of all our life choices, we've made it hard to round everyone up for holidays. But I love my family. . My parents, my siblings are my best friends. I wanted to feel sad this morning knowing today I'd see a constant stream of family get togethers, but I'm not. I'm happy, I'm thankful that I have such an incredible family that is able to love and support each other from afar. I'm thankful for where I am.

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On a recent public land scouting trip with @tshortpics he found some good sized pieces of, what we think is, chicken of the woods mushrooms.👀🍄 🍄 🍄

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Fences exist, land use changes with time, and all travel mechanisms have a place (think about it- they really do). For this we should be thankful. Public lands enable us to create the trips of a lifetime and meet big goals. Be thankful for access and the hardworking people that help to #keeppubliclandsinpublichands. How are we so lucky?

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