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November 19, 2013 10:05 AM   Subscribe

The U.S. Department of the Interior has an Instagram account, to which it posts some truly breathtaking photos.
posted by jbickers (15 comments total) 39 users marked this as a favorite

 
Totally ace.
posted by GallonOfAlan at 10:15 AM on November 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


I'm reminded of my first trip to Seattle, gazing at the ring of mountains surrounding the city. "I wonder if that one is Mount Rainier? Or maybe the pointy tall one next to it. Perhaps it's thOH SHIT, that's Mount Rainier!" You know it when you see it.

(This is great.)
posted by Turkey Glue at 10:20 AM on November 19, 2013


All they do is post selfie after selfie.
posted by srboisvert at 10:20 AM on November 19, 2013 [8 favorites]


Bison in the mirror may be closer than they appear....


Holy crap!
posted by GenjiandProust at 10:20 AM on November 19, 2013


There is so much beautiful stuff to see out there in our National Parks! Makes me want to buy an RV and hit the road.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 10:31 AM on November 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


oh yay! i needed some buffalees pics.
posted by sio42 at 10:38 AM on November 19, 2013


HUGS
posted by griphus at 10:52 AM on November 19, 2013


oh yay! i needed some buffalees pics.

My wallpaper at work is a buffalo pic. Shan't have it any other way.

Instagram is a great platform to exploit the awesomeness of the United States' national parks.
posted by Atreides at 11:02 AM on November 19, 2013


Man, this makes me realize I have got to make time to see the West Coast while I'm out here for grad school. And also learn some rudimentary photography. All of these are just stunning!
posted by WidgetAlley at 11:08 AM on November 19, 2013


There are some really interesting (and often great) US government instagram accounts out there:

US Navy / NASA / NASA Goddard / GSA / Bureau of Land Management / USDA / Defense Intelligence Agency / TSA
posted by troika at 11:15 AM on November 19, 2013 [10 favorites]


So is Interior on snapchat yet? Send me some of that fast-fade national park pron I keep hearing about. One buffalo, two buffali.
posted by jfuller at 11:38 AM on November 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


Man, this makes me realize I have got to make time to see the West Coast while I'm out here for grad school. And also learn some rudimentary photography. All of these are just stunning!

I think the American West might have been created to give amateur photographers a chance to take cool pictures. It's like easy mode, everything is so inherently beautiful.
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 11:58 AM on November 19, 2013 [3 favorites]


These would be some very different pictures when Bush was in office.
posted by any major dude at 12:10 PM on November 19, 2013


Somewhat off-topic: Does an instagram page have an RSS feed? I realize that's sort of like asking if my car can be equipped with reins and a bridle so my horse can pull it, but I'd really rather not sign up for another service. Getting a regular dose of awesome in my Feedly would be great, though.
posted by OHSnap at 1:31 PM on November 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


I tried to add an Instagram profile to my reader as a test for you, but it didn't work :(
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 6:15 AM on November 21, 2013


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