Photography Spotlight: Top 5 Photos of February 2022
The best photos from the past month of blog posts!
Dry Tortugas National Park, FL- Photo Credit: Abby Voce
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While we're certainly proud of our written content here, (and our videos on YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok!), we're equally proud of the INCREDIBLE work our photographers put in to give you amazing views of some of the most beautiful areas of the country. To that effect, here's our latest edition of Photography Spotlight - the best photos from the past month of Pathloom blogs! Click here to check out our greatest hits from March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December, and January!
Yellowstone National Park, WY - Photo Credit: Abby Voce
Taken From: National Park News: February 2022
"On March 1st, 2022, Yellowstone National Park will celebrate the 150th anniversary of its establishment. The creation of the first official National Park in the world initiated a commitment to conservancy and environmentalism that continues to exist (to some extent) today, throughout this country and across the globe. In an effort to account for past inconsistencies in recognizing the millenia-long Native American connection to the region, Park authorities are actively integrating tribal customs and recommendations to establish the most respectful way of paying tribute to this incredible area of the country."
Big Bend National Park, TX - Photo Credit: Brett Stanton
Taken From: National Park News: February 2022
"Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic curtailing travel plans in 2020 for an exorbitant number of people within the United States - and the difficulty of navigating various international travel restrictions - the National Park System saw an enormous increase in visitation in the 2021 calendar year. Big Bend surpassed half a million visitors for the first time in the Park’s history. Grand Teton set individual monthly and overall annual records at over 3.8 million visitors in 2021."
Dragontail Peak: Leavenworth, WA - Photo Credit: Knight Campbell
Taken From: Life Lessons From Climbing Dragontail Peak (published 2/14/2022)
"Alternating between heavy breathing and ‘4:30am funny’ jokes, we made our way up the Colchuck Glacier moraine and finally got to the climb itself. As we racked up our climbing gear, we joked about how long it would take to climb the 2,000 foot granite face, most guessing between 6 to 12 hours... No one guessed thirty. "
Island Fox, Native to Channel Islands National Park, CA - Photo Credit: Scott Carnahan
"Due to limited time on the island during a day trip, hiking trails are moderate and relatively short. If you arrive at Prisoners Harbor, I recommend bringing your lunch and hiking the 4 mile round trip trail to Pelican Bay for a picnic. This trail gives consistent 360 degree stunning views and even a chance to see the small island foxes that inhabit the island - they are adorable!"
Sunset over Hartman Rocks: Gunnison, CO - Photo Credit: Ankit Jain
"The evening I camped here, the sky filled with dark clouds by sundown - offering one of the most intense and fierce sunsets I’ve ever witnessed. It felt like a scene from the Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit - the way the light penetrated through the ominous clouds made one of the high mountains seem as if it was glowing lucid red. I had to ask myself if I was hallucinating or something, but realized that this was far too real. That scene set the bar, and will probably be what I compare other sunsets to for years to come. The lightning off in the distance only made the evening even more exhilarating."
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