America’s 25 most beautiful views

Source: BBC

On 25 August, the United States National Park Service celebrated its centennial. To mark the occasion, Earth Capture photographer Shreeni Manievannan has carefully selected 25 of his favourite National Park photographs. They sum up everything he loves about the parks.

“I believe the National Park Service does a great job 24/7, 365 days a year,” says Manievannan. “They conserve nature and wildlife and as well create awareness among the visitors on how to conserve, and not pollute, the preserved parks and its wildlife.”

Taken over the past eight years, Manievannan’s photographs capture America’s varied natural beauty from California to Alaska.

“I thank the NPS and send hearty wishes to them for achieving this milestone,” says Manievannan. “Happy 100th birthday National Park Services.”

Arches National Park, Utah (Credit: Shreenivasan Manievannan)

Late summer storms create a rainbow over Arches National Park, Utah (Credit: Shreenivasan Manievannan)

Mt Rainier National Park, Washington (Credit: Shreenivasan Manievannan)

Giant volcanic peaks in Mt Rainier National Park, Washington (Credit: Shreenivasan Manievannan)

Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Credit: Shreenivasan Manievannan)

Beautiful autumn sunrise over the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee–North Carolina (Credit: Shreenivasan Manievannan)

Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Credit: Shreenivasan Manievannan)

A black bear takes an early morning stroll through Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee (Credit: Shreenivasan Manievannan)

Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado (Credit: Shreenivasan Manievannan)

Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado (Credit: Shreenivasan Manievannan)

Crater Lake National Park, Oregon (Credit: Shreenivasan Manievannan)

The Milky Way at the peak of the crater’s rim in Crater Lake National Park, Oregon (Credit: Shreenivasan Manievannan)

Sunrise over Bryce National Park, Utah (Credit: Shreenivasan Manievannan)

Sunrise over Bryce National Park, Utah highlighting the long standing hoodoos (Credit: Shreenivasan Manievannan)

Autumn in Olympic National Park, Washington (Credit: Shreenivasan Manievannan)

Autumn in Olympic National Park, Washington (Credit: Shreenivasan Manievannan)

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