The Blue Mountains

Microscopic droplets of oil from the leaves of dense eucalyptus forests hang in the air, refracting the sunlight to create the misty blue haze that gave this park its name. Just ninety minutes from...

Bay of Islands

The Bay of Islands is a maritime park that lies off the north-east coast of New Zealand's North Island, in a region known as Northland. Altogether there are some 150 islands of varying size...

Texas Hill Country – Wild for Flowers: Lady Bird’s Legacy

Growing up in the verdant forests of the East Texas region called the Piney Woods, little Claudia Taylor could no more have foreseen that she’d become the nation’s First Lady than anticipate that she...

Banff National Park

Banff is Canada's oldest national park, first known as Hotsprings Reserve, and it stretches along the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains in Alberta. It is a place of lakes, mountains, and glaciers. The...

Mendenhall Glacier

The Mendenhall Glacier is just one of 38 large glaciers that form the Juneau Icefield, in southeast Alaska. This enormous expanse of ice covers over 1,500 square miles (3,885 square kilometers) and was known...

Cumberland Island National Seashore

Over 335 Species of birds show up here at some point during the year, drawn by empty dunes, whispering marshes, and—yes—the blessed absence of pesky humans. Only 300 people are allowed on the island...

Purnululu National Park-The Kimberly’s Striped Secret

Purnululu  National Park Encompasses  A  Landscape  So  Culturally  Rich  And geologically unique that protecting it is considered a national priority. Although the Australian government closely controls tourist access, the stark beauty of the...

John Pennekamp Coral Reef

One of the great natural treasures of the Southeast, John Penne-kamp's coral reef flashes with color in the Straits of Florida. More than 95 percent underwater, the park stretches approximately 25 miles along the...

Pictured Rocks

The Upper Peninsula's Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore showcases a stunning stretch of coastline along the forested southern shore of Lake Superior, a natural marvel of sculpted sandstone cliffs, rocky coves, and 200-foot high hanks of...

Iceland-World of Fire & Ice

With  More  Than  200  Active  Volcanoes, Iceland Is  One  Of  The  Most  Volcanically active countries in the world. In some areas, basaltic sandy beaches, which result from volcanic  eruption,  threaten  to  overrun  green  areas,  and...

Acadia National Park – Mountains, forests, and ponds

The iconic Atlantic coastline of Maine is familiar to nearly every American, from scenic calendar photographs if not from in-person visits. The rugged, rocky shore; the crashing waves; the lighthouses rising above dark coniferous forests;...

Balranald-The Corncrake in the Crofts

Rising Sea Levels  Due To  Global  Warming are the leading threat to the unusual  coastal  ecosystems.  Balranald  is  home  to  machair,  a  rare  type  of  habitat  that  occurs mostly in Scotland and Ireland. Dropping sea...