14 Epic National Park Photos from the #NationalParkObsessed for July 2018

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It is hard to believe that it is already August.  It feels like July just got here.  National Park Obsessed has grown beyond my wildest dreams this month.  The National Park Instagram account hit 2,000 followers. The #NationalParkObsessed hashtag has been used over 1,000 times and the website has had over 2,500 guests.  Here are the 14 best photos from the United States National Parks in July 2018.

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Joshua Tree National Park

NationalParkNerdd got up super early to visit the Cholla Cactus Garden and watch the sunrise in Joshua Tree National Park, California.

Crater Lake National Park

More_Outdoor_Adventures visited Crater Lake National Park, Oregon as a bit of forest fire smoke rolled in.  The smoke helped create an amazing sunset.

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Grand Canyon National Park

EmilyrJWagner got a treat while visiting Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.  She got to see a California Condor.  These birds were brought back from the edge of extinction to being re-introduced and starting to successfully breed in the wild again.

Thomas Jefferson Memorial

Ybycui2 took an evening stroll in Washington D.C. and spotted the moon rising over Thomas Jefferson Memorial.

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

Ataraxiagram took a hike in the sand to visit the Great Sand Dune of Great Sand Dunes National park and Preserve, Colorado.

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Badlands National Park

GrumpyHighlander got up early to do a little hiking in Badlands National Park, South Dakota.  He enjoyed watching the sunrise over the land.

Acadia National Park

AdventuresWithDandy took to Maine to visit Acadia National Park.  With summer in full swing, the waters off Acadia National Park reminds one of the tropics.

Zion National Park

ldwin_photography headed into Zion National Park, Utah for an adventure with Angels and the Narrows.

Yellowstone National Park

TravelsWithT took a walk thru the artists paint pots in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. These unique hot springs get their color from the algae.

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Biscayne National Park

MrEWexlerMA spent a day in a boat enjoying Biscayne National Park, Florida.  Most of Biscayne is underwater and is only reached via boat.

Glacier National Park

Mc_photography406 took a hike out to Grinnell Glacier in Glacier National Park, Montana.

Yosemite National Park

AdventureKid56 provides a different perspective of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park, California.

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Pecos National Historical Park

National Park Patch Lady highlights an ancient Pecos Pueblo village.  The Pecos National Historical Park, New Mexico protects a range of history from the Pueblo people to a Civil War battle site.

Everglades National Park

EPCOT Explorer showcases the wildlife of Everglades National Park, Florida.  Everglades is home to more than just alligators.  The Park is teaming with wildlife from birds to manatees.


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Jennifer Melroy

    Jennifer has been obsessed with national parks as a child.  This Tennessee native spent her childhood exploring the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and traveling with her parents to National Parks and around the Caribbean.  She is always planning her next adventure and is ready to see the world while trying to visit all 59 National Park (*She is ignoring the hunk of concrete that just became a national park).

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    18 thoughts on “14 Epic National Park Photos from the #NationalParkObsessed for July 2018

    • 5 Aug 2018 at 12:49 am

      Some amazing photos here that highlight how many stunning National Parks there are in the USA. Pecos National Historical Park and Joshua Tree are high on my bucket list.

    • 5 Aug 2018 at 4:38 am

      I really do love the photography in this post. The first photo from the Joshua Tree really captured my eyes. Great job and keep on snapping 🙂

    • 5 Aug 2018 at 11:10 am

      I live super close to Joshua Tree National Park and haven’t been. I always say I’m going and then another year goes by. I am penciling it in for November, I really want to see the sunrise behind the Cholla Cactus Garden.

    • 5 Aug 2018 at 11:25 am

      The U.S. has some AHmazing National Parks! I love so many of these. I have yet to visit the Badlands, but that photo is making me pretty anxious to go now! I’d even get up for sunrise for a photo like that. Haha!

    • 6 Aug 2018 at 1:46 am

      Gorgeous photo collection! I love how this post seems to have taken me on a quick but beautiful visual tour of the national
      parks. 🙂 And congratulations on the growth of the blog! It’s no easy feat but really satisfying!

      • 13 Aug 2018 at 9:26 pm

        I am so happy with where the blog is at this point. Thank you for the kind words.

    • 6 Aug 2018 at 5:13 am

      What an amazing selection of incredible photos of national parks. I love that first one of Joshua Tree NP in the early morning. The moon over the Thomas Jefferson Memorial is also very striking.

    • 7 Aug 2018 at 8:59 pm

      All of them looked great but as a westcoaster Yellowstone is my favorite one ive never been to….gotta change that! I love kings Canyon and anywhere in Tahoe too! Great Photos!

    • 7 Aug 2018 at 11:12 pm

      The National Parks of the US are priceless and havens of nature and wildlife. These pictures are really epic and capture the raw beauty of the parks so vibrantly. Have visited only the Yellowstone National Park and your photos ensure that we vow to ourselves to visit all of these parks someday. In the interim enjoyed your pictures.

    • 10 Aug 2018 at 12:18 pm

      That cacti pic was just so so lovely. US sure has a plethora of national parks and I love the colors and variety in each. I hope to get to at least some of them… Cheers


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