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Photography In The National Parks: My Five Favorites From 2017

Happy New Year! Continuing a tradition started several years ago with the Traveler, photographer Rebecca Latson lists 5 of her favorite photos taken during 2017 and explains why they are her favorites. Rebecca details settings, weather and lighting conditions, as well as the story behind each photo.

Interior Department's Proposal To Open Offshore Areas To Drilling Could Impact National Park System

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's announcement Thursday that the Trump administration intends to open up coastal areas to oil and gas leasing drew immediate condemnation from the National Parks and Conservation Association, which fears that could adversely impact national seashores and parks.

Fall Wildlife In The National Park System: A Quick List

Most likely, you’re well aware that Yellowstone National Park is a great destination to see elk and bison in fall, and that Glacier National Park will reward you with mountain goat and bighorn sheep sightings. But where else can you head in the National Park System, preferably someplace without so many crowds?

Hatch And Release At Padre Island National Seashore

During early June 2017, Traveler contributor Rebecca Latson had the privilege of witnessing and photographing several Kemp's ridley sea turtle public hatchling releases. In this article, she chronicles the work it takes to pull off a successful release and provides answers to questions involving this endangered species of sea turtle found along the Texas coast.

Photography In The National Parks: Padre Island National Seashore In Early Summer

While on assignment to Padre Island National Seashore for the Traveler, contributing photographer Rebecca Latson compared and contrasted the difference between her early spring visit to this early summer visit. In her latest article, Rebecca offers up those comparisons as well as more photographic tips for you to apply if you decide to visit this national seashore in Texas during the summer.

Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle Hatchlings Heading To Sea At Padre Island National Seashore

The release of baby Kemp's Ridley sea turtles is underway at Padre Island National Seashore in Texas. Seashore staff collect the turtle eggs shortly after they're laid on the beach to ensure that predators don't get them and to incubate them. When they begin to hatch the turtles are returned to the beach, where they quickly head to sea.

Photography In The National Parks: Travel, Packing, And Luggage

Contributing photographer and writer Rebecca Latson is always curious about what other photographers pack in their gear bag and how they pack, in general, when traveling to a national park. Rebecca thought some of you readers might in turn, be interested as to her own luggage logic and what she packs for her national park photography trips. This article should answer some of that your questions and maybe you might even have some packing suggestions for her.

Photography In The National Parks: Birds, Beaches, Blooms, And Bottles At Padre Island National Seashore

Over a long April weekend, photographer Rebecca Latson traveled to Padre Island National Seashore for a little photographic fun on the beach. She returned with some wonderful photos and 21 tips based upon her experiences to help you make the most of a photographic visit of your own to this wonderful Texas national seashore.

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