As summer winds down, fall is the perfect time to visit #GreatBasin National Park in #Nevada. Experience the solitude of the desert, 5,000-year-old #bristlecone pine trees and the darkest of night skies. #NationalPark Service photo.
Perched high above the desert floor, #Sotol Vista Overlook offers an unparalleled view of the entire western side of #BigBend #NationalPark in #Texas. You can even glimpse the magnificent #SantaElena Canyon in the distance. Photographer Saurabh Ray got lucky with this shot when a burst of cloud cover blocked the sun and provided the silhouetted effect over the stunning desert landscape @bigbendnps. Photo by Saurabh Ray (www.sharetheexperience.org).
Discover the #Badlands in #SouthDakota. Badlands #NationalPark (@badlandsnps) protect rugged buttes, pinnacles and spires surrounded by a mixed-grass prairie. William Green captured this jaw-dropping shot after spending a week at the park. Of the experience, he says, "As evening turned to dusk, and the sun hit the horizon, I was greeted by the most stunning sunset I have ever seen: lighting the valley in an almost mystical or magical way." Photo from www.sharetheexperience.org.