|El Capitan - Yosemite National Park, California|
The United States National Park Service is 100 years old today! It was created by Congress on August 25, 1916.
The first National Park predates the National Park Service. Yellowstone National Park was founded in 1872. Yosemite was the first nationally protected land--by act of Congress and signed by Abraham Lincoln on June 30, 1864, although it wasn't officially a National Park until 1916.
National Parks are great for photography. Some of my favorite images I captured in a national park. I love visiting them! I hope to get to a few more within the next several months.