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A young woman in a purple hat and sunshirt kneels next to a rock. She looks through her digital camera to photograph a fossil.
Geoscientists-in-the-Parks participant, Susie Hertfelder, photographing an in situ vertebra fossil at Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Mounument, NV.

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Servicewide Geology Themes

simple map of alaska

Plate Tectonics & Our National Parks—Image Files

Twelve galleries of photos and illustrations used on the website Plate Tectonics & Our National Parks.

person crawling through cave

Cave & Karst Photos

Seven galleries of photos covering cave and karst resources and activities are available including: biology, entrances, cave features, science, karst features, and recreation.

wrapping a fossil with plaster

Fossil & Paleontology Photos

Seven galleries of photos covering fossil resources and paleontology activities are available including: fieldwork, labwork, education, fossils in situ, curated collections, historic photos, and fossils in cultural contexts.

winding river

Landform Photos

Nine galleries of photos featuring park landforms including: Dunes, mesas and arroyos, shorelines, glaciers, karst, river systems, tectonic features, volcanoes, and more.


Parks' Geology Galleries

Below is a sampling of park photos representing a portion of the incredible geodiversity found in the National Park System.

Physiographic Provinces


Last updated: March 5, 2020


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