Photos and Multimedia

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.

NPS photo.


Servicewide Geology Themes

tiny thumbnail of person standing near the rim of the grand canyon

Geoscientists-in-the-Parks Photo Galleries

Nine galleries of photos covering the work of GIP participants conducting research, mapping, GIS analysis, site evaluations, inventories and monitoring, impact mitigation, developing brochures and media presentations, and educating park staff and park visitors.

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: September 19, 2022


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