Illustrating America's Natural Heritage

Sites are designated as national natural landmarks in recognition of specific biological communities, geological landforms or processes, or paleontological resources. The outstanding resources at these sites tell the geological and ecological story of America. To draw attention to and spur learning and appreciation of America’s natural heritage, this page provides an introduction to some of the different natural features that can be found across the country. Newly created artwork pieces portray and celebrate the beauty and diversity of each of these natural features.
artwork of a lizard on a rock with a desert backdrop

Deserts

Explore some national natural landmarks with desert landscapes and features!

artwork of a bluebird on the ground with a volcano in the background

Volcanoes

Explore some National Natural Landmarks with volcanic landscapes and features!

artwork of a moose in a pool of water at the bottom of a waterfall

Waterfalls

Explore some National Natural Landmarks with waterfalls!

artwork of 2 silhouetted people wearing headlamps inside a cave

Caves

Explore some National Natural Landmarks with caves!

artwork of a turtle on a log in a swamp

Swamps

Explore some National Natural Landmarks with swamps!

artwork of a prairie dog standing upright on a mound with a sunset in the background

Prairies

Explore some National Natural Landmarks with prairie landscapes and features!

Download any of these pieces of artwork from our photo gallery page!

Last updated: May 8, 2020

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