An otter preys on a alligator at Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge in Florida. The otter eventually pulled the alligator up on the bank and proceeded to consume it, as evidenced by crunching noises. They were no longer visible at that point, but the alligator was done resisting when dragged out of the water. Despite their disarmingly cute appearance, otters are the apex predator of many freshwater habitats.
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! This year the Department of the Interior asked foslk to send in their videos and photos of weddings or proposals in National Parks, Wildlife Refuges and other public lands, and wow did you respond. Here are some of the photos and videos you submitted for our Valentine’s Day video.
For the first time in five years, the ice on Lake Superior is thick enough to visit the spectacular sea caves of Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in #Wisconsin. Inside the caves awaits a fairyland of needlelike icicles. The formations change from chamber to chamber and from day to day. Apostle Islands is experiencing high volume of visitors right now, so we recommend that you visit the caves during the week. Before heading to the caves, please call the Ice Line at (715) 779-3397 - extension 3, for the most current ice condition information. Photo: National Park Service
For $80 you can purchase the America the Beautiful Pass, which gives you access to over 2,000 federal recreation sites across the U.S. Here are 10 of the most spectacular National Parks to visit in 2014
The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Twitter account tweeted stunning photos America’s National Parks, Wildlife Refuges and other public lands in 2013. Here are some of the best.