If there is one Instagram feed you should be following, it’s the US Department of the Interior. We know—what?? But trust us, it’s not a bunch of photos of park signs and public amenities.
According to the department’s website (http://www.doi.gov/index.cfm), the mission of this division is to, “protect America’s natural resources and heritage, honors our cultures and tribal communities, and supplies the energy to power our future.” So then, what is the purpose of the Instagram feed?
In an article on www.mashable.com, the Director of the Interior’s Digital Strategy, Tim Fullerton, says the U.S. Department of the Interior wanted to show the public all the amazing lands we have across the country. (http://mashable.com/2013/06/29/interior-department-instagram/). The article states, “Most of the Interior Department’s Instagram photos come from department staff or from the public’s submissions to photo contests. Interior is running one such contest this summer — the “Summer in America’s Great Outdoors” project, which asks park-goers to submit their park photography to this Flickr collection.”
So, if you have a little spare time today, and want to see some amazing photos, check out the site. The photos are stunning. Really. From sea to shining sea.