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04/17/2015 10:36 AM EDT

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument by Adam Haggerty,

Denali National Park by Daniel A. Leifheit, National Park Service.

Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge by Carol Williams,

Canyonlands National Park by Ryan Engstrom,

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Photos from top to bottom:

An amazing display of natures power as a lightning bolt tears through the sky over Devils Garden in Grand Staircase Escalante, Utah. Captured during a 10 second exposure in the middle of a rain storm. Photo Adam Haggerty,

A caribou wanders across the tundra in the shadow of Mount Denali in Alaska’s Denali National Park. Photo by Daniel A. Leifheit, National Park Service.

Whale breached the surface of the water at Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. Photo by Carol Williams,

An amazing sunrise at Canyonlands National Park in Utah. This photo was captured by Ryan Engstrom on the Mesa Arch Trail—a popular place to capture the sunrise over the park’s countless canyons and fantastically formed buttes carved by the Colorado River and its tributaries. Photo by Ryan Engstrom,