National Geographic : 1979 Jul
Masterworks of the wild aportfolio from our national parks BUTTRESSES and battlements of a stone fortress in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah (right), were carved by water. (For descriptionsof the next five photographs, keep this flap folded out.) AUTUMN'S PALETTE transforms sumac trees into blazing scarlet and orange in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee and North Carolina. ON LITHE WINGS, a roseate spoonbill rises from a lagoon in Everglades National Park, Florida. ELK MIGRATE to an ancient refuge on the flatlands of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, when deep snow and foul weather invade the high country of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. FRONT YARD of San Francisco, Golden Gate National Recreation Area offers quick access to beaches, forests, and rocky headlands. Surfers climb aboard beneath the Golden Gate Bridge. GIANTS OF THE EARTH, the tall trees of Redwood National Park,California, dwarf a visitor.