clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

10 Instagram photos Los Angeles nature lovers will love

From the desert to the mountains to the sea

It’s the National Park Service’s 100th birthday today, and to celebrate, we’ve rounded up 10 breathtaking Instagram photos of the federally-protected parks and sites within a four-hour drive of Los Angeles. President Obama said today that areas within the NPS, "capture our history and our sense of wonder." The latter is especially true in and around Los Angeles whose diverse landscapes include the desert, mountains, and ocean.

Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

Joshua Tree National Park

One of my favorite national parks, the magical Joshua Tree. Happy #nps100 @nationalparkservice !

A photo posted by Sharlene Chiu (@sharlenechiu) on

Happy 100th for the National Park Service! Sharing some of my favorite NPS mems.

A photo posted by RACHEL (@lachelreigh) on

Channel Islands National Park

Mojave National Preserve

"Soda Lake Winter" by Bob Killen. Art photography created on Soda Lake of the #MojaveNationalPreserve for the National Park Service Artist in Residence Program. Join Bob Killen, National Park Service Artist-in-Residence, for the first Landscape Master Class of 2017: Mojave National Preserve Photographic Expedition, February 8-12. #NPPEMasterClass ~~~~~~ #photography #NationalPark #NationalParkService #landscapephotography #landscape_lovers #59NationalParks #landscape #artphotography #nature #scenery #photoexpedition #traveling #travelphotography #photo #camera #beinspired #vibrantcolors #USInterior #education #photoeducation #instagood #picoftheday #ig_bestshotz #livecolorfully #repostbestpictures #amazingartofearth #wilderness #backpacking

A photo posted by Landscape Master Class (@nppemasterclass) on

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

Death Valley National Park

Happy 100 years, NPS! Here's a picture of your desert.

A photo posted by Kylie Edward Doebler (@kyliedoebler) on