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National Park

A national park is a park in use for conservation purposes. Often it is a reserve of natural, semi-natural, or developed land that a sovereign state declares or owns. Although individual nations designate their own national parks differently, there is a common idea: the conservation of 'wild nature' for posterity and as a symbol of national pride. An international organization, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and its World Commission on Protected Areas, has defined "National Park" as its Category II type of protected areas. While this type of national park had been proposed previously, the United States established the first "public park or pleasuring-ground for the benefit and enjoyment of the people", Yellowstone National Park, in 1872. Although Yellowstone was not officially termed a "national park" in its establishing law, it was always termed such in practice and is widely held to be the first and oldest national park in the world. However, established by the Mongolian government in 1778, the area surrounding Bogd Khan Uul Mountain located south of the country’s capital, Ulaanbaatar, is probably the oldest national park, predating Yellowstone by nearly a century. The first area to use "national park" in its creation legislation was the U.S.'s Mackinac, in 1875. Australia's Royal National Park, established in 1879, was the world's third official national park. In 1895 ownership of Mackinac National Park was transferred to the State of Michigan as a state park and national park status was consequently lost.
African elephant. - A great African elephant.
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African elephant.

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Mountain views - They are góry mountains and a lake that look like a sea eye
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Mountain views

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waterfall - waterfall, mountains, landscape
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waterfall

Added 2 weeks ago by sandra

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Grand Canyon - Grand Canyon, landscape, rocks
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Grand Canyon

Added 2 weeks ago by sandra

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Morning on the Podhale. - Morning fog over Podhale.
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Morning on the Podhale.

Added 3 weeks ago by Zeta

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Table Mountains. - Hostel on Szczeliniec.
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Table Mountains.

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Havasu waterfalls. USA. - Waterfalls in the Grand Canyon. Arizona. USA.
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Havasu waterfalls. USA.

Added 3 weeks ago by Zeta

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Karpacz. - Wang temple in Karpacz.
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Karpacz.

Added 3 weeks ago by Zeta

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red rock - landscape, rock, mountains, trees
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red rock

Added 3 weeks ago by sandra

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Iceland. - Magic Iceland ....
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Iceland.

Added 4 weeks ago by Grażyna

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Hostel PTTK Orlica. - Hostel PTTK Orlica in Szczawnica.
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Hostel PTTK Orlica.

Added 4 weeks ago by Zeta

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Silesian Beskids. - The PTTK hostel on the Przysłop glade near Barania Góra.
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Silesian Beskids.

Added 4 weeks ago by Zeta

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Rock houses. - Houses carved in the cliff. France.
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Rock houses.

Added 4 weeks ago by Zeta

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House by the river. - A house on the edge of a road by the river.
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House by the river.

Added month ago by Zeta

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By the lake. - Above a mountain lake.
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By the lake.

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Austrian Alps. - Panorama of the Austrian Alps.
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Austrian Alps.

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Evening at the lake. - Evening at the lake in the mountains.
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Evening at the lake.

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South Tyrol. - Dolomites. South Tyrol.
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South Tyrol.

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Lake Irene. - Lake Irene in Colorado.
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Lake Irene.

Added month ago by Zeta

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Dolomites. - A small church in the Dolomites.
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Dolomites.

Added month ago by Zeta

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Canoeist. - Canoeist in a colorful kayak.
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Canoeist.

Added month ago by Grażyna

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bridge in the park - bridge in the Masurian park
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bridge in the park

Added 2 months ago by Elizabeth

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Hanging bridge. - An old hanging bridge in the jungle.
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Hanging bridge.

Added 2 months ago by Zeta

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Norway. Lofoten. - Norway. Lofoten covered by the fjord.
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Norway. Lofoten.

Added 2 months ago by Zeta

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Village in the Alps. - A small village in the Alps. Summer.
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Village in the Alps.

Added 2 months ago by Zeta

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Descent into the clouds. - Descent from the mountains into the clouds.
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Descent into the clouds.

Added 2 months ago by Zeta

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Views from Morocco - Morocco has not yet experienced its tourist boom, at least from the Polish population. In our countr
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Views from Morocco

Added 2 months ago by Kasia

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Emerald Lake. - Emerald Lake in Canada.
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Emerald Lake.

Added 2 months ago by Zeta

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Banff National Park. - Banff National Park in Canada.
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Banff National Park.

Added 2 months ago by Zeta

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mountains and water - oj la la la la la la la
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mountains and water

Added 2 months ago by MAJAMA

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Boat trip. - Boat on the lake in Slovakia.
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Boat trip.

Added 2 months ago by Zeta

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Grimsel Pass - Beautiful views that can be found
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Grimsel Pass

Added 2 months ago by Aneta

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Switzerland - Haslital and Jungfrau is a good place for a holiday.
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Switzerland

Added 2 months ago by Aneta

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Scotland landscape. - Meadow in the Scottish landscape.
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Scotland landscape.

Added 2 months ago by Zeta

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Views in Iceland - Beautiful views of Iceland
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Views in Iceland

Added 2 months ago by Mila

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Iguazu waterfall in Brazil. - Iguazu waterfall in Brazil.
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Iguazu waterfall in Brazil.

Added 2 months ago by Zeta

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Mount McKinley. USA. - Mount McKinley. USA.
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Mount McKinley. USA.

Added 2 months ago by Zeta

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