The geysers of Yellowstone National Park welcome the sunrise with steam, shooting water and a morning lightning storm.
The dramatic waterfalls, rounded domes and massive monoliths in Yosemite National Park provide the perfect backdrop for the dawning of a new day. And the sound of running water and birdsong creates the perfect soundtrack.
A submerged camera captures dawn from under the surface of a wide river flowing beneath a savannah-like prairie in Everglades National Park. Insects traverse the razor sharp strands of grass as the weather changes.
The sun rises over Cadillac Mountain of Maine's Acadia National Park, the highest vantage point along the North Atlantic seaboard. During certain times of year, the summit receives the very first rays of the rising sun in the United States.
After seven months of sleep, the world's largest population of unhunted brown bears welcome the sunrise in Katmai National Park, Alaska. They begin the morning in the meadow, playfully mating and grazing on the high protein tidal sedge grass.
A tidal lagoon flushes its night load of water under the shadow of the Alaska's Augustine volcano, a perfect cone that last erupted in 1986. This is a land where the earth quakes an average of once every 30 sunrises.
It is a few days after summer solstice, and the red-necked grebes tend their nest in Beluga Lake in Homer, Alaska. Ground fog drifts past the swimming birds, which are rarely airborne. As the sun appears, the fog lifts.
In the dawn hours along the snout of Kenai Fjords National Park's largest tidewater glacier, blue cracks of ice flow toward the sea. Broken icebergs dot the jet-black beach and long-trapped air bursts free as gulls scatter and meltwater rivers form.