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Fly over the White Pocket, Arizona

Allen and flubber @wdgadget

Asster @myaphelion

Creepster @armesan

Doc and mm @curtaincomedy

Era @voiidbcund

G @allocatealoe

Voidster @dirtyskellylover

G and Vancha @sometimes-i-drawthings / @disgruntledgoop

Wybie, Kalinga, Shimir, and Gariss @truelabsafterdark

Gazzy (Aster and Wingdings) @traversingtwilight

Legacy @techcat-mod

Zomster @intrepimid

Mr.G and Sasster @stealthnerd

Operose and Sap @amaldadster / @polwigle

Pubster and Sinister @mmmsammishes

Puppet @puppetofthevoid

Salty @gasteritis

Vermillion @ask-vermillion-gaster

Sugaster/sugoopster @ink-kingdom

Tatters @atatteredsoul

Trister @greenofkindness

Wingdin @dragoncurl

Swolster @cliffe

Gramps, Wallock, Dollster, and Drakester @ me 


It was so fun drawing all these gasters and I thank the creators for letting me. Just from one little sprite stemmed an outpouring of creativity; each gaster a separate character with their own unique backgrounds, traits, and personalities. The ECHO project showcased this, and it’s still an amazing thing. I know there are alot of Gasters I didn’t draw, but I can add more in if someone wants.

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Epic night sky timelapse over Vermillion Cliffs National Monument - if you get to the 2nd half you’ll get a thunderstorm, star trails, and really creepy effect from clouds passing in long exposure/timelapse.

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Snowing on cross bedded sandstones at “The Wave” feature, Vermillion Cliffs National Monument

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Happy anniversary to the Wilderness Act!  On September 3, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed this landmark conservation legislation. The BLM has stewardship responsibilities for 223 Wilderness Areas with over 8.7 million acres in 10 Western States. These areas are protected in their undeveloped state and offer outstanding recreation opportunities for visitors willing to experience nature on its own terms. BLM managed wilderness areas include vast southwestern deserts, red-rock canyons, rugged Pacific coastline and alpine peaks.

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A timelapse tour through the deserts and national parks of the US West, during Monsoon season

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Traveler strolls through the White Pocket, Vermillion Cliffs National Monument

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Sun setting over the White Pocket, Arizona

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Thanks to the many volunteers who spent time at National Public Lands Day events today, enjoying and improving the public lands we all love. And a special thanks to BLM staff, partners and volunteers who braved the weather for a successful NPLD condor release in Arizona.

We close the day with photos of White Pocket in Vermilion Cliffs National Monument by Bob Wick, where our condors fly tonight.

The towering escarpments of the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument and nearby wilderness areas provide ideal habitat for the condors. Here they can safely nest among the ledges and soar. –Mitch Owens BLM Vermilion Cliffs National Monument Outdoor Recreation Planner

Stay tuned next week for more photos and stories from our day of “CondorsOnTheRise”.