Explore our planet through photography and imagery, including climate change and water all the way back to the 1800s when the USGS was surveying the country by horse and buggy.
Trumpet-shaped flower of the morning glory vine blooms year round at Everglades National Park.
A red-shouldered hawk roosts in the lush greenery at Everglades National Park.
An immature white ibis poses on the rail as moorhens swim in the background waters of Eco Pond, at Everglades National Park.
A little blue heron foraging in the waters of Eco Pond, at Everglades National Park.
Near the beginning of the main park road through Everglades National Park, sunbeams shine through heavy clouds onto the freshwater marl prairie.
Skeletal patterns within the quarry wall at Windley Quarry show how coral formations might grow inside a coral reef.
USGS scientist stands below quarry cutters setting atop large blocks of cut coral, at Windley Quarry.
An Everglades National Park coastal salt marsh crossed with drainage creeks.
The sky filled with a profusion of colors as the sun slowly set behind this mangrove island in Florida Bay, at the south end of Everglades National Park.
Looking across the waters of Eco Pond at Everglades National Park, with cattails in the foreground and a tree island to the right.
Blooming bromeliad along a trail in Big Cypress National Preserve.
Orchid blooming by a swamp pond in Big Cypress National Preserve.
Flowering lantana shrub in Big Cypress National Preserve.
Flowering dahoon holly in Big Cypress National Preserve.
An alligator sunning itself along the banks of a canal, in Big Cypress National
A great blue heron and great egret in the parking lot by the Big Cypress Bend
boardwalk at Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve. The heron is enjoying a fish
dinner thanks to the hunting skills of the egret. While the egret had initially
held a fish in it's beak, the heron's squabbling caused the egret to drop it.
The greedy heron quickly scooped the
A morning glory resting amid ferns, alongside the Fakahatchee Strand State
Two alligators lying along a canal, just north off of I-75 (Alligator Alley) onto
A large flock of birds, mostly egrets, resting and flying along a canal on Highway
833 (a short drive north off of I-75 (Alligator Alley)).
Artist concept of Landsat 8. Image Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
Looking towards NW across Lavic Lake, rupture passing from lower right, stepping out toward upper left; NW end of the surface rupture is in the distance on the far side of Lavic Lake.
Lavic Lake fault extending through the Bullion Mountains. The fault takes a 30 degree turn near the bottom of the photo where fault splays can be seen and then coalesces again after the bend.
Fault exposure north of locality 40.
Offset pile of leaves from under bush at locality 40.
Compressional thrusting of surface crust on recent wash sediments near edge of wash.
Multiple tank tracks offset by en-echelon cracks in main wash south of locality 36.
Offset tank tracks at locality 36.