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"In 2016 the National Park Service and the rest of the USA and the world will be celebrating the Centennial of the National Parks. Was this America's "Best Idea" ever? Well one of them for sure. Celebrate with us, and go visit a National Park."

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"National Geographic Photographer Michael Melford has worked with the Society for over 30 years. He has produced 18 feature stories for National Geographic Magazine, and over 30 stories for National Geographic Traveler magazine.

Born in New York, Michael received a bachelor’s in photography from Syracuse University and returned to New York City in 1977 to start his career.

He has been on assignment the past ten years mostly for the National Geographic magazine, celebrating the marvels of our National Parks."