Gorgeous Photos of National Parks Seen From Space

This morning, we’re feeling a little bit patriotic, especially after The Rumpus led us to this great series of photographs of American national parks taken from space over at Wired. Some of the space snaps are obscenely gorgeous, with rich colors and dynamic patterns spreading out to create a natural tapestry that has us searching for our hiking boots and, um, making sure to recycle. Oh beautiful for spacious skies, indeed. Click through to check out some of our favorite airborne photos of national parks, and if your adventuresome spirit is less than sated, head here to see even more.

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho. Photo via NASA.