Mercury's surface in "enhanced color," a color scheme created to emphasize color differences. This is not what Mercury would look like to the human eye, but by applying mathematical analysis to images, color differences can be accentuated beyond those visible to a person.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial under construction.
The workers had to endure conditions that varied from blazing hot to bitterly cold and windy. Each day they climbed 700 stairs to the top of the mountain to punch-in on the time clock. Then 3/8 inch thick steel cables lowered them over the front of the 500-foot face of the mountain in a "bosun chair." Despite the dangers, no one was killed during the project.
Otters in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska.
The sea otter population of Glacier Bay has increased dramatically in the past 20 years. Ecologists consider sea otters a keystone species here. Otters consume vast quantities of clams, urchins, crabs, and other invertebrates and their presence creates ripples through the ecosystem. NPS photo.
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Secretary Jewell Leads U.S. Delegation at Pacific Islands Forum Dialogue
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Secretary Jewell greets Dan Larson of the State Department and members of the U.S. Delegation, as she arrives in Majuro for the Pacific Islands Forum Post-Forum Dialogue. Photo Credit: Lois Shelden
Secretary Jewel, along with U.S. Ambassador Thomas Armbruster, greets a member of the security team as she arrives at the Pacific Islands Forum Post-Forum Dialogue in Majuro. Photo Credit: Lois Shelden
Secretary Jewell, U.K. Minister of State Hugo Swire, and U.S. Ambassador Armbruster speak with participants during the Post-Forum Dialogue before beginning the full session. Photo Credit: Lois Shelden
Secretary Jewell listens to remarks given by the delegate from the People's Republic of China during the Post-Forum Dialogue. Photo Credit: Lois Shelden
After participating in the Post-Forum Dialogue, Secretary Jewell and members of the U.S. delegation attended bilateral meetings with some of our closest partners in the Pacific. Photo Credit: Lois Shelden
Secretary Jewell attends a bilateral meeting with President Remengesau of Palau. Photo Credit: Lois Shelden
Secretary Jewell meets with President Mori of the Federated States of Micronesia. Photo Credit: Lois Shelden
Secretary Jewell speaks with Prime Minister John Key of New Zealand after attending bilateral meetings with our Pacific partners. Photo Credit: Lois Shelden
Secretary Jewell and Ambassador Armbruster attends a meeting with Deputy Foreign Minister Shih of Taiwan. Photo Credit: Lois Shelden
Secretary Jewell presents a gift to the host of the Pacific Islands Forum meetings, President Loeak of the Republic of the Marshall islands. Photo Credit: Lois Shelden
After attending a series of meetings, Secretary Jewell visited Rongelea Atoll moi fish farm, the prototype of an aquaculture project, funded in part by the Department of the Interior's Office of Insular Areas. Photo Credit: Lois Shelden
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell led the U.S. government delegation to the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Post Forum Dialogue on September 6 in Majuro, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, highlighting and building upon our historic relations with the peoples and nations of the Pacific.