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America’s National Parks and Cities Look Great on Instagram

This week’s government shutdown/crybaby conference provides us with an opportunity to remind everyone that Instagram is a perfect forum for promoting our national parks, which are really quite amazing.

This image is the exception:

Apparently we are late to the party. The U.S. Department of the Interior‘s account has been posting for more than a year, beats the hell out of Shutterstock for landscapes and already boasts more than 150K followers thanks, in part, to no-brainer posts like this one on BuzzFeedthis one on Mashable and this one on Salon.

Here’s another shot ready to become your wallpaper:


Our next thought: citywide organizations should more aggressively promote their Instagram handles. The official City of New York account has less than 2,000 followers despite great user-generated shots like the one below—and neither L.A. nor Chicago seem to have any official presence.

Why did we not hear about the “#LoveNY” Instagram ambassador contest? More importantly, is Los Angeles too insecure to show its face in public?

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