Did you know the U.S. Department of the Interior has an Instagram page? They do, and it's full of gorgeous pictures like this:
The only thing more beautiful than this blazing #sunrise is the incredible landscape below it. The way the light hits this forest of stone is awe inspiring. #BryceCanyon #NationalPark in #Utah is a paradise for hikers and photographers. Photo by Santosh Kanthety (www.sharetheexperience.org) Want to be featured on @USInterior’s account? We’re partnering with @CBSThisMorning to share amazing sunrise photo from America’s national parks and other public lands. Tag your photos with #SunriseThisMorning for a chance to have one of your photos appear on our feeds!
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But even better than scenic vistas, they uploaded this ridiculous video of a skunk doing a handstand for you to giggle about:
You never know what you are going to see at America’s #publiclands. Case in point: A spotted skunk doing a handstand at #Saguaro National Park in #Arizona. This strange interaction was captured by Saguaro’s wildlife camera in Happy Valley. Like the other three groups of skunks, spotted #skunks are capable of spraying a strong unpleasant scent as a form of defense. But before spraying, spotted skunks will sometimes go into a handstand and attempt to intimidate any would be aggressors like this skunk is doing with the #wildlife camera. Video by #NationalPark Service.
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This spotted skunk isn't practicing for the circus or anything—this is just a defensive measure it takes before wasting good stink juice on an attacker. First it tries to look big and if that fails, it smells big. Anyway, now you know who has the best job in the government: the guy watching the skunk security cam.