Winter was brutal, but thankfully, we're (mostly) done with the cold.
Cue spring! The Department of the Interior's rapidly growing Instagram account has been featuring photographs of America's stunning landscapes and adorable wildlife as the country thaws and wildflowers bloom. The agency overseas nearly one-fifth of the landmass of the United States, including 59 national parks.
The National Park Service, a division of the DOI, is celebrating its centennial anniversary next year with a new campaign to encourage adventurers to get out there and "Find Your Park." There are more than 400 sites overseen by the NPS (you can find one near you here), and the Interior Department manages more than 500 million acres of public lands, so there's plenty to photograph.
Take a look at the spectacular spring-themed photos posted to the Department's account over the past few weeks below. You can follow along throughout the year @usinterior.