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The Obamas Really Enjoy America's Amazing National Parks

They're probably also celebrating the National Park Service's birthday.
Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska, Sept. 1, 2015.
Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska, Sept. 1, 2015.

There are many perks of being the president of the United States ― having the chance to visit so many national parks with your family could be at the top of the list. 

In a post on Medium, chief White House photographer Pete Souza compiled the best photos of the Obama family visiting national parks to commemorate the National Park Service’s 100th birthday. The photos showcase the majestic beauty that we all sometimes take for granted, and also quieter moments with the first family at monuments and historical sites. 

Check out the photos below, and head over to Medium to see more by these amazing photographers. 

  • Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, Aug. 16, 2009.
    Pete Souza/The White House
    Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, Aug. 16, 2009.
  • Everglades National Park, Florida, on Earth Day, April 22, 2015.
    Pete Souza/The White House
    Everglades National Park, Florida, on Earth Day, April 22, 2015.
  • Everglades National Park, Florida, April 23, 2012.
    David LienemannThe White House
    Everglades National Park, Florida, April 23, 2012.
  • Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, Aug. 15, 2009.
    Pete Souza/The White House
    Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, Aug. 15, 2009.
  • Yosemite National Park, California, June 17, 2016.
    Pete Souza/The White House
    Yosemite National Park, California, June 17, 2016.
  • Yosemite National Park, California, June 18, 2016.
    Pete Souza/The White House
    Yosemite National Park, California, June 18, 2016.
  • Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park, Maine, July 16, 2010.
    Pete Souza/The White House
    Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park, Maine, July 16, 2010.
  • Acadia National Park, Maine, July 17, 2010.
    Pete Souza/The White House
    Acadia National Park, Maine, July 17, 2010.
  • Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico, June 17, 2016.
    Pete Souza/The White House
    Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico, June 17, 2016.
  • Great Falls, Virginia, June 29, 2014.
    Pete Souza/The White House
    Great Falls, Virginia, June 29, 2014.
  • The Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site in Topeka, Kansas, May 16, 2014.
    Chuck Kennedy/The White House
    The Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site in Topeka, Kansas, May 16, 2014.
  • Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, on Sept. 11, 2011.
    Pete Souza/The White House
    Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, on Sept. 11, 2011.
  • Liberty Island in New York, March 24, 2010.
    Samantha Appleton/The White House
    Liberty Island in New York, March 24, 2010.
  • The Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial in Washington, D.C., Oct. 14, 2011.
    Pete Souza/The White House
    The Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial in Washington, D.C., Oct. 14, 2011.
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