National Geographic Celebrates the National Park Service With ‘The Power of Parks’

These stunning day-to-night shots show the parks’ daily transformations.

In celebration of the 100thanniversary of the U.S. National Park Service, National Geographic will be exploring the power of parks throughout 2016. To help commemorate the anniversary, photographer Stephen Wilkes shot thousands of photos to create stunning day-to-night composite photos of several parks. The slideshow above showcases some of Wilkes’ best images from the shoot.

To learn more about National Geographic’s yearlong exploration of the National Park Service, take a look at this article from the January 2016 issue, “How National Parks Tell Our Story—and Show Who We Are.”