Happy birthday, NPS!

Today is the 100th anniversary of the founding of the National Park Service. NPS has been holding a lot of events in celebration throughout the U.S., and this morning staged their most ambitious. With the help of 1,200 volunteers willing to hold colored umbrellas, they formed the NPS logo and had a helicopter photograph it from above.
There was of course quite a bit of time arranging the formation and waiting around for the photo to be taken, in a scenic spot on the west side of the Washington Monument grounds.
When the announcement came and the helicopter was nearby, everybody snapped to attention for the photograph.

Here’s the NPS view from the helicopter

All images © Victoria Pickering