Shutdown victims tribute

Antares Rocket With Cygnus Spacecraft Launches

Grand Canyon National Park: North Rim: Muted Sunrise From Cape Royal 0163

Dew in the morning, NPSphoto, G.Gardner

Sinnott Overlook panorama with June snow

Arch Moon_3

Mother's Day at the Smithsonian's National Zoo

December 2, 2012 - Sea of tanks, collected following EPA's curbside Hazardous Waste pickup days

Aspens in Demotte Park-1a

Islands in the Stream 2002: Exploring Underwater Oases: August 15 log


Rainbow During a Badlands Storm

Harbor Seals



Many branches of the U.S. Federal Government share their activities in photos on Flickr, and we’re always happy to see what they’re up to and what they offer. But on this day, a shutdown from Congress has furloughed 800,000 federal workers and closed hundreds of national parks, causing a nationwide disruption that’s been absent for 17 years. It’s an immensely impactful paralysis of governmental services and a massive financial setback for many Americans. And to illustrate this result of political gridlock, here are the photographic contributions from sources suffering from closures and images of disappointment during this debacle.

What will you miss? Partake in this tribute by sharing your photos of U.S. National Parks as comments in the Shutdown Victims Tribute gallery.

Photos from NASA Goddard Photo and Video, Grand Canyon NPS, evergladesnps, CraterLakeNPS, Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, NPS, Smithsonian’s National Zoo, usepagov, Kaibab National Forest, NOAA Ocean Explorer, Mount Rainier NPS, Badlands National Park, Kenai Fjords National Park, USDAgov, expatmonkey, J Sonder, and divaknevil.