30th August 2021.Reading time 4 minutes.
This past week, UIG contributing photographer Bernard Friel celebrated his 91st birthday. We wanted to wish Bernie a very Happy Birthday as he gets ready for yet another outdoor adventure. That’s right, even at 91 Bernie refuses to slow down and continues to shoot and provide high-quality and relevant images for an ever-changing marketplace. Bernie specializes in nature […]
12th July 2021.Reading time 3 minutes.
Photos by Jeff Greenberg On July 17, 1821 the Kingdom of Spain formally handed over the territory of Florida to the United States government. The Onis-Adams Treaty (also known as the Florida Purchase Treaty) had been signed by the two countries in February 1819 and became effective in February 1821. The formal transfer happened at Plaza Ferdinand […]
8th March 2021.Reading time 5 minutes.
On March 1, 1872 President Ulysses S. Grant signed the Yellowstone National Park Protection Act into law. The world now had its first national park! This law was the result of the national interest being piqued by several expeditions to study and explore Yellowstone during the prior decade. Expeditions in 1869 and 1870 served to drive interest […]