National Parks Wage Instagram ‘War’ Over Best Sunsets

Everyone wins and not one pixel is hurt in this epic smackdown of polychrome boasting.


Finally, we have a battle over public lands that doesn’t feel quite so fraught with apocalyptic undertones. Or overtones, for that matter. Saguaro National Park and Joshua Tree National Park have been waging a good old fashioned Intagram walk off over who has the best sunsets.

It started on May 5, when Saguaro posted the photo above, saying “Ummm, what?! Did you know @saguaronationalpark has the best sunsets in the world? AND, the saguaro, which is an incredible cactus, can live up to 150-200 years old!! 🌵🌵 (LN, 📸: @discoverychannel ) #nojoke #seriouslythough #whyhaventyouvisited #datlandscapetho #saguaronationalpark

Joshua Tree was having none of it and threw some shade back, commenting, “Best sunsets in the world?” Lol suuuuure 😏”

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Saguaro responded, “We are a little biased but still true. Wanna have a sun-set off?”

JT: “A SUNSET OFF? YOU’RE ON,” they replied.

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And so, the pinks and the purples and the oranges and the deep reds and burnt umbers have been flying across the internet, polychrome salvos in a battle no one loses and everyone wins. #parksunsetwars is trending.

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Tonight's sunset #gettysburg #pennsylvania #parksunsetwars

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Steve Casimiro is the editor of Adventure Journal. Follow him on Instagram at @stevecasimiro.

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