12 Photos to Get You Excited for Spring

Posted by: Molly Herber on Mar 16, 2016

Spring is coming—it's time to start frolicking through wildflowers and get antsy for summer expeditions.

Here are a few photos that make us think spring. What are some of your favorites?

Flowers…

Flowers at a shrine visited by students with NOLS in India.

Bells and flowers in India Photo by Willy Oppenheim.

A lovely blossom in Baja.

Flowers in Baja, Mexico Photo by Nick Hall.

A Southwestern beauty.

Flower in the Southwest Photo by Jared Steinman.

Stunning wildflowers on a sunny day in Patagonia (which is heading into winter now...).

Flowers in Patagonia Photo by Sanne Hilbrich.

Bugs…

Beetle in the Southwest. Not actual size.

Beetle in the Southwest Photo by Jared Steinman.

Dragonfly just chillin along the Salmon River.

Dragonfly on the Salmon River Photo by Adam Swisher.

Muddy feet…

Bring it on.

Muddy boots Photo by Craig Sunter.

Mud=fun.

Muddy paws Photo by Ryan Carr.

And of course, baby animals…

Adorable Arctic wolf pups.

Wolf Pups Photo by Andrew Johnson.

A yellow beard on a llama—why not? (By the way, we have llama-supported trips for NOLS alumni and their family and friends)

Baby llama Photo by Anoldent.

Adventure is out there!

Ducklings. We can't even.

Ducklings Photo by Roksolana Zasiadko.

Enjoy your springtime stoke and get ready for summer!


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Molly is a NOLS instructor and writer. She loves the smell of her backpack and does her best writing before 7:00 am. When she's not scouting the next post for the NOLS Blog, she's running and climbing on rocks in Wyoming. Follow her on Instagram @mgherber